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Photographic Society of Japan Awards

Since the Photographic Society of Japan was established in 1952, the society is
annually presenting Photographic Society of Japan Awards on June 1st, the Annual Day of Photography, to people whose achievements in activities related to
photographic culture in Japan was outstanding or who published exceptional
photographic works or essays. Awards are presented in the following five
categories;

International Award

For individuals or groups, inside or outside Japan, who have made distinguished
contributions to Japanese photography.

Distinguished Contributions Award

For individuals or groups with long careers of distinguished contributions to
Japanese photography.

Lifetime Achievement Award

For individuals in Japan who have consistently produced outstanding photographic works over an extended period.

Scholastic Achievement Award

For individuals or groups in Japan who have published outstanding works of
photographic criticism or made other outstanding contributions to photographic
scholarship.

Newcomer's Award

For hopeful new photographers who have produced outstanding photographs (must, in principle, be under 40 years of age).

 

The 2010 Screening Committee comprised the following seven members:
(In alphabetical order; titles omitted. Status/position current as at February 2010.)
Tatsuo Ishida (Editor-in-chief, CAPA)
Ikuo Nakamura (Photographer)
Shintaro Shiratori (Photographer;President of the Japan Advertising Photographers’ Association)
Mariko Takeuchi (Photographic critic)
Takeyoshi Tanuma (Photographer; President of The Japan Professional
Photographers Society)
Manabu Torihara (Photographic critic)
Yukio Yamazaki (Photo editor)


Award Recipients and Reasons for their Selection
(Titles omitted)
International Prize: no recipient selected.
Distinguished Contributions Award: Tsuguo Tada, for his enormous contribution
to photographic culture through his involvement in the editing of numerous excellent
photographic collections and the planning of photographic exhibitions over many
years, from the 1960s through to the recent “Japan: A Self Portrait”,
both in Japan and overseas.
Distinguished Contributions Award: The late Osam Hiraki, for his enormous
contribution to the enhancement of Japanese photographic culture over 30 years
through such activities as his nurturing of many young photographers
through school education in addition to his activities as a photographic critic in
various media since 1980.
Distinguished Contributions Award: Mayumi Moriyama, for her contribution
to the expansion of the photographic industry and the promotion of
photographic culture over many years, from the establishment of the
New York Japan Camera Center in 1955 until the present.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Yukio Ohyama, for his achievement of
high artistic expression that gives the sense of divine nobility in his photographs
of Japan’s symbol, Mt. Fuji, which has been a consistent subject of his works,
as well as his diligent approach to production.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Keizo Kitajima, for the new photographic
performance displayed by his snapshots in “Keizo Kitajima 1975-1991”,
“ THE JOY OF PORTRAITS”, and other works, as well as by his portraits and
urban landscape series.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Yoshihiro Tatsuki, for his achievement in publishing
novel, high-quality works in various media over many years and the widespread
influence he has exerted on Japanese image culture through these works.
Scholastic Award: Keisho Ishiguro, for his achievements in researching
old photographs, beginning with the epic work
“ Bakumatsu Meiji no Shozo Shashin
(Portraits of the Bakumatsu-Meiji Era) ”for which he brought together portraits
of 146 people who were active during the late Edo and early Meiji eras based
on the collection of his father, Keishichi Ishiguro.
Scholastic Award: Ryuichi Kaneko, for his conscientious and detailed verification and enlightenment activities regarding photographic history, beginning with the
publication of “Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and 70s”in which he introduces
important photobooks from his own enormous collection.
Newcomer’s Award: Keiko Sasaoka, for her ambitious work
“ PARK CITY”that astutely examines Hiroshima today, a city losing
substance as it becomes increasingly a city of parks.
Newcomer’s Award: Aya Fujioka, for the new photographic art possibilities
displayed in her photographic collection “I Don’t Sleep”, which gives a sense
of literariness that cannot be gained from existing frameworks within everyday
scenery and family snapshots.

The 2010 Photographic Society of Japan Awards Ceremony was held on June 1st at the Sasakawa Hall as part of Annual Day of Photography festivities. An exhibition
of Photographic Society of Japan Award-winning works of 2010 was held at the
Fuji Photo Salon Tokyo from May 28th to June 3rd.

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Recent Award Recipients

Year

Award

Recipients' Name

2000

International Award

Jean-Claude Lemagny

Cultural Advancement Award

Kenro IZU and the Friends without a
Border,
The Japan Photo Culture Association

Distinguished
Contributions Award

Takao KAJIWARA, Kon SASAKI

Annual Award

Iwanami Shoten, Ryoichi SAITO

Newcomer's Award

Arata DODO, Toshiya MOMOSE

2001

International Award

Mark HOLBORN

Distinguished
Contributions Award

Iwao OGURA, Takashi KIJIMA,
Koichi NAKAI

Annual Award

Tsuneo ENARI, Teruo OKAI,
Kishin SHINOYAMA

Newcomer's Award

Masataka NAKANO, Masaki HIRANO

Special Award

Shotaro AKIYAMA

2002

International Award

Fosco MARAINI

Cultural Advancement Award

Michiko KASAHARA,
SapporoCity Photo Library

Distinguished
Contributions Award

Hiroo TSUZUKI, Kazuo NISHII,
Ieyoshi MIHORI

Annual Award

Satoshi KURIBAYASHI,
Hiroshi SUGIMOTO, Hiromi NAGAKURA

Newcomer's Award

Yuki ONODERA, Rinko KAWAUCHI

Special Award

Eikoh HOSOE

2003

International Award

Sebastião SALGADO

Cultural Advancement Award

Etsuro ISHIHARA, GuardianGarden

Distinguished
Contributions Award

Kunika TODORIKI, Senzo YOSHIOKA

Annual Award

Naoya HATAKEYAMA,
Taishi HIROKAWA, Ryuichi HIROKAWA

Newcomer's Award

Yasuaki KAGII, Haruto MAEDA,
Hiroaki YOSHINO

Special Award

Nikakai Association of Photographers

2004

International Award

Kim Seung-kon

Cultural Advancement Award

KiyosatoMuseum of Photographic Arts,
AichiVillage-NaganoPrefecture and
The Preservation Society for Photographs
of Motoichi Kumagai

Distinguished
Contributions Award

Yoshikatsu SAEKI, Kenzo YAMAMOTO

Annual Award

Hiroo KIKAI, Toshinobu TAKEUCHI

Lifetime Achievement Award

Junichi OHTA, Daido MORIYAMA

Scholastic
Achievement Award

Eiko IMAHASHI

Newcomer's Award

Gentaro ISHIZUKA, Kiyoshi YAGI

2005

International Award

Anne Wilkes Tucker

Cultural Advancement Award

The Documentary Photo Festival Miyazaki

Distinguished
Contributions Award

Shomei TOMATSU,Ikko NARAHARA

Annual Award

Mitsuhiko IMAMORI, Kenichi KOMATSU

Lifetime Achievement Award

Akira KINOSHITA, Eiichiro SAKATA

Newcomer's Award

Shoin KAJII, Kunihiko KATSUMATA,
Ken MORISAWA

Special Award

Tadaaki TANI

2006

International Award

The EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee

Cultural Advancement Award

The ShojiUedaMuseum of Photography,
The General Photography Festival "PhotoCitySagamihara" Committee

Distinguished
Contributions Award

Shigeichi NAGANO,
Masaaki NISHIMIYA

Annual Award

Hideaki UCHIYAMA

Lifetime Achievement Award

Miyako ISHIUCHI

Scholastic
Achievement Award

Teruo OKAI

Newcomer's Award

Masako OGURI, Koji ONAKA,
Kensuke KAZAMA

2007

International Award

Terry BENNETT

Cultural Advancement Award

IidaCity, The Kyoto Photography Club
"How are you, PHOTOGRAPHY?"
Committee

Distinguished
Contributions Award

Minoru OHNISHI, Goro KURAMOCHI,
Yoho TSUDA

Annual Award

Ikuo NAKAMURA

Lifetime Achievement Award

Yoshimitsu NAGASAKA,
Akito MIZUTANI

Scholastic
Achievement Award

Yuri MITSUDA

Newcomer' Award

Ken KITANO, Kazutoshi YOSHIMURA

Special Award

J. Wally HIGGINS

2008

International Award

Martin PARR

Cultural Advancement Award

Sokyusha

Distinguished
Contributions Award

Kenichi HONDA

Annual Award

Risaku SUZUKI, Ryuichiro SUZUKI,
Masato SATO

Lifetime Achievement Award

Shimpei ASAI, Bishin JUMONJI

Scholastic
Achievement Award

Masafumi FUKAGAWA

Newcomer's Award

Naoki ISHIKAWA,
Takayuki MAEKAWA,
Toshihiro YASHIRO

Special Award

Toshiro SHIMOYAMA

2009

International Award

Teizo UMEZU

Distinguished
Contributions Award

Ichiro UENO, Norihiko MATSUMOTO

Lifetime Achievement Award

Toshio SHIBATA

Scholastic
Achievement Award

Kotaro IIZAWA

Newcomer's Award

Yasuhiro OGAWA, Shintaro SATO

2010

Distinguished
Contributions Award

Tsuguo TADA, Osam HIRAKI,
Mayumi MORIYAMA

Lifetime Achievement Award

Yukio OHYAMA, Keizo KITAJIMA,
Yoshihiro TATSUKI

Scholastic
Achievement Award

Keisho ISHIGURO, Ryuichi KANEKO

Newcomer's Award

Keiko SASAOKA, Aya Fujioka

2011

International Award

Chris Pichler

Distinguished
Contributions Award

Keiichi KIMURA, Tsuneko SASAMOTO Yoshiharu FUKUHARA

Lifetime Achievement Award

Kikuji KAWADA, Yasumasa MORIMURA Herbie YAMAGUCHI

Scholastic
Achievement Award

Shino KURAISHI

Newcomer's Award

Ryo OHWADA, Toshiya MURAKOSHI

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