IO-2 Awards Concluded!

We are pleased to announce the winners of IO-2: International Contemporary Daguerreotype Competition “Care – Daguerreotype Today: In an Age of Uncertainty.”

The awardees are:
[Grand Prize] Grant Romer (USA) for the daguerreotype “Corona”
[Semi-grand Prize] Yoko Mochizuki for the daguerreotype “Inner Peace”
[Semi-grand Prize] Simone Choulle aka Nina Zaragoza et Hélène Vedrenne for the daguerreotype “A Shape of Me”
[Semi-grand Prize] Åke Hultman for the series “I care 1&2”
[Irving Pobboravsky Prize] Anton Orlov for the series “No More Turning Away” and “Parallels 1 & 2”

We received seventeen enthusiastic entries from six countries: Japan, the U.S., France, Sweden, Columbia, and Italy.
The competition was neck to neck, and all competitors were too good to be compared.
In our hearts, all participants are winners; we genuinely appreciate the one and only beauty of each submitted daguerreotype.

All winning works will be exhibited at PGI, Tokyo, along with featured daguerreotypes by Mike Robinson, Jerry Spagnoli, Binh Danh, Craig Tuffin, and Takashi Arai.
The show starts on October 7, 2021, and opens until November 16, 2021. For further details, please access PGI’s website: