— 10×10 Photobooks


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.
ISBN: 978-0-9896888-0-2

$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.

$75 (送料込)

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We are working with MAPP Editions (digital arm of MACK Books) on a digital version of 10×10 American Photobooks. Look out for lots of new features!

Miwa Susuda

Miwa Susuda

Eric Miles

Eric Miles

Mathieu Asselin and Russet Lederman

Mathieu Asselin and Russet Lederman


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Will you be in Pittsburgh from May 17-18?
If yes, then stop by the Carnegie Museum for the PGH Photo Fair.

All visitors welcome!

10x 10 Japanese photobooks

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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)

Brooklyn Museum (NY)

Lancaster Library, Coventry University (UK)

Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin at Madison

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As big fans of photo-eye, we were honored to be invited to select 10 “best of 2013″ photobooks for their annual round-up.

Three people collaboratively selecting ten photobooks for a “best of 2013” list. Not an easy task. It requires a lot of discussion to see where there is overlap and where there is not. It can make for a bit of dysfunction. We started to notice that not just the process, but also many of the books on our list dealt with dysfunction in one way or another. A dysfunction that incites a discussion – much like our 10×10 practice. Here is our admittedly dysfunctional list for the best photobooks of 2013.

Read our selections on the photo-eye blog.

Here are a few of the books from our selection:

Igor Samolet. “be happy!”

Leiko Shiga Rasen Kaigan

Kosuke Okahara. “Vanishing Existence”

Pino Musi. “_08: 08 Operating Theatre”

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Thanks 88Forum (Ho Tam) for your extensive discussion about your favorite photobooks in the Tokyo Institute of Photography’s 10×10 American Photobooks Reading Room (11 September – 6 October 2013).


Installation View at the Tokyo Institute of Photography

Part One

Marie Noelle Catalano, “Vision: the Black Circle in the Middle of the Sun”

Part Two

Melissa Dubbins & Aaron S. Davison. “Fallen Books”

Part Three

Nowork. “Blotter”

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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



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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.

ICP Bookshop (right next to books by Osiris - one of our favorite publishers!)

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)

Orell Füssli (Zurich, Switzerland)

NYC's Printed Matter

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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!

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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.

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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.


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