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APEC Finalists: Vote for Your Favorite

So the results are in from the recent APEC 2018 contest, and there are some strong contenders. Of course, my photos didn’t make it. But that doesn’t matter! It’s hard to know what internal selection criteria include or exclude. However, most of the pictures are pretty strong, except for one or two that I don’t think really are that effective at Instagram size, though they are all on theme, for sure. I would like to see them 24×16″.

I particularly like the top row: the left image would be really amazing hung up esp. the concentric rings (like an underground rainbow of sorts!); the middle for the reflection in rain water; and top row far right, because it succeeds where its top row neighbor fails. #4 on the top row has some issues that could be improved a little: we would love to know what everyone is looking at; reducing the image has darkened their faces a lot (solution: more light or raise the exosure a tad); and why is there a plastic bottle on the left?).

I like the bottom row #1, #3 and #4. While #5 is fine and picks up the theme, I don’t think there are many parents who’d think reading a pad in dim light is a good idea! I think #3 is very effective because of the juxtaposition of different era technologies suggesting improving environment; and I love the golden light in #4. I don’t think #2 works at small size because all the murky details just appear cluttered (of course, it’s a worksite) but make it bigger!

Congratulations to all! Well done on getting picked! Vote for your favorites here.

2018 World Press Photo Exhibition @ Studio 94 in Taipei: October 27th to November 19th, 2018

The Thermos Foundation, Taiwan has announced that it will once again host this year’s World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 at its Studio 94 location. In 1955, a group of Dutch photographers organized an international contest to expose their work to a global audience. Since then, the contest has grown into the world’s most prestigious photography competition.

The World Press Photo Foundation is a creative, independent, nonprofit organization. It strives to keep abreast with the changing world, and new developments in the media and technology, which have completely transformed journalism and the power of storytelling. The World Press Photo of the Year honors the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance of the last year.

There are different categories that photographers may select to enter. The focus of this contest is to connect the world to stories that matter. These prize winning photographs are assembled into an exhibition that travels throughout the year to a hundred locations in forty-five different countries. Taiwan has been carefully screened and selected as one of the exhibition country host sites, with the Thermos Foundation as its esteemed host.

Visitors information

Studio 94, No. 94, Section 2, Yangde Blvd, Shilin District, Taipei, Taiwan

+886-2-28833058 / +886-2-28376655

Visiting hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00

Event Location

No. 94, Section 2, Yǎngdé Blvd, Shilin District, Taipei, Taiwan

Organization details

The Thermos Foundation

The Brazilian Community and the Taipei Dream Community Indigenous Festival Parade: October 20th, 2018

This annual street festival features samba dancers, elaborate costumes, papier-mache floats, international artists and indigenous student drummers from schools around Taiwan.

Date: Saturday, October 20th Parade Venue

Meeting Time: Liberty Square Arch, across from the National Central Library, Taipei @ 1:30 pm.

Check website for further information:

See last year’s shots.

The Taiwan LGBT Pride 2018 Parade, October 27th, 2018.

This is the largest Gay Pride Parade in Asia (Over 80, 000 people were in attendance, last year.)

Venue & Time: Begins at 2 pm from the Gay Pride Village (Ketagalan Blvd)

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Sunday ART 藝術 Visual Dialogue 藝術對畫 XXVII : Camila Saenz – unDIfferent from October 7th.

Opening 開幕會 4:00 PM ~ 6:00 PM is the follow up exhibition at Red Room’s New Visual Dialogue 藝術對畫 XXVII

The work and photography of Camila Saenz – unDIfferent

I don’t have any more than that right now…