“After a rush to all things digital, it seems only natural that photography audiences would “return” to the physicality of books, and celebrate them in intimate gatherings like 10x10, or the book meetups that I sometimes hear about. ”
Thank you, Dan.
Invisible Pipeline. Giada Ripa.
Photographs by Giada Ripa
Text by Giovanna Calvenzi (in Italian and English)
Produced by eni, March 2011.
Invisible Pipeline is a photographic project commissioned by Eni, an Italian multinational oil and gas company, to document their Villano plant in Ecuador. The plant was constructed avoiding deforestation in the area and building access roads. The pipeline is hidden from view under the forest. The pipeline crosses the Antisana reserve for 4,7 km. It was build using using mono-rail technology, limiting the right-of-way to 4 meters in order to avoid excessively altering the forest’s ecosystem.
Giada Ripa captured the sensibility of the region. Her photographs depict the nature, the community and the pipeline workers. She explores the relationships between local people, environment, plant and workers. The portraits of community members also reflect their everyday life, traditions, co-existence with the pipeline.
The book has an elegant design and high quality printing. Triptychs throughout the book create certain dynamic and grasp green colour of the region.
Event: Photojournalists on War
Photojournalists on War photographers are: Lynsey Addario * Christoph Bangert * Patrick Baz * Nina Berman * Ben Brody * Andrea Bruce * Guy Calaf * Patrick Chauvel * Alan Chin * Carolyn Cole * Jerome Delay * Marco Di Lauro * Ashley Gilbertson * Stanley Greene *Todd Heisler * Tyler Hicks * Eros Hoagland * Chris Hondros * Ed Kashi * Karim Ben Khelifa * Wathiq Khuzaie * Gary Knight * Yuri Kozyrev * Rita Leistner * Benjamin Lowy * Zoriah Miller * Khalid Mohammed * John Moore * Peter Nicholls * Farah Nosh * Gilles Peress * Scott Peterson * Lucian Read * Eugene Richards * Ahmad Al-Rubaye * João Silva * Stephanie Sinclair * Bruno Stevens * Peter van Agtmael
Location: 25CPW Gallery (25 Central Park West, New York)
Date: Wednesday, 15 May 2013, from 6:30 to 8:30
We are streaming from 10x10 American Photobooks. Our panel discussion will start at 3:00 p.m. NY time. It will be a conversation between project contributors:
David Senior / Museum of Modern Art Library
Christina Labey / Conveyor Arts
Nicholas Muellner / series editor SPBH, Self Publish, Be Happy
Moderated by Fionn Meade / Independent Curator
$65 (includes shipping) Produced in collaboration with Victor Sira and Shiori Kawasaki of bookdummypress, the publication is a way for you to experience the entire 10x10 project. This stylish and inventive Japanese manga design-inspired bilingual (Japanese-English) edition will be released with the opening of the September 2013 Tokyo reading room. It will present illustrated selection lists from all the specialists, along with essays (not previously published) on American photobook culture by noted artists, writers, publishers, curators and bibliophiles. The 10x10 American Photobooks catalogue will provide the full 10x10 experience.
10x10 American Photobooks opening last night was a big success! We were happy to see so many people!
We will be at Ten10 Studios this weekend from 12 to 8, please stop by to browse all the photobook selected for this project!
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Bruno Ceschel, Self Publish, Be Happy, talks about his selection for 10x10.
Wonderful team of The Camera Club of New York selected books for the project.
Upcoming 10x10 Publication!
10x10 American Photobooks
As part of 10×10 American Photobooks’ NYC Sneak Preview at the Ten10 Studios, May 3-5, 2013, phot(o)lia features one critic/ writer/ blogger/ publisher a day. Each contributor suggests 10 American photobooks for 10x10 online. Join the discussion on 10x10 photobooks here.
Day #8. Eric Miles / photo-eye
About Eric Miles’ selection for the 10×10 Online:
The books on my list all reflect in their own ways a dramatic shift in photo culture that was already well underway by the mid-eighties. Approaches rooted in the traditions of documentary and “social landscape” photography were already giving way to an interest in vernacular imagery and the “banal,” influenced in no small part by the ubiquity of consumer culture. This paradigm shift inaugurated a new canon, with William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, Stephen Shore and Joel Sternfeld among the central influences on a new generation, supplanting those of Frank, Friedlander, Arbus and Winogrand. But more than just subject matter was changing; there was also the rise of the “snapshot” aesthetic, emphasizing not the subject per se, but a particular quality of observation. Over time, following Shore and Eggleston especially, but also the unsung Allan Ruppersberg, the Apotheosis of the Banal was complete. And while autobiographical pursuits were certainly not new among photographers, many would follow the 80s paradigm set by Nan Goldin, recording intense “domestic” dramas and pushing the bounds of painful intimacy and portrayal of emotional chaos. So, if I were to go way out on a limb and try to pull out a thread that tied these books together, I’d have to say that it is a radical engagement with the everyday, with nothing too prosaic to photograph – a desire to make the plain romantic and imbue the familiar stuff of our visual lives with a new sense of wonder.
Eric Miles is a bookseller, writer and visual consultant living in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to overseeing photo-eye’s rare book and print auctions since 2004, he has written on photography and photobooks for various publications and consults on publishing projects for photographers and digital agencies.
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Please join us for the NYC sneak preview!
Opening reception: Friday, 3 May, from 7 to 9
Panel Discussion: Sunday, 5 May - R.S.V.P. is required
4-5 May 2013, from 12 to 8
10-10 47th Road, Long Island City, NY
Subway: #7 Train to Vernon/Jackson Station