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SUMMARY

HARIBAN AWARD 2014

About the Hariban Award


Presented by the Benrido Collotype Atelier, the Hariban Award combines a 150-year-old
analog technique with the new vision of digital-age photography. Professionals and
amateurs alike are invited to submit monochromatic photographs for a chance to win
this remarkable award. The winner will receive an expenses-paid trip to the ancient city
of Kyoto to participate in the production of a collotype portfolio, which will be exhibited
at Kyotographie 2015.

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About the Benrido Collotype Atelier


Established in Kyoto in 1905, the Benrido Collotype Atelier brings over a century of experience to image-making. Collotype printing was the state of the art for photographic
reproduction at the turn of the twentieth century. However, due to the high level of
expertise needed to obtain consistent results, it was quickly replaced by the faster,
cheaper, more mechanized process of offset printing. As one of the worlds few remaining producers of collotypes, Benrido offers rare access to this lost craft, providing opportunities for todays photographers to collaborate with master artisan printers in making
singularly beautiful museum-quality prints for exhibition and display.

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Grand Prize
HARIBAN AWARD 2014

Awoiska van der Molen


Awoiska van der Molen was a strong choice for the Grand Prize of the Hariban Award 2014, and richly deserves
the exciting opportunity to work with the skilled technicians at Benrido. Her work is among the finest contemporary black and white photography being produced in Europe at the moment, and her own print-making of
an exceptionally high quality. But it is also true to say that in her exquisite images of nature especially, through
her close attention to the play of light and shadow have much in common with some of the historic masterpieces produced as collotypes at Benrido. As such her work, with its subtle gradation and tone and sensitivity
to the details of natural forms is perfectly suited to the potential offered through the collotype process. Van
der Molen, who has just published her first monograph, is at an exciting and promising moment in her career,
and the jury was extremely happy to have the chance to offer her the Grand Prize.

Simon Baker

on behalf of the Jury, Hariban Award 2014

Simon Baker,
Curator of Photography and
International Art, Tate Modern

Simon Baker is an art historian and the Curator of Photography and International Art at Londons Tate Modern. After receiving a PhD from University College London and beginning an
academic career as a lecturer in the history of photography, surrealism, and contemporary art,
he gradually became involved in curating exhibitions. In 2009 he joined Tate, where he continues to work collaboratively to create exhibitions that integrate photographic work into the
museums diverse collection of contemporary art.

Landscape no.326-5 2011 Awoiska van der Molen

Awoiska van der Molen

www.awoiska.nl

Awoiska van der Molen is known for her monochrome landscapes.


Her photographic works arise out of a desire to penetrate deeply
into the core of the isolated world in which she photographs. She
stands out as someone who remains rooted in the riches of analog
photography, combining classic subjects and time-tested photographic techniques to create dramatic, monumental pieces.
Van der Molen was born in 1972 in Groningen, the Netherlands. In 2011 she was the finalist at the Hyres Photography Festival in France and in the same year she won the Alt. + 1000 prize at
the Festival de la Photography de la Montagne, Rossinire, Switzerland. Between 1994 and 2001, she studied architecture and photography at the Dutch Academy of fine Arts Minerva in Groningen. In
2000, she participated in the photography department of the City
University of New York. In 2003, she graduated from the Master of
Photography program at the St. Joost Academy, Breda (NL). Currently based in Amsterdam and Umbria, Italy. Awoiska van der Molen is
represented by Kristof De Clercq Gallery, Ghent (BE) and Purdy Hicks
Gallery, London (UK).

Landscape no.351-10 2013 Awoiska van der Molen

Statement
HARIBAN AWARD 2014

Tsuguo Tada

Juror, Hariban Award 2014


The total number of entires for the 2014 Hariban Award was 131. Of these applicants, 51 passed the first round of judging. The
breakdown was: 27 from Japan, 17 from the West, and 7 from Asia. In the second round, ten were selected. I would like to note
that it was a difficult duty to judge, as all the works demonstrated a high standard of quality. It can be said that this reflects the
current situation in the photography world: the possibilities of expression in photography vary widely, and sometimes its not easy
to make a judgment.
In the second round of judging, 35% of all submissions were so-called straight photography, 14% were pictorial expression,
and the rest, a majority of 51%, used techniques such as photo-collage, photogram, solarization and even wet plate collodion, a
historical processeach expressing the artists unique vision.
Awoiska Van der Molen, winner of the 2014 Hariban Award, visited and stayed on several isolated European islands, far
away from worldly things and city noises.The photographer inhabits a landscape not unlike that from a time much earlier in
earths creation, and has expressed this estrangement in her photographs.
It has been 180 years since the invention of photography. Various materials, equipment and techniques have been invented, and now we are in the digital age. Of the surviving processes, the collotype technique is one of the oldest in the history of
photography. It is a rare photographic technique with exquisite reproducibility, and durability beyond comparison, underpinned
by a long tradition of dedicated craftsmanship.
I think the Hariban Award presents an opportunity to create a whole new standard and new way of looking at the various
modes of expression in contemporary photography via the medium of collotype.

Tsuguo Tada,
Special Editorial Advisor,
Iwanami Shoten

Tsuguo Tada serves as Special Editorial Advisor to Tokyos well-respected Iwanami Shoten publishing house, where he founded the Fine Arts and Photography department. In addition to his
extensive publishing experience, he has also curated and overseen exhibitions of photographic
work by Atget, Brassa, Hiroshi Hamaya, Jacques Henri Lartigue and Alfred Stieglitz.

Statement
HARIBAN AWARD 2014

Naoko Ohta

Juror, Hariban Award 2014


As a person who works in the photographic world, it is always a great pleasure to jury international competitions, a duty that
brings me into contact with a variety of new work. This competition was especially satisfying because the winning photographs
are to be printed using the collotype process, which is still one of the finest existing techniques. I look forward to seeing how these
photographs, already of a very high quality, will be enhanced as collotypes. In this case, winning the award is not the end result,
but the beginning of a new life for the selected works.
In Kyoto, the Japanese style of collotype printing developed uniquely, influenced by various traditional techniques. I think
Japanese collotype production reconciles two challenges: the preservation of a time-honored cultural tradition, and the development new mode of artistic expression that was initiated by the advent of photography.
The word photography means light picture, yet the Japanese word for photography is sashin, which means copy
truth, or trace truth. There seems to be a difference between the Western and Japanese understanding, even when encountering the same photograph. I was honored to participate in the Hariban Award competition as one of three jurors, each with a
unique point of view.
A sincere attitude towards the act of looking was evident in many of the submissions. Grand prize recipient Awoiska van
der Molens portfolio stood out because it demonstrated a great dedication to witnessing the timeless nature of her subjects. The
landscapes in her photographs are filtered through her vision, which has an exceptional clairvoyant power to evoke a sense of
some existence beyond our field of vision.
Reproducing images in printed media makes it possible to share their beauty widely. The collotype process is used for printing go-shintai, holy objects such as calligraphy and sutra manuscripts. Collotypes have the power to reproduce the depth and

detail of these works faithfully, awakening the hidden messages and spirits within them. Collotypes are produced so that many
people see them again and again over time. If the quality of the printing broadens the possibilities of photography, I think we
should find and share these new possibilities and new standards, which will have resonance in the future for both photography
and the collotype process.
Finally, I would like to add that in order to develop a compelling photography of the future, we must not forget the enterprising spirit of the tradition we have inherited. We should continue to challenge the possibilities of the photographic medium
and the collotype process.

Naoko Ohta,
Independent Curator, Gallery
916 / Tokyo - Ga Project

Naoko Ohta is president and CEO of Klee, Inc., which provides a wide range of art- related
services, including production of international exhibitions, artist representation, and editorial
direction and publication of books and photography collections. Recent projects include the
exhibition LArt de Rosanjin at the Muse Guimet in Paris.

Jurys Special Award


HARIBAN AWARD 2014

Antony Cairns

Marco van Duyvendijk

Tenmi Hanagi

Antony Cairns

Marco van Duyvendijk

Tenmi Hanagi

Born 1980
Antony Cairns started taking images of
London from the age of fifteen and since
then has continued to document the city
of his birth. His practise is deeply routed
in exploring the fragility and boundaries
of chemical based photography and he is
likely to be found somewhere in a darkroom
coating aluminium plates with silver gelatin.

Born 1974 in the Netherlands


Marco van Duyvendijk (the Netherlands,
1974) makes his photographs while traveling
through Eastern Europe and Asia. His work
was published and exhibited in many places
in the Netherlands and abroad. He published
several photo books. In 2014 he published a
small photobook about Riko, a butoh dancer in
Kyoto. He is currently working on new projects
in Indonesia.

www.antony-cairns.co.uk

www.marcovanduyvendijk.nl

In 1991, Tenmi Hanagi started to make works


of drawings and collages which she studied
by herself. In 2003, Hanagi started to work on
photo expression in earnest. She has been
holding solo exhibitions constantly mainly in
Tokyo since 2005.
www.tenmi-hanagi.com

Finalist

HARIBAN AWARD 2014

Antony Cairns

Jurys Special Award

Marco van Duyvendijk

Jurys Special Award

Tenmi Hanagi

Jurys Special Award

Zen The
Dongwook Lee
Yutaka Matsubara
Hiroyoshi Inoue
Dana Fritz
Awoiska van der Molen
Brett Henrikson
Order of Entry

Grand Prize

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