Hariban Award

June 30, 2019

Presented by the Benrido Collotype Atelier, the HARIBAN AWARD, now in its sixth year, combines a 150-year-old analogue technique with the new vision of digital-age photography. Professionals and amateurs alike are invited to submit black and white photographs for a chance to win this remarkable award. The winner will receive a trip to the ancient city of Kyoto to participate in the production of collotype prints and will be exhibited in a solo exhibition the following spring.

“You have this ability to have a relationship with an expert…to collaborate between an artist and a master printer… they will be able to benefit from the exchange of ideas and from the exchange of expertise.” — Simon Baker, Director Maison Européenne de la Photographie


Two weeks of total immersion at the Benrido Atelier in Kyoto.

Travel to Kyoto
The imperial capital of Japan for more than a thousand years, today the city of Kyoto is the last bastion of many traditional arts and artisan crafts, such as weaving, silk dying, brewing, pottery, calligraphy, and printmaking. In September 2019, the winner of the HARIBAN AWARD will travel to this major cultural heritage site. Flights and accommodation expenses will be paid.

Benrido Experience & Collotype Printing
While in Kyoto, the award recipient will collaborate with master printers of the Benrido Collotype Atelier. Working closely with printers of superlative technical expertise, the artist will enjoy a rare opportunity to participate personally in the complex process of collotype printing.

Collotype Portfolio & Competition Catalogue
In collaboration with the Benrido printers, the selected artist will produce a portfolio of eight museum-quality collotype prints of their winning photographs. All finalists will receive a printed catalogue with accompanying text by the competition’s esteemed jurors.

Solo Exhibition 2020
The artist’s collotype prints will be exhibited in a solo exhibition of their works the following spring, April 2020.

Recent Events
Exhibition September 28, 2019—January 5, 2020

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