What can we do through photography? What is possible only through photography?


Canon started the New Cosmos of Photography as a cultural support project in 1991. Although the Competition closed in 2021, a total of 35,550 contestants entered the contest's 44 competitions and 1,126 took home awards. We are very grateful to the many aspiring photographers who competed in the New Cosmos of Photography and who made it such a success as a public photo competition.

The New Cosmos of Photography would not have been possible without the kind cooperation and assistance of the renowned photographers, videographers, artists, curators, and photo and art critics from Japan and abroad who judged the competitions. We are proud to have brought to light the power, ambition, and creativity of photographers attempting to forge new expressions unbridled by the bounds of photography and to have helped launch the careers of many successful photographers active today all over the world.

Canon will continue to contribute to the development of photographic culture through various activities. We sincerely hope for the future success of all award winners.


Please click to see the New Cosmos of Photography Magazines published to date.


Interview, Selected Artist,
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