Emre Caylak
Babushka Batallion

Unveiling the Powerful Narrative: Top 10 Strong Editorial Photos from Tokyo International Foto Awards 2022

June 13, 2023

In the realm of visual storytelling, editorial photography holds a unique power to capture and convey thought-provoking narratives that resonate with viewers. The Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA) 2022 showcased an exceptional collection of editorial photographs that delved deep into pressing social issues, cultural nuances, and human experiences. In this blog post, we present the top 10 strong editorial photos from TIFA 2022, each with its distinct story and impact.

Russian Invasion of Ukraine Brings Millions to Poland

Russian Invasion of Ukraine Brings Millions to Poland - Omar Marques

On February 24, 2022, Russia started a massive invasion of Ukraine. There were reports of explosions outside of the unrest-torn eastern areas held by rebels with Russian support and in other cities. Millions of people who had escaped the invasion came in Poland throughout the course of the ensuing months. More than 3.5 million refugees will reside in the Central Eastern nation through July 2022.


Life With Me - Barbara Zanon

His ongoing long-term effort describes an Italian family with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their struggles. After years of unsuccessfully trying to conceive, Emilia and Francesco used artificial insemination (ICSI) and successfully gave birth to twins, Luisa and Riccardo. Emilia unexpectedly fell pregnant with their third child, Michele, just nine months after their first two were born. Riccardo and Luisa were identified as having a severe type of ASD at the age of two and a half. Unfortunately, Michele had the same diagnosis a year later.

Life With Me
Forgotten Heroes

Forgotten Heroes - Urim Hong

Promote the Patriots and Veterans Affairs Ministry. Korea, one of the few split nations in the world, went through the pain of war in 1950. There are around 58,000 veterans still alive, a number that is declining yearly. There are several tales, from the first female soldier to the student soldier who went through tens of thousands of dead bodies. They now only resemble the elderly neighbour. What can we do to remember and celebrate their selfless sacrifice before they complete their mission? We are grateful for your service, forgotten heroes in our neighbour.


Babushka Batallion - Emre Caylak

Before the Russian invasion, 79-year-old Valentyna Konstantinovska is exercising in Mariupol, Ukraine. Konstantinovska and an army of "babushkas," or older women, who have volunteered since fighting started in the nation in 2014, have dug trenches, delivered food, created nets, provided medical treatment, and even erected an observation tower to aid in the battle effort.


Babushka Batallion
Flying Chitterlings

Flying Chitterlings - Argent Lai

Since Taiwan has been debating the import of American pork for several weeks, some heated debate has resulted in turmoil in the congress of Taiwan. Legislators from the opposition party opposed the law and flung the viscera of the pork onto the floor, angering the ruling party in the process. This female legislator from the ruling party tossed back the chitterlings on the stage to defend Premier Su. The Taiwanese Congress witnessed a lot of flying pork organs on this particular day.


Guardians of The Mangrove Forests - Christian Bobst

In the hamlet of Djirnda, which is located in the Siné Saloum Delta on the Senegalese coast, the women's group "Bol-Boly" is in charge of mangrove replanting and protection. By raising and selling oysters, prawns and other shellfish, the ladies are able to support themselves. They declare, "We are ready to do anything that protects the environment and our dignity." In addition to being essential for the livelihoods of thousands of people living in the delta, intact mangrove trees also help to mitigate the effects of climate change by shielding coastal settlements from erosion, soil salinization, and more powerful storm surges.


Guardians of The Mangrove Forests
Girl'S Fight

Girl'S Fight - Anna Sergeeva

At the Patchogue, New York, Stereo Garden's Flex Fight Series, Melissa Balic squares off against Savannah Graham. I have always appreciated courage in battle. The more martial arts I practised, the more comprehension I developed. The little amount of information lead me to discover Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Now I am more aware of when to be more attentive. Fighters (and other athletes) put in an amazing amount of preparation for their matches, battling through injuries and traumatic experiences, healing, and going back on stage. searching for knowledge to inspire others and discover inner serenity. They do a wonderful job, and I am very appreciative that I got to see it.


Of Warriors and Machines - Antonio Denti

On a nuclear aircraft carrier for the afternoon. In the Mediterranean, somewhere. As tensions between Ukraine and Russia are clearly visible. I concentrate on these soldiers and their magnificent weapons. I consider what aggressiveness entails for the rest of the living things. All species have a natural tendency towards aggression. It has its own system of checks and balances in nature. But with humans, excessive technology use that increased the vast gap between causes and consequences caused it to spiral out of control. Dangerous. The paradoxical fact that animals are most capable of both love and hostility gives us hope.


Of Warriors and Machines
Risto Joost

Risto Joost - Daniel Haeker

Live performance of Estonian conductor Risto Joost leading the Wuppertal Symphony at the magnificent "Historische Stadthalle" of Wuppertal, the city's music venue. In order to get these performance images, I had the honour of being sitting on stage right in the orchestra's centre, between the woodwind section and the strings. photography with available light. commissioned creation. I took more photojournalistic photographs of Risto backstage in his dressing room to finish the series.


Light of Hope For Shepherd’s Family..Veronika K Ko

In Bulgaria, I met the shepherd's family. Sisters, a big brother, and their cheerful, always-smiling widowed father. This gipsy family is extremely underprivileged and struggles to survive. All of the gipsies in Bulgaria, they said, live in misery and poverty, abandoned by the government and society. Sadly! Ginka and Neda, the girls, also look after the remains of an old, ancient temple in the pasture area. Visitors occasionally stop by and drop a tiny payment. When they had just completed cleaning this temple, I specifically noticed them there. They were standing in the golden glow of the setting sun, which appeared to be a sign of greater things to come.


Light of Hope For Shepherd’s Family..

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