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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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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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10X10 Reading Room (Day #1): Ferdinand Brueggemann / Galerie Priska Pasquer

10×10 Japanese Photobooks 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 … Continue reading

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Ivan Vartanian: Performance, Bookmaking and the Photobook

While visiting Tokyo this past June, I met with historian, writer and publisher Ivan Vartanian of Goliga to discuss several of his current projects, which explore the intersection of bookmaking, performance and the photobook. Russet Lederman: For the past 15 … Continue reading

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The Best of “The Best Photobooks of 2011”

It is the time of year when my email inbox and Facebook wall fills with links to blog posts entitled “The Best Photobooks of 2011.” As a confirmed photobook addict with a serious and incurable case of what I fondly … Continue reading

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Caught Between Two Worlds: Japanese Photobooks from the Mid-1990s to the Present – Russet Lederman

From the mid-1990s onward, a new generation of Japanese photographers, which included many women, fluidly began mixing and matching traditional and modern subjects. Probing both the national sense of uncertainty that resulted from the collapse of the 1980s Japanese bubble … Continue reading

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