Now in its fourth year, The Fence is back and bigger than ever. Organized by United Photo Industries in conjunction with sister event Photoville, the outdoor photography exhibition is truly one of a kind, drawing together 40-60 artists from around the world in a unique and site-specific show centered on themes of community. This year, the large-scale event has a predicted audience of more than 3 million. In addition to exhibiting in Brooklyn, Boston, and Atlanta, The Fence will also travel to Houston in partnership with the Houston Center for Photography.
All photographs, from those found in family albums to those that grace the covers leading international publications, are personal to their creators; the trick, of course, to unforgettable imagery lies in capturing what is essential about all of humankind. For some, the human condition is interwoven with notions of ethical rights and wrongs; for others, it represents the painful knowledge of our mortality and the thirst for meaning in that which will inevitably be lost. Now in its third edition, the Tokyo International Photography Competition is inviting photographers worldwide to interpret the theme of the human condition.