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Hariban Award 2020 – International Collotype Competition

Applications are currently accepted for the 2020 Hariban Award — a residency and exhibition competition open to all photographers working in black and white only.

Presented by Benrido Atelier, the Hariban Award combines a 160-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 recipient of the 2020 Hariban Award will receive an expenses-paid trip to Kyoto for two weeks between in late 2020 to work with the Benrido printers. The prints will be exhibited in the winners solo exhibition in 2021.

The competition is only open to photographers working in black and white.

About Collotype

Collotype, a printing process developed in France approximately 160 years ago, a printing technique invented during the dawning era of alternative process and printing. The distinctive merit of its continuous tone, which makes it capable of minute expressions, and its archival ability, have been used as a reproduction technique for the preservation, exhibition and research of Japanese cultural assets since its introduction in Japan more than a century past.

About Benrido Atelier

Established in Kyoto in 1887, Benrido Atelier brings over a century of experience to image- making. Along with local papermakers and bookbinders, the Benrido craftsmen have upheld a tradition of superior Kyoto artisanship for more than a century, creating and preserving thousands of national treasures and works of art. As one of the world’s last remaining producers of collotype, Benrido offers rare access to this lost craft, providing opportunities for today’s artists to collaborate with the atelier’s master printers in making unique fine art prints.

Hariban Award 2020 – Entry Fees

  • 40 USD — (Early Bird Entry Fee) 15th April – 10th May, 2020
  • 50 USD — (Standard Entry Fee) 11th May – 30th June, 2020