Update: Categories in the upcoming Invisible Photographer Asia Awards 2013
The movement of photography in Asia today is more vibrant and dynamic than ever. But often times, great photographers and inspiring work in Asia remain invisible and shy of deserved recognition.
The inaugural Invisible Photographer Asia Awards is the first edition of an annual awards program that aims to recognize and spotlight excellence in personal photography in the street and documentary genre by photographers in Asia.
Call for Submissions will open in April 2013. We have previously announced a list of respected peers and colleagues who have generously boarded as our inaugural panel of judges.
Here is another update with more details on the 3 categories in the Awards.
Street Photography Asia Award
An evolution of our previous street photography contest, the Street Photography Asia Award will be looking for the finest street photography in Asia by photographers based in Asia. Submissions this year will require an edit of Five (5) photographs that best represent the photographer’s body of work and/or sensibilities as a street photographer. The 5 images can be individual singles or part of a series.
Judges for this award category include Che’ Ahmad Azhar Photographer/Educator, Malaysia, Ying Tang Photographer, China and Erik Prasetya Photographer/Educator, Indonesia.
Photo Essay Asia Award
The Photo Essay Asia Award will be looking for photographic essays exploring social, economic or political issues in Asia by photographers based in Asia. Submissions will require an edit of Fifteen (15) sequenced photographs along with Essay Synopsis (2,000 characters or less) and captions per photograph.
Judges for this award category include Pablo Bartholomew Photographer, India, Tay Kay Chin Photographer/Co-founder of PLATFORM, Singapore and Yumi Goto Curator/Reminders Photography Stronghold, Japan.
Photo Book Asia Award
The Photo Book Asia Award will be looking for photo books exploring themes and topics in Asia by photographers based in Asia. The Award will accept hard copy book submissions of the following: 1) Photo Books in distribution with/without ISBN number; 2) Exhibition Catalogues in distribution with/without ISBN number; and 3) Artist Books in distribution or unique, one-off editions. This Award will comprise of 2 sub-category prizes: Photo Book (Published) and Photo Book (Unique Edition).
Judges for this award category include Zhuang Wubin SE Asia Curator, Peter Schoppert Managing Director, NUS Press and Chow Chee Yong Photographer/Educator, Singapore.
Final Prize details will be confirmed after conclusion of our indiegogo campaign and announced at a later update.