About the Competition
There are numerous competitions whose aim is to discover new photographic talent from around the globe, but many of these opportunities are often beyond the reach of those who do not speak a certain language or have a deep understanding of a particular culture. This has often been the case for Japanese photographers trying to enter foreign markets and for foreigners wanting to present and exhibit their work in Japan.
A select group of 10 internationally renowned jurors from around the world will review all the images submitted and nominate 8 talented photographers whose work will be exhibited as part of a traveling exhibition in Tokyo (Japan), before heading out to New York (USA), with additional host cities to be announced shortly!
TOKYO INSTITUTE of PHOTOGRAPHY (T.I.P.) – Tokyo, Japan
T.I.P was founded in 2010 as a platform for photographers and photography enthusiasts. With a mission to support a cross-cultural dialogue between the Eastern and Western photography communities, T.I.P.’s programming includes local and international exhibitions, photography workshops at every level, and access to professional digital print labs and studios.
United Photo Industries—Brooklyn, New York
Formed in 2011 by Sam Barzilay, Laura Roumanos and Dave Shelley, United Photo Industries is a Brooklyn-based art-presenting organization producing unique, site-specific exhibitions, installations, and events that explore new thematic directions in photography.
Working closely with emerging and mid-career photographers, United Photo Industries mission is to promote and showcase powerful photographic narratives through curated exhibitions and projects in New York City and around the world.