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Report on the Public Grand Prize Selection Meeting for the 2019 New Cosmos of Photography (42nd Edition)

INTERVIEW | Tomoko Sawada (Artist, Judge of the 41st competition)

© TOMOKO SAWADA

INTERVIEW | Ayano Sudo (Artist, Grand Prize of the 37th competition)

© AYANO SUDO, Courtesy MEM, Tokyo

Trond Ansten and Benjamin Breitkopf “Another man's floor”

© TROND ANSTEN & BENJAMIN BREITKOPF

INTERVIEW | Kunie Sugiura (Photographer, Judge of the 41st competition)

© KUNIE SUGIURA

INTERVIEW | Emilia van Lynden (Artistic Director of Unseen, Judge of the 41st competition)

© EMILIA VAN LYNDEN

TALK SHOW | Sandra Phillips (Curator Emerita, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) × Minoru Shimizu (Photo critic)
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    Report on the Public Grand Prize Selection Meeting for the 2019 New Cosmos of Photography (42nd Edition)

    The 2019 (42nd edition) New Cosmos of Photography public Grand Prize selection meeting took place on Friday November 8, 2019 at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum.

    December 26, 2019

  • INTERVIEW

    Tomoko Sawada
    (Artist, Judge of the 41st competition)

    Tomoko Sawada, an artist, directed the memorable SELF/OTHERS photo exhibition. We interviewed to her about the origins of her ideas that so captivate viewers, her artistic endeavors, and the state of the increasingly globalized New Cosmos of Photography from her position as a judge of the contest.

    May 28, 2019

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    Ayano Sudo
    (Artist, Grand Prize of the 37th competition)

    Ayano Sudo is an immensely gifted artist with works spanning self-portraits to collaborations withtalented models. Where does her heartfelt camerawork that parallels her aesthetic vision come from and what inspires her ideas?
    We interviewed to her about her hypnotizing world view in which she makes phenomena visible and tangible, even as she digs deep into the world of the unseen.

    May 28, 2019

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    Trond Ansten & Benjamin Breitkopf (Grand Prize of the 40th competition) “Another man's floor”

    Trond Ansten and Benjamin Breitkopf collaborate long distance on their projects from Norway and Germany respectively. Just before the opening of Another man's floor, their solo exhibition of new works, they talked about how they came together as a unit, the artistic vision they are aiming for, and how they progress with their projects as two people from different countries.

    May 16, 2019

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    Kunie Sugiura
    (Photographer, Judge of the 41st competition)

    Kunie Sugiura has produced numerous inventive works created with experimental techniques that exploit the materiality of the photo medium. After arriving in the United States in 1963, she has forged a long career from her base in New York since 1967.In this wide-ranging interview, Sugiura discusses the current state of the New York art scene, her own works, and how experience leads to photographic expressions.

    May 16, 2019

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    Emilia van Lynden
    (Artistic Director of Unseen, Judge of the 41st competition)

    Amsterdam-based Unseen has gained acclaim as a platform for contemporary photography that provides opportunities for up-and-coming talent to showcase their work. We interviewed to Emilia van Lynden, Unseen's artistic director, about the direction of photography in the digital age.

    May 16, 2019

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    Sandra Phillips (Curator Emerita, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) × Minoru Shimizu (Photo critic)

    A talk show with Sandra Phillips and Minoru Shimizu was held at the 2018 New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition. They talked about the background of the birth of the Grand Prize while looking back at past public meetings of the Grand Prize selection comitee.

    May 16, 2019

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    Report on the Public Grand Prize Selection Meeting for the 2018 New Cosmos of Photography (41st Edition)

    The 2018 (41st edition) New Cosmos of Photography public Grand Prize selection meeting took place on Friday November 2, 2018 at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum.

    January 31, 2019

  • INTERVIEW

    Sandra Phillips
    (SFMoMA Curator Emerita, Judge of the 41st competition)

    As the emerita curator of the SFMoMA Department of Photography, Sandra Phillips has been behind many important exhibitions. She has been devoted to becoming a leading researcher on Japanese photographer in the West. We talked to her about her impressions of this year's New Cosmos of Photography judging, how Japanese photographers differ from the West, and her view of the future.

    May 31, 2018

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    Hiraki Sawa
    (Artist, Judge of the 41st competition)

    His work, “Ulo Ulo Ulo” in which different phenomena were simply happening, was captured with images inflating the viewer's imagination and deriving a new perspective. I interviewed Mr. Sawa, who took up the challenge of devising a new form of image expression and installation, and shooting in the night darkness.

    May 31, 2018

  • INTERVIEW

    Yoshihiko Ueda
    (Photographer, Judge of the 40th competition)

    Yoshihiko Ueda has been at the forefront of commercial photography for many years and has put out numerous original works as well. We asked Mr. Ueda about his path to this point and the origins of his stylish works that fascinate so many people, his original worldview, and his ideas.

    May 31, 2018

  • INTERVIEW

    Alec Soth
    (Photographer, Judge of the 40th competition)

    As one of America's leading photographers, Alec Soth enjoys widespread acclain. In his view, contemporary photography is a means of communication and it has cultual meaning, much like a language. Sandra Phillips (Curator Emerita of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) sat down with him to talk about the process of establishing his own style and his impressions from judging this year's New Cosmos of Photography.

    February 27, 2018

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    Dayanita Singh
    (Artist, Judge of the 40th competition)

    Having been invited twice to the Venice Biennale (in 2011 and 2013) and holding solo exhibitions in leading galleries around the world, Dayanita Singh is a towering presence in today's art scene. We spoke with Ms. Singh about her impressions of judging the contest, her deep ties with Japan, and her determination as an artist.

    February 27, 2018

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    Kim Sajik “The Night of a Full Moon, a Man Builds a Grave and a Woman Eats Pinecones”

    Grand Prize winner of the 39th public competition in 2016 for Story. What is the story behind her solo exhibition of new works? We spoke with Kim about the cryptic title, the concept, and the direction of her new work.

    February 27, 2018

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    Report on the 2017 (40th public invitation) Public Grand Prize Selection Meeting

    The 2017 New Cosmos of Photography’s public Grand Prize selection meeting took place on November 10 (Friday) at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum.

    December 26, 2017

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    Report on the 2016 (39th public invitation) Public Grand Prize Selection Meeting

    The 2016 New Cosmos of Photography’s public Grand Prize selection meeting took place on November 11 (Friday) at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum.

    March 23, 2017

  • INTERVIEW

    Teppei Sako “Sword and Sandal”

    Teppei Sako entered the video work Made of Stone for the 39th edition of the New Cosmos of Photography in 2015 and captured the Grand Prize by unanimous decision.
    We spoke with him about the changes he has gone through in the year since his victory and about the creation of his latest project, the solo exhibition Sword and Sandal.

    March 23, 2017

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    Toshio Shibata
    (Photographer, Judge of the 39th competition)

    Toshio Shibata pioneered a new era of creative photographic expressions in Japan with his esteemed Quintessence of Japan series (1992) and other works. Before flourishing as a leader in contemporary photography however, he went through a lengthy period of trial and error to arrive at his own original creative expressions. Having this background, Mr. Shibata talked about his impressions at the conclusion of the New Cosmos of Photography judging and provided some advice for young people aiming to become photographers.

    March 23, 2017

  • INTERVIEW

    Osamu James Nakagawa
    (Photographer, Judge of the 39th competition)

    Osamu James Nakagawa currently teaches photography at Indiana University. Born in New York and frequently shifting back and forth between Japan and the United States, he has come to see himself as an outsider in both lands. We asked for his impressions about the 39th New Cosmos of Photography after the Grand Prize selection meeting.

    March 23, 2017

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