Hariban Award 2017

Win a trip to the ancient city of Kyoto and create your own portfolio


Presented by the Benrido Collotype Atelier, the fourth-annual Hariban Award offers its recipients free transportation to and two weeks’ accommodation in Kyoto, Japan, for a rare chance to collaborate with Kyoto’s master artisans. During their stay, the winner will be afforded the amazing opportunity to print exquisite collotypes of their best work, which will then be exhibited as part of the Kyotographie 2018 exhibition. Photographers from all levels are invited to submit monochromatic photographs for a chance to win this remarkable award. In addition to the grand prize, the jury will award honorable mentions to noteworthy competitors, whose work will be featured in the competition catalog.


The grand prize winner will receive:
Two weeks in Kyoto, with all travel and accommodation expenses paid.
The opportunity to work with master printers at Benrido Collotype Atelier to produce a collotype portfolio of his or her winning photographs.
The chance to showcase this portfolio as part of Kyotographie 2018, an international photography festival hosted by the city of Kyoto.

All award recipients will receive:
A printed catalog that includes reproductions of their work with accompanying text by the competition’s esteemed jurors.


Open to all photographers around the world working in black and white.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

The Benrido Collotype Atelier will make reasonable efforts to protect your submissions. We are not, however, liable for damage, loss, or replacement. All entrants agree to grant Benrido Collotype Atelier permission to showcase their work for marketing and promotional purposes only, directly related to Hariban Award and Benrido programming. This use may include, but is not limited to, publication in printed materials, advertisements, electronic media, websites, social media outlets, or magazines. If selected, entrants agree to grant Benrido permission to publish their image in an exhibition catalog. All images used by Hariban and Benrido will carry a credit line of the artist. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.


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