Photographers living or working in the USA and Japan are invited to submit their work to be considered in the Tokyo International Photography Competition (TIPC

). Presented by Tokyo Institute of Photography (TIP) and Brooklyn-born United Photo Industries (UPI), the competition was created to provide an opportunity for American and Japanese photographers to present their artistic visions beyond their country’s borders, opening up the possibilities for cross-pollination and cross-border collaborations. TIPC is the first step of a three-year plan to launch an international photography festival in Tokyo, starting in 2015.

A group of 8 photographers from the USA and Japan will be selected by a team of seven internationally recognized jurors. The work will be presented in a group exhibition at TIP’s 72 Gallery in Tokyo and UPI’s Gallery in Brooklyn in the fall of 2013. Additionally, there will be one grand prize winner selected, who will receive a FUJIFILM X-Pro 1 camera with the winner’s choice of three XF Lenses and a four-page feature in Japan’s PHaT PHOTO magazine.

The theme is civilization. Submit your work by June 30, 2013.

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