SIGMA announces participation in KYOTOGRAPHIE satellite event "KG+ 2023" as main sponsor and organizer of a dedicated exhibition booth.

SIGMA announces participation in KYOTOGRAPHIE satellite event “KG+ 2023” as main sponsor and organizer of a dedicated exhibition booth.

SIGMA continues to be the main sponsor of “KG+” in 2023

SIGMA Corporation (Headquarters: Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa; CEO: Kazuto Yamaki) will be the main sponsor of “KG+2023“, a project for future photographers and curators to be held in Kyoto from April 15 (Saturday) to May 14 (Sunday), 2023. This year will mark the sixth year of SIGMA being the main sponsor of “KG+”.

Support KG+ SELECT 2023, an exhibition-based award

In addition to sponsorship of the event itself, specific sponsorships including exhibition support to selected artists and support to selection committee operating expenses related to “KG+ SELECT 2023“, a publicly recruited competition that opens the door for emerging artists, are provided by SIGMA as well. SIGMA products will then be offered as the reward of supplementary prizes to the Grand Prix and Special Award winners.

SIGMA’s special exhibition booth “Beyond the technology, is Art.”

SIGMA will also participate in “KG+ SPECIAL 2023” as an exhibitor, under the theme of “Beyond the technology, is Art.“. SIGMA will exhibit works by photographers, who choose SIGMA products as their photographic equipment, from around the world. Original short films depicting the beauty of photography, and products from SIGMA’s iconic series will be displayed as well.

<Exhibition booth information>
Open | 11:00-17:00 (weekdays) / 10:00-18:00 (weekends and holidays)
Admission | Free
Access | Murakamijuu Bld. “bijuu” 2F, 194 Sendo-cho, Shijo-sagaru, Kiyamachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
Inquiries about the exhibition booth |

About KG+2023

KG+ is a publicly recruited art festival started in 2013 with the aim of discovering and supporting upcoming talents among photographers and curators, and will celebrate its 11th anniversary in 2023. KG+ consists of three part: “KG+SELECT”, a publicly recruited exhibition-based competition launched in 2019 as an award category of KG+ (the Grand Prix will win the official KYOTOGRAPHIE exhibition the following year); “KG+”, a publicly recruited photography festival featuring exhibitions by promising artists and curators; and “KG+ SPECIAL”, an exhibition organized by the sponsors and KG+, which are held in conjunction with KYOTOGRAPHIE Kyoto International Photography Festival. KG+ provides participating artists with opportunities to meet curators and gallerists from Japan and abroad, and to disseminate information. The quality and quantity of the program has increased each time it has been held.

To support “artists of the future”

As a manufacturer that takes “photography and tools” seriously, SIGMA has continued to explore the relationship between technology and art, between photography and the tools used to make it. SIGMA’s unique, concept-based cameras and lenses are motivated by the desire to create brilliant photographic equipment for artists. In addition to the high manufacturing standard of our products, it is our utmost importance to provide artists with opportunities to unfold their talents
and to share the profound beauty and wealth of photography with the world.
This year, as a manufacturer of photographic equipment, SIGMA is taking a step further in this regard by sponsoring “KG+” to expand the possibilities of photography and further explore the link between Seeing and Capturing. It is a great privilege for SIGMA to support artists who dedicate their passion, talent and sincerity towards challenging the limits of photography through its sponsorship of KG+.

During the exhibition period, “SIGMA Touch & Try at Kyoto Okazaki Tsutaya” will be held on April 15 (Saturday) and 16 (Sunday), 2023, at Kyoto Okazaki Tsutaya (Sakyo-ku, Kyoto), also located in Kyoto city. Visitors can try SIGMA cameras and lenses and purchase original goods. Please come and visit us.
Inquiries about SIGMA Touch & Try at Kyoto Okazaki Tsutaya|

KG+ official website

KYOTOGRAPHIE Kyoto International Photography Festival official website