At this very moment, The EyeEm World Tour is being exhibited at Tokyo Institute of Photography. Located right in the heart of the Ginza district, hundreds of photos from the EyeEm community are showcased throughout the entire gallery until December 21.
But that’s not all there is: Your photos were also displayed on the 52nd floor of the Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills – literally above the clouds.
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Your photos above the clouds at Roppongi Hills
On the weekend of November 29-30, The EyeEm World Tour stopped at the famed Mori Tower in the Roppongi district of Tokyo. As one of the city’s tallest buildings (238m / 780ft high!), it boasts an incredible city view from the top floors – exactly where your photos were exhibited!
As part of Berlin X Tokyo, a 2-day event that connected the creative scenes of Berlin and Tokyo, we showed 18 prints and the complete slideshow of all shortlisted images from The 2014 EyeEm Awards. That’s a total of 1000 images from the EyeEm community that were showcased over the weekend! Thousands of visitors came by, explored the exhibition and discovered the style of a new generation of photographers.
The EyeEm World Tour at Tokyo Institute of Photography
Once the exhibition at Roppongi Hills was closed, it travelled straight to Tokyo Institute of Photography in the heart of the noble Ginza district. Housing a photography school, several photo magazines and a gallery, TIP is one of the city’s prime destinations for photography. Starting on December 3, the gallery showcases the entire 2014 EyeEm Awards Exhibition through December 21.
The exhibition is spread over 2 rooms; the white room features a selection of 26 alu-dibond prints and the entire 1000 photo slideshow from The 2014 EyeEm Awards. The blue room features hundreds of prints from different photographers, divided into the 10 categories of The 2014 EyeEm Awards. In the very centre of the white room, the entire list of exhibited photographers is on display for visitors to discover.
The opening on December 3 was a huge celebration. By the time the gallery opened at 12PM, the first visitors entered the space and viewed at the exhibition. By around 7:30PM, just 30 minutes after the official opening, the gallery was already packed! Photographers, editors and photo enthusiasts mixed with the local community (some of which had photos themselves as part of the exhibition) and stayed for a drink or two. Thank you everyone for coming!
Couldn’t make it? Don’t worry. The video below gives you a little glimpse of what it was like to see your photos up above the clouds at Roppongi Hills. Plus, there’s an EyeEm Meetup going down this Sunday for the exhibition’s last day at Tokyo Institute of Photography. RSVP on Facebook to join in!
Dig the EyeEm World Tour? Check out what happened in Paris, San Francisco & Berlin:
– The EyeEm World Tour in Paris and San Francisco
– A Recap of The EyeEm Festival in Berlin
– Upcoming stops of The EyeEm World Tour
Header photo by @tomoakin
Roppongi Hills photos by Akko Terasawa and Severin Matusek. TIP photos by TIP.