Derek Man wins Excellence Award at Canon Competition

A meeting of the New Cosmos of Photography 2018 (41st competition) Excellence Award Selection Committee was held at Canon Inc.’s Shimomaruko headquarters in Tokyo.

This year, applications were received from April 18 until June 13, and 7 Excellence Award winners and 12 Honorable Mention Award winners were selected from 1,992 entrants.

Excellence Award Winners include Artrooms Fair London 2019 applicant and former Artrooms Fair Roma selected artist Derek Man (selected by Hiraki Sawa); Song-Nian Ang (selected by Emilia van Lynden); Kyosuke Sasaki (selected by Kunie Sugiura); Susumu Okada (selected by Sandra Phillips); Masashi Beppu (selected by Takashi Yasumura); Shinichiro Uchikura (selected by Tomoko Sawada); Megumi Yamakoshi (selected by Noi Sawaragi).

The Excellent Award winners will be exhibiting their work at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum in November.

The New Cosmos of Photography is Canon’s cultural support project to discover, nurture, and support new photographers pursuing new possibilities in creative photographic expression. The annual contest, launched in 1991, has been open to the public regardless of the age or nationality of the contestant or the theme, the number, or format of entered works. As such, the contest encourages the creative activities that push the boundaries of photography’s potential and systematically assists and nurtures award winners by means of exhibitions and published collections of their winning works as well as publicity on the New Cosmos of Photography website.

With the support and cooperation of renowned photographers, videographers, artists, curators, and photo and art critics from Japan and around the world who have endorsed the contest’s objectives and have been involved in judging the contest, the New Cosmos of Photography 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.