Last year, the winners of TIFA demonstrated to our esteemed jury panel that there is no limit to their imagination and ability to execute amazing photos. There is one category, however, that allows us a peek into the creative minds the most. So, without further ado, here are some examples of the best fine art photography at Tokyo International Foto Awards 2020.
In China, fishermen used to fish with the traditional, ancient methods. In our present times, this has become increasingly difficult, many of them are shifting towards less sustainable ways to fish due to increasing demand, causing damage to the ecosystems. Unfortunately, when the remaining traditional fishermen are gone, their art of fishing will also vanish.
With the whole world stuck in quarantine in 2020, the photographer's deep-rooted desire for travel and adventure broke through this photo series. A way to explore new lands, she travelled through her imagination.
A quiet reminder: if we prepare for war in any and all aspects of our lives, we will never find peace. For our own benefit, it's better to let some things go, breathe in and out and continue with our lives.
We all have different lives and ways of living within the walls of our own space. In these places lie our frustrations, hopes and often isolation as well, leaving only us to figure out how to break away from them.
Taken during an expedition in Ethiopia, this photo was taken of a child belonging to the Mursi tribe. They are an African tribe from the isolated Omo valley in Southern Ethiopia near the border with Sudan.