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Tokyo international photography competition. Deadline: June 28, 2016

Open to photographers worldwide. Winners will be Showcased in Traveling Exhibition

Building on the success of last year’s critically acclaimed touring exhibition of the 2015 Tokyo International Photo Competition winners, presented in Tokyo, Japan; Guatemala City, Guatemala; New York City, USA; and Sydney, Australia (still on view for a few more days at the “Head-on Photo Festival”), the theme for the fourth edition is Origin.

Etymologically speaking, “origin” denotes “beginning”, “source”, “birth”, “rise” or “start”. Marcus Garvey, a renowned civil rights activist at the turn of the previous century, said “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

Who are we? Where do we come from? Where do we belong?

Since the dawn of time, cultures have shared origin myths, weaving an intergenerational chain linking the past to the present. From the Norse cosmology of nine home worlds unified by the World Tree Yggdrasil, to modern-day endeavors in genealogy and mapping one’s family tree, origin stories provide us with a sense and a place of belonging. Origins allow us to live in the present, with an eye on a future shaped by our collective past.

At a time of increased uncertainty and tension on both the interpersonal and global stages, photography’s role in helping us negotiate our daily existence has never been stronger. For our fourth edition of the Tokyo International Photography Competition, we ask you to capture Origin.

ENTRY INFORMATION

 

The Tokyo International Photography Festival competition is open to photographers worldwide, over the age of 18.

THEME: Origin
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 28, 2016
ENTRY FEE: $35 per series (up to 6 images, thematically connected)

PRIZES

EIGHT SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHERS

A group of 8 photographers will be selected by our Jury to to present their work in a traveling exhibition in Tokyo (JP), before heading out to New York(USA), and beyond!

ONE GRAND PRIX WINNER

In addition to the group exhibition, one photographer will be chosen by the Jury as the Grand Prix Winner who will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the Opening Party of the exhibition in Tokyo, Japan.

MEET THE JURY

 

Gwen Lee– Director, Singapore International Photography Festival (Singapore)

Keizo Kitajima – Photographer / Founder, photographers’ gallery (Japan)

Mark Pearson– Founder / Director, ZEN FOTO GALLERY (Japan)

Sujon Song– Co-Founder and co-diretor, Seoul Lunar Foto (S. Korea)

Christine Barthe– Curator, Musée du Quai Branly (France)

Erik Kessels– Artist / Photography Curator (The Netherlands)

Marc Prust– Independent Photography Consultant / Curator (The Netherlands)

Sandra Phillips– Senior Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (USA)

Alejandro Castellote– Independent curator / Writer / Professor (Spain)

Allegra Cordero di Montezemolo– Exhibition Coordinator / Curator, Center for the Image (Mexico)

Azu Nwagbogu– Founder / Director, African Artists’ Foundation (Nigeria)

 

Click here to Submit

写真ワークショップ Photography in all it’s Glory – Workshop by Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber. Tokyo, April 5-8, 2015

[写真ワークショップ:Workshop Photography in all it’s Glory]
ヨーロッパ・デザイン学院マドリッド校(IED Madrid) http://iedmadrid.com/
EMAHO Magazine http://www.emahomagazine.com は、カティア・ストゥーケ
http://katjastuke.de とオリバー・ジーバー http://os66.de の連続4日間の集中写真ワークショッ
プを4月5日(日)から8日(水)に東京のガーディアン・ガーデンで開催します。

The IED Madrid and EMAHO Magazine, in collaboration with Guardian Garden Gallery, launch an intensive four-day workshop with Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieberwhich will take place from April 5 to 8 in Tokyo, Japan.

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カティアとオリバーは、ヨーロッパ・デザイン学院のヨーロッパマスターコース現代写真クラスで講師を務めています。様々なリサーチやビジュアルに関する考え方だけではなく、異なる形態の出版のあり方や、現代の状況も考察しています。

http://europeanmasterphotography.iednetwork.com/portfolio/katja-stuke-and-oliver-sieber/

ワークショップでは、カティアとオリバーの作品の解説と、ANT!FOTO http://antifoto.deやANT!FOTOマニュフェストhttps://theantifotomanifesto.wordpress.comでの彼らのキュレトリアルなアプローチ方法を紹介した後、写真コンセプトの異なる見方や、写真そのものの違う捉え方、そして恊働やコラボレーションのアイデアを参加者全員とディスカッションします。ヨーロッパと日本の2つの観点から写真シーンを考え、議論します。

参加者は、それぞれカティアとオリバー(と他の参加者)に自分の作品を紹介します。一緒にコンセプトを探り議論したり、作品の見せ方や出版物として具体化する時の方法を考えます。そしてどのように写真作品を表現するのか、その可能性を探ります。最終日の夜は居酒屋で写真談義に花を咲かせましょう。

Böhm / Kobayashi http://boehmkobayashi.de は、カティア・ストゥーケとオリバー・ジーバーの2人から成るユニットで、写真家、アーティスト、キュレーター、展覧会オーガナイザー、デザイナー、アートブック編集者といった様々な顔を持ちます。彼らは自身の写真の宇宙を点々と漂っていますが、一つのアイデンティティがどこで終わり、もう一つがどこから始まっているのかを明らかにすることは常々難しい問題でした。……それにもかかわらず、アーティストそしてアートファシリテーターとしての彼らの作品や活動によって、今や非常に特殊な写真カルチャーのモデレーターとしての地位を確立しています。

フロリアン・エブナー(フォルクヴァンク美術館)

写真ワークショップ: Workshop Photography in all it’s Glory

日程:2015年4月5日(日)11:00-17:00

4月6日(月)19:10-21:30

4月7日(火)19:10-21:30

4月8日(水)19:10-21:30(合計4日間、時間は予定)

※個別の相談や、ポートフォリオレビューは、各参加者の要望に合わせて実施します。

Day 1:

11:00-13:30 カティア・ストゥーケとオリバー・ジーバーの作品を紹介します。コラボレーション、キュレーション、展覧会に関する質問を受け付けます。アート系同人誌ZINEや製本について主に話をします。

13:30–14:30 休憩(昼食)

14:30-17:00 自身の作品やWSへ参加した目的など参加者同士で自己紹介を行います。その後、ワークショップの流れと目標を説明します。

17.00-19.00キュレーターのモリッツ・ノイミュラー(Moritz Neumüller)によるポートフォリオレビューを行います。(希望者のみ)

Day 2:

日中は、参加者は写真撮影や(もしくは既にある作品イメージを選定)、印刷など、各自で作品を準備します。その間、ワークショップ講師に各自相談することも可能です。

19:10-21:30 1回目の検討とグループでの講評:各自のアプローチをプレゼンテーションし、発表された作品イメージについてグループで議論します。カティアとオリバーは、コンセプトや技術的な問題、解決方法を含めて講評します。

Day 3:

日中は、参加者は各自作品の制作を続け、各自でワークショップ講師と適宜会う機会を設けます。

19:10-21:30 2回目のグループセッション:各参加者の作品の編集や順序の配列。実現や具体化(本、ZINE、映像投影、インスタレーション、パフォーマンス、展示など)の可能性を議論します。

Day 4:

日中:作品最終調整。2回目のキュレーターのモリッツ・ノイミュラー(Moritz Neumüller)によるポートフォリオレビューを行います。(希望者のみ)

19:10–21:30 ギャラリーでそれぞれの参加者による作品のプレゼンテーション。最終講評とディスカッション。

21:30 フェアウェルパーティー

場所:ガーディアン・ガーデン http://rcc.recruit.co.jp/gg/map/index.html

参加条件:提出物 ・経歴書 ・関心のある分野についてのレター(写真の技術的な知識必須:撮影後の基本的な編集経験や映像スキルも必要)・プロジェクトポートフォリオ ・学術コーディネートチームが必要だと判断した場合、個人面談あり。

証明書:コース終了後、基準を満たした方には認定証明書を発行します。

出席:認定証明書(ディプロマ)の授与には、クラスの出席は必須です。

参加費:40,000円(€300)定員制 要申込

申込み締切日:2015年3月15日(日)

お申込み・問い合わせ: info@madrid.ied.es

  • ワークショップは全て英語で行われますが、日本語への通訳サポートも行います。

主催:IED Madrid、EMAHO Magazine

協力:ガーディアン・ガーデン

Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber

The IED Madrid and EMAHO Magazine, in collaboration with Guardian Garden Gallery, launch an intensive four-day workshop with Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieberwhich will take place from April 5 to 8 in Tokyo, Japan.

Katja and Olivier will look at very different forms of publications, contemporary positions as well as introduce various ideas of research and visual strategies.

After an introduction of their own work and their curatorial approach to ANT!FOTO and the ANT!FOTO Manifiesto, different aspects of photographic concepts, different thoughts to photography and ideas of cooperating and collaborating will be discussed with all participants. Views on photography from an european and japanese perspective will be examined and discussed.

In particular the participants are asked to introduce their work to Katja and Oliver (and the other workshop participants). Together they will explore and debate the concepts, develop strategies of presentation or publication of each work and will seek for possibilities how to realize these photographic works. The last evening will be filled with discussing photography during a »居酒屋が並んでいる Izakaya get-together«.

Behind ‚Böhm/Kobayashi‘ lurk the duo Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber, who together cover an extensive range of personas: photographers and artists, curators and exhibition organizers, designers and art book editors. Yet as they move through their photographic cosmos, it is not always so easy to determine where one identity ends and the other begins.[…] Regardless, in their works and activities as artists and art facilitators they have long since become moderators of a very specific photographic culture.
Florian Ebner, Folkwang Museum Essen
 

Workshop Photography in all it’s Glory 

Dates: 05 – 08 April, 2015
Place:  Guardian Garden Gallery, Tokyo

Entry requirement: Curriculum vitae, Letter of interest – Technical knowledge in photography is mandatory; basic experience with post-production skills and a familiarity with audio-visual formats is also required. – Project Portfolio – Personal interview as deemed necessary by the Academic Coordination Team.

Certification: at the end of the course, an accredited certificate will be awarded for having completed it satisfactorily..
Attendance: class attendance is mandatory and will be necessary to obtain a diploma.
Places: Limited places.

Cost: 300 Euros / 40.000 Yen
Admission: info@madrid.ied.es


Day 1:
11:00-13:30 Introduction to the work of Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber, including questions about collaborations, curating, and exhibitions. Special focus on fanzines and book-making.
13:30–14:30 Lunch Break
14:30-17:00 Introduction of the students, their work and their motivations to take the workshop. Introduction to the workshop’s dynamic and targets.
17.00-19.00 Portfolio Review with Moritz Neumüller (optional)

Day 2:
During the day, participants have time for taking images, (or selecting existing images), printing images, preparing material on their own, with the possibilities to see the workshop teachers in informal meetings.
19:10-21:30 First analysis and group critique: Individual presentations of approaches and group discussions of the presented images. Critique by Katja and Oliver including questions about concepts, technical problems and solutions.

Day 3:
During the day, participants continue working on their images and meet with the workshop teachers on an individual basis.
19:10-21:30 Second group session: Editing, sequencing of each participants works. Discussing possibilities of realisation and materialisation (book, fanzine, projection, installation, performance, exhibition, …).

Day 4:
During the day: Final retouches on the projects. Second Portfolio Review with Moritz Neumüller (optional) 19:10–21:00 Presentation of each participants works in the Gallery. Final critique and discussion. 21:00 »居酒屋が並んでいる Izakaya get-together« and farewell.


Katja and Olivier, docents of the European Master of Fine Art Photography, will look at very different forms of publications, contemporary positions as well as introduce various ideas of research and visual strategies. After an introduction of their own work and their curatorial approach to ANT!FOTO and the ANT!FOTO Manifiesto, different aspects of photographic concepts, different thoughts to photography and ideas of cooperating and collaborating will be discussed with all participants. Views on photography from an european and japanese perspective will be examined and discussed. In particular the participants are asked to introduce their work to Katja and Oliver (and the other workshop participants). Together they will explore and debate the concepts, develop strategies of presentation or publication of each work and will seek for possibilities how to realize these photographic works. The last evening will be filled with discussing photography during a »居酒屋が並んでいる Izakaya get-together«.

Behind ‚Böhm/Kobayashi‘ lurk the duo Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber, who together cover an extensive range of personas: photographers and artists, curators and exhibition organizers, designers and art book editors. Yet as they move through their photographic cosmos, it is not always so easy to determine where one identity ends and the other begins.[…] Regardless, in their works and activities as artists and art facilitators they have long since become moderators of a very specific photographic culture.
Florian Ebner, Folkwang Museum Essen

Workshop Photography in all it’s Glory 

Dates: 05 -08 April, 2015 Place:  Guardian Garden Gallery, Tokyo Entry requirement: curriculum vitae, Letter of interest – Technical knowledge in photography is mandatory; basic experience with post-production skills and a familiarity with audio-visual formats is also required. – Project Portfolio – Personal interview as deemed necessary by the Academic Coordination Team. Certification: at the end of the course, an accredited certificate will be awarded for having completed it satisfactorily.. Attendance: class attendance is mandatory and will be necessary to obtain a diploma. Places: Limited places. Cost: 300 Euros / 40.000 Yen Admission: info@madrid.ied.es


  • BOOKS by Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber, 2012
  • OUR HOUSE, 2011. from top: Oliver Sieber, Imaginary Club; Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber, O.i.F. Movie Locations, Megastore and Ephemera; Katja Stuke, Suits.
  • LEFT: from Katja Stuke’s »国庆节 Nationalfeiertag«; RIGHT: from Oliver Sieber’s »Imaginary Club«
  • ANT!FOTO Manifesto. 2012, by Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber