Tokyo International Photography Competition 2017: Borders

Exhibition Dates: March 1 – 29, 2018

Artist Reception: Thursday March 1, 6 – 9pm

Borders —

To put it simply, borders primarily enforce boundaries, minimizing—if not eliminating—gray areas.

They can indicate physical lines separating political and/or geographic regions, and they can also be applied to metaphysical confines we apply to our everyday lives via human interaction and relationships.

We encourage you to consider the concept of borders as both physical barriers and as intangible perimeters.


A group of 9 internationally-renowned jurors from around the world are chosen every year to review all the images submitted to the competition, and have nominated 8 talented photographers whose work will be exhibited as part of a traveling exhibition in New York (USA), Taipei (TW), Sydney (AU), and Tokyo (JP).