The structure of the dummy reveals an eclectic use of notebook style and a very thorough research. The dummy deals with the emotional cries of children raised in abusive homes. The jury was impressed by the way Miki Hasegawa approached this extremely difficult subject matter. A book not easy to digest but nonetheless very significant. We found it remarkable how she tells the stories in such a respectful, delicate way.
PhotoBoox Award 2017 Jury
Miki Hasegawa, born in 1973 in Fukuoka, Japan, lives and works in Kanagawa.She earned her B.A. degree in Human Environmental Science and in Design from Showa Women’s University, After working as an architect for several years, she started working as a professional photographer. In recent years she has been expressing what exactly maternal love is, while dealing with the social issues facing Japanese women and children.
She was one of the 100 chosen for the 2014 the Review Santa Fe.
Her work, “Jewels”, was selected as one of the LensCulture Emerging Talents 2014 Top 50, and received high acclaim. Hasegawa’s first handmade book, “The Path Of Million Pens” has been selected as one of the finalist of 2014 Unseen Dummy Award. and is famous throughout the world, being selected for various global photography collection fairs. She is currently working on her own project based upon “child abuse”, a theme very close to her heart.