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 #10. Akio Nagasawa / BLD Gallery
About Akio Nagasawa‘s Selection for the 10×10 Reading Room:
As a gallerist and photobook publisher, I have spent many years working with Japanese photography and photobooks. My selection from the Akio Nagasawa Publishing catalog is reflective of my ongoing relationships within the larger postwar Japanese photography community.
Akio Nagasawa‘s 10×10 Reading Room Selection:
Daido Moriyama, Record: No.1-21 (Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2008- 2012)
Eikoh Hosoe, Simmon: A Private Landscape (Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2012) Takuma Nakahira, Documentary (Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2011)
Toshio Shibata, For Grey (Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2009)
Sakiko Nomura, Kuroyami / Black Darkness (Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2012) Yasumasa Morimura, Self- Portrait -Money Game (Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2009)
Hajime Sawatari, Kinky (Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2009)
Tenmei Kanoh, FUCK (Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2011)
Takayuki Ogawa, New York Is (Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2012)
Ryudai Takano, How to contact a man (Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2009)
Nagasawa founded Akio Nagasawa Publishing in 2006 with the reissue of Daido Moriyama’s Record magazine. In 2008, Nagasawa became the director of the BLD Gallery, where he regularly curates exhibitions of major postwar Japanese artists and photographers, including Daido Moriyama, Eikoh Hosoe, Shuji Terayama and Tatsuo Miyajima.
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.)