TOKYO, July 31, 2019—Canon Inc. announced today that the prize winners have been selected for its New Cosmos of Photography 2019 (42nd edition) photo competition—Canon's cultural support project that aims to discover, nurture and support new photographers.
The Excellence Award Selection Committee
The 2018 Grand Prize winner delivers his presentation to the selection committee
The New Cosmos of Photography accepted entries for the 2019 competition from April 17 to June 12, attracting 1,959 submissions from around the world. Of those, seven Excellence Award winners and fourteen Honorary Mention Award winners were selected.
The award-winning works will be displayed as part of The New Cosmos of Photography 2019 Exhibition at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum from October 19 to November 17. The exhibition will be held alongside "Artificial Conditions - Something To Grow Into," an exhibition of new work by the Grand Prize winner of the New Cosmos of Photography 2018, Song-Nian Ang.
The New Cosmos of Photography 2019 Grand Prize winner will be chosen from the Excellence Award winners at a public meeting of the Grand Prize Selection Committee1 to be held on November 8. Each candidate will give a presentation and face questioning by the selection committee, after which the committee will deliberate and choose the Grand Prize winner. Before that, on October 19, a presentation session will be held where the award winners will introduce their works and the intention behind them.
On November 9 and 10, a special event will be held featuring a portfolio review session and lectures by members of the Grand Prize Selection Committee Paul Graham and Sandra Phillips and Rineke Dijkstra.
|Entrant||Entry title||Selected by2|
|Natsuko Eguchi||Dialogue||Paul Graham|
|Yusuke Endo||Formerly Known As Photography||Takashi Yasumura|
|Daichi Koda||Mikiya Takimoto|
|Hisashi Kobayashi||To elite trash||Sandra Phillips|
|Ken Tazima||Skygazers||Yulin Lee|
|Tomomichi Nakamura||Like Ants||Rineke Dijkstra|
|Tamaki Yoshida||Sympathetic Resonance||Noi Sawaragi|
|Entrant||Entry title||Selected by2|
|Yukari Ito||Body||Mikiya Takimoto|
|Goshi Uhira||Skin||Mikiya Takimoto|
|Keita Kanai||recollection and hammer||Yulin Lee|
|Tetsuo Kashiwada||STRANGER||Sandra Phillips|
|Kazuki Shinji||Rojo Mujo||Rineke Dijkstra|
|Hideko Takagi||The Feelings of Chairs||Takashi Yasumura|
|Kiyoshiro Tatekawa||15minutes||Takashi Yasumura|
|Chen Shaoshuai||Small Town In Transition||Paul Graham|
|Masayuki Nitta||YOKOSUKA regret||Noi Sawaragi|
|Aiko Harada||Untitled (for "A Double Helix of Kinsey")||Yulin Lee|
|Yoshinobu Bito||each view from each window||Sandra Phillips|
|Ritsuko Matsushita||I return to the universe, someday.||Paul Graham|
|Yas⁺||0546 KOBE||Noi Sawaragi|
|Wang Lu||Frozen are the winds of time||Rineke Dijkstra|
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Selected by Paul Graham
"Formerly Known As Photography"
Selected by Takashi Yasumura
Selected by Mikiya Takimoto
"To elite trash"
Selected by Sandra Phillips
Selected by Yulin Lee
Selected by Rineke Dijkstra
Selected by Noi Sawaragi
|Title||:||Artificial Conditions - Something To Grow Into|
|Artists' intent||:||"Artificial Conditions - Something To Grow Into" presents the premiere of two recent works by Singaporean artist Song-Nian Ang at the Tokyo Photographic Museum. The titular work features "Something To Grow Into (2019)," a two-channel video work which the artist represents the controlled environment of plant nurseries found across Asia. At the heart of the exhibition is "Artificial Conditions (2019)," a site-specific installation comprising 10,000 potted plants, created as a response to the artist's observation on the methods of control instrumented in ways which potted plants, as well as trees—young and old—are being manipulated to fit into the urban landscape of growing cities.|