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TOM. Doug Rickard.

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TOM by Doug Rickard

Published by Little Big Man, 2013. Edition of 300.

[Purchase: sold out]

"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".

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One year of books
Josef Chladek blog
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Photobooks!


Love photobooks? Join our group to talk everything photobooks.

Tim Barber.

Exhibition: Tim Barber, Relations
Location: Capricious 88 Gallery (88 Eldridge Street, 5th Floor, NY)
Dates: 2 May to 24 June 2014

Photobook Stores.

photolia:

Where do you buy your photobooks? With the lead by Doug Stockdale we put together a list of places to purchase photobooks:

23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR

25books, Berlin

Ampersand Books & Gallery, Portland, OR

Amstelbooks, Amsterdam

Analogue Books, Edinburgh, UK…

10x10 Japanese Photobooks revisited (part 1).

Have you heard about our 10x10 Photobooks project?  Russet Lederman revisits 10x10 Japanese Photobooks.

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Jun Abe, Shimin: 1979-1983 (Citizens 1979-1983.) Osaka, Vacuum Press, 2009. 

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Yoshiichi Hara, Hikari Aru Uchi ni / Walk While Ye Have the Light. Tokyo: Sokyu-sha, 2011.

image Takashi Homma, Sono Mori no Kodomo / Mushrooms from the Forest. Tokyo: blind gallery and limArt, 2011. 

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Eikoh Hosoe, Shimon: Shifukei / Simmon: A Private Landscape. Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2012.

imageOrie Ichihashi, Paris. Tokyo: Pie Books, 2011.

imageMao Ishikawa and Toyomitsu Higa, Atsuki Hibi ni Camp Hansen (Hot Days in Camp Hansen.) Okinawa: Aman Shuppan, 1982.

imageRinko Kawauchi, Illuminance. New York: Aperture, 2011.

imageIkko Narahara, España Grand Tarde (Spain: A Great Afternoon.) Tokyo: Kyuryu-do, 1969.

imageKoji Onaka, Matatabi (Wandering Gambler). Kamakura: Super Labo, 2012. 

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Masafumi Sanai, Pairon (Pylon.) Tokyo: Taisho / Match and Company, 2011.

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Yutaka Takanashi, Machi (Town.) Tokyo: Asahi Shinbun-sha, 1977.

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Yuhki Touyama, Kyokaisen 13 / Line 13. Tokyo: Akaaka Art Publishing, 2008. 

Photobook Awards.

Here are 4 photobook competitions you can enter now

Go There. Gen Sakuma.

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Go There. Gen Sakuma.

Photographs by Gen Sakuma
Text by Gen Sakuma
Book design by Katsuya Kato

Published by Rosin Books, February 2014. Edition of 600.
Special edition comes with slipcase and print.

[Purchase: Rosin Books, Photo Book Corner]

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. 

More:
Gen Sakuma – Go There 

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Book signing with Jim Coldberg.

Jim Coldberg will be signing copies of Rich and Poor
Dashwood Books (33 Bond Street, New York)
Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 6 to 8

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Volunteer. Paul Seawright.

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Volunteer. Paul Seawright.

Photographs by Paul Seawright
Text editing by Ian Bamford

Published by Artist Photo Books, Dublin, 2013.

[Purchase: Artist Photo BooksDashwood Books]

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.

More:
Paul Seawright – Volunteer (The Photobook)
When landscape photography becomes a political statement

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10x10 Photobooks Trading Cards.

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Set #2 features real gems, - “Hot Days in Camp Hansen” by Mao Ishikawa, “Machi” by Yutaka Takanashi, “España” by Ikko Narahara.