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Hariban Award 2020 Award Recipients

It is with great pleasure that we announce the results of this year’s Hariban Award.

Grand Prize Winner|Maude Arsenault

Artist Biography:

Maude Arsenault is a photographer and artist in addition to being the mother of three children. After years spent living in Sydney, Paris and NYC as a fashion photographer she is now currently living in her hometown of Montreal, Canada. Over the last few years she has completed studies in art history and she is now pursuing an MFA in visual arts at Université du Quebec in Montreal.

In March 2019, she was selected to attend Chico Review, in Montana where she met Clint Woodside (DeadBeatClub Press), who published in 2020 her first monograph, Entangled. Maude’s photography work invests the themes of construction of female identity, private spaces, domesticity and intimacy through a documentary, collage and portraiture approach.

Maude reflects on the current social condition of female identity, a state that compels us to question the foundations to which young women today refer in the way they form and shape. As an artist and a mother, and the way social structures and history are imposing on us certain schemas and blameworthiness, Maude questions how the traditional patriarchy models implies on girls and women, ideals that still today in 2020, can results in disappointment, lack of confidence and mental health issues. Maude works in digital, analog and in polaroid both in colour and black and white.



2019年3月、モンタナで開催されたChico Review(ポートフォリオ・レビュー)に選出され、そこでDeadBeatClub Pressのクリント・ウッドサイドと出会ったことがきっかけで、2020年初頭に作品集「Entangled」を出版しました。モーデは、ドキュメンタリー、コラージュやポートレートの技術的アプローチをとおして、女性のアイデンティティ、個人的空間性、家庭性、親密な関係性をテーマに作品を構築しています。


Winning body of work: Entangled 1 & 2

Entangled is a photo series from my first photobook published with Deadbeatclub Press that encapsulates a pivotal moment for my work, representing a shift in perspective in personal responsibility.

After years dedicated to creating glorified images of women, through a twenty year fashion photography career, I came to question my role and influence in the transmission of models of femininity. Albeit informed by a progressive, non-binary upbringing, this introspection became ultimately necessary, in the context of motherhood as I am raising three children including a teenage girl. Entangled, invokes the French word carcan, meaning “ploy” or “ambush,”or “ideological trap”, to explain the underlying motivation for making the spare and evocative pictures in this series. I mean that becoming an adult, a female photographer and a parent has given me distance and perspective on the cultural demands made on the bodies and societal roles of women, and particularly on life choices which have been constricted or even foreordained.

I call this work series “a poem, an ode, a shout out,” and one can sense that the quiet power of the series lies in the contradictions still unresolved even as I gain in experience and independence as an older women. I feel often trapped in the person I have been trying to be my entire life but now, at 47 and back to grad school and critical thinking, my perspective over female representation and patriarchy is clearer and I try to offer an optimistic female gaze that bring wider representation of girls and woman’s worlds.

– Maude Arsenault

受賞作 “Entangled 1 & 2” (「もつれた 1 & 2」)

“Entangled 1 & 2”は、Deadbeatclub Pressから出版した私のはじめての写真集です。私の仕事として重要な瞬間のものを詰め込み、個人の責任における考え方の変遷を表現したシリーズとなりました。



–  モーデ・アルセナート


Juror’s Choice Awards

Marianne Bjørnmyr  – selected by Felix Hoffmann for the work 31 Indicative Objects
Paula Damasceno – selected by Lucy Gallun for the work Offerings
Raymond Meeks – selected by Emma Bowkett for the work Cyprian Honey Cathedral
Dan Winters – selected by Ma Quan for the work Chemical Realities



Benrido Award

Liz Johnson Artur  – selected by CEO/Owner Benrido, Inc. Takumi Suzuki for the work Black Balloon Archive (past & future)



Honourable Mentions

Dana ArielPunctuated Land
Emanuel Cederqvist – Looking at an Obstacle
Ron Jude15 Hz
Kovi KonowieckiDriftwood
Jin Li – Secret City
Ronit PoratThrough The Eyes of A Nightbird
Eugenie ShinkleCuts
Dustin ThierryOpulence


2020 Winning Photographers Work|2020年 受賞作品

Please enjoy a few photos selected from this year’s Finalists from the Juror’s Choice Awards, Benrido Award, and Honourable Mentions. Their work will be printed and published in collotype in the annual Hariban Award Catalogue to be released in 2021.



We are deeply honoured to have received an array of exceptional work this year and we are very excited to be able to congratulate and announce the 2020 Hariban Award Winners. The level of work we received from across the world has been incredibly high and it is with great pleasure to be able to welcome and congratulate Maude Arsenault as the 7th Grand Prize recipient of the Hariban Award for her outstanding submission Entangled 1 & 2.  We are incredibly thankful to have had Ma Quan, Felix Hoffmann, Emma Bowkett and Lucy Gallun as Jurors and are deeply grateful for their time and dedicated efforts to help select this year’s winners.

It is also our honour to have the opportunity to commend the 13 finalists whose work were awarded with Honourable Mentions, Juror’s Choice Awards and a newly made Benrido Award.

The work by Liz Johnson Artur has been awarded with the Benrido Award to commend a body of work selected by CEO/Owner of Benrido Takumi Suzuki. The Juror’s Choice Award winners Marianne Bjørnmyr, Paula Damasceno, Raymond Meeks and Dan Winters have been selected especially by each Juror for their entries. Honourable Mentions have been awarded to Dana Ariel, Emanuel Cederqvist, Ron Jude, Kovi Konowiecki, Jin Li, Ronit Porat, Eugenie Shinkle & Dustin Thierry for each of their exceptional submissions which were also runners up for the Grand Prize. 

This year’s 14 finalists will have a selection of their work printed in collotype and published within the annual Hariban Award Catalogue which will be released in the new year.

便利堂が主催するハリバンアワード2020には、今年もたくさんの素晴らしい作品が寄せられました。今日ここにその受賞者を紹介し、また祝福できることをとても光栄に思います。世界中から応募された作品のレベルや熱意はとても高く、審査はより難しいものとなりました。そして何よりも、私たちの工房へ変わらぬ関心をお寄せいただいたことに励まされました。この場を借りて御礼申し上げます。今年は、応募作Entangled 1 & 2「もつれた1&2」によって7人目のハリバンアワード最優秀賞受賞者モーデ・アルセナートを選出いたしました。審査員を務めてくださった、マ・クゥアン、フェリックス・ホフマン、エマ・ボウケット、そして、ルーシー・ガルン各氏には、ご多用にかかわらずファイナリストの選出に惜しみないご協力をいただいたことに心から感謝申し上げます。




What’s next?

With travel restrictions still being incurred due to the global pandemic, we will carefully discuss together with Grand Prize Winner Maude Arsenault to decide what would be possible with her residency during these times. We will be sure to share updates on the progress and decision of the residency for this year in the coming days. Be sure to follow us on our Instagram account for the latest news. 



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Hariban Award 2019|Grand Prize Winner Interview: Margaret Lansink

We are delighted to have Margaret Lansink as this year’s Hariban Award Grand Prize Winner. Before welcoming Margaret for her residency in December, we had the opportunity to speak and talk about her winning body of work “Borders of Nothingness — On the Mend”

Could you tell us a little bit about yourself and what first drew you to photography?

I was born and raised in a little town in the east of Holland as the youngest daughter in a family
 with 13 children. As long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in drawing, painting and creating collages. 
When I was 7 years old I made a lot of collages for a friendly neighbour. For every collage I gave
 him, I got back a photo. Here is where my love for photography started. When I was a teenager I 
discovered my father’s camera and started experimenting with it. It gave me the opportunity to
 capture moments of joy and solitude.
 Some 10 years ago, I decided to break up my marriage and say goodbye to my old life. I moved
 from my little hometown to Amsterdam and started studying photography at the Photo Academy 
in Amsterdam. At that time, photography felt for me the ultimate way to express my emotions. My camera followed (and still follows) me every step of my way, purely intuitively capturing memories
 and moments and filling the voids in my life. Photographing simply became a necessity for me.
 My way to tell my story. Not as a documentary, but more as a novel, based on my inner 
experience. And for the spectator to read with their own feelings, thoughts and associations.

What first sparked your interest to apply to the Hariban Award?

In the second year of the Photo Academy Amsterdam, Awoiska van der Molen came to speak
 about her work. I found her and her work incredibly inspiring, so I started following her on the
 internet and social media. She won in 2014 and when I was in Kyoto in 2017 during an Artist Residency, I absolutely wanted to have look at Benrido and buy the catalogue of her work, 
which unfortunately was sold out. Yet the people at Benrido were so kind to show me the studio.
 From this moment on I have submitted. And more than a dream came true this August 30th, 
when I opened the mail from Benrido. I had to sit down and was very touched. It took me a few 
days to truly believe that it really was going to happen: working with the great artisans and even
 master printer Yamamoto-san. So happy and grateful. Thank you so much!!

Could you explain your approach to making work and the central themes you explore?

Visual investigation of the relationship between humans and their (physical) environment is the 
main focus of my work. Who we are is often determined by our social environment and (family) 
history. How we build our self-esteem, often determines how we look to the outside world and 
how we react to the other. For me, I often feel like a spectator; looking from the outside into what 
happens, how and why the other and I interact as we do. In my work, I’m exploring these
 relationships, trying to bridge the personal and universal. My work comes purely from my intuition 
inspired by my intricate web of memories, emotions, expectations, fears and desires. This also 
favours a different way of experiencing my work; not as a reflection of a reality, but more as an
open, artistic invitation to interact with your own memories.

You will soon be travelling to Kyoto to work with the artisans at Benrido, do you have any thoughts or hopes of how you imagine your work will be translated as collotype prints? – Is there
 an aspect of the award you are most looking forward to?

I am so incredibly grateful and honoured to have the opportunity to work in the legendary Benrido Atelier. To learn this world-renowned technique from your master printers, which transcends time,
technique and modernism. A Collotype print is so much more than a fine art print; a truly precious 
work of Art. I feel very excited to explore how my work will gain an extra dimension as a Collotype
 print and looking forward to work over a longer period on the printmaking process. Because I love
 and admire the artisan way. Absolutely an experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life.







にコロタイププリントに変わっていくかに関してなにか考えや希望などはありますか? また、このアワードに対し一番期待していることはどんなことでしょうか?

伝統のある便利堂アトリエで作品を作る機会をいただけるのは本当に嬉しく思っています。時間や技術、モダニズムを超越するマスタープリンターから世界的に有名な技術を学べることも楽しみにしています。コロタイププリントはファインアートプリント以上のものであり実に貴重な芸術作品です。私の作品がコロタイプによってどういう風に次元が変わっていけるのかを探りつつ、プリントの制作に長い時間がかけられることも楽しみにしています。なぜなら私は職人さんたちのやり方を愛し尊敬していますし、 今後の自分の人生にも必ずや大きな影響を及ぼす経験になるはずですから。

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Hariban Award 2019 – Winners

It is with great pleasure that we announce the results of this year’s Hariban Award 2019

2019 Award Recipients

Grand Prize Winner

Margaret Lansink

Margaret Lansink Artist Statement

In the infinite flow of everything, people come and go in our lives. While the presence of some can be so subtle that we hardly register when it begins or ends, with others it’s far clearer: they enter, or leave, with a bang. In Borders of Nothingness, Dutch photographer Margaret Lansink (b. 1961) dwells in the transitional ambiguity of her adult daughter’s decision to suspend contact with her, photographing landscapes and nude women whose disappearing presence raises the same haunted question: is this the moment you were gone? As time passed, Lansink and her daughter reconnected to investigate whether their break could be mended. Lansink then began to revisit and reinterpret Borders of Nothingness in a physical practice that mirrored their emotional efforts of healing. Working from the Japanese practice of repairing ceramics with gold leaf, she combines her images, severs them, and mends their breaks with gold leaf to put hope into the possibility of a bond that is stronger and more beautiful because it had once been broken.

Borders of Nothingness On the Mend

Juror’s Choice Awards

Jesse Lenz – selected by Takayuki Ishii for the work The Locusts

Naghmeh Navabi – selected Kimi Himeno for the work A home, no longer mine

Mårten Lange – selected by Mirjam Kooiman for the work Ghosts

Toshiya Watanabe – selected by Martijn van Pieterson & Annemarie Zethof for the work Somewhere not Here

Master Printer’s Choice Award

Marcus DeSieno

Honourable Mentions

Alys Tomlinson

Steffi Klenz

Alexandre de Mortemart

Frederic Froument

Lauren Orchowski

Corinne Vionnet

Statement by Takumi Suzuki, CEO Benrido

On behalf of Benrido and the Hariban Award team, it is with great honour to be able to receive such an extraordinary array of works submitted to the Hariban Award each year. We would like to extend our congratulations to this year’s Hariban Award Winners and our gratitude to all who applied for this year’s competition. The level of work and enthusiasm we receive each year from photographers and artists from across the world is deeply encouraging and inspires us to continue to share this unique technique and of collotype and the opportunity to work with the studio further. Each year the Jurors to face the difficult task of selecting the award recipients and this year’s challenge was no less difficult from the previous years. This year marked an exceptionally high standard of work submitted from photographers around the world and amongst them, Margaret Lansink’s submission stood out with her beautiful, personal and intimate body of work “Borders of Nothingness — On the Mend“. We greatly look forward to welcoming Margaret Lansink to the studio and her resulting collaboration with the artisans of Benrido.

What’s next?

Margaret Lansink will be traveling to Kyoto to begin her residency here at Benrido in December. Be sure to stay tuned for updates on our blog so you can follow along with her journey.    


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