An Evolving Photobook Library of Liberty and Resistance
An open call by 10×10 Photobooks for photobooks, zines and photobook-related materials focused on political and social protest. Submit here!
The contemporary world is in a state of upheaval and transformation. We are living in a time where the political environment is murky, disorientating and ugly. The discussion now urgently shifts to the role of the arts and the artist during this period of dramatic and crucial political and social change. This is also applied to the role of photography and the photobook. 10×10 Photobooks will be providing a platform for the sharing of these extremely important ideas. With this in mind, and drawing upon the long and profound history of protest photobooks, 10×10 is placing an open call for contemporary photobooks focused on social and political themes.
We are looking for contemporary artists’ books, zines, photobooks and photobook-related materials that assert their dissatisfaction, their dissent and their protest with the world today. We are living in a time where power resides in the hands of too few, and we rightfully and across the globe are outraged. Documentarians, artists and creators are all responding in a myriad of different ways: 10×10 is not looking to define your protest. Our hope is to bring together the multiple voices existing in the world and provide amplification. Your responses can be esoteric, blatant or anywhere in-between.
Awake! is a space where your voices and your eyes do not have to be compromised. By sharing all our ideas and creations together, we can establish some clarity on our communal thoughts and utilize this information to establish a true and coherent opposition to the tyrannies that are currently trying to erode our liberties, rights and freedoms that have taken generations of struggle to achieve. Please join us in this Cry for Freedom and participate in Awake!
Submission Guidelines for AWAKE!
This is a completely open call for photobooks, zines and photobook-related materials responding to liberty, resistance and the political environment of today. Please follow this link to submit your work.
We are receptive to all and anything that is created or has been created (as long as it is book-related). We only ask that the submitter tell us how their book relates to liberty and resistance.
The first Awake! Reading Room will be exhibited at the PGH Photo Fair at the Carnegie Museum from April 29 to 30, 2017. Only a selection of the zines, books and materials submitted will be exhibited (not all will be selected for the reading room). However we will find a suitable home in an institution or library for ALL materials submitted. Therefore, all materials will eventually have a home in the world providing free access to the public.
Only submissions received by April 3, 2017 will be considered for inclusion in the Awake! Reading Room at the PGH Photo Fair.
A photobook anthology that documents CLAP!, a traveling reading room exhibition of 130 contemporary Latin American Photobooks from 2000 to 2016. Organized by the nonprofit 10×10 Photobooks, the project launched at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh in May 2016, and traveled to the Aperture Foundation in New York City in November 2016, before concluding at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in March 2017. Selected by 12 Latin American specialists (either in teams or individually), the books presented offer a range of recently published Latin American photobooks that are rarely seen or available outside the region. The selected books represent many of the most exciting innovations in Latin American photography and publications.
Copiously illustrated and indexed, the CLAP! publication provides full color spreads and detailed bibliographic information for all 130 photobooks included in the reading room. Designed by Ricardo Báez, CLAP! includes essays by Luis Weinstein and Joaquim Marçal F. de Andrade.
Publisher: 10×10 Photobooks, Inc. (New York City)
Date of Publication: March 2017
Size: 29 cm high x 20 cm wide (11.5 x 8 inches)
Binding: Softbound, Smith sewn with dust-jacket that converts to two-sided poster
Edition Size: 600 copies
Editors: Olga Yatskevich, Russet Lederman and Matthew Carson
Associate Editor: Michael Lang
Designer: Ricardo Báez (tipografiabaez.com)
$55 plus shipping
$25 shipping to the rest of the world
$5 shipping in the USA
Please note that the books will begin shipping in late March 2017.
The retail price for the CLAP! book will increase to $60 on April 1, 2017.
CLAP! 10×10 Contemporary Latin American Photobooks
2-3 March 2017 at Hirsch Library, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
2-5 November 2016 at Aperture Foundation, New York City
13-15 May 2016 at PGH Photo, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
CLAP! 10×10 Contemporary Latin American Photobooks is a photobook reading room that presents 130 contemporary Latin American photobooks from 2000 to 2016. Organized by the nonprofit 10×10 Photobooks, the project launched at the PGH Photo Fair at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh from 13-15 May, 2016 and was exhibited at the Aperture Foundation in New York City from 2-5 November, 2016 before concluding at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) from 2-3 March 2017. At the end of the reading room tour, all the books in the project will be donated to the Hirsch Library at the MFAH.
Selected by 12 Latin American specialists (either in teams or individually), the reading room is a hands-on opportunity for North American audiences to browse a range of recently published Latin American photobooks that are rarely seen or available in the US. The selected books, representing many of the most exciting innovations in contemporary Latin American photography and publications, will be documented in the forthcoming (Release: March 2017) comprehensive CLAP! book, designed by Ricardo Báez with essays by Luis Weinstein and Joaquim Marçal F. de Andrade.
2 – 5 November 2016
CLAP! 10×10 Contemporary Latin American Photobooks Reading Room
at Aperture Foundation
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York
Salon Reception: Wednesday, 2 November
Chilean photographer Luis Weinstein and Venezuelan photobook graphic designer Ricardo Báez will share their work and broad knowledge of contemporary Latin American photobooks.
28 October 2016
CLAP! Panel Discussion at the Americas Society
680 Park Ave, New York
Moderated by Christopher Phillips with panelists Paula Kupfer, Leandro Villaro and Pablo Lopez Luz
Free and open to the public. Registration Required
CLAP! Guest Selectors
Nicolás Wormull, Luis Weinstein, Leandro Villaro & Diran Sirinian, Ramón Reverté, Diana Rangel, Rony Maltz & Allegra Cordero di Montezemolo, Paula Kupfer, Julieta Escardó & Nicolás Janowski, Eneka Fernández & Mike Fernández, Ana Casas Broda & Gerardo Montiel Klint, Claudi Carreras Guillén & Iatã Cannabrava, and Ricardo Báez.
CLAP! includes photobooks by
Rodrigo Abd, Rafael Adorján, Luján Agusti, Carlos Altamirano, Claudia Andujar, Abraham Araujo & Gustavo Dao (aka Bestialo Culapsus), Ricardo Peña Bacalao, Daniel Barraco, Ana Baumann, Alejandra Ugarte Bedwell, Beatriz Bellorín, Ernesto Benavides, Rodrigo Benavides, Julio Bittencourt, Iñaki Bonillas, Miguel Rio Branco, Juan Brenner & Byron Mármol, Pablo Cabado, Miguel Calderón, Santiago Carrera, Alejandro Cartagena, João Castilho, Deborah Castillo, Carolina Cattan, Alejandro Chaskielberg, Ramiro Chaves, Ana Costa, Matías Costa, Pedro David, Cristina de Middel, Estefania d’Esperies, Gustavo Di Mario, Juan Toro Diez, José Diniz, Alex Dorfsman, Camilo Echavarría, Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo, Fabián España, Federico Estol, Guillermo Faivovich & Nicolás Goldberg, Erick Faúndez, Manuel A. Fernández, Verónica Fieiras, Francilins, Guadalupe Gaona, Paolo Gasparini, Adriana Genel, Guilherme Gerais, Maya Goded, Mauricio Toro Goya, Amada Granado, Lourdes Grobet, Philippe Gruenberg, Pablo Guidali, Santiago Hafford, Pablo Hare, Fernando Fujimoto Hasegawa, Jonathan Hernández, Roberto Huarcaya, Adelaide Ivánova, Claudia Jaguaribe, Pablo Larreta, Roberto Linsker, Ícaro Lira, Pablo López Luz, Luz en la Piel, Jorge Macchi, Mayra Martell, Pedro Martinelli, Edgar Martínez, Sebástian Mejia, Enrique Metinides, Gian Paolo Minelli, Luis Molina-Pantin, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Sara Maneiro Montiel, Edgar Moreno, Italo Negro, Musuk Nolte, Alejandro Olivares, Cristóbal Olivares, André Penteado, Ewa Priester, Rodrigo Ramos, Mayana Redin, Rosângela Rennó, Mauro Restiffe, Pal Kerese Riveros, Javier Rodríguez, Germán Rojas, Guadalupe Ruiz, Felipe Russo, Nicolás Sáez, Mariela Sancari, Gustavo Sancricca, Tiago Santana, María José Sesma, Maíra Soares, Francisco Solórzano (Frasso) & Tom Grillo, Alfredo Srur, Anna Thereza, Carsten Todtmann, Gilberto Tomé, Roberto Molina Tondopó, Nicolas Torres, Juan Diego Valera, Lorena Guillén Vaschetti, Luis Weinstein, Andrés Marroquín Winkelmann, Bob Wolfenson, Nicolas Wormull, and Julio Zenil.
Protest Photobooks and Literature from Japan and the USA
On Sunday, February 12th at the Magnum Foundation in NYC, 10×10 was pleased to hold an evening of presentations on Japanese and American protest photobooks and literature with photographer John Gossage and cultural strategist Danielle Jackson.
A highly respected photographer, John Gossage is well known for his more than 35 artist’s books and photographic publications, including his groundbreaking 1985 photobook, The Pond. Having devoted his life to photography and the music of Charles Edward Anderson Berry since the age of 14, Gossage is also recognized as an important and early advocate of Japanese postwar photography. Over the years, he has amassed a working library that contains most of the seminal Japanese photobooks, including protest books from the 1960s and ’70s. Gossage‘s presentation will focus on protest photobooks by both known and unknown photographers from Japan.
Danielle Jackson is interested in the efficacy of social protest beyond political demonstration. She will consider how strategies such as non-participation, spectacle, and self-invention have been conveyed through photography, performance, and nonfiction literature. Jackson has worked with leading photographers, filmmakers, and cultural institutions to develop projects, partnerships, and initiatives for social impact. She has worked with Magnum Photos, Stanford University, NYU, WNYC, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, MoMA, Tribeca Film Institute, and Open Society Foundations. She is the co-founder and former co-director of the Bronx Documentary Center, an internationally-recognized gallery dedicated to photography and social change. Her projects have been covered in media outlets including CBS Evening News, the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Slate, New York Magazine, The Guardian, among others. She currently teaches for Stanford in New York and International Center of Photography.
In protest of the January 20, 2017 US presidential inauguration of Donald Trump and in support of the January 21, 2017 Women’s March, the 10×10 Photobooks team has posted an image of mourning. We renounce the hatred, bigotry, racism, misogyny, intolerance and division Trump’s presidency represents.
We had a wonderful evening of presentations at Spoonbill & Sugartown Bookshop on the intersection of photography and poetry with 205-A co-publisher Aaron Stern and his photography and poetry collaborators: Andreas Laszlo Konrath, Elizabeth Schmuhl, Tom Sleigh and Brian Merriam.
Aaron Stern is an artist and author living in New York City. His photographs, books, poetry and curatorial projects have appeared in The Paris Review, Vogue, The New York Times, Dazed & Confused and Purple Magazine. In 2014, Aaron Stern and Jordan Sullivan founded 205-A, a curatorial and publishing project with a specific focus on the intersection of poetry and photography. Most recently, Aaron published Horizon Avenue, a visual narrative of a life that could have been.
Aaron spoke with:
Andreas Laszlo Konrath, a fashion and portrait photographer who addresses the rich heritage of photography and film’s experimental history.
Elizabeth Schmuhl, a poet and interdisciplinary artist whose writings have appeared in PANK, Paper Darts, Big Lucks, Metatron, and elsewhere.
Tom Sleigh, a poet, dramatist, essayist and academic, who is director of Hunter College’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in Creative Writing. He is the recipient of the Anna-Maria Kellen Prize and Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin for Fall 2011.
Brian Merriam, an artist and photographer of abstracted landscapes that explore emptiness and longing through color and light.
Thank you Jonas Kyle for sharing the amazing new Spoonbill & Sugartown Bookstore at 99 Montrose Ave. in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn with the 10×10 community!
10×10 was featured in a November 21, 2016 article in the Japanese weekly art publication Shin Bijutsu Shinbun.
Thank you Reiko Tomii for the nice write-up! http://www.art-annual.jp/column-essay/essay/63419/
10×10 Photobooks held a panel presentation on contemporary Latin American Photobooks from 2000 to 2016 at the Americas Society in New York City on 28 October 2016. Held in conjunction with CLAP!, a traveling photobook reading room organized by 10×10 at the Aperture Foundation Gallery November 2–5, this presentation moderated by Christopher Phillips brought together Paula Kupfer, Leandro Villaro and Pablo López Luz, several of the photographers and curators responsible for the selections on view in CLAP!. The books discussed introduced a range of recently published Latin American photobooks that are rarely seen or available in the United States and represent many of the most exciting innovations currently happening in Latin American photography. Thank you Gabriela Rangel, Veronica Flom and Susanna Temkin at Americas Society for hosting this event.
About the Speakers
Paula Kupfer is a writer and editor specialized in photography and Latin American art. Previously, she was managing editor of Aperture magazine. Kupfer has a BA in journalism and Latin American studies from NYU and is currently an MA candidate in art history at Hunter College researching the history of photography in São Paulo.
Leandro Villaro is an Argentinian photographer and editor. He has published the work of various artists under the imprint antennae collection including photographer Juan Travnik (Paisajes, 2015) and filmmaker Claudio Caldini (Experimental Films 1975-82, 2012). He teaches at the International Center of Photography and is the director of programs at Penumbra Foundation in New York City.
Pablo López Luz is a photographer from Mexico City whose work has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Art, Fondation Cartier (Paris), Somerset House (London), International Center of Photography (New York), and Museum of Modern Art (Mexico City), among others. López Luz has published two monographs with Editorial RM: Pablo López Luz (2011) and Pyramid (2014). His third book, Frontera, will be published later this year.
Christopher Phillips is an independent curator based in New York. From 2000 until 2016 he served as a curator at the International Center of Photography in New York. He has organized numerous exhibitions of historic and contemporary photography and media art, many of them devoted to recent Asian art. These include the first major U.S. exhibition of Chinese contemporary photography, Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China (2004, co-curated with Wu Hung), as well as China and the Chinese in Early Photographs (2004), Atta Kim: On-Air (2006), Shanghai Kaleidoscope (2008), Heavy Light: Recent Photography and Video from Japan (2008), and Wang Qingsong: When Worlds Collide (2011). Phillips teaches courses in the history and criticism of photography at Barnard College, New York University, and the ICP/Bard MFA program.