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30 Jun 2014

Tokyo International Photography Festival Competition


The Tokyo International Photography Competition invites photographers from eligible countries (Europe, Japan and N. America) to explore the complex concept of “identity” in our ever changing world.

The goal of the Tokyo International Photography Competition (TIPC) is to create a series of cultural and geographical bridges between some the world’s largest photographic communities. It provides a unique opportunity for photographers from across Europe, Japan and North America to present their artistic visions beyond their country’s borders and open up possibilities for cross-pollination and cross-border collaborations.

The highly celebrated launch of TIPC in 2013 was the first step of a three-year journey that will culminate with the launch of an international photography festival in Tokyo, starting in 2015. In August of this year, in addition to the second – expanded – edition of TIPC, The Tokyo Institute of Photography will present the first Tokyo International Portfolio Review, bringing together internationally-renowned editors and curators from around the world.

Nine internationally renowned jurors from around the world will review all the images submitted and nominate a diverse group of talented photographers whose work will be exhibited in Tokyo and Brooklyn in the fall of 2014, and Berlin in the spring of 2015.

Submission deadline: 30 June 2014

Eligibility and entry fee

At this time, the Tokyo International Photography Competition is only open to citizens and residents of North America (Canada, USA, Mexico), Japan, and Europe. For a detailed list of all eligible countries, please click here.

To mark the launch of the Tokyo International Photography Festival, starting in 2015 the competition will be open to all photographers worldwide.

Please note: there is a submission fee of 30 US$ per series