Free subject Category 3rd place


hour of glory

Kenji Yamanaka


Shooting situations

This photo captures city workers dressed up as women participating in a "chindonya" musical parade for a new year's celebration in Wakayama Prefecture. The flamboyant clothing and comical makeup embodies the spirit of the entertaining festivities.

Further comments

I love shooting people. Every person has a different history. The expression of one's face and body changes with the emotions s/he is experiencing. I believe that photography is the communication that happens between the subject and the person behind the lens.