Tag Archives: Japanese Photobooks

Response to Hokkaido 1971–1976 by Eiji Sakurai

By: Akari Stimler   Hokkaido is an island in Japan, and it is also the island where my mother grew up. Hokkaido is located at the north tip of Japan and is close to Russia. I always thought of Hokkaido … 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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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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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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Hidden Dangers: Japanese Photobooks in the Shadow of Fukushima

No stranger to the horrific health consequences caused by nuclear radiation, the Japanese people were plunged into a state of national uncertainty and fear on March 11, 2011 when a devastating earthquake and tsunami severely damaged northern Tohoku and its … Continue reading

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New Yorker Magazine highlights 10×10 Japanese Photobooks

Maria Lokke of the New Yorker interviewed several 10×10 specialists and shared their comments in yesterday’s Photo Booth blog. ICP’s Deirdre Donohue and Christopher Phillips offered insights into their selection process. Check out the complete article at http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/photobooth/2012/09/10×10-japanese-photobooks.html#slide_ss_0=1

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10×10 Japanese Photobooks Reading Room – September 28-30 from 3-9 PM

Please join us this evening from 7 – 9 PM at the opening reception  for the 10×10 Japanese Photobooks Reading Room. ICP – Bard MFA Studio Space 24-20 Jackson Avenue, 3rd Floor, Long Island City (Across the street from MoMA … Continue reading

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