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 #6. Yasunori Hoki / Super Labo
About Yasunori Hoki‘s Selection for the 10×10 Reading Room:
My selection, with one exception, reflects recent photobook projects published by either Super Labo, my small publishing venture, or one of my new photobook imprints. As an independent publisher, I embrace the challenges of bringing contemporary works by Japanese photographers to both western and Japanese audiences, and experimental photobook projects by western photographers to Japan.
Yasunori Hoki‘s 10×10 Reading Room Selection:
Daido Moriyama, Okinawa (Kamakura: Super Labo, 2012)
Takashi Homma, In our Nature (Kamakura: Super Labo, 2011)
Naoya Hatakeyama, Ciel Tombé (Kamakura: Super Labo, 2011) – comes with The Astrologer supplemental book.
Koji Onaka, Umimachi (Kamakura: Super Labo, 2011) – 2nd Edition
Osamu Kanemura, Stravinsky Overdrive (Kamakura: Super Labo, 2010)
Ripzinger (Tomonori Tanaka), Night Rider (Kamakura: Super Labo, 2010)
Koji Onaka, Matatabi (Kamakura: Super Labo, 2012)
Keizo Motoda, Sunday Harajaku (Kamakura: Omoplata, 2012)
Ikumi Taniguchi, Beat (Kamakura: Omoplata, 2012)
Miyako Ishiuchi, Tokyo Bay Blues (Tokyo: Sokyu sha, 2010)
Yasunori Hoki, formerly associated with Gallery White Room (Tokyo), is the founder and director of Super Labo, a Kamakura-based publishing house specializing in photography with a focus on the contemporary photograph and a mission to produce quality art books. Hoki is also the director of Yasunori Hoki Arts, a publisher of limited edition photography box sets by Daido Moriyama and Koji Onaka. In September 2012, Hoki established three new photobook imprints: Omoplata, Super Deluxe, and Yasunori.
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.)
The Photo(o)lia blog features daily selections from 10×10 Online.
Day #6. Victor Sira and Shiori Kawasaki / bookdummy press.