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.
We are honored to announce the winners of the 2017 Tokyo International Photography Competition. Please join us in congratulating them!
Abkhazia — Ksenia Kuleshova
Este Lado (This Side) — Erin Lee
Foreigner — Daniel Castro Garcia
Futuristic archaeology — Daesung Lee
Home Lost -FUKUSHIMA Landscapes- — Yuki Iwanami
I’m Here with You — Gowun Lee
The Meaning of the Nation- Russia and its Neighbors — Justyna Mielnikiewicz
The Observation of Trifles — Carlos Alba
Daniel Castro Garcia has been selected by the Jury as the 2017 Grand Prix winner, who will receive an all-expense paid trip to attend the Opening Party of the exhibition during the T3 Photo Festival in Tokyo, Japan.
The work of the eight selected photographers will be showcased as a traveling group exhibition in the following cities:
- New York, USA: United Photo Industries Gallery, March 1-29 2018
- Taipei, Taiwan: Wonder Fotoday, March 16-18 2018
- Sydney, AU: Head On Photo Festival, May 5-28 2018
- Tokyo, JP: Tokyo Institute of Photography, October 10–28
In addition to the traveling exhibition, the selected photographers will also receive:
Meet the 2017 Jury
Photo Editor / National Geographic (USA)
Publisher / MACK (UK)
Curator, Exhibition department / Musee de L’Elysee (Switzerland)
Independent Curator / Reminders Photography Stronghold (Japan)
Independent Curator (Japan)
Publisher / Jiazazhi (China)
Mayra Mendoza Aviles
Subdirector / Fototeca Nacional Del INAH (Mexico)
General Director / Centro de la Imagen (Peru)
Independent Curator (Spain)
Creative Director, PhotoNOLA Festival (USA)