With a name meaning "Now" and a typically exuberant (and English) tagline of "Living with Photography", IMA is an exciting new 2012 addition to the Japanese photography magazine scene, filling a void in printed media left when Photographica ceased publication in 2011.
Although all text in the issue is only in Japanese -- other than the use of English stylistically in titles and such -- the magazine is accessible to non-Japanese because the focus here is really on the photos, and each issue a packed with series by and features on a wide variety of both Japanese and non-Japanese photographers.
In this issue one will find the following photographers featured (not an exhaustive list): Nobuyoshi Araki, Alec Soth, William Klein, Wolfgang Tillmans, Kayo Ume, Osamu Kanemura, Rinko Kawauchi, Kazuo Kitai, Seiji Kurada, John Gossage, Issei Suda, Stephen Gill, Yutaka Takanashi, Masataka Nakano, Takuma Nakahira, Sohei Nishino, Mika Ninagawa, Naoya Hatakeyama, Takashi Homma, Naoki Honjo, Michael Wolf, Taiji Matsue, Martin Parr, Daido Moriyama, and Robert Capa.
Softcover, 29cm x 22cm. Published in November, 2012.