As part of 10×10 Japanese Photobooks, a pop-up reading room of 100 Japanese photobooks at the ICP-Bard MFA Studios from September 28-30, 2012 and an online resource space at Photo(o)lia, Monsters & Madonnas features one 10×10 reading room specialist per day. Reading room and online contributors have each been asked to suggest 10 Japanese photobooks for a total of 100 photobooks in the reading room and an additional 100 books online: 10×10 (x2). Join the discussion on 10×10 Japanese photobooks here.
10×10 Reading Room
Day #2. Yoko Sawada / Osiris
About Yoko Sawada’s Selection for the 10×10 Reading Room:
Even if a photograph is taken after deep conceptual deliberations, it still exhibits “remains” that escape the photographer’s conscious controls. In never abandoning a state of continuous consideration, my favorite photographers always seem to leave the door open to these “remains.” The process of photography beyond the photographer’s thoughts is inscribed on the images in my selection for the 10×10 Reading Room.
Yoko Sawada’s 10×10 Reading Room Selection:
Osamu Kanemura, Spider’s Strategy (Tokyo: Osiris, 2001)
Shinzo Shimao, Maho-chan (Tokyo: Osiris, 2001)
Yoshiko Seino, The Sign of Life (Tokyo: Osiris, 2002)
Takashi Yasumura, Domestic Scandals (Tokyo: Osiris, 2005)
Mikiko Hara, Hysteric 13: Hara Mikiko (Tokyo: Hysteric Glamour, 2005)
Asako Narahashi, Half Awake and Half Asleep in the Water (Portland, OR: Nazraeli Press, 2007)
Takuma Nakahira, For a Language to Come (Tokyo: Osiris, 2010)
Yoshiko Seino, Itaru tokoro de kokoro o atsumeyo tatte iyo / Everywhere – Gather Yourself – Stand (Tokyo: Osiris, 2009)
Erika Yoshino, Just Like on the Radio (Tokyo: Osiris, 2011)
Takuma Nakahira, Circulation: Date, Place, Events (Tokyo: Osiris, 2012)
Yoko Sawada is the founder of Osiris, a photobook publishing house based in Tokyo, which represents several Japanese photographers including Takuma Nakahira, Osamu Kanemura, Asako Narahashi, Mikiko Hara, and Takashi Yasumura.
To see these books in person, please visit the 10×10 Japanese Photobooks Reading Room
September 28-30, 3 to 9pm
Opening: Friday, September 28 from 7-9pm
ICP Bard MFA Studio
24-20 Jackson Avenue, 3rd Floor, Long Island City
(Runs concurrently with the New York Art Book Fair and is located across the street from MoMA PS1.)