Tokyo International Photography Festival

Posted on June 18, 2015 by UNITED PHOTO PRESS MAGAZINE


TOKYO – NEW YORK – GUATEMALA – SYDNEY
ONE SUBMISSION - FOUR EXHIBITIONS AROUND THE WORLD
Extended Deadline: June 29, 2015

However, after receiving many emails and speaking with so many of you over the last few hours, we have decided to extend the submission deadline to June 29 at 12PM (PDT), due to the high volume of visitors to the submission site.

For those of you who have already completed your submission, no further action is required at this time, and we look forward to reviewing your work in the coming weeks.

As always, thank you for your support, and we hope to see you in October at the 1st Tokyo International Photography Festival - launching October 9, 2015!






The winners of the 3rd edition of the Tokyo International Photography Competition will be presented in a traveling exhibition across 4 continents:

United Photo Industries Gallery in Brooklyn, NY






Head On Photo Festival 2016 in Sydney, Australia


In addition, the competition's Grand Prix Winner will receive:

▪ All-expenses-paid trip to participate in the Tokyo International Photography Festival


▪ Double-page feature in PHaT PHOTO magazine


▪ Feature Announcement in the British Journal of Photography Online


▪ Special Feature in LensCulture

What does it mean to be human? For Sartre, it meant freedom and responsibility – the freedom to choose, the responsibility to act and define one’s place in life. Irvin Yalom gave us the four “givens” of existence: meaning, loneliness, freedom, and mortality.

The Human Condition is our eternal search for purpose, but also our capacity for good – and evil. It is kinship, honor, our thirst for knowledge, the pursuit of happiness – but just as often it is the harbinger of pain, death, betrayal, war, the deception of ourselves and of others.

At a time of increased uncertainty and tension on both the inter-personal and global stages, photography’s role in helping us negotiate our daily existence has never been stronger.

For our third edition, we ask you to share with us an unflinching view of what it means to be human.












2014 TOKYO INTERNATIONAL PHOTO COMPETITION
SUCCESSFUL OPENING IN BERLIN OVER THE WEEKEND!












A big thank you to all those who came out to Our/Berlin to see the Identity exhibition, featuring the winning photographs of the2014 Tokyo International Photo Competition and to share in some celebratory shots (and we mean many shots!) of vodka!

Hosted by our friends at EyeEm andOur/Berlin in cooperation with the Tokyo Institute of Photography and United Photo Industries, it was so amazing to see such a huge turn out to view the work of Lydia Goldblatt, Shandor Barcs, Albarran Cabrera, Maja Daniels, David Favrod, Adam Reynolds, Miki Takahashi, Erini