Three students from the Speos 2016 batch were TIFA award winners (Tokyo International Photography Awards). TIFA’s mission is to recognize, reward and exhibit talented photographers from around the world and introduce them to the creative community in Japan.

Elena Tyutina won Silver in the category Advertising-Beauty/Professional for the entry “Raven Kiss”.
Elena Tyutina is a Russian fashion and still life photographer working between Tokyo and Paris.

Jessica Sheila won Gold in the category Advertising-Fashion/Non-Professional, and Silver in the category Advertising/Non-Professional, for the entry “I Live for Monday’s”.
Jessica Sheila is a Canadian photographer currently based in Toronto, predominantly working with still life, fashion photography and ongoing personal projects.

Alan Paul won Silver in the category Sports Editorial/Non-Professional for the entry “In the air”.
Alan Paul is a Swiss photographer based in Paris & Zurich, specialized in sports, fashion and portraiture.