2 venues for Japanese Photobooks: A Reading Room and An Online Space
10×10 Japanese Photobooks Reading Room
ICP – Bard MFA Studio Space
24-20 Jackson Avenue, 3rd Floor, Long Island City
(Runs concurrently with the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 and is located across the street.)
Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 3 to 9 pm
Opening reception: Friday, September 28 from 7 to 9 pm.
10×10 Japanese Photobooks Reading Room Specialists:
10 specialists select 10 books each for a pop-up reading room of 100 Japanese photobooks.
Dan Abbe and Andrew Thorn / PH
Tomoka Aya / The Third Gallery Aya
Ferdinand Brueggemann / Galerie Priska Pasquer
Atsushi Fujiwara / Asphalt Magazine
Yasunori Hoki / Super Labo
Akio Nagasawa / BLD Gallery
Christopher Phillips and Deirdre Donohue / International Center of Photography
Yoko Sawada / Osiris
Kunihiro Takahashi / Tosei sha
Ivan Vartanian / Goliga
10×10 Reading Room, a 3-day pop-up reading room sponsored by the International Center of Photography Library and the Photobook Facebook Group, presents 100 Japanese photobooks from the perspective of 10 specialists who have each been asked to select 10 postwar Japanese photobooks or magazines. Over the past 10 years an ever-expanding community of photobook collectors has grown in both Japan and the West. Recent photobook studies and resources have primarily focused on rare and out of print photobooks. Those seeking information beyond these seminal books have turned to museum libraries and online communities. Realizing that a void existed for the general public to have direct access to many of the smaller editions, lesser known postwar Japanese photobooks and magazines, the International Center of Photography Library and the Photobook Facebook Group have invited 10 specialists, who include critics, curators, editors, writers, publishers, gallerists and booksellers, to share their knowledge about Japanese photobooks. By no means conclusive, the selection presented in the 10×10 reading room is shaped by the specific interests of each specialist and is just a small sampling of the larger breadth and variety within Japanese photobooks. The reading room will also feature Japanese photo magazines IMA, Asphalt and Phat Photo. 10×10 invites the public to come in, browse and explore the books!
10×10 Japanese Photobooks Online Space
Online launches September 18, 2012 at phototalia.tumblr.com
In addition to the physical reading room, 10×10 Japanese Photobooks has also organized a virtual space where 10 online Japanese photobook specialists and bloggers recommend 10 books each for an additional 100 books of interest.
10×10 Online Specialists:
Ken Iseki / My New Notebook
Lilian Froger / 748= photobooks
Kohei Oyama / Parapera
Nicolas Codron / A Japanese Book
Victor Sira and Shiori Kawasaki / Book Dummy Press
Laurence Vecten / One year of books
Marco Bohr / Visual Culture Blog
Rémi Coignet and Nina Poppe / Des Livres et des photos
Marc Feustel / Eyecurious
Download a list of all photobooks included in both the 10×10 Reading Room and 10×10 Online.
About the International Center of Photography Library
The ICP Library is dedicated to the entire discipline of photography, housing an extensive collection of photobooks, periodicals, artist files, and digital resources. Its mission is to furnish information and inspiration to anyone interested in the medium. http://www.icp.org/research-center/library
About the Photobook Facebook Group
The Photobook Facebook Group is a virtual space to share everything related to photobooks! Posts by the group’s international members include links to reviews, blogs, photobook meet-ups, interviews, book publishers and more. Request to join here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/212023968876469
10×10 Japanese Photobooks is organized by Olga Yatskevich, Matthew Carson and Russet Lederman.Installation, research, editing and photography support provided by Liz Sales, Flore-Adèle Gau, Ashley McNelis, Jeff Gutterman, Cian O ‘Donaghue, Resa Alboher and Mathieu Asselin.
Also at the ICP-Bard MFA Studios: