Category Archives: Unpacking the collection

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By making life more interesting for others, we may indirectly help to alleviate the human condition. We up your aesthetic quality of life, we up your creativity. We celebrate the ordinary. – N.E.Thing Company This is a book that I … Continue reading

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Japanese Photobooks at the ICP Library: Revisited Part 2

Summer in New York – crowded with tourists and almost as hot as Tokyo! A refuge is needed and the ICP Library provides the antidote: a calm air-conditioned space where photobooks can be explored at one’s leisure. As the 10×10 … Continue reading

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the whole loaf

The Bread Book by Kenneth Josephson (1973) is a small booklet of twenty pages printed in offset. Starting with the front cover which shows, besides the title, the cap of a loaf of bread, each sheet progressively shows the front … Continue reading

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Passion

Front cover of Passion 1970 My summer passion this year is randomly browsing and then unearthing some of the brilliant gems that are here in this great little library of ours. The 1970 SVA Passion class. . . . Passion … Continue reading

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Luc Chessex

The library keeps on giving and a ‘new’ book often emerges from the open and accessible stacks. This is a wonderful booklet from a Venezuelan gallery/publisher  Fototeca from May 1978 with work from the extraordinary photographer Luc Chessex. The book … Continue reading

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World Cup Fever

We don’t have a lot of football (soccer) photobooks in the library. Actually we do not have that many in Sports in general – but we have some. I thought I should mention that the largest, most exciting and most … Continue reading

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Japanese Photobooks at the ICP Library: Revisited

Photobooks are like candy. Temptation is constant. And, if you don’t watch out, your bookshelves begin to bulge and overflow. This necessitates the unpleasant task of making more space for new acquisitions – a process that often requires picking and … Continue reading

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Bernard Yenelouis on Found Photos in Detroit

Arianna Arcara’s & Luca Santese’s Found Photos in Detroit is a collection of damaged Polaroids, snapshots and forensic images collected by the authors in Detroit. The poor condition of the images, the grime and wear kept intact in the scans … Continue reading

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Miyako Ishiuchi Wins 2014 Hasselblad Award

On March 6th, the Hasselblad Foundation presented Japanese photographer Miyako Ishiuchi with its 2014 annual Hasselblad Award. In conjunction with the award, an exhibition of Ishiuchi’s work curated by Dragana Vjuanovic and Louise Wolpers of the Hasselblad Foundation will open on … Continue reading

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Recent Japanese Photobook Reprints

Over the last few years, a growing interest in Japanese photoobooks has fueled an explosion in reprints and re-editions of many of the hard to find classic Japanese photobooks of the postwar period. With the cost of the original releases … Continue reading

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