TIPA Celebrated its XXV Awards Ceremony in Tokyo
Madrid, 25 June 2015
The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) successfully celebrated the XXV edition of the TIPA Awards Ceremony on 19 June 2015 in Tokyo in ‘The Westin Hotel’. Representatives of the winning companies were welcomed by members the TIPA board.
The winning products had been selected by the TIPA members in the annual meeting of TIPA, held on 20 March 2015 in Dubai. During the ceremony the bronze trophies, based on the TIPA logo, were presented for the 40 winning products. At the annual meeting the TIPA member magazines and the Camera Journal Press Club (CJPC) of Japan voted for the best product in 40 categories.
During his speech the TIPA Chairman, Thomas Gerwers, pointed out:
“To correctly expose a photograph, you have to find a balance between a diaphragm aperture and exposure time. In 2015, TIPA continues to evolve by finding the delicate balance between new contemporary practices and a photographic culture, both technical and aesthetic, which is based on TIPA’s 25 years of experience. Because the photograph was not born with the Smartphone and selfie, TIPA draws on its history to understand the present and look to the future beyond the fleeting influences of fashion.”
TIPA now has member magazines from eight European countries plus Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, South Africa and the USA. The CJPC of Japan and TIPA cooperate to vote for the best products for the TIPA awards and the Japanese Camera Grand Prix. TIPA was founded in Paris on 16 April 1991 as an association of European photo and imaging magazines. At the annual meeting in 2009, held in Budapest, Hungary, TIPA members voted to transform the association from European into a global organisation. With the world getting smaller, TIPA decided that the time had come to grow and strengthen its image and influence at an international level. With this decision, TIPA opened its membership doors to non-European members.