CALL FOR ENTRIES
IBASHO PHOTO COMPETITION
In 2016, Japan and Belgium mark the 150th anniversary of friendship and diplomatic relations, which were established in 1866. As a celebration act, IBASHO, the Belgian gallery specializing in Japanese photography, would like to commemorate this milestone by issuing an international photo competition around the theme of Japan. This international competition is open for photographers of all abilities whose work has been made in or inspired by Japan. Based on the results of the jury, an exhibition at IBASHO will be curated presenting the winners of the competition.
Each photographer wanting to enter the competition is asked to submit a selection of at least 5 and maximum 10 photographs as well as a biography and an artist statement. In this artist statement, contesters should clearly state the link with Japan.
The winners will be included in an exhibition at IBASHO Gallery from 24 November until 18 December 2016. All production and/or framing costs will be taken care of by IBASHO. The overall winner will also receive a cash prize of € 1,000.
- Submission deadline ——————15 September 2016
- Winners announced ——————1 November 2016
- Exhibition ————————————24 November - 18 December 2016
A shortlist of six photographers has been nominated by the jury.
All photographers on the shortlist will be included in the exhibition.
The overall winner will be announced shortly.
Click here to see the shortlist
An international jury of highly reputable professionals from the world of photography will judge the work and select the winners of the competition:
- JOACHIM NAUDTS ——————Curator at Foto Museum (FOMU), Antwerp
- TOSHIO SHIBATA ——————Japanese photographer
- ZIPPORA ELDERS ——————Former Curator at FOAM (Photomuseum in Amsterdam) / Artistic Director Fort bij Vijfhuizen, Centre for Art and Heritage
- STEPHAN VANFLETEREN ——————Belgian Photographer
- JULIET HACKING ——————Photobook writer and program director of the Masters of Photography program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London
- ANNEMARIE ZETHOF ——————Director at IBASHO
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