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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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HARIBAN AWARD 2019 – Shortlist

We’re thrilled to announce the shortlist for the HARIBAN AWARD 2019!

This year will be the sixth year of the Hariban Award and we are extremely happy to have had a wide range of submissions from applicants around the world.  This year we are incredibly honoured to have received 433 submissions. From these submissions, this year’s Shortlist of 100 submissions was selected by main Jurors Annemarie Zethof and Martijn van Pieterson of IBASHO Gallery.  Before sharing this year’s shortlist we would first like to thank each of the applicants this year for submitting their work to the Hariban Award!

We are excited to share and congratulate this year’s Shortlist of 100 submissions.

ハリバンアワード 2019の一次審査を通過したショートリストの発表をいたします。



HARIBAN AWARD 2019 Shortlist

* (Names presented in alphabetical order)

Scheltens Abbenes, Ryuji  Araki, Robert  Ashton, Simon Becker, Mathieu Bernard – Reymond, Regis Bodinier, Barbara Bosworth, Lambie Brothers, Jennifer Cabral, Max Cardelli, Sophie Caretta, Matias Corral, Jack Dabaghian, Giandra De Castro, Alexandre de Mortemart, Marcus DeSieno, David Diaz, Peter Eleveld, Tsutomu Endo, Kristyna Erbenova, Veronique Evrard, Tsar Fedorskky, Cristina Rerraiuolo, Joe Freeman, Frederic Froument, Guy Geva, Salvatore Gullifa, Paul Hart, Risk Hazekamp, Mark Hewitt Johnson, Erik Hijweege, Rens Horn, Md. Iqbal Hossain, Dan Hsu, Yi-Chen Huang, Marie, José Jongerius, Anna Kadykova, Nadav Kander, Steffi Klenz, Jesse Koechling, Carla Kogelman, Shu Koumura, Juul Kraijer, Kent Krugh, Calin Kruse, Mona Kuhn, Mårten Lange, Margaret Lansink, Dongwook Lee, Jesse Lenz, Meng-San Lin, Rhonda Lashley Lopez, Susan Madsen, Atsushi Maeda, Michael Magers, Marie-Luce Martin, Lesia Maruschak, Yasuaki Matsumoto, Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira, Fumio Misaki, Max Moldau, Cécile Monnier, Ella Morton, Naghmegh Navabi, Birgit Neiser, Marko Novosel, Clio Obergfell, Naoyuki Ogino, Yoshiyuki Oki, Ayaka Okuma, Fleur Olby, Lauren Orchowski, Milan Radisics, Florian Ruiz, Marco Sanges, Marc Santos, Hitomi Sato, Annedore Schubert, Uli Schuster, Klavdij Sluban, Steven Smith, Alnis Stakle, Jan Stel, Motohiro Takeda, Paul Jimenez Thulin, Alys Tomlinson, Vaune Trachtman, Wanda Tuerlinckx, Carla van de Puttelaar, Alice van Kempen, Hanneke van Leeuwen, Enrique Verdugo, Antti Viitala, Corinne Vionnet, Masato Wakabayashi, Toshiya Watanabe, Bryan Whitney, Rosalie Winard, Marta Zgierska & HanShun Zhou


The final award winners consisting of the Juror’s Choice Awards, Honourable Mentions, and lastly the Grand Prize Winner will be selected from this group of 100 submissions.

The winning names will be announced in August!

This year’s panel of jurors is made up of Annemarie Zethof & Martijn van Pieterson of IBASHO Gallery, Takayuki Ishii of Taka Ishii Gallery, Kimi Himeno of AKAAKA  & Mirjam Kooiman of FOAM Museum Amsterdam all highly esteemed members of the global photography community.



今年のハリバンアワードの審査は、写真分野で国際的に広く活動し高く評価されている アンマリー・ゼゾフ & マルテイン・ヴァン・ピーターソンギャラリスト IBASHO, 石井 孝之 ギャラリスト, 姫野希美 出版社, ミリアム・ コイマン キュレーター FOAM 写真美術館アムステルダムに依頼しています。


Selected Photographers’ Work

View the 100 Shortlisted submissions for this year’s Hariban Award on the slideshow below. The submitted works within the slideshow have been presented in no particular order. 



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The Final Winners will be announced late August! Wishing all the very best of luck! 





Juror Interview: A Conversation with FOAM Curator Mirjam Kooiman

We are more than thrilled to have Mirjam Kooiman Curator at Foam Museum Amsterdam and Art Historian as part of this year’s Hariban Award Juror panel! We got the chance to discuss her most recent curatorial projects at Foam as well as what she is looking forward to with this year’s submissions

Amsterdam 27-07-2018 De Kunstmeisjes In beeld: Mirjam Kooiman Foto: Tammy van Nerum

Mirjam Kooiman is an art historian and curator at Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam, where she was responsible for shows including Ai Weiwei – #SafePassage, Paul Mpagi Sepuya – Double Enclosure, Daisuke Yokota – Matter, Awoiska van der Molen – Blanco, and the travelling Foam Talent exhibitions of 2015 and 2016. In 2017 she also initiated a series of collaborations with photography platforms in Mexico, Nigeria and Indonesia in Foam’s project space Foam 3h, in order to create an exchange of cultural knowledge on photography discourses worldwide. She is currently researching how photography can relate to virtual realities, gaming and online experiences. Mirjam holds a BA in Art History and an MA in Museum Curating from the University of Amsterdam. She previously served as a curator-in-training at Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum. She is also a regular contributor to Foam Magazine.

Can you explain the work that you do at Foam Photography Museum? 

I’m a curator at Foam. Our team consists out of three curators and an assistant-curator and is led by our artistic director Marcel Feil. As a team, we give shape to Foam’s artistic program. I initiate and curate exhibitions and side programs, scout for emerging talent in photography, do many portfolio reviews and I’m a regular contributor to Foam Magazine. 

I always consider it my most important task to get into the mind of an artist. To really understand what the artist wants to express, what the main motivation behind the creation of the work is and what an artist finds most important to communicate. 

Only once I’ve considered these aspects am I able to translate this into a narrative that is accessible to a larger audience and be that mediator. Foam also requires me to work with all genres in photography, and from the historical to the contemporary, artistic to vernacular, in order to make historical and interdisciplinary connections and to constantly reevaluate the medium of photography with all the different shapes it can take up.

What would you say initially drew you to photography?

I picked up the camera as an adolescent, but it didn’t take long for me to find out I’m better at studying and thinking about images more than making them. I subsequently studied art history, but something that always drew me to photography specifically is that it’s so much more than an art form. I’ve always been fascinated by how photography is employed as a socio-political tool, as well as it defines most of the fabric of our daily lives. Photography is everywhere. Images shape our perception of reality in profound ways and it is ever evolving by new technological advances.

How is judging a competition like this different from selecting artists to exhibit at Foam Photography Museum?

Every competition has its own specific objectives and I think the Hariban Award is especially unique. As this award focuses on the production of the winner’s work as collotype prints, I’m curious to see how submitters think their work connects with this ancient and complex printing process. Within this specific competition, I’ll pay a lot of attention to the relation between the image content and the physical creative process. I think this is always important, also when I select artists to exhibit at Foam, but in this case, I will focus more specifically on the material qualities of the work, in order to understand why expressing the artist’s concepts in collotype would be of added value.

What do you think makes a great photo stand out? 

Good question! I’m always intrigued when an artwork expresses something of which I can sense its meaning or relevance, but which I can’t put into words just yet. It means it speaks about something that is very relevant today, but it hasn’t been ‘historicized’ yet – it reflects urgent topics of our times that we’re only just beginning to grasp. But this is only one possible answer to this question, that can be approached in many ways, and might have different parameters from genre to genre. From Foam’s point of view, I would say that we always look for strong artistic visions. Everyone can take photographs, very beautiful ones even, but what we seek is that layer of reflection – upon the artist’s position, relation to the subject or what it says about the medium and about the act of image-making. This doesn’t need to be the very subject of the work, but it should be there somewhere to say more than the image might show at first sight.

What sort of work are you hoping to see from this year’s Hariban Award submissions?

I’ve always been fascinated by how our understanding of photography is constantly renegotiated by its ongoing technological developments. I notice that a lot of artists employing new forms and uses of photography such as photogrammetry, 3D-rendering, CGI and in-game photography are often still very consciously referring to the history of photography to reflect upon how the medium has evolved. I’m very curious to see if there will be submissions that really push what photography can be today, and yet connect with a technique such as collotype that is over 160 years old. In that sense, I hope to see work that connects our digital, immaterial reality with our physical reality, also when this means that the new conscious of the digital makes us see and picture our physical reality anew. But most of all I want to keep an open mind and not ‘search’ too much, but be surprised.

Enter Competition ➔

キュレーター FOAM 写真美術館アムステルダム

プロフィール:ミリアム・クーイマンは、アムステルダムのFoam写真美術館にて美術史家兼キュレーターを務めています。これまで手がけた展示として、Air Weiwei 『#SafePassage』、Paul Mpagi Sepuya『Double Enclosure』、横田大輔『Matter』、Awoiska van der Molen『Blanco』などがあり、巡回展ともなった2015年と2016年の『Foam Talent』展、そして2017年には写真にまつわる意見交換をするために、FoamのプロジェクトスペースであるFoam 3hにて、メキシコ、ナイジェリア、インドネシアの写真プラットフォームとのコラボレーションも開始しました。 加えて、現在は、写真がヴァーチャルリアリティやゲームやオンライン体験がどのように関わりを持っているのかといったテーマも研究しています。 クーイマンはアムステルダム大学で美術史の学士号と博物館キュレーションの修士号を取得、以前はアムステルダムのStedelijk Museum(アムステルダム市立美術館)で学芸員の育成プログラムに参加し、Foam Magazineの定期的な寄稿者でもあります。














今現在の写真の限界にチャレンジしながら、160年以上の歴史あるコロタイプ技法と繋がれるような応募作品があるかどうかが気になります。私たちのでデジタル化された非物質的な現実と、物理的な現実と両方反映されるような作品を私は見てみたいのです。 というのも、デジタル世界での意識によって、私たちの物理的な現実に対する見方が変わるからです。しかしなによりもオープンでありたいし、何かを探し求めるよりも、私は単純に驚かされたいのです。

応募フォーム ➔


Juror Interview: A Conversation with IBASHO Martijn & Annemarie

This year’s Hariban Award applications are now open!, We spoke to this year’s Jurors IBASHO gallery founders and directors Annemarie Zethof & Martijn van Pieterson about what they are looking forward to with this year’s submissions

Annemarie Zethof and Martijn van Pieterson are the founders and directors of IBASHO, a business revolving around Japanese photography in Antwerp, Belgium. IBASHO opened its gallery in March 2015 specialising in fine art Japanese photography, presenting well-known and master photographers from Japan and emerging Japanese talent, as well as non-Japanese photographers who have worked in Japan. IBASHO regularly organises group and solo exhibitions at the gallery and participates in art fairs such as Paris Photo, AIPAD, Photo London and Unseen. In August 2017, IBASHO opened a bookshop specialising in new and antiquarian Japanese photo books as an extension of the gallery. Martijn and Annemarie also operate as guest curators, recently curating the Japanese Nude exhibition for Japan Museum Sieboldhuis, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Can you explain the work that you do and what drew you to establishing your own gallery?

We started collecting art in the early 90s and have been building up our collection ever since. At one point in t,ime we decided we should do something more with art than just collecting and the idea grew to open up a gallery. We have spent a few years considering this and finding out what we should do exactly. As Annemarie was studying Photography at the Fotoakademie Amsterdam at the time and we started to get very interested in collecting photography, this seemed like the medium to focus on.

Why do you focus your collection on Japanese photography?

The exhibition Moriyama-Klein in Tate Modern was the trigger for us to start really looking into Japanese photography. We were overwhelmed by Moriyama’s photography and wanted to know more about him, his influences and followers.

What do you think makes a great photo stand out?

A great photo should give you the urge to look at it over and over again.

What sort of work are you hoping to see from this year’s Hariban Award submissions?

We are hoping to see a great variety of work using different techniques and mediums.

Do you have any tips for artists looking to apply for this year’s Award? 

Collotypes are very special prints and especially the great prints made by Benrido on Japanese paper with great contrast and beautiful texture. We encourage any photographer submitting to think about this special technique and paper when selecting their work.


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IBASHO ギャラリー アンマリー・ゼゾフ &マルテイン・ヴ ァン・ピーターソン

プロフィール:アンマリー・ゼゾフとマーティン・ファン・ピーターソン夫妻は、ベルギーのアントワープで日本の写真を中心に展開しているIBASHOギャラリーの創設者兼ディレクターです。 日本の有名写真家や新進の日本写真家、そして日本で制作したことのある外国人写真家を紹介する日本のアート写真を専門とするギャラリーとして2015年3月にオープンしました。 IBASHOはグループ展や個展を定期的に開催し、Paris Photo、AIPAD、Photo London、Unseenなどのアートフェアに参加しています。 そして、2017年8月にはギャラリーの延長として、新旧の日本の写真集を専門とするブックショップもオープンし、また、最近ではオランダのライデンにある日本博物館シーボルトハウスにおいて、二人は『日本ヌード展』をキュレーションを担当しました。


私たちは90年代初めからアート作品の収集をしており、 徐々にそのコレクションは大きくなっていきました。あ る時期を境に、作品を集めるだけでなく、ギャラリーを 持って美術にもっと深く関わっていきたいと考えたので す。それから数年の間は、どのような形態がよいか模索す ることに費やしました。当時、アンマリーはフォトアカ デミー・アムステルダムの写真専攻に在籍しており、二人 とも写真作品のコレクションに強い興味持ち始めた結 果、写真に特化したギャラリーを作ることに決めたので す。

日本の写真作品のコレクションを始めたきっかけは何 でしょうか。

(ロンドンの)テート・モダンで開催された森山大道と ウィリアム・クラインとの二人展が日本の写真に興味を持 つきっかけとなりました。森山の作品に圧倒され、彼の ことや彼が影響受けた写真家、そして森山から影響を受 けた写真家について詳しく知りたいと思いました。

お二人にとって、優れた写真とはどういった要素が必 要だと思いますか。

良い写真は、何度も繰り返し見たくなる衝動に駆られる ような物であるべきです。

今年のハリバンアワードの応募において、どのような 作品を見てみたいと思いますか。

さまざまな技法や表現を用いて制作された、あらゆる種 類の作品を見たいと期待しています。

今年応募することを考えている作家たちに、何かヒン トなどはありますか?

コロタイプはとても特殊なプリントですし、特に便利堂 では和紙に素晴らしい濃淡と美しい質感もつ上質のプリ ントが制作できます。応募する作品を選ぶ上で、この特 別な技法やプリントに使用される紙のことを念頭におく といいと考えます。

応募フォーム ➔


Benrido at Paris Photo 2018


We are pleased to announce we will exhibit at Paris Photo 2018 within the Book Sector.

Booth: SE 23


Along with a selection of our collotype portfolios, we will present limited edition prints by Masahisa Fukase from the series Raven Scenes including the new portfolio of Masahisa Fukase co-produced with Editions Xavier Barral. We will also launch a new series of works by Dutch photographer Awoiska van der Molen.

Exhibiting Works: 

Awoiska van der Molen, Masahisa Fukase Raven Scenes, Saul Leiter: 1950s New York Portfolio, Masahisa Fukase Private Scenes Portfolio, Stephen Gill Night Procession Portfolio, Yamamoto Masao Collotype Portfolio, Hariban Award Catalogues, Hiroshi Masaki: Kyoto a Landscape Meditation, Shoji Ueda SAND DUNE, Kenro Izu Blu in Collotype, J.H. Lartigue / Colour

Special Launch Event: Awoiska van der Molen New works in collotype. Thursday 8th November 4pm5pm at Benrido booth. All welcome!

Exhibition Dates: 9th – 12th November 2017
Entry: Ticketed
Location: 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, France
Paris Photo


Hariban Award ’18 Grand Prize Winner Interview: Esther Teichmann

We are delighted to welcome Esther Teichmann as this year’s Hariban Award Grand Prize Winner. Before welcoming Esther to the studio for her residency, we had the chance to speak and talk about her winning body of work and what she is most looking forward to for her visit to Kyoto in December

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

I grew up in a small village in southern Germany in the Rhine valley near the Black Forest surrounded by swamps, lakes and rivers. The summers are incredibly humid with the most exquisite dramatic thunderstorms at night. As a child I would sit in silence with my father on the balcony in the dark, watching the storm unfold, bats flitting across the dusk sky, lightning momentarily exposing the blue back forest hills. This feeling of excitement and pure swelling joy at watching what cannot be put into words, is probably what first made me want to be an artist.

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

My work explores ideas of inherited home-sickness and the relationship between loss, desire and the imaginary. Within staged fantastical images, the subjects are turned-away figures of loss, always already beyond reach. Here, the photographic is loosened from its referent, slipping in and out of darkness, sometimes further removed by painting into the image in dripping inks, evoking a liquid space of night. The photographs, films and writing transform one thing into another, moving between between autobiography, fiction and myth. My approach might be best described as an unfolding, adding images, film, stories to a continually expanding body of work that is reconfigured as the fragments are pieced together in new ways.

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

I am very interested in looking back at the history of photography and photographic processes and setting these in dialogue with the present and imagined future, to create work that visually and materially moves across registers of time and place. I am incredibly excited and honoured to be offered this unique opportunity of working intensely with your studio and master artisan printers, and am really looking forward to having the time to work in such a focused way. I am also looking forward to going for long aimless walks through the city alone, having time away from the familiar to think about new work and write.

What do you hope to gain as an artist through this residency?

Often it is learning a new process, working with and learning from people so passionate and expert at their craft, that most inspires me, giving me ideas for new works. I am really excited about creating this body of work as Collotype prints, seeing them in a new form.





あなたは便利堂の職人とコラボレートするために京都にいらっしゃるわけですが、自身自身の作品がどのようにコロタイププリントとして表現されることを望んでしますか? また、今回のハリバンアワード受賞によってあなたが最も楽しみにしていることはなんでしょうか?







Hariban Award 2018 – Winners

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

2018 Award Recipients


Grand Prize Winner

Esther Teichmann

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Esther Teichmann Artist Statement

My photographic practice works with staged images set in relationship to one another to form an imaginary, alternate orphic world. We move from beds to swamps and caves, from mothers to lover, in search of a primordial return. Working with experimental print process and painting into images, the photographic is loosened from its referent. Narratives emerging from fragments as one thing is transformed into another, sliding between autobiography, fiction and myth. The photographs, films and writings picture mothers like caves, sisters like seashells, lovers like moons, tears like waterfalls. Entering the octopus darkness of swamps and caves we find ingestion and emission, mother and daughter, sister and sister, black and white, lover and lover, surrealism’s erotic jolt: the irritant that makes the pearl. Seashells with apertures like cameras. The womb as oceanic. Lovers as moons. Holding as withholding. Day as night.


  私の写真は空想上、または神話的な世界を構築するために、複数のイメージの関係性をセットアップして撮ったものです。私たちは原始的な回帰を探るため、ベッドから沼地、そして洞窟へ、または母から恋人へと移り変わります。実験的なプリントをしたり画像へ直接ペイントすることで、もともとの被写体の持つ印象を緩める効果を出そうとしました。一つイメージからまた別のものに生まれ変わるような断片から生まれるストーリーは、自伝やフィクションや神話の間を行き来し、さらに他のものへとに姿を変えていきます。私の作品は、写真と映像と文章により、洞窟のような母、貝のような姉妹、月のような恋人たち、滝のような涙などを描いています。沼や洞窟といった真っ暗な暗闇に入ることで、摂取と排出、母と娘、妹と妹、黒と白、恋人と恋人、シュールレアリズムのエロティックな衝動(真珠を作るといった刺激的なもの)などが私の作品から感じられるはずです。カメラのような開口を持つ貝殻。 大洋のような子宮。 月のような恋人たち。 自制しながらの保有、夜としての昼間。


Juror’s Choice Awards


John Edmonds – selected by David Campany

Matthew Genitempo – selected by Lesley A. Martin

Daren You – selected by Masako Sato

Vanessa Winship – selected by Shoair Mavlian


Master Printer’s Choice Award

Veronique Evrard


Honourable Mentions

Raymond Meeks

Feiyi Wen

George Georgiou

Bert Teunissen

Joseph Ball

Maja Daniels


2018 Winning Photographers Work

Please enjoy a few photos selected from the Juror’s Choice Awards, Master Printer’s Choice Award, and Honorable Mentions. Their work will be printed and published in collotype in the annual Hariban Award Catalogue to be released in April 2019.

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Statement by Takumi Suzuki, CEO Benrido

It is with great pleasure to extend our congratulations to this year’s Hariban Award Winners. The level of enthusiasm for the award continues to grow each year, and out of 371 submissions, this year’s Jurors faced the difficult task of selecting the award recipients from a truly incredible pool of submissions. This year marked an exceptionally high standard of work submitted from photographers around the world and amongst them, Esther Teichmann’s submission stood out with her symbolic and intimate imagery. We greatly look forward to welcoming  Esther Teichmann at the studio and her resulting collaboration with the artisans of Benrido.

代表取締役CEO 鈴木巧からのステートメント


What’s next?

Esther Teichman 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.  


HARIBAN AWARDの最新情報、また受賞者の京都での制作体験の様子は、メールマガジンで随時お届けしてまいります。メールマガジンを購読して最新情報をチェックしてみてください!


HARIBAN AWARD 2018 – Shortlist

We’re thrilled to announce the shortlist for the HARIBAN AWARD 2018.

As we celebrate the 5th year of the Award, we are extremely thankful to see how the award has garnered new interest from artists across the globe. This year we are incredibly proud to have received 371 submissions. Before sharing this year’s shortlist we would first like to thank each of the applicants this year for submitting their work to the Hariban Award.

From this truly impressive array of submissions, we are excited to share and congratulate this year’s Shortlist of 54 applicants.

ハリバンアワード 2018の一次審査を通過したショートリストの発表をいたします。



HARIBAN AWARD 2018 – Shortlist

(Alphabetical order with names written in Japanese at the beginning)

楠樹 仁, 三保谷 将史, Joseph Ball, Adam Bell, Laura J. Bennett, Jacob Burge, Tara Cronin, Maja Daniels, Mark De Fraeye, Michel Delsol, John Divola, John Edmonds, Veronique Evrard, Jonas Feige, Leila Forés, Nicole Clare Fraser, Thomas Fuesser, Dan Gemkow, Matthew Genitempo, George Georgiou, Marie-José Jongerius, Hajime Kimura, Jesse Koechling, Isabela Kubrik, Madeleine Kukic, Robert Langham, MAKIKO, Rose Marasco, Masayo Matsuda, Raymond Meeks, Eldad Menuchin, Wanki Min, Noritaka Minami, Yaniv Mizrahi, Mimi Mollica, Jacopo Moschin, Hiroko Okahashi, Laura Pannack, Perry Schrijvers, Levana Schutz, Steven Smith, Fiona Struengmann, Paul Taylor, Esther Teichmann, Bert Teunissen, Amanda Tinker, Gabriela Torres Ruiz, Feiyi Wen, Mandy Williams, Andrew Williams, Vanessa Winship, Dave Woody, Daren You, HanShun Zhou.


The final award winners consisting of the Juror’s Choice Awards, Honourable Mentions, and lastly the Grand Prize Winner will be selected from this pool of 54 submissions.

The Winning names will be announced in August.

This year’s panel of jurors is made up of Masako Sato, David Campany, Shoair Mavlian, Lesley A. Martin, all highly esteemed members of the global photography community.




Selected Photographers’ Work

View the 54 Shortlisted submissions for this year’s Hariban Award on the slideshow below. The submitted works within the slideshow have been presented in no particular order. 


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