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07/31/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/30/2020 22:00

Canon announces award winners for its New Cosmos of Photography 2020 (43rd edition) photo competition

TOKYO, July 31, 2020-Canon Inc. announced today that the prize winners have been selected for its New Cosmos of Photography 2020 (43rd edition) photo competition-Canon's cultural support project that aims to discover, nurture and support new photographers.

The Excellence Award Selection Committee

The 2019 Grand Prize winner delivers his presentation to the selection committee

The New Cosmos of Photography accepted entries for the 2020 competition from March 18 to May 31, attracting 2,002 submissions from around the world-the first time in the competition's 30-year history that the number of submissions has exceeded 2,000. Of those, seven Excellence Award winners and fourteen Honorary Mention Award winners were selected.

Excellence Award winners

Tsuyoshi Kaneda, Riichiro Goto, Sergei P. Bakanov, Kiyoshiro Tatekawa, Seiya Higuchi, Hiroshi Miyamoto and Yasuhide Yoshimura

Honorary Mention Award winners

Kou Ishikawa, Takuya Ishikawa, Shuji Ogawa, Yushi Kaku, Tetsuo Kashiwada, Kohei Kawazu, Wataru Gomi, Shion Sawada, Kota Shiga, Megumu Takasaki, David-Natanael Robu, Makoto Tsukahara, Hiroto Toyama and Kaori Fujiwara

The award-winning works will be displayed as part of The New Cosmos of Photography 2020 Exhibition at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum from October 17 to November 15. The exhibition will be held alongside 'Ants,' an exhibition of new work by the Grand Prize winner of the New Cosmos of Photography 2019, Tomomichi Nakamura.

The New Cosmos of Photography 2020 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 October 30. 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 22, a presentation session will be held where the award winners will introduce their works and the intention behind them.

On October 31, a special event 'Talk Show' will be held by members of the Grand Prize Selection Committee members Yuki Onodera and Hiroshi Nomura, who were the Excellence Award winners of The New Cosmos of Photography 1992.

For more information, please visit the New Cosmos of Photography website:
https://global.canon/en/newcosmos/

  • *Advanced reservation is required to attend the public meeting of the Grand Prize Selection Committee and special event.
  • *Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the New Cosmos of Photography 2020 Exhibition, as well as other related events, may be canceled, rescheduled or held with limited attendance. For up-to-date information, please visit the New Cosmos of Photography website. Additionally, when attending the New Cosmos of Photography 2020 Exhibition or other related events, please comply with COVID-19 infection prevention guidelines including the wearing of masks.

New Cosmos of Photography 2020 (43rd Edition) Excellence Award winning entries

Tsuyoshi Kaneda
'M'
Selected by Mikiya Takimoto

Riichiro Goto
'FUHEN TEKI SEKAI KAN'
Selected by Takashi Yasumura

Sergei P. Bakanov
'The Summer Grass, or My mother's eyes through her last 15 years'
Selected by Paul Graham

Kiyoshiro Tatekawa
'When Photography Approaches Itself'
Selected by Yuki Onodera

Seiya Higuchi
'some things do not flow in the water'
Selected by Hiroshi Nomura

Hiroshi Miyamoto
'Symbols of the Everyday-Possessions of the Onodera Family, Takatsuki City, Osaka, Captured in Size A2-'
Selected by Noi Sawaragi

Yasuhide Yoshimura
'Horse hoof'
Selected by Minoru Shimizu

Excellence Award winners

Entrant Entry title Selected by1
Tsuyoshi Kaneda M Mikiya Takimoto
Riichiro Goto FUHEN TEKI SEKAI KAN Takashi Yasumura
Sergei P. Bakanov The Summer Grass, or My mother's eyes through her last 15 years Paul Graham
Kiyoshiro Tatekawa When a photo Approaches a photo Yuki Onodera
Seiya Higuchi some things do not flow in the water Hiroshi Nomura
Hiroshi Miyamoto Symbols of the Everyday -Possessions of the Onodera Family, Takatsuki City, Osaka, Captured in Size A2- Noi Sawaragi
Yasuhide Yoshimura Horse hoof Minoru Shimizu

Honorary Mention Award winners

Entrant Entry title Selected by1
Kou Ishikawa from my room Hiroshi Nomura
Takuya Ishikawa Vectorized Vital Vortex Takashi Yasumura
Shuji Ogawa Schoolgirls' Halcyon Days Noi Sawaragi
Yushi Kaku KARA Minoru Shimizu
Tetsuo Kashiwada In to the Gray Mikiya Takimoto
Kohei Kawazu Room for Takashi Yasumura
Wataru Gomi along the ridge Mikiya Takimoto
Shion Sawada Strawman meme Hiroshi Nomura
Kota Shiga Hologram and Two switches Yuki Onodera
Megumu Takasaki Peninsula Noi Sawaragi
David-Natanael Robu i Am Not The Most Important Paul Graham
Makoto Tsukahara I play with the world Minoru Shimizu
Hiroto Toyama BOUYUU Yuki Onodera
Kaori Fujiwara Looking from the Forest Paul Graham
  • 1Each of the seven members of the selection committee chose their respective Excellence Award winner and up to two Honorary Mention Award winners.

Grand Prize Winner of the New Cosmos of Photography 2019 Special Exhibition

Artists : Tomomichi Nakamura
Title : Ants
Artists' intent : Art is, of course, is created from the perspective of the artist themselves, but how does that perspective appear to others who inhabit the same world?
I created this work from the perspective of how I see ants, as well as the perspective of how a far more powerful existence-one I would be powerless against-would see me in the same way that I see those ants. This is expressed through the use of ants, who like us, are social creatures.
But are ants really such tiny, insignificant beings? I myself am but one small existence, yet my insignificance is merely relative to the size of the social unit I am viewed as part of.

The new work by Tomomichi Nakamura
(2019 Grand Prize winner)

The New Cosmos of Photography 2020 Tokyo Exhibition detail

Time Oct. 17 (Sat.) - Nov. 15 (Sun.)
10:00 - 18:00
* Closed on Mondays.
Venue Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (Exhibition Room on B1F)
1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (inside Ebisu Garden Place)
Exhibiting Artists Excellence Award winners: 7 artists
Honorable Mention winners: 14 artists
Concurrent exhibition Grand Prize winners of the New Cosmos of Photography 2019, Tomomichi Nakamura, exhibition of new work: 'Ants'
Sponsor Canon Inc.
Co-sponsors Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture,
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
Admission Free

Artists' Talk detail

Time Oct. 22 (Thu.)
Part1, 14:30 - 15:40
Part2, 16:00 - 17:30
Venue Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (1F Hall)
1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (inside Ebisu Garden Place)
Schedule Part1, The Honorary Mention Award winners from 2020 present a slideshow and provide a brief explanation of their works.
Part2, The Excellence Award winners from 2020 and the 2019 Grand Prize winner introduce themselves, present the intentions behind the creation of their works.
Admission Free

Grand Prize selection open committee meeting detail

Time Oct. 30 (Fri.)
Committee meeting 14:30 - 16:30
Award Ceremony 17:30 - 17:50
Celebration party 18:00 - 19:30
Venue Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (1F Hall) etc.
1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (inside Ebisu Garden Place)
Committee Yuki Onodera, Noi Sawaragi, Minoru Shimizu, Mikiya Takimoto, Hiroshi Nomura, Paul Graham, Takashi Yasumura
Capacity 90 on a first-come-first-served basis
Application instructions will be posted on the New Cosmos of Photography website from Thursday, October 10.
Admission Free (advanced reservation required)
  • The Grand Prize winner of this year's competition will receive not only JPY 1 million in prize money and a Canon product, but as an added bonus will be granted the right to hold a solo exhibit during the following year.

Talk Show by Yuki Onodera and Hiroshi Nomura

Time Oct. 31 (Sat.)
Part1, 14:00 - 15:30
Part2, 16:00 - 17:30
Venue Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (1F Hall)
1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (inside Ebisu Garden Place)
Schedule Members of the Grand Prize Selection Committee members Yuki Onodera and Hiroshi Nomura, who were the Excellence Award winners of The New Cosmos of Photography 1992 look back at the first competition and discuss their careers and activities since then.
Capacity 90 on a first-come-first-served basis
Application instructions will be posted on the New Cosmos of Photography website from Thursday, October 10.
Admission Free (advanced reservation required)

What is New Cosmos of Photography?

The New Cosmos of Photography is Canon's cultural support project to discover, nurture, and support new photographers who pursue new possibilities in creative photographic expression. Launched in 1991, this year marks the 30th iteration of the annual contest. The New Cosmos of Photography encourages the creation of original works that advance the art of photography by pushing the boundaries of its potential, and systematically assists and nurtures award winners. To date, the New Cosmos of Photography contest has accepted 33,359 entries from both individuals and groups, and has turned out a great number of outstanding photographers who are enjoying widespread success around the world. As a result, the contest has come to be regarded today as a gateway to success for new photographers.