Hariban Award - International Collotype Competition 2020 now is over!
Presented by the Benrido Collotype Atelier, Hariban Award - International Collotype Competition 2020 that combines a 160-year-old analogue technique with the new vision of digital-age photography, has been recently opened for entries invites all professionals and amateurs alike to participate submiting they best black and white photographs.
Presented by the Benrido Collotype Atelier, the Hariban Award - International Collotype Competition 2020 now is opened for entries!
The Hariban Award combines a 160-year-old analogue technique with the new vision of digital-age photography and is open to all photographers working in black and white only. The winner will receive a trip to the ancient city of Kyoto to work with the Benrido printers to participate in the production of collotype prints and will be exhibited in a solo exhibition the following spring.
Collotype is 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.
● Each artist will submit 8 – 12 black and white photographs. All submissions must adhere to the following specifications:
➜ File format: JPEG
➜ Resolution: 72 ppi/dpi
➜ Longest dimension: 1500 pixels
➜ Colour space: grayscale or RGB
➜ Black and White submissions ONLY
The deadline is June 30th, 2020 at 11:59 p.m , Japan Standard Time.
Finalists will be announce end of August 2020.
➜ Early Bird Entry Fee (15th April – 10th May, 2020) - 40 USD
➜ Standard Entry Fee (11th May – 30th June, 2020) - 50 USD
Hariban Award - International Collotype Competition 2020 is open to all photographers, professionals and amateurs alike, working in black and white only.