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 Nicolas Codron’s Selection for 10x10 Japanese Photobooks
Besides two or three celebrated titles, this selection mainly includes little-known works by underestimated artists, some in the rather disregarded fields of travel and landscape photography; all ten exemplify the osmosis between solid photography and remarkable layout design and book crafting. We hope that this selection can encourage a few to look beyond the same names that are usually pasted everywhere.
Visit http://www.ajapanesebook.com to see Nicolas Codron’s selection for 10x10 online.
About Nicolas Codron
Nicolas Codron is an antiquarian bookseller collaborator at Chez les libraires associés in Paris, France. He also runs A Japanese Book and a number of personal photoblogs (depeu-japon). He dove into the world of Japanese photobooks in 2007 during a 5-year stay in Japan (starting with Shinoyama’s 28 Girls) and has been publicizing them actively since then.
Day #10. Akio Nagasawa / BLD Gallery
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.)