Domon Ken Award
The Domon Ken Award (土門拳賞, Domon-Ken-shō) is one of Japan's most celebrated photographic awards.[peacock term]
The award was started in 1981 by the Mainichi Newspapers to mark the 110th birthday of the Mainichi Shimbun, its daily newspaper and main publication, in honor of the photographer Ken Domon. It has been awarded every year since 1982.
The Domon Ken Award is given to a single established photographer for a published book of documentary photographs. Together with sample photographs, an announcement is made in Sunday Mainichi (and previously in Camera Mainichi as well). Award-winning works are shown in the Ginza Nikon Salon and the Domon Ken Photography Museum.
The major rival to this award for attention in the mass media is the Kimura Ihei Award, given annually to one or more newcomers.
- 写真展：今森光彦さん、希少な昆虫を４０カ国で撮影「生物多様性知って」 ／京都 Archived August 19, 2010, at the Wayback Machine., Mainichi Shinbun, 17 August 2008. (in Japanese) Accessed 2010-08-29.
- 土門拳賞に鈴木龍一郎さん Archived March 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine., Sankei News, 18 March 2010. (in Japanese) Accessed 2010-08-29.
- Notice for an exhibition at the Ginza Nikon Salon for Suzuki as the Domon prize winner. Within exhibition notices for May 2010, Nikon. Accessed 19 March 2013.
- Notice for an exhibition at the Ginza Nikon Salon for Ishikawa as the Domon prize winner. Within exhibition notices for May 2011, Nikon. Accessed 19 March 2013.
- Notice for an exhibition at the Ginza Nikon Salon for Takanashi as the Domon prize winner. Within exhibition notices for May 2012, Nikon. Accessed 19 March 2013.
- (in Japanese) List of award winners with links to their books at an online bookstore.