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.
You can follow book journey here. Christer Ek wrote a great post about his experience with Ibasyohere.
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
10x10 Japanese Photobooks: Beautifully designed reference book, with in-depth highlight of 20 books and visual appendix of 200 books. French-fold pages and twenty gatefolds in a hybrid Japanese binding, edition of 400 copies. Pre-order your copy here: bit.ly/1nZ9hEY
We have few very last copies of 10x10 American Photobooks catalog. If you are interested, email email@example.com. The publication is a comprehensive overview of contemporary American photobooks culture. It illustrates almost 300 photobooks selected by 30 specialists and has a collection of essays by noted artists, writers, publishers, curators and bibliophiles.
Jochen Lempert, this year’s Deutsche Borse Prize Nominee, originally trained as a biologist, but has been working as a photographer since the early 1990s. In his photographs, Lempert depicts the natural world - sometimes as delicate taxonomies (waves, birds, insects) - and sometimes rendering what we tend to overlook - nature in relation to culture.
As a catalog associated with the traveling 10×10 Japanese Reading Room and Online space, the book offers an in-depth visual investigation of twenty highlighted books – one from each specialist’s selection of ten books – and a visual appendix that documents all 200 Japanese photobooks.
Designed by the Dutch graphic design studio SYB (designer of Viviane Sassen’s Flamboya and Carolyn Drake’s Two Rivers) with lithography and technical supervision by Colour & Books, 10×10 Japanese Photobooks lavishly presents the highlighted books across multiple full-page wrap-around spreads with selector commentaries. Texts include the last essay by the late Akira Hasegawa (photo editor of Masahisa Fukase’s Ravens), an interview by writer Dan Abbe with photographer and Asphalteditor Atsushi Fujiwara, and an historical overview by photo-eye book specialist Eric Miles.
Between 1997 and 2008 Philip-Lorca diCorcia completed eleven photographic portfolios in collaboration with W Magazine’s creative director Dennis Freedman who has been creative director at W Magazine, that together stand as one of the most ambitious editorial projects of the last decade. Together diCorcia and Freedman spanned the globe visiting locations such Havana, Paris, Bangkok, St. Petersburg, Los Angeles, and New York. The locations included a Lautner house in LA, the Mariinsky Opera House in St. Petersburg, Windows on the World atop the World Trade Center, and an notorious “club echangiste” (French swinger club) in Paris. The cast of characters included iconic models Nadja Auermann, Guinevere, Kristen McMenamy, Karen Elson, Shalom Harlow and Hannelore Knuts as well as actresses such as Isabelle Hupert and designer Marc Jacobs in addition to locals who were street cast. The stories were notable for their length and for the enigmatic and sometime veiled narratives. This is the first time all of these stories are gathered and published together. (publisher’s note)
"Drawing its name from that of a peeping Tom, TOM unearths vintage found images that show the voyeuristic surveillance of a certain archetype of woman in the streets of 1960s Los Angeles. The subjects of each photograph are stockinged, short skirted, and stylish—and as seen longingly through someone else’s lens—clearly an object of desire and interest".
Go There by Japanese street photographer Gen Sakuma. “For me, wandering about the streets, pointing my camera and pressing the shutter button on what I encounter there, may be quite like how I collected insects as a young child, absorbed in the hunt until past sundown”. Sakuma captures curious moment on the streets of Tokyo. Beautifully produced by Rosin Books: embossed clothbound hardcover, distinct endpaper, great printing.
Drawing on the use of the camera to survey the topography of the American landscape, Volunteer shows us the landscape of a country shaped by war. Here, we are shown the placeless, suburban centres of the United States where the military seeks out new recruits from those that dwell on the margins of the American Dream. Made of, and around, the various temporary recruiting centres and offices established in order to gather potential volunteers from a specific area, these photographs depict the frayed landscapes of a society drained by the constant demands of fighting wars in distant lands.
Image And Matter In Japanese Photography From The 1970s
Exhibition: Image And Matter In Japanese Photography From The 1970s (Norio Imai, Masafumi Maita, Jiro Takamatsu, Keiji Uematsu, Kanji Wakae and Katsuro Yoshida) Location: Marianne Boesky Gallery (118 East 64th Street, New York) Dates: 9 May - 14 June 2014 Opening: Friday, 9 May 2014, 6 to 9
10×10 American Photobooks presents 100 contemporary American artists’ photobooks selected by 10 specialists in a reading room and an additional 200 books online from the perspective of 10 American and 10 Japanese photobook specialists, who have each been asked to select 10 books.
Designed in collaboration with Victor Sira and Shiori Kawasaki of bookdummypress, the publication is a way for you to experience the entire 10×10 project. This inventive Japanese manga design-inspired bilingual (Japanese-English) publication comes with a special newsprint insert designed by Pierre Le Hors and Tuomas Korpijaakko. As a comprehensive overview of the 10×10 American Photobooks project, it presents illustrated selection lists from all the specialists, along with essays on American photobook culture by noted artists, writers, publishers, curators and bibliophiles.