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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.


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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


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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.

PhotoBiblioMania at ICP Library

PhotoBiblioMania at ICP Library

PhotoBiblioMania at ICP Library

PhotoBiblioMania at ICP Library

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Pick up your copy of 10×10 Japanese Photobooks at these fine bookstores


Librairie 7L


Librairie du Jeu de Paume

In New York City

The International Center of Photography Bookstore
1133 Avenue of the Americas (at 43rd St.)
New York, NY 10036

McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

In Paris

Librairie 7L
7 rue de Lille
75007 Paris

Librairie du Jeu de Paume
1 Place de la Concorde
75001 Paris

Le Bal
6, Impasse de la Défense
75018 Paris

Librairie Vendredi
67 Rue des Martyrs
75009 Paris

In Brussels

Tipi Bookshop
186 rue Hôtel des monnaies
1060 StGilles, Brussels

In Germany

Buchhadlung Walter König
Various locations in Germany



Photobookstore (UK)

Photobook Corner (Portugal)

photo-eye Bookstore (USA)

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10×10 was honored to publish Akira Hasegawa’s (photo editor of Fukase’s Ravens) essay on Japanese Photography in its most recent publication: 10×10 Japanese Photobooks.

Sadly, Hasegawa-san passed away shortly after submitting his essay. At a memorial ceremony at the famed photobook cafe/restaurant Megutama in Tokyo the other day, Atsushi Fujiwara shared Hasegawa’s essay in the recent 10×10 Japanese Photobooks publication with photo critic Kotaro Iizawa, Shashin-Jidai Editior in Chief Suei-san and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography Curator Ryuichi Kaneko.

Kotaro Iizawa, Suei-san (Editor n Chief of Shain-Jidai) and Ryuichi Kaneko

Kotaro Iizawa, Suei-san (Editor n Chief of Shain-Jidai) and Ryuichi Kaneko

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10×10 Japanese Photobooks
Edited by Matthew Carson, Michael Lang, Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich. New York: 10×10 Photobooks in association with International Center of Photography and Photobook Facebook Group, 2014.

4to.; illustrated throughout in color and B+W; French-fold pages and 20 gatefolds in Japanese binding; Hardcover illustrated boards. 9.5×6.5 in (24×17 cm), 248 pp.

Limited First Edition of 400.
Text in English and Japanese by Akira Hasegawa, Atsushi Fujiwara, Dan Abbe and Eric Miles. Photography by Mathieu Asselin, Jeff Gutterman and Olga Yatskevich. Design by SYB. Lithography by Colour & Books. Printed by Mart.Spruijt, Amsterdam. ISBN: 978-0-692-20866-3.

Praise for 10×10 Japanese Photobooks:
Wall Street Journal Picks 10×10 for Holiday Gift Book List
What the Bloggers Have to Say…

Price: $125 Plus Shipping

$5 Media Mail with Tracking (US only)
$14 Priority Mail (US Only)
$26 (International First Class USPS)

$125 USD plus shipping

Retail Prices will increase as this limited numbered edition sells out
Copies 001-200 – $100 plus shipping
Copies 201-300 – $125 plus shipping
Copies 301-400 – $150 plus shipping





About the New 10×10 Japanese Photobooks Publication

Printed in a limited numbered edition of 400, this “book on books” presents selections by twenty photobook specialists.

As a catalog associated with the traveling 10×10 Japanese Reading Room and Online space, the book offers an in-depth visual investigation of twenty highlighted books – one from each specialist’s selection of ten books – and a visual appendix that documents all 200 Japanese photobooks.

Designed by the Dutch graphic design studio SYB (designer of Viviane Sassen’s Flamboya and Carolyn Drake’s Two Rivers) with lithography and technical supervision by Colour & Books, 10×10 Japanese Photobooks lavishly presents the highlighted books across multiple full-page wrap-around spreads with selector commentaries. Texts include the last essay by the late Akira Hasegawa (photo editor of Masahisa Fukase’s Ravens), an interview by writer Dan Abbe with photographer and Asphalt editor Atsushi Fujiwara, and an historical overview by photo-eye book specialist Eric Miles.


The 10×10 Japanese Photobooks publication includes extensive photo documentation of these highlighted books:


10×10 Japanese Photobooks Reading Room Specialists:

Dan Abbe and Andrew Thorn / PH
Tomoka Aya / The Third Gallery Aya
Ferdinand Brueggemann / Galerie Priska Pasquer
Atsushi Fujiwara / Asphalt Magazine
Yasunori Hoki / Super Labo
Akio Nagasawa / BLD Gallery
Christopher Phillips and Deirdre Donohue / International Center of Photography
Yoko Sawada / Osiris
Kunihiro Takahashi / Tosei-sha
Ivan Vartanian / Goliga

10×10 Japanese Photobooks Online Specialists:

Ken Iseki / My New Notebook
Lilian Froger / 748= photobooks
Kohei Oyama / Parapera
Nicolas Codron / A Japanese Book
Victor Sira and Shiori Kawasaki / bookdummypress
Laurence Vecten / One year of books
Marco Bohr / Visual Culture Blog
Rémi Coignet + Nina Poppe / Des Livres et des photos
Marc Feustel / Eyecurious

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Unseen Photo Fair

10×10 Japanese Reading Room will be at:

Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam
(Living Room Space)
18 – 21 September 2014.

Come see all the amazing Japanese books there!

Also look out for the launch of the
10×10 Japanese Photobooks publication.



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The 2nd set of 10×10 Japanese Photobooks Trading Cards are now on sale for $25 per pack.

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Making their premier at the PGH Photo Fair at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsuburgh, 10×10 is pleased to bring you another 10 important photobooks on trading cards.

And don’t forget to check-out our first trading card set.

Included in this set are:

Takashi Homma,  Mushrooms from the Forest Orie Ichihara, Paris Mao Ishikawa, Hot Days in Camp Hansen Taisuke Koyama, Entropix Yurie Nagashima, Yurie Nagashima Ikko Narahara, Espana: Grand Tarde Masafumi Sanai, Pylon Yutaka Takanashi, Machi Yoshihiko Ueda, At Home Kazuo Toshida, Air Blue

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Come visit the 10×10 Japanese Photobooks Reading Room
at the PGH Photo Fair

Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh
May 17-18

We are bringing over 100 Japanese photobooks for you to enjoy!

And don’t forget to pick up packs of our second release of Japanese photobook trading cards. Only available in PGH!

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