• The Great Bonfire Of Toba By Thaddeus Pope

    A photo-essay about one of the most extraordinary festivals in Japan, Toba-dai-kagaribi (The Great Bonfire of Toba). Photography by Thaddeus Pope. All Images © 2014 Thaddeus Pope. All rights reserved.

  • Japan marks the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Photography by Thaddeus Pope.

    Japan marks the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Photography by Thaddeus Pope. All Images © 2014 Thaddeus Pope. All rights reserved.

IAFOR Documentary Photography Award

IAFOR DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD 2015 WINNERS

As Creative Director of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award, I am delighted to announce that Hosam Katan from Syria has been selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award 2015 for his brave and important work from his hometown of Aleppo, Syria. Congratulations, Hosam, on this is well deserved achievement. Simon […]

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MEDIASTORM BECOMES AN EVENT SPONSOR

I’m very pleased to announce that the overall winner of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award will now receive tuition free access to a MediaStorm Multimedia One-day Workshop in New York. I would like to thank Brian Storm, MediaStorm Executive Producer, for his generous support. Note: Attendees are responsible for their own transportation and accommodation during […]

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ANNOUNCING COLLABORATION WITH JOOP SWART MASTERCLASS

The IAFOR Documentary Photography Award is delighted to announce collaboration with World Press Photo’s prestigious Joop Swart Masterclass. The overall winner of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award will now receive an automatic nomination for the Joop Swart Masterclass (if they are 32 years old or younger in the year the masterclass is held) and will […]

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The Takisanji Oni Matsuri by Thaddeus Pope

TAKISANJI ONI MATSURI

The Takisanji Oni Matsuri (Takisanji Ogre Festival) at Takasanji Temple in Aichi Prefecture takes place on the evening of the last day of Shushoe (修正会) – an annual ritual to pray for peace and good harvest for the coming year, which lasts for 7 days from January 1st in the old Japanese calendar. Incorporating a spectacular […]

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