2015 Tokyo International Photography Competition

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Theme: The Human Condition

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.


  • A group of 8 photographers will be selected for a curated traveling exhibition that will be presented at:
    • Tokyo International Photo Festival – Tokyo
    • United Photo Industries Gallery – New York
    • GuatePhoto Festival – Guatemala City
  • one photographer will receive: All-expenses paid trip to Tokyo, to participate in the Tokyo International Photo Festival and Portfolio Review taking place in October 2015

Online submission of digital photographs via the website. An entry consists of no more than 6 images, whether individual (single) images or as an image series (6 images, thematically connected). You may enter the competition as many times as you like. Judging criteria: creativity, sense of place and capturing the moment.

Image requirements: JPEG images saved with max quality compression with a long dimension of at least 1,400 pixels at 72dpi and no more than 2000 pixels, with either Adobe1998, sRGB or untagged color space; less than 3 megabytes in size.


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