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): Alec Soth, Miyako Ishiuchi, Nobuyoshi Araki, Shomei Tomatsu, Daido Moriyama, Maya Akashika, Go Itami, Weegee, Yumiko Utsu, Sara Cwynar, Jason Evans, Josef Koudelka, Kenshu Shitsubo, Taryn Simon, Yuji Hamada, Yoshinori Mizutani, Yosuke Yajima, Wataru Yamamoto, and Raphael Dallaporta.
Softcover, 29cm x 22cm. Published in November, 2013.