Daniel Castro Garcia Grand Prize Winner of the TIPC 2017: Borders

  • © Daniel Castro Garcia, From the series Foreigner
    © Daniel Castro Garcia, From the series Foreigner
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  • © Daniel Castro Garcia, From the series Foreigner
    © Daniel Castro Garcia, From the series Foreigner
  • © Daniel Castro Garcia, From the series Foreigner
    © Daniel Castro Garcia, From the series Foreigner
  • © Daniel Castro Garcia, From the series Foreigner
    © Daniel Castro Garcia, From the series Foreigner
Daniel Castro Garcia has been announced the Grand Prize Winner of the Tokyo International Photography Festival 2017 Competition for his ongoing series Foreigner.

Daniel's work and that of eight other photographers will be exhibited in the following locations in 2018
Head On Photography Festival - Sydney, Australia, Spring 2018
United Photo Industries Gallery - New York USA, Summer 2018
T3 Photography Festival - Tokyo Japan, Fall 2018
As grand prize winner, Daniel will travel to Japan in Fall 2018.

The theme of TIPC 2017 was Borders - 
To put it simply, borders primarily enforce boundaries, minimizing -- if not eliminating grey areas.
They can indicate physical lines of separating political and/ or geographic regions, and they can also be applied to metaphorical confines we apply to our everyday lives via human interaction and relationships.

Daniel Castro Garcia's ongoing series ,Foreigner documents the lives of people at various stages of their migration to Europe. The project is divided into three sections, focusing on migration to Italy from North Africa, migration to Greece and through the Balkans from the middle east, and the migrant camp in Calais known as ‘The Jungle’.

The work is created in response to the imagery used in the media to discuss the issue of migration, which the artist felt was sensationalist, alarmist and was not giving people the time and consideration they deserved.  

The book, Foreigner: Migrations into Europe 2015 - 2016 was produced in 2016 and was shortlisted for the Aperture Foundation book award & MACK first book award.

Daniel Castro Garcia was recipient of the British Journal of Photography International Photography award and the prestigious W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography as well as a Magnum Foundation Fund Grant in 2017

To read more about the project visit Daniel's website at:  http://www.danielcastrogarcia.com
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