In close collaboration with FUJIFILM X, Travel Photographer Asia is an annual travel photography event that includes a photography contest, photo talks, classes and workshops run by world-famous photojournalists and documentary photographers. The 2016 photo competition was a big success, with powerful entries ranging from the cities of Bangladesh to the wilderness of Indonesia.
Travel Photographer Asia was recently rebranded as the Travel Photographer Society. The relaunch establishes them as a global community that welcomes photography enthusiasts of every calibre, as long as they share an eagerness to explore the world at large.
For the TPA 2016 photo contest, hundreds of professionals and amateurs competed in five major categories: People, Daily Life, Sense of Place, Nature and Beautiful Home. The submissions unveiled the most intriguing and beautiful moments of each participants journeys through Asia.
The winners of the 2016 photo contest received Fujifilm camera equipment, a cash prize, prints in PHOTOBOOK Malaysia, free entry into the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, as well as entry into the OBSCURA Festival Masterclass, one of the most premier Malaysian photography festivals. All the prizes were spread between the winners of the five major categories.
Beyond the prizes alone, the champions were given an opportunity to participate in the specially curated exhibition at MAPKL, one of the leading art galleries in Kuala Lumpur. Besides the winners from the five major categories, TPA 2016 also selected 50 photographs to be showcased in MAPKL art gallery’s White Box exhibition space.
Since its initial launch in 2015, Travel Photographer Asia Award has been steadily gaining popularity across Asia, and even began to accept submissions from the Middle East and Australia. The new upcoming Travel Photographer Society Awards 2017 will broaden its boundaries even further by opening its doors to the entire world. Early bird entries for the new contest will begin from November 19th. The four categories for TPS 2017 are Landscape & Environment, People and Culture, Travel and Documentary, and Street.
The upcoming competition will select the best 45 photographs to be on display alongside the future winners of the four major categories at MAPKL art gallery again this year. The selected photographs will be on display between April 27th and May 7th, and the actual award ceremony will take place on May 4th. To find out more about the details and entry rules of Travel Photographer Society Awards 2017, you can visit their official website here.