Be part of the IPA Photography Asia Awards 2013 & support our 1st ever crowdfunding effort.
History & Introduction
Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA) was founded in 2010, and since then has grown into a leading and influential platform for Photography and Arts in Asia. We participate vigorously in the movement of Photography in Asia through talent showcases, events and exhibitions, workshops and education, and community outreach. Since inauguration, IPA has partnered with organizations such as PLATFORM.SG, National Museum Of Singapore, The Angkor Photo Festival, KL Photo Awards to name a few.
IPA website: http://invisiblephotographer.asia
We have produced 2 annual editions of the highly regarded and successful IPA Street Photography Asia Contest. The Free-to-Enter contest was funded independently by us, with 2 prizes sponsored by friends. Last year, we received over 5,000 picture submissions. We have had 2 prize winners – a photographer from India in 2011, and from Bangladesh in 2012. Contest finalists and other winners have come from all over Asia.
This year, we will expand our contest efforts to include more categories, in what will become the inaugural IPA Photography Asia Awards. It is our goal to keep this photo awards contest accessible and free to enter for photographers from all parts of Asia. Help us achieve this goal by being part of the IPA Photography Asia Awards 2013!
What We Need
To help us achieve our goals with the inaugural IPA Photography Asia Awards, we have decided to embark on this fundraising campaign, our first ever. Here are the details:
- Help us reach our funding Goal of USD$6,800.
- Less Indiegogo & any transaction fees, 75% of the net funds will go towards Awards Prize money, 25% will go towards resources required to produce and facilitate the awards itself.
- If we do not reach our funding goal, the awards will still go ahead, albiet scaled down from our initial plans.
- We welcome any support from individuals, organisations or corporates.
The Inaugural IPA Photography Asia Awards
The inaugural IPA Photography Asia Awards 2013 will take place sometime between April to August 2013. The exact dates will be confirmed and announced at a later date.
[Updated 15.01.13] The IPA Photography Asia Awards 2013 will comprise of the following main awards categories: 1) Street Photography Asia Category; 2) Photo Essay Asia Category; and 3) Photo Book Asia Category. Category Prizes and submission details will be confirmed and announced at a later date, after our funding period.
Entry to the Contest will be FREE.
The 3 categories in the IPA Photography Asia Awards 2013 will be judged by a volunteer panel of experts invited by IPA, to be confirmed at a later date. Our previous street photography contest judges include Kevin WY Lee, founder of IPA, Ying Tang, China and InPublic's David Gibson, UK.
Previous 1st Place Winners of our Street Photography Contests include Jashim Salam, Bangladesh (2012) and Karan Vaid, India (2011).
The final awards details, including categories and contest criteria/details, is subject to ammendment and confirmation, at the discretion of IPA.
View more information on our past contests: http://invisiblephotographer.asia/tag/ipa-street-photography-contest/
Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can’t contribute funds, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help:
- If you're a photographer, you can also support us by donating a print as a perk for our Gold and Prime Sponsors.
- We would love for you to get the word out and make some noise about our funding effort and the IPA Photography Asia Awards 2013.
- You can easily share the news about our efforts using social tools provided right here on Indiegogo.
And that’s all there is to it.
Donated Prints for Gold & Prime Sponsorship
Photography Prints have been kindly donated as perks for Gold and Prime Sponsorships by the following photographers:
- Andri Tambunan, Indonesia
- Aik Beng Chia, Singapore
- Aujin Rew, South Korea
- Callan Tham, Singapore
- Derrick Choo, Singapore
- Junku Nishimura, Japan
- Karulos Naga, Indonesia
- Karan Vaid, India
- Kevin WY Lee, Singapore
- Lim Weixiang, Singapore
- Luis Liwanag, Philippines
- Maika Elan, Vietnam
- Jes Aznar, Philippines
- Rony Zakaria, Indonesia
- Sebastian Song, Singapore
- Weilun Chong, Singapore
- Tay Kay Chin, Singapore
Prime Sponsors, in sequential order, will have 1st opportunity to select their preferred choice of print. Gold Sponsors will be given prints selected by IPA, subject to availability.
Testimonials & Quotes
"As a partner with Invisible Photographer Asia for the past year, we have witnessed first-hand the commitment and drive by IPA to push Asian photography to a new height. Their programs are thoughtful and necessary. We hope you will support them"
- Tay Kay Chin, Co-founder, PLATFORM (Singapore)
"Invisible Photographer Asia is very much a serious platform at the forefront of witnessing and supporting Asian photography. It not only showcases the enthusiasm and seriousness of photographers in Asia, but also highlights the healthy camaraderie that is prevalent in the region."
- Jes Aznar, Photojournalist (Philippines)
"This is a very important project for us and the scene of Asia photography."
- Junku Nishimura, Photographer (Japan)
"There are many, many great international initiatives by other excellent organisations and folks. Our focus, and the focus of this awards, is Asia."
- Kevin WY Lee, Founder (IPA)
"There will never be a shortage of talented and passionate photographers in Asia. However, often their voice doesn't get the spotlight it deserves. Invisible Photographer Asia provides a public platform for photographers living and working in Asia to share their visions, experiences, and realities to a wide audience. Beyond photography, I support IPA because through that process, we could gain not only insights and inspirations but also a mutual understanding that brings us closer as people regardless of our backgrounds."
- Andri Tambunan, Photojournalist (Indonesia)
"In two short years, Invisible Photographer Asia has become a leading - if not the leading - online force for pan-Asian street photography and visual journalism."
"Online photography platform Invisible Photographer Asia is giving street photography in Asia a newfound visibility and buzz"
For Further Information
IPA Website: http://invisiblephotographer.asia/
IPA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/invisiblephotographer
IPA Twitter: https://twitter.com/InvisPhotogAsia
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