1. What makes us “us” – 私たちの世界の領域

There are various dividing lines that exist in this world. These lines are found in our everyday lives; the idea of “inside/outside” and “formal/informal”, for example. They are invisible and in fact drawn everywhere. Between the urban space we live and the nature, human beings and other animals, or even the borders which divide the countries. We use these lines inherited from our histories and cultures to understand who we are. But because of that, we are also tied down to certain ways of seeing.

Our first themed exhibition titled “What makes us ‘us’?” showcases 14 internationally renowned photographers works in 4 parts: “City & Nature“, “Ethnicity“, “Border” and “Community & Culture“. Traveling amongst these 4 areas, visitors will see the world from different point of views, providing opportunities to recognize and contemplate on these lines we draw both consciously and subconsciously.

The exhibition throws up the question of “What makes us ‘us’?”. It is meant to create dialogue, not provide an easy answer. As the world is becoming smaller and drawing closer together, we hope this exhibition becomes a clue to think once again on the world that surrounds us today.




Community & Culture

Special Feature Exhibition







2. Tokyo International Photography Competition (TIPC) – Winners Exhibition

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. On the occasion of the much-anticipated launch of the festival, and its focus on the future – we have selected a fitting theme for the third edition of the Tokyo International Photography Competition: The Human Condition.

We are pleased to announce the featured photographers that were selected by our jury for the 2015 exhibition of the Tokyo International Photography Competition:

GRAND PRIX WINNER:

Christian ViumThe Wake

Featured Photographers:
 


Arnau BachCapital
Laurence RastiThere are No Homosexuals in Iran
Laurent ChehereGet Close
Irina KalashinikovaNorth Korea. Bearable darkness
John CazenaveGalerna
Daesung LeeOn the Shore of a Vanishing Island
Dougie WallaceGlasgow: Second City of The Empire

This traveling group exhibition will be presented in the following cities:

  • New York – United Photo Industries Gallery: October 1 – November 21, 2015
  • Tokyo – Tokyo International Photography Festival: October 9 – 18, 2015
  • Guatemala – GuatePhoto Festival: November 2015
  • Sydney – Head On Photo Festival: Spring 2016



3. Project Everyone Exhibition by Getty Images

projecteveryone “Project Everyone” is the ambition to make the Global Goals for Sustainable Development famous. The UN’s global goals are a set of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty, fight gender inequalities and tackle climate change for everyone around the world by 2030. As a founding partner, Getty Images lends the depth and breadth of its award-winning imagery and best-in-class photographers to bring to life and educate the world about the UN’s 17 global goals. Project Everyone Exhibition will be showcased at the entrance of the festival venue.

More Information Coming Soon

Please check back later for more information. Our web design team is currently working on updating the website. We appreciate your patience.

620x413xkaijo_photo-1-620x413.jpg.pagespeed.ic.OtakTIShYv The main venue of TIPF is ART FACTORY JONANJIMA. Located on the opposite bank of Haneda International Airport, the gigantic art exhibition space is a very special venue that has recently opened in the factory district, welcoming visitors full of surprise that there is actually an art space in such an area.

ART FACTORY JONANJIMA

2-4-10 Jonanjima, Ota-ku, Tokyo 143-0002
TEL: +81-(0)3-6684-1045 / FAX: +81-(0)3-6682-4786
OPEN 9:30-21:30(Weekdays)
   9:00-19:00(Weekends&Holidays)




DIRECTIONS:

FREE SHUTTLE BUS FROM “RYUTSU CENTER STATION” EVERY 15 mins from 9:00-19:00 on Weekends & Holidays!
Nearest station is Omori Station (JR- East Exit), Omori Kaigan Station or Heiwa-Jima Station. From these stations, take the Keikyu bus “Mori 32 Keitoh (Jonan-Jima Loop) and get off at “Jonan-Jima 2-Chome.” The venue is 3-minute walk from the bus stop (Keihin Kyuko Line). There are parking lots available: Accommodates 30 cars in total.

Presented By :

2_UPI
1_TIP_logo_CMYK(print)

Gold Sponsors :

3_RICOH imagine.change.

Silver Sponsors :

5_fujifilm_basic
6_epsonhannbai
Getty_Images_large

Exhibition Partners:

7_sony_logo_blue_CMYK
8_frameman
Logos Guatephoto-1
2014_HeadOnLogo_Online_300dpi

Venue Sponsors :

11_art_factory_jyonanjima
12_touyokoin

Institutional Partners :

13_Lockup1_B_1
14_britishcouncil
15_tokyofocus-Recovered
16_us embassy-Recovered

Partner Events :

17_tabf_logo
18_dpf
19_prixpictet

Media Sponsors :

20_2
british-journal-of-photography-logo-300x58
22-Watch
23_Ganref_logo_black
GUP Logo 2015 - Black
25_haveanicephoto
26_IMA
lensculture
PDN
29_phatphoto
30_SHOOTING

1. What makes us “us” – 私たちの世界の領域

There are various dividing lines that exist in this world. These lines are found in our everyday lives; the idea of “inside/outside” and “formal/informal”, for example. They are invisible and in fact drawn everywhere. Between the urban space we live and the nature, human beings and other animals, or even the borders which divide the countries. We use these lines inherited from our histories and cultures to understand who we are. But because of that, we are also tied down to certain ways of seeing.

Our first themed exhibition titled “What makes us ‘us’?” showcases 14 internationally renowned photographers works in 4 parts: “City & Nature“, “Ethnicity“, “Border” and “Community & Culture“. Traveling amongst these 4 areas, visitors will see the world from different point of views, providing opportunities to recognize and contemplate on these lines we draw both consciously and subconsciously.

The exhibition throws up the question of “What makes us ‘us’?”. It is meant to create dialogue, not provide an easy answer. As the world is becoming smaller and drawing closer together, we hope this exhibition becomes a clue to think once again on the world that surrounds us today.




Community & Culture

Special Feature Exhibition







2. Tokyo International Photography Competition (TIPC) – Winners Exhibition

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. On the occasion of the much-anticipated launch of the festival, and its focus on the future – we have selected a fitting theme for the third edition of the Tokyo International Photography Competition: The Human Condition.

We are pleased to announce the featured photographers that were selected by our jury for the 2015 exhibition of the Tokyo International Photography Competition:

GRAND PRIX WINNER:

Christian ViumThe Wake

Featured Photographers:
 


Arnau BachCapital
Laurence RastiThere are No Homosexuals in Iran
Laurent ChehereGet Close
Irina KalashinikovaNorth Korea. Bearable darkness
John CazenaveGalerna
Daesung LeeOn the Shore of a Vanishing Island
Dougie WallaceGlasgow: Second City of The Empire

This traveling group exhibition will be presented in the following cities:

  • New York – United Photo Industries Gallery: October 1 – November 21, 2015
  • Tokyo – Tokyo International Photography Festival: October 9 – 18, 2015
  • Guatemala – GuatePhoto Festival: November 2015
  • Sydney – Head On Photo Festival: Spring 2016



3. Project Everyone Exhibition by Getty Images

projecteveryone “Project Everyone” is the ambition to make the Global Goals for Sustainable Development famous. The UN’s global goals are a set of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty, fight gender inequalities and tackle climate change for everyone around the world by 2030. As a founding partner, Getty Images lends the depth and breadth of its award-winning imagery and best-in-class photographers to bring to life and educate the world about the UN’s 17 global goals. Project Everyone Exhibition will be showcased at the entrance of the festival venue.

More Information Coming Soon

Please check back later for more information. Our web design team is currently working on updating the website. We appreciate your patience.

620x413xkaijo_photo-1-620x413.jpg.pagespeed.ic.OtakTIShYv The main venue of TIPF is ART FACTORY JONANJIMA. Located on the opposite bank of Haneda International Airport, the gigantic art exhibition space is a very special venue that has recently opened in the factory district, welcoming visitors full of surprise that there is actually an art space in such an area.

ART FACTORY JONANJIMA

2-4-10 Jonanjima, Ota-ku, Tokyo 143-0002
TEL: +81-(0)3-6684-1045 / FAX: +81-(0)3-6682-4786
OPEN 9:30-21:30(Weekdays)
   9:00-19:00(Weekends&Holidays)




DIRECTIONS:

FREE SHUTTLE BUS FROM “RYUTSU CENTER STATION” EVERY 15 mins from 9:00-19:00 on Weekends & Holidays!
Nearest station is Omori Station (JR- East Exit), Omori Kaigan Station or Heiwa-Jima Station. From these stations, take the Keikyu bus “Mori 32 Keitoh (Jonan-Jima Loop) and get off at “Jonan-Jima 2-Chome.” The venue is 3-minute walk from the bus stop (Keihin Kyuko Line). There are parking lots available: Accommodates 30 cars in total.

Presented By :

2_UPI
1_TIP_logo_CMYK(print)

Gold Sponsors :

3_RICOH imagine.change.

Silver Sponsors :

5_fujifilm_basic
6_epsonhannbai
Getty_Images_large

Exhibition Partners:

7_sony_logo_blue_CMYK
8_frameman
Logos Guatephoto-1
2014_HeadOnLogo_Online_300dpi

Venue Sponsors :

11_art_factory_jyonanjima
12_touyokoin

Institutional Partners :

13_Lockup1_B_1
14_britishcouncil
15_tokyofocus-Recovered
16_us embassy-Recovered

Partner Events :

17_tabf_logo
18_dpf
19_prixpictet

Media Sponsors :

20_2
british-journal-of-photography-logo-300x58
22-Watch
23_Ganref_logo_black
GUP Logo 2015 - Black
25_haveanicephoto
26_IMA
lensculture
PDN
29_phatphoto
30_SHOOTING