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: http://dreamcommunity.tw/english/

See last year’s shots.

2018 Taipei Art Photo – Nov 9~12, 2018

37378015_2009183459092151_3556109870274969600_nOrganized by TAC (Taiwan Art Connection), a leading photography exhibition design firm in Taiwan, the annual TAP (Taipei Art Photo), has become a sensation for photography art in Asia. Since its debut in 2013, the TAP creates phenomenon that receives extensive media coverage and attracts over 20,000 visitors each year, including numerous art collectors, critics and curators from the profession photography field.

Over the years, the TAP has quickly becoming an essential platform for international photography art, features numerous exhibitors joined by international acclaimed artists, leading photography-based galleries and photo-related institutions across Asia, Europe and North America.

The TAP employs innovative exhibition strategy by uniting artists, galleries and photo-related institutions together in an exposition to create a dynamic social network that strengthen the linkage and development of photography art. The TAP is an excellent platform for artist, gallery or institute to showcase their art to potential buyers.

Each year, the TAP aims to cultivate new level of professionalism by feature outstanding photo art of Asia, North America, and Europe contemporary photography artists in Contemporary Art Photo exhibition. The TAP also tries to aid young artists by introducing their art in Young Art Portfolio exhibition. In addition, the exposition also promotes the development of photography art by offering TIVAC Photography Award to talented emerging artists as well as hosting Photo Forum to promote academic discourse among the profession of photography art.

The TAP also features Creative Booth presenting various creative products and new applications of photo industry. The TAP is not just an exposition of photography art; it is on a mission to unite the photography, the galleries, the artists, the industry and the public together in the stream of photography art trend.

Show date: Nov 9~12, 2018.

Website Link: http://tac-art.com



Taipei Photo & Media Equipment Exhibition: October 18 (Thu.) – 21 (Sun.), 2018

Exhibition Dates

Show Dates: October 18 (Thu.) – 21 (Sun.), 2018

Show Times: AM10:00 – PM6:00

Exhibit Category

【Major Brand】

cameras and camcorders, etc.

【Photographic Equipment】

lens, , tripods, batteries, camera accessories and long-range optics, etc.

【Photographic Accessories】

storage media and external hard drive, etc.

【Audio / Video Related Equipment】

camcorders, microphones and audio equipment, etc.


imagine processing software, etc.


scanners and printers, etc.

【Image Display Device】

video screens, monitors, frames and albums, etc.


photo books, magazines and others.

【Basic Details】

Date: October 18 (Thu.) – 21 (Sun.), 2018

AM10:00 – PM6:00

Venue: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1, 1F

(No.1, Jingmao 2nd Rd., Nangang District, Taipei City, Taiwan)


Tel: 02-2659-6000

Email: photo@chanchao.com.tw

Web: https://www.chanchao.com.tw/digital/en/