Miyako Ishiuchi receives the 2014 Hasselblad Award

<em>Mother’s #3</em>, 2001

Mother’s #3, 2001

Congratulations to Miyako Ishiuchi for being awarded the 2014 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography.

The Foundation’s citation regarding the 2014 Award Winner Miyako Ishiuchi:

“During a period of 35 years Miyako Ishiuchi has established an international career, which is both impressive and highly significant. Her strength of character and uncompromising vision has resulted in some of the most powerful as well as personal representations of postwar Japan. Ishiuchi’s work is extremely coherent and developing in a determined and distinctive way; using the camera and all of its aesthetic potential to investigate the intersection of the political and the personal aspects of memory Ishiuchi has been both a pioneer and a role model for younger artists, not least as a woman working in the male-dominated field of Japanese photography. She has continued to innovate, explore and agitate throughout her career, both in terms of ideas and of her style and approach.”

For more information on the decision, visit the Hasselbad Foundation site.