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 #4. Atsushi Fujiwara / Asphalt Magazine
About Atsushi Fujiwara‘s Selection for the 10×10 Reading Room:
I have selected ten photobooks from the renown and highly unique Tokyo photobook publisher Sokyu sha, who is well known as the publisher of Masahisa Fukase’s Solitude of Ravens (1986), edited by Akira Hasegawa. My selection from Sokyu sha’s catalog highlights a number of their more recent publications.
Atsushi Fujiwara’s 10×10 Reading Room Selection:
Eiji Sakurai, Hokkaido 1971 – 1976 (Tokyo: Sokyu sha, 2011)
Yoshiichi Hara, Walk while ye have light (Tokyo: Sokyu sha, 2011)
Kazuyuki Kawaguchi, Only Yesterday (Tokyo: Sokyu sha, 2010)
Takao Niikura, Dizzy Noon (Tokyo: Sokyu sha, 2010)
Masakazu Sugiura, Remontage (Tokyo: Sokyu sha, 2009)
Shigeichi Nagano, Distant Gaze: Dark Blossom of Winter (Tokyo: Sokyu sha, 2008)
Atsuhiro Tsuruta, Black Dock (Tokyo: Sokyu sha, 2008)
Yoshiichi Hara, Dark of True (Tokyo: Sokyu sha, 2008)
Kanji Mizutani, Indigo (Tokyo: Sokyu sha, 2004)
Michio Yamauchi, Stadt (Tokyo: Sokyu sha, 1992)
Atsushi Fujiwara is a Japanese photographer and the founder of the photography magazine Asphalt. Fujiwara has collaborated on numerous projects with Akira Hasegawa who was the editor of the well-known Asahi Sonorama Shashinshu series of twenty-seven books published in the late 1970s; many of which are now considered important examples of postwar Japanese photography.
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.)