John Tao founded the ARTAO team in 2018, hoping to bring changes to photography and arts. ARTAO is the Taiwan partner of world-class photography competitions such as IPA and PX3. Through a joint effort of ARTAO and MCU, this is the first time IPA and PX3 have ever partnered with an educational institution in Taiwan. John aims to channel international outstanding photographic artwork into Taiwan and, at the same time, to present exceptional Taiwanese photographic artwork on the world stage.