TIPC 2017: Borders

To put it simply, borders primarily enforce boundaries, minimizing—if not eliminating—gray areas.

They can indicate physical lines separating political and/or geographic regions, and they can also be applied to metaphysical confines we apply to our everyday lives via human interaction and relationships.

We encourage you to consider the concept of borders as both physical barriers and as intangible perimeters.

Entry Information

Submissions are open to photographers worldwide.

Theme: Borders
Submission Deadline: July 31, 2017
Entry Fee: $40 (USD) per series (up to 5 images)


Meet the 2016 Jury

Keizo Kitajima

– Photographer / Founder, photographers’ gallery (Japan)

Mark Pearson

– Founder / Director, ZEN FOTO GALLERY (Japan)

Sujon Song

– Co-Founder and co-diretor, Seoul Lunar Foto (S. Korea)

Christine Barthe

– Curator, Musée du Quai Branly (France)

Erik Kessels

– Artist / Photography Curator (The Netherlands)

Marc Prust

– Independent Photography Consultant / Curator (The Netherlands)

Sandra Phillips

– Senior Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (USA)

Alejandro Castellote

– Independent curator / Writer / Professor (Spain)

Allegra Cordero di Montezemolo

– Exhibition Coordinator / Curator, Center for the Image (Mexico)

Azu Nwagbogu

– Founder / Director, African Artists’ Foundation (Nigeria)

Gwen Lee

– Director, Singapore International Photography Festival (Singapore)