Dima Gavrysh

Dima Gavrysh, 2013 winner


Elizabeth Moran, 2013 winner

Photographers living or working in North America, Europe and Japan are invited to submit their work to be considered in the Tokyo International Photography Competition (TIPC). Presented by Tokyo Institute of Photography (TIP) and Brooklyn-born United Photo Industries (UPI), the competition’s goal is provide an opportunity for photographers to present their artistic visions beyond country and continental borders, opening up the possibilities for cross-pollination and cross-border collaborations.

Last year’s launch of TIPC was the first step of a three-year plan to launch an international photography festival in Tokyo, starting in 2015.

A group of eight photographers will be selected by a team of nine internationally recognized jurors to present their work in a group exhibition that will travel to Tokyo, New York, and Berlin. Additionally, one grand prize winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to participate in the Tokyo International Portfolio Review taking place in August 2014 in Tokyo, a double-page feature in Japan’s PHaT PHOTO magazine, and a special feature in Lens Culture.

The theme is ‘Identity.’ For more info and to submit your work by June 30, 2014, visit here.


Toru Shiomi, 2013 winner


Ayumi Tanaka, 2013 winner


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