Category Archives: Seen and heard

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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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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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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Orchard – Collaborative Journals by Raymond Meeks

I had the pleasure one afternoon of meeting Kevin Messina who publishes artists books under the Silas Finch imprint. Kevin was generous enough to spend some time showing me the Orchard series of books, each by Raymond Meeks and a different artist. Deborah Luster, Wes Mills … Continue reading

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Shomei Tomatsu (1930 – 2012)

It was announced earlier today that acclaimed postwar Japanese photographer Shomei Tomatsu died in Okinawa on December 14, 2012. Tomatsu was a founding member of the influential Vivo photography collective in 1959 and mentor to successive generations of younger Japanese … Continue reading

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The Photobook: Turn the Page Please

Recently, I’ve been struck by the different ways that photobooks are being presented in exhibitions and reading rooms. In the past, it was really simple to distinguish a venue by the manner in which a photobook was encountered. If the … Continue reading

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