Tokyo Institute of Photography (T.I.P.) was founded in 2010 in Japan 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.
About the Tokyo International Photography Festival Competition
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 the world to present their artistic visions beyond their country’s borders and open up possibilities for cross-pollination and cross-border collaborations.
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.
The launch of TIPC in 2013 was the first step of a three-year journey that will culminate this October with the inauguration of the 1st edition of the Tokyo International Photography Festival, presented by the Tokyo Institute of Photography, in cooperation with United Photo Industries of Brooklyn, NY.
A select group of 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 that will kick off in Tokyo (Japan), before heading out to New York (USA), Guatemala City (GT), and beyond!