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History Asia launches first original reality competition

History Asia's first reality competition series, Photo Face-Off, sees five amateurs compete for shutter glory against professional photographer Justin Mott (pictured).
August 28, 2014

History Asia is teaming up with camera manufacturer Canon to launch its first original reality competition series.

Photo Face-Off will pit amateur photographers against professional snapper Justin Mott (pictured above), in a series of photography challenges. Each contestant will battle through three challenges: speed, theme and extreme, and spend the better part of two months traveling through Asia to complete their tasks, with the series eventually concluding in Kenting, Taiwan.

The five finalists – one from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam – will compete in a one-hour finale to win the grand prize: two all-expenses-paid trips: the first to Japan and the Canon Photoclinic, where the winner will be mentored; and New York City, where they will attend the red carpet ceremonies of an official event as photographer.

“Photography is one of the most celebrated ways to capture history, and we developed Photo Face-Off as an original series for History to showcase the unique cultures and diversity across… Asia,” said Michele Schofield, senior VP of programming and marketing at A+E Networks Asia, in a statement.

Photo Face-Off, from Canon PhotoMarathon, premieres on September 23 at 10.30 p.m. on History Asia.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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