October 17, 2012
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation will be exhibiting winning photos from one of the world's most prestigious international photo contests, Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011, in Brazil and India.
The winners, which were exhibited in Tokyo, Osaka, and London last year, will be exhibited this year in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Mumbai, India, at the photography event, International Photographic Passport, supported by the global creative event, Tokyo Graphic Passport. In addition to exhibition of the 53 photos selected as winners in Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 by an elite panel of judges, Tokyo Graphic Passport's full support has enabled a number of special events, including workshops, to be hosted by those working on the front lines of Japan's creative industries.
Nikon Photo Contest International, sponsored by Nikon, is one of the world's most prestigious international photo contests. It is designed to contribute to the expansion of photographic culture by providing an opportunity for photographers from around the world to communicate and exchange their photographic vision, irrespective of professional or amateur status. In recent years, the contest has been held every other year. Since the first Nikon Photo Contest International was held in 1969, thousands of photographers from around the world have participated and shown their support for the contest. To date, more than 350,000 photographers have submitted over 1,370,000 photographic works in the contest, making it a truly international event.
Entries in Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011, the 33rd contest to date, were divided into two categories, a free subject category with no particular theme, and a category centering around the theme of "Energy". More than 23,000 photographers from 153 nations or regions around the world submitted over 60,000 photographs. Of all of these submissions, the Grand Prize winner was a photo titled, Learning to Fly, by Debarshi Duttagupta of India. A total of 53 awards, including the Grand Prize, were presented.
Dates: Friday, December 14, 2012 through Sunday, December 23, 2012
Venue: The National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA)
Tokyo Graphic Passport is a creative event held since 2009 by the creative magazine, Plus Eighty One (+81), sold in 30 countries around the world. The event hosts top creators from a variety of creative fields. Tokyo Graphic Passport programs are comprised of a number of informative and beneficial events, including conferences, exhibitions, portfolio viewings, and workshops that quickly led to its recognition as one of the world's leading creative events. Though held every fall in Tokyo, Tokyo Graphic Passport has also been invited to other countries. It has become very well known since hosting a symposium at the Smithsonian Institution in the U.S. in 2010, and exhibition, symposium, workshop, and portfolio viewing at the Centre Pompidou in France in 2011. Tokyo Graphic Passport held at the Centre Pompidou was especially successful, attracting approximately 80,000 visitors, the most visitors Tokyo Graphic Passport had ever had, over its two-week run. The event was commended by the mayor of Paris and the president of the Centre Pompidou for the great interest it drew and the superior quality of its events.