10×10’s Shashin Zine Fest NYC
18-26 April 2015 at RESOBOX Gallery
*Please note that submissions are now closed.
Organized by 10×10 Photobooks in association with Shashin: Photography from Japan.
10×10’s Shashin Zine Fest is an outgrowth of 10×10 Photobooks’ ongoing commitment to projects that bring together diverse photobook communities. The zine fest is a dynamic and entertaining reading room that will pop-up for one week at the Resobox Japanese Gallery in Long Island City, inviting New York visitors to experience the real flavor of what is currently happening in Japan. It’s a great opportunity to introduce to U.S. shores a multitude of new zines and their creators, many of which have never before been seen outside of Japan. With its relaxed environment, readers are encouraged to peruse the zines at their leisure, and should they fall in love with one, all zines will be available for purchase, with average prices ranging from $5 – $20, permitting everyone the chance to take home a unique piece of hip and happening art from Japan.
41-26 27th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
7, N or Q trains to Queensboro Plaza (1-minute walk from subway)
E, M or R trains to Queens Plaza (4-minute walk from subway)
We were very grateful to Sebastiaan Hanekroot at Colour & Books for so inventively executing the production of our recent 10×10 Japanese Photobooks publication. Sebastian’s recent blog post, A Case in Binding, discusses the production challenges in realizing the elaborate French fold binding and associated gatefolds that designer Sybren Kuiper conceived for our book.
Sebastiaan’s ability to overcome what other book producers would see as obstacles, makes him stand out in the field.
Dankjewel Sebastiaan for such amazing work!
Thank you Microcord for your always wonderfully opinionated posts on photography and photobooks.
We love your brutal honestly when it comes to photobook critiques… and thanks for your mention of 10×10 Japanese Photobooks in your 2014 photobook lineup!
Another Thank you to Qiana at Dodge and Burn for including 10×10 in 10 Diverse Photobooks of 2014.
We are honored to be included on such a far reaching list!
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Photo books are now recognized as a separate art form, a subgenre of the larger universe of photography, and their importance has prompted a recent spate of books about photo books. “10×10 Japanese Photobooks” (10×10 Photobooks, 248 pages, $125) is a sushi counter of information about the Japanese photo books published in the last 60 years: 20 international specialists each highlight 10 titles, one of which is then given an expanded treatment—including enough pictures to give a sense of what the work is actually like. Photo books have been an important aspect of Japanese culture since the end of World War II, documenting the country’s seismic social transformations, and most of the country’s best known photographers— Daido Moriyama, Nobuyoshi Araki, Eikoh Hosoe, Hiroshi Sugimoto —are represented. The advantage of this extensive listing is that many little known artists are also on view. The present book is the second in the “10×10” series; it follows one on America photo books and more are planned.
—Mr. Meyers writes on photography for The Wall Street Journal.
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A nice post on the new 10×10 Japanese Photobooks publication by Lilian Froger of 748=photobooks
Also check out Laurence Vecten’s post on One Year of Books.
She has one of the best photobook blogs. Amazing photos!
Great spreads and comments by Josef Chladek on his blog and Virtual Bookshelf JC
Bint Photobooks on INTernet provides a good summary.
Check out 10×10’s Matthew Carson’s (aka International Center of Photography Librarian extraordinaire) list of his favorite photobooks from 2014. Among those selected:
Tranquility – Heikki Kaski
Prolifération – Geert Goiris
Topographies –Monica Ursina Jager
Syria Al-Assad – Oliver Hartung
Linger (Teikai) – Daisuke Yokota
Photographs for Documents –Vytautas V. Stanionis
Esto ha sido (This Has Been) –Luis Weinstein
The Night Climbers of Cambridge – Thomas Mailaender
Ponte City –Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse
Periscope – Jose Diniz
10×10 Japanese Photobooks and 10×10 American Photobooks are included in the recently launched PhotoBiblioMania, an exhibition of books on photobooks at the International Center of Photography Library curated by photobook collector David Solo.