presented by Nikon

Move, Inspire, Touch

The Nikon Photo Contest International has been held by Nikon Corporation since 1969 to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich photographic culture for professionals and amateurs alike.

produced by Graphic Passport

Think, Touch, Talk

Tokyo Graphic Passport, a creative event based on the Graphic Design ethos of galvanizing cross-cultural exchange and mutual understanding, is themed " Think, Touch, Talk".


Opening Ceremony / Conference

12.14 Fri

Time: 17:00 - 21:00
Venue: NCPA Auditorium / Garden / Piramal Gallery

16:30   Open

17:00   Ceremony

18:00   Conference
(Guest Speaker: Seiichi Hishikawa)

19:00   Reception Party

21:00   end

Nikon Photo Contest International Winner's Photo Exhibition

12.14 Fri - 12.23 Sun

Time: 12:00 - 19:00

Venue: NCPA / Piramal Art Gallery
Admission Free

Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 attracted the highest number of entries in the history of the contest, with over 60,000 entries from 23,308 applicants in 153 countries and regions. Although this was the first time in the history of the contest to eliminate the option of submitting printed materials by mail and accept entries via the Internet only, we saw a significant jump in the number of submissions compared to the previous contest. There was also an increase in the number of young applicants under 30.

Grapass Japanese Guest Work Shop

12.16 Sun

“Micro Production”

Shooting motion pictures with a compact digital camera,
and editing with notebook laptop

Time: 14:00-16:00
Venue: NCPA / Piramal Art Gallery
Admission Free
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Seiichi Hishikawa

Filmmaker, Art Director, Photographer

Born in Tokyo in 1969, Hishikawa began his career in the music industry. In 1991 he moved to New York and started working as video editing engineer and director in the video industry. After returning to Japan, he worked freelance as video producer and stage director. He then participated in the launch of DRAWING AND MANUAL, which provided integrated design services combining graphic design and motion images. In 2011, the NTT Docomo commercial he directed “Xylophone in the Forest” became a triple crown winner at the Cannes Lions. His first solo exhibition was held in the same year.



NCPA / Piramal Art Gallery

National Centre of the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg,
Nariman Point, Mumbai, MH 400021

Supported by


Nikon Photo Contest International

Established in 1969, the Nikon Photo Contest International is one of the world's most prestigious international photographic contests. Photography is a universal language. Its timeless power transcends nationality, ethnicity and culture by communicating directly to the emotional core we all share. Without words, photographs speak to us all. That's what makes photography so special and so important. The Nikon Photo Contest International aims to create an occasion for photographers around the world to communicate and exchange their photographic vision, irrespective of professional or amateur status. It is our hope that this event will further enrich and broaden global photographic culture.


+81, a creative magazine that is distributed approximately 30 countries around the world has proudly been hosting Tokyo Graphic Passport since 2009. At every creative conference, we have invited well-known creators from various fields to be part of our programs. This event has suggested to be the eye-opening exhibition to the world for not only the quality but also for the quantity in conferences, exhibitions, portfolio viewings and workshops being held. Every season in autumn, this event is held in Tokyo but also in venues such as, the Smithsonian Museum in USA (2010), and Centre Georges Pompidou in France (2011). At Centre Georges Pompidou held in France in 2011, the show that ran for two weeks has recorded about 80,000 visitors said to be the best turnout, in which drew the attention of the mayor of Paris and the curator of the Centre Georges Pompidou. This year, the event will be held in Sao Paulo and Mumbai renamed as International Photographic Passport, extensively showing the innovative side to the photographic field and many expected prospects.