Author Archives: Russet Lederman

About Russet Lederman

Russet Lederman is a media artist, writer and photobook collector who lives in New York City. She teaches art writing at the School of Visual Arts in New York and writes on photobooks for print and online journals, including Foam, The Eyes, IMA, Aperture and the International Center of Photography’s library blog. She is a co-founder of the 10x10 Photobooks project, lectures internationally on photobooks, and has received awards and grants from Prix Ars Electronica and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

David Solo: An Inveterate Photobook Collector

In a loft apartment in the former grand ballroom of a converted pre-war Brooklyn landmark hotel, David Solo is surrounded by floor to ceiling bookshelves punctuated by framed photographs, works on paper and a beautiful collection of Chinese scholar’s stones.  … Continue reading

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Christer Strömholm and Anders Petersen

A few weeks ago, I took a detour to explore Swedish photobooks. As a big fan of Daido Moriyama’s blurry and raw images, it is only a short leap to Christer Strömholm and Anders Petersen, who were teacher and student, … Continue reading

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A NYC RESOURCE: THE IMPACT OF THE DAIDO MORIYAMA PHOTOBOOK COLLECTION ON ICP

In November 2011, Daido Moriyama came to New York for a series of events: a talk at Japan Society with International Center of Photography Curator Christopher Phillips, and Printing Show –TKY, a photobook performance event organized by Ivan Vartanian at … Continue reading

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Yoko Sawada: An Unofficial Ambassador of Japanese Photography and Photobooks

Yoko Sawada, the energetic publisher-agent behind the Osiris imprint, is a well-known and prominent figure in Japanese photobook circles, but her name may not register immediate recognition in the West beyond a small group of in-the-know collectors and book dealers. … Continue reading

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Let’s Pretend! The Contemporary American Photobook

Most of the boxes that hit my doormat come from Japan, but more recently with the approaching sneak preview of the 10×10 American Photobooks project, which I am co-organizing with Matthew Carson and Olga Yatskevich, I’ve been receiving a lot … Continue reading

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Collaborations in Japanese Photobooks: Shuji Terayama, Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno

Photobooks by their very nature are collaborative endeavors. On their most basic level they involve a photographer and a printer. More often than not, they also engage a collaborative dialogue with a designer. During the 1960s in Japan, as traditional … Continue reading

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10×10 American Photobooks Seeks Funding for its Publication

We need your help to fund the 10×10 American Photobooks publication – support the campaign by clicking this link. 10×10 is going to Tokyo in 2013! 10×10 is taking 100 contemporary American photobooks to Tokyo this year and we need … Continue reading

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