Superior art always carries on the works of predecessors and sometimes struggles to surpass them. While Japanese photography is increasingly diversified, behind it remain various previously pioneered paths.

In this issue, photographers of the next generation were asked to converse with predecessors who directly or indirectly influenced them. The aim of these conversations was to find connections across images, language, and generations. Through discussions of issues such as history, society, and identity, the photographers exposed various factors, within which we sensed something like the DNA of Japanese photography.

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