We are pleased to share that Mikiko Hara has just received the prestigious 42nd Ihei Kimura Award for Change: Photographs by Mikiko Hara with a Short Story by Stephen Dixon (2016).
The Ihei Kimura Award (木村伊兵衛写真賞) is a Japanese photographic award that has been given every year since 1975 by the Asahi Shimbun newspaper publisher in honor of the photographer Ihei Kimura. It is awarded to one or more photographers whose work has been exhibited or published during the previous year. This year’s jurors were photographers Miyako Ishiuchi, Risaku Suzuki, Takashi Homma, and Asahi Camera Editor Hiroto Sasaki.
Congratulations to Mikiko Hara and Stephen Dixon!
Read the 17 March 2017 Asahi Shimbun Newspaper announcement of the award (Japanese Text).
Other articles about Hara and the 42nd Ihei Kimura Award:
Asahi Shimbun Press Release
Cinra.net Cultural News
Kimura Award Exhibition at Nikon Gallery in Tokyo
The Ihei Kimura Award Ceremony on April 17th in Tokyo