I was thankfully invited to attend 10×10 Japanese Photobooks (please go to the link for the detail).
Did you understand the exciting event happening in NY?
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Of course, if you are New Yorker, please visit,
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 PS1 and the New York Art Book Fair)
OK. Here is my list.
I selected Japanese photobooks from within the past 10 years (Araki is exception though). These more recent books are not yet viewed with the same reverence as Japanese photobooks from the 60s and 70s, but I believe they clearly illustrate the unique photography and photobook culture that exists in Japan.
Nobiyoshi Araki, Tokyo wa Aki (Tokyo: Sanseido, 1984)
Takashi Homma, Tokyo and my Daughter (Zurich: Nieves, 2006)
Katsumi Omori, Cherryblossoms (Tokyo: Little More, 2007)
Koji Onaka, Grasshopper (Tokyo: Tosei-Sha, 2007)
Tomoyuki Sakaguchi, Home (Tokyo: Sokyu-sya, 2007)
Risaku Suzuki, Yuki Sakura (Oregon: Nazraeli, 2008)
Taisuke Koyama, entropix (Tokyo: artbeat publishers, 2008)
Masafumi Sanai, Dust (Tokyo: Taisyo, 2008)
Masafumi Sanai, ARCA (Tokyo: Taisyo, 2008)
Yumiko Utsu, OUT of ARK (Tokyo: artbeat publishers, 2009)
There is an article for each photobook (please click the list). Hope you find some interest in our photobook culture.
Also please don’t forget to check out these lists by experts.
Lilian Froger / 748= photobooks
Kohei Oyama / Parapera
Nicolas Codron / A Japanese Book
Victor Sira and Shiori Kawasaki / Book Dummy Press
Laurence Vecten / One year of books
Marco Bohr / Visual Culture Blog
Rémi Coignet and Nina Poppe / Des Livres et des photos
Marc Feustel / Eyecurious
- Japanese Photography Magazine #5 写真画報
- Photo Book Studies on IMA vol.2: Araki
- Masafumi Sanai / Pylon (2011)
- THE PHOTO BOOKS HUB, TOKYO @ 表参道ヒルズ
- Print on Demand Photo Book Series “Planetary Photobooks”