10×10 American Photobooks.
Edited by Matthew Carson, Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich. New York: 10×10 Photobooks and bookdummypress, 2013.
4to.; illustrated throughout in color and black-and-white; newsprint booklet insert; illustrated soft cover with printed vertical belly band.
Limited First Edition of 500.
Text in English and Japanese.
152 pages, 7.25 x 10 inches.
$75 (free shipping)
Essays by David Levi Strauss, Tony White, Miwa Susuda, Ken Schles, Evan Mirapaul, Andrew Roth, Bernard Yenelouis, Michael Saur, Bryan Formhals and William E. Jones.
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.
A big thank you to the following museum and institutional libraries (and their curatorial staff) for acquiring the 10×10 American Photobooks publication. We are so happy the book has found so many nice homes!
The Victoria and Albert Museum (London)
The Museum of Modern Art (NY)
George Eastman House (Rochester, NY)
The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art (NY)
Amon Carter Museum (Fort Worth, TX)
Carnegie Institute (Pittsburgh)
Pratt Institute (Brooklyn)
Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland)
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Japan)
International Center of Photography (NY)
Guggenheim Museum (NY)
Fotohof (Salzburg, Austria)
The 10×10 American Photobook publication is pleased to be selected on the following 2013 best photobook lists:
Bint Photoboks on INTernet -
Bintphotobooks Selection of Notable photoBooks 2013
The Photobook (Douglas Stockdale)
Interesting Photobooks for 2013
Fotographi (Johan Brink)
2013 års bästa fotografi
Monsters & Madonnas / ICP Library
Deirdre’s Best of 2012-2013
Don’t want to order 10×10 American Photobooks from the source?
That’s okay, you can buy it at several of our favorite retail brick + mortar and online bookshops.
Printed Matter (NYC – brick + mortar) – only one copy left!
The International Center of Photography Bookstore (NYC – brick + mortar)
Deictorhallen Bookstop (Hamburg, Germany – brick + mortar)
Tokyo Institute of Photography (Tokyo – brick + mortar)
Le Bal Bookshop (Paris – brick + mortar)
Beyond Words (Edinburgh – brick + mortar)
PhotoBookStore (UK – Online)
Photobook Corner (Portugal – Online)
Ascenseur Végétal (France – Online)
photo-eye Bookstore (Santa Fe – brick + mortar and online)
A huge THANK YOU to all who supported 10×10 American Photobooks! We assembled & packaged over 300 pre-orders! They are going to 94 cities in 27 countries all around the world!
Here is a fun video showing the 10×10 reading room previews in NYC and Pittsburgh! Currently, the 10×10 reading room is on view at the Tokyo Institute of Photography and will close on Sunday, 6 October 2013.
Check out Ken Schles’ FOAM magazine write-up on 10×10. Thanks Ken. This is one of the best overviews of the project. Very honest and accurate. Schles shows our strengths and our areas for growth. We love that 10×10 is an ever-expanding and growing entity. The project was founded on the principle that there would always be more to learn.
We had a blast on Wednesday, September 11th meeting everyone at the 10×10 opening at the Tokyo Institute of Photography. We are so thankful to have such a supportive, smart and engaged group of experts in Japan. We hope that the reading room provides an opportunity for those in the Tokyo photobook community to experience new American photo publications.
If you are in the Ginza district of Tokyo, please stop by T.I.P. and visit with Ihiro Hayami, Masato Terauchi, Rie Imanaka, Syuichi Sekine, Kazuhiro Yuasa and Masahiro Wada. They are the wonderful team behind the 72 Gallery at the Tokyo Institute of Photography. http://www.tip.or.jp/1010americanphotobooks.html.
Tokyo Institute of Photography
Exart Bld. 1F, 3-6-6 Kyobashi
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0031
Wednesday – Friday, 12:00-20:00／Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, 12:00-19:00
Closed on Monday and Tuesday
・7min. from Tokyo Station, Yaesu-South exit (JR Line)
・1min. from Takaramachi Station, A4 exit (Toei Asakusa Line)
・1min. from Kyobashi Station, 1 exit (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)
・3min. from Ginza 1cho-me Station, 7 exit (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line)
See map below for exact location in Ginza.
Also, don’t forget to check out the selections posted by our 10 Japanese language online specialists in the 10×10 Tokyo countdown.
Day 1: Yoshikatsu Fujii / Photobook Club Tokyo
Day 2: Sawako Fukai / Artbeat Publishers
Day 3: Yumi Goto / Reminders Project
Day 4: Ihiro Hayami + Atsushi Hamanaka / PHaT PHOTO & twelvebooks
Day 5: Akira Higashikata / Nitesha
Day 6: Taka Kawachi / amana photo collection
Day 7: Mika Kobayashi / The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Day 8: Takayuki Kobayashi / flotsam Books
Day 9: Standard Bookstore in Osaka
Day 10: Kazuhiro Yamaji / Flying Books
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Day #10. Kazuhiro Yamaji /Flying Books
The photobooks that I considered for my selection are definitely not representative of current trends, but were chosen based on whether I felt they might become valuable ten or twenty years from now. I purposely did not include popular photobooks that I felt would not withstand the test of time. Although some consider photobooks created in 1987 to be old, they are seen in my profession as a rare photobook dealer in the same way one might consider a slightly unripe fruit. I did not use a single standard for my selection, rather, my decision process valued perspectives that overflowed with originality and were unique to the photographer. For me, the fun lies in letting a work sleep, and then picking it up again when it is ripe.
Visit Flying Books’ webpage to see the selection for 10×10 American Photobooks.
Kazuhiro Yamaji is the owner of Flying Books, a used bookstore in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, which handles rare and out of print photobooks and vintage magazines. In addition to regularly writing and editing for magazines, Yamaji also oversees the direction of the Daikanyama Tsutaya Bookstore and has authored Flying Books: The Intersection Between Books, Words, and Music (Shobunsha, 2005).
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10×10 American Photobooks in Tokyo
Opening: Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 7 to 9
Tokyo Institute of Photography
Exart Bld. 1F, 3-6-6 Kyobashi
11 September – 6 October 2013