Tokyo International Photography Competition 2016: Origin

UPI presents the opening of their latest exhibition, TIPC 2016: Origin, the winners of the 2016 Tokyo International Photography Competition from January 24 to February 25, 2017, in DUMBO.

Tokyo International Photography Competition 2016: Origin

United Photo Industries | 16 MAIN STREET, GALLERY B | DUMBO

UPI presents the opening of their latest exhibition, TIPC 2016: Origin, the winners of the 2016 Tokyo International Photography Competition from January 24 to February 25, 2017, in DUMBO.

The traveling group exhibition, freshly arrived to New York from its first exhibition in Singapore, is making its final stop at UPI with an opening reception to be held Thursday, February 2nd from 6-9pm, before heading onwards to Japan in time for the 2nd Tokyo International Photography Festival in May 2017.

At a time of increased uncertainty and tension on both the interpersonal and global stages, photography’s role in helping us negotiate our daily existence has never been stronger. The selected works from these eight fantastic photographers help us answer the questions: Who are we? Where do we come from? Where do we belong?

Etymologically speaking, “origin” denotes “beginning”, “source”, “birth”, “rise” or “start”. Marcus Garvey, a renowned civil rights activist at the turn of the previous century, said “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

Since the dawn of time, cultures have shared origin myths, weaving an intergenerational chain linking the past to the present. From the Norse cosmology of nine home worlds unified by the World Tree Yggdrasil, to modern-day endeavors in genealogy and mapping one’s family tree, origin stories provide us with a sense and a place of belonging. Origins allow us to live in the present, with an eye on a future shaped by our collective past.


©Bénédicte Vanderreydt

Featuring: Elisavet Tamouridou, Andrea Foligni, Kai Caemmerer, Magdalena Sole, Naomi Harris, Vicki Reed, Yoshiki Hase, and Grand Prix Winner Bénédicte Vanderreydt.


©Naomi Harris

 

About the Gallery

The United Photo Industries gallery showcases a wide spectrum of compelling photographic work, from street photography to social documentary projects. We welcome and consider artists with streamlined series of works to present their portfolios for upcoming gallery shows during regularly announced calls for new work.

Founded in 2011 by Sam Barzilay, Dave Shelley, and Laura Roumanos, United Photo Industries has rapidly solidified its position in the public art landscape by consistently showcasing thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography from across the globe. Proudly devoted to cultivating strategic partnerships, creative collaborations, and community spirit, United Photo Industries has presented dozens of exhibitions and public art installations across the United States and worldwide in partnership with numerous festivals, city agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.

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