International Photography Award Winner 2018


We are delighted to announce Copenhagen-based collective Sara, Peter & Tobias as the winners of the International Photography Award 2018, with their series The Merge.


Private View: Thursday 12th July 2018, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Exhibition continues: 13th July – 11th August


The Merge is an in-depth investigation into artificial intelligence and robotics, which aims to explore and visually interpret the possibility that we are living inside a simulation. The series artistically investigates the consequences that supercomputers, artificial intelligence and robots may have on our society. By looking at interactions between man and machine, Sara, Peter & Tobias explore how the accelerated digitized paradigm could prove our place within someone else’s simulation.

Peter, Sara and Tobias met while attending the Fatamorgana School of Photography in Denmark, where they now share a studio. Since their initial collaboration, the collective has developed a conceptual and subjective approach akin to documentary, which considers issues founded on theories and first-person accounts, rather than fact.

“Winning the International Photography Award is an amazing opportunity for us and it makes us immensely proud. We are following in footsteps of some extremely talented photographers and have seen the impact winning the IPA has had on their careers.” – Sara, Peter & Tobias


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Read more about the winning collective at BJP-Online.


£5,000 exhibition grant • Solo show at the leading London gallery, TJ Boulting • All-expenses paid trip to London • VIP access to and promotion at  Photo London, one of the biggest events in the photography calendar • In-person portfolio review and reprint • Exclusive coverage in British Journal of Photography • 


With thanks to our judging panel for the IPA 2018:

Fariba Farshad, Founding Director, Photo London
Simon Bainbridge, Editorial Director, BJP
Mark Sealy MBE, Director, Autograph
Alona Pardo, Curator, Barbican
Fiona Rogers, Business Development Manager, Magnum Photos
Hannah Watson, Director, TJ Boulting