The final submission deadline for this year’s IAFOR Documentary Photography Award has now passed.

Winners will be announced at The Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film (MediAsia), which will be held October 09–11 in Tokyo, Japan. The award follows the theme of the conference, with 2018’s theme being “Fearful Futures”.

This year’s award will be judged by a panel of leading professionals in the field of documentary photography and photojournalism, including our Founding Judge, Dr Paul Lowe (VII Photo Agency/University of the Arts London), Maria Teresa Salvati (Slideluck Editorial) and Ziyah Gafic (VII Photo Agency).

Special thanks to all of our supporters, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), World Press Photo, Metro Imaging, University of the Arts London, Think Tank Photo and MediaStorm.

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Image by Kiana Hayeri | 2017 Grand Prize Winner

Posted by Thaddeus Pope

Thaddeus Pope is the Director of Visual Communications for The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and the Creative Director of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award.