Star of the Stars Natsumi © Yoichi Nagata; Juror’s Honorable Mention

Tokyo born photographer Yoichi Nagata has been photographing creatively attired club goers at Japanese dress-code parties for the last three years. These portraits render Tokyo night life as a peculiar amalgam of East/West sub cultures.  Nagata was a finalist in Photo Lucida’s Critical Mass 2010.

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