Self-published, 2014. Edition of 6.
[To borrow the book contact Kosuke Okahara]
Ibasyo is a book by Kosuke Okahara. It is a very simple square book and it is rather thick. This is a very thoughtful and important project documenting life of six Japanese girls who have one thing in common: self-injury. Kosuke published six books only dedicating each of them to one girl. The books travel to different people around the world and eventually will go back to Japan. Half of a book are empty pages: an invitation to reflect and share. Ibasyo refers to the physical and emotional space where one can exist.
Kosuke spent a lot of time with the girls and he realized that it was important for them to share their stories, “to see themselves through someone else’s eyes”. Very intimate black and white images of every day life intervened with stories and conversations. My book is dedicated to Aina.
A Group Photography Exhibition featuring Daniel Arnold, Andreas Laszlo Konrath, Jordan Sullivan, Aaron Stern, Jim Mangan, Ben Rayner, Samantha Casolari, Aaron McElroy, Peter Sutherland, Maia Ruth Lee and Brian Merriam
Location: 205 A (205 Avenue A, New York)
Dates: 6 - 20 September 2014
Opening: Saturday, 6 September 2014, 4 to 8
Exhibition: Ishiuchi Miyako, Here and Now: Atomic Bomb Artifacts, ひろしま/Hiroshima 1945/2007
Location: Roth Gallery (160A East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021)
Dates: 18 September - 21 November 2014
Opening and book launch: Thursday, 18 September, 6 to 8
#TBT: back to 2012 when we organized the first reading room on Japanese photobooks! Thank you all for making 10x10 possible! : )
Yes! We are so excited! ON PRESS!
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Production/tech supervision: Sebastiaan Hanekroot, Colour & Books
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