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Press Release.

TIFA Announces 2017 Photography Competition Winners!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Tokyo International Foto Awards has announced the winners of its 2017 Photography competition in both the professional and amateur divisions. The 2017 TIFA photography competition received over 5,000 entries from 82 countries around the world, with some of the very best of photography from across the globe being submitted and giving the jury a truly challenging task in selecting the year’s winners.



After viewing and evaluating so many truly outstanding images, the Jury selected Constanza Portnoy as the 2017 “Photographer of the Year”, for her exceptional work, “Life Force: What Love Can Save”. The grand prize in the professional division earned Constanza a $3,000 Cash Prize and the TIFA trophy.

Yoshihiko Wada of Japan took the top spot in the amateur division, being named 2017 “New Talent of the Year” for his work in “The City Of Juncture”. Yoshihiko Wada also received the TIFA trophy and a $2,000 Cash Prize.

Hossein Farmani, Founder and President of TIFA and its parent company Farmani Group, comments: “I am so proud of this year’s amazing selection of entries to the Tokyo International Foto Awards. It has exceeded our expectations and is bringing the very highest level of photographic artistry to the world, and particularly the creative community in Japan. This is truly photography at its best!”

The category winners have also been announced and can be found on the winner’s page of the TIFA website HERE. The first place winners in each category receive a cash prize and all winners are awarded the TIFA winning seal and a winner certificate.

TIFA 2017 Winners Exhibition

Every year Tokyo International Foto Awards presents the year’s most outstanding photography at the annual TIFA Exhibition held in galleries in Tokyo. Winning photographs will be also included in the “Best of Show” traveling exhibition.

This year, the grand-prize winners and all 1st and 2nd place category winners will be exhibited from May 12th – 16th, 2018 at the ICA Gallery in Tokyo, and other winners and Honorable Mention works will be shown by projector.

The opening of the event will take place on Sunday 13th of May, from 3:00 pm onward, including a “Meet & Greet” with TIFA team.

ICA Gallery, ICA3 Bldg E 2F 3 Chome-4-6 Higashinihonbashi, Chūō, Tokyo 103-0004 Japan

Awarded to Mauricio:

Nostalgia, Silver. Category: People-Children

Nostalgia, Gold. Category: Portfolio Fine Art

Nostalgia, Bronze Category: Portfolio Personal

Nostalgia 1st Place Category: Portfolio Series

Nostalgia: Honorable Mention. Category: Fine Art Portrait

Nostalgia "Time-out" Honorable Mention. Category: People-Children

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