10x10 Japanese Photobooks
As a part of 10x10 Japanese Photobooks, phot(o)lia features one critic/ writer/ blogger/ publisher a day to introduce 10 resources dedicated to photobooks. Each contributor suggests 10 Japanese photobooks for 10x10 online. Join the discussion on 10x10 photobooks here.
About Marco Bohr’s Selection for 10x10 Japanese Photobooks
This list of Japanese photobooks was selected in relation to my research on Japanese photography of the 1990s. The so called post-bubble era witnessed the emergence of a number of iconoclastic female photographers whose work has had a major cultural impact in Japan at the time.
Marco Bohr is a photographer, academic and writer on visual culture. Born and raised in Germany, Marco studied photography at Ryerson University in Canada before completing an MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art. In 2011, Bohr was awarded a PhD from the University of Westminster. Informed by his experience of living in Tokyo, his dissertation investigates the emergence of a new generation of female photographers in Japan during the 1990s. Bohr completed a Visiting Fellowship at the Australian National University before his appointment as Lecturer in Visual Communication at Loughborough University. Bohr has contributed to a number of edited volumes such as The Contemporary Visual Studies Reader (Routledge), the Directory of World Cinema series (Intellect), as well as the World Film Locations series (Intellect). Bohr has also contributed to the Dandelion Journal, and the exhibition catalogue for Modernity Stripped Bare held at the University of Maryland.
Day #1. Ferdinand Brueggemann / Galerie Priska Pasquer
Please visit the 10×10 Japanese Photobooks Reading Room
September 28-30, 3pm to 9pm
Opening: Friday, September 28 from 7-9pm
ICP Bard MFA Studio
24-20 Jackson Avenue, 3rd Floor, Long Island City
(Runs concurrently with the New York Art Book Fair and is located across the street from MoMA PS1.)