May 3, 2017

23 Amateur Photographers to capture the ‘Lenscape’ of Pop Culture in HISTORY’S® Latest Season of PHOTO FACE-OFF

3 May 2017, Singapore - A+E Networks® Asia’s original production PHOTO FACE-OFF is back in frame for a fourth successive season on HISTORY®. Production has commenced and viewers across the region are set to enjoy a newly expanded format that rolls out over the six-part, 1-hour reality photography competition series. Featuring its largest crop of 23 contestants from eight territories, the series is expected to bow across Asia in the second half of 2017 on HISTORY®.

In this new season, the original series will focus on the overarching theme of capturing photo stories of popular, socially-trending and culturally-relevant subjects, interests and movements of today. Shoots in familiar Southeast Asian capital cities will be complemented by some off-the-beaten-track, colourful locales to surprise and delight contestants and viewers.

Award-winning resident professional photographer Justin Mott returns as the chief judge of PHOTO FACE-OFF. As the series authority, he will guide and contend with the fresh group of amateur photographers who are competing against each other in brand new and tougher challenges for attractive prizes.

For the fourth year running, Canon is the presenting sponsor of PHOTO FACE-OFF; while Tourism Authority of Thailand is an episodic sponsor. The prizes at stake for this season’s group of talented shutterbugs include a Canon DSLR, an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the esteemed Canon PhotoMarathon Asia Championship, as well as a cash prize.

In each episode, four local photography amateurs from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam take on photography challenges in their home cities that test the shooters’ creativity, skill and technical knowledge.

The three-round battle in each episode comprises a speed challenge making contestants think on their feet in a race against time; a themed challenge to deliver on a client’s creative brief; and a final face-off where the remaining two contestants compete against Justin. The winner earns a spot in the final as the country representative, prizes, and potential bragging rights for beating an award-winning professional photographer.

Together with Justin, local expert guest judges in each territory will judge the work of contestants.
They will also offer an array of practical photography advice and handy tips on the series that viewers can put into everyday use.

PHOTO FACE-OFF is the first and the top photography reality competition TV series in Asia, produced by Beach House Productions for A+E Networks® Asia.

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About HISTORY® & HISTORY HD®
HISTORY® & HISTORY HD® are the leading destination for entertaining hit series and cinematic drama events. Programming covers a diverse variety of genres ranging from real-life characters who bring history to life every day, to natural history, contemporary history, technology and science, as well as archaeology and pop culture. It is the highest rated factual entertainment in the U.S. Hit series include Kings of Restoration, Pawn Stars, The Pickers, Ancient Aliens, Counting Cars, The Curse of Oak Island, Vikings, Hidden Cities Extreme and Ride N’ Seek.

HISTORY® is available in more than 325 million households in over 150 territories and 35+ languages.

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About A+E Networks® Asia
A+E Networks® Asia is owned by the award-winning, global media content company, A+E Networks®, which is dedicated to offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television networks to websites, to home videos/DVDs to gaming and educational software. A+E Networks® Asia comprises HISTORY®, Lifetime®, FYI®, H2™ and Crime+Investigation®. A+E Networks® Asia operates and distributes its portfolio in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Korea, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Myanmar, Laos and Thailand.

About Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company covers 22 other regions including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of close to 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits more than 8% of its total revenue each year to R&D. Canon is consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of patents over the last 20 years. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.

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