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French Publisher Chose Commune in Association with the International Center of Photography Library

On Tuesday, 25 April 2017, we spent an evening at the ICP Library with Cécile Poimboeuf-Koizumi and Vasantha Yogananthan of Chose Commune. 

Founded in 2014, Chose Commune is a French independent publishing house devoted to photography books, which values book-objects with bold design and editorial choices. It aims to publish emerging photographers as well as established figures with unpublished material. 

Cécile and Vasantha will share their personal projects (Vasantha is in town receiving ICP’s 2017 Infinity Award for Emerging Photographer), and some recent award-winning Chose Commune photobooks, including Shoji Ueda (2015), Astres Noirs by Katrin Koenning and Sarker Protick (2016), The Promise by Vasantha Yogananthan, and Sobras by Geraldo de Barros (2017).

Cécile Poimboeuf-Koizumi, born in 1987, is a French publisher. Vasantha Yogananthan, born 1985, is a French photographer and publisher. He is currently working on a long-term project in India, A Myth of Two Souls, inspired by the epic tale of the Ramayana. 

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Collaboration: A 10×10 Salon Exploring the Relationship Between Publishers and Photographers

On Wednesday, 5 April 2017, we gathered on Manhattan’s Bowery for conversation with some of the most talented independent publishers in New York and the photographers with whom they work.
The making of small run artists’ books and photobooks requires a special collaboration between artist and publisher. Each project is a creation individually tailored and designed by individuals working closely together: this salon is an exploration of the intense process of book-making, led by some of our foremost designers, publishers and artists.

Kevin Messina is the founder and creative director of Silas Finch, a publishing house and design studio based in New York. Its publishing program has established a reputation for producing titles of exceptional quality, with a unique approach to combining material and construction to support the artist’s vision.

Pau Wau Publications is an independent publishing press dedicated to the production of limited editioned books and zines of contemporary photography and art, founded in 2008 in Brooklyn, by photographer Andreas Laszlo Konrath and designer Brian Paul Lamotte.

Jordan Sullivan is a writer and artist living in Los Angeles. His photographs, curatorial projects and prose have appeared in numerous publications. His most recent book, Remaining Light, was published by Silas Finch (2016). He is the co-founder of the publishing project 205-A.

Mike Tan is founder and director of Rubber Factory, a contemporary art gallery specializing in photo-based works.

Romke Hoogwaerts is the founder of independent photobook publishing project Mossless (2009) and co-founder of Rubber Factory Posters (2016). He has also worked as a full-time photo editor at titles like MSNBC and Businessweek.

Cole Barash is a visual artist based is Brooklyn who also makes books. His work is experimental and focuses on the color-and-composition dialogue between two objects or moments.

And a big thank you to Stephanie and Jens for hosting at their photo studio loft.

 

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Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonne

On Wednesday, 22 March 2017, we gathered on Manhattan’s upper west side for a “books on books” discussion with Carole Naggar and Fred Ritchin, authors of the recently released Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonne.

Carole Naggar is a poet and photography historian. She has written biographies of George Rodger, Werner Bischof and David Seymour (Chim). Among her recent contributions are an essay Saul Leiter: In My Room (Steidl, 2017) and a translation of Henri Cartier-Bresson: Interviews and Conversations, 1951 – 1998 (2017), as well as two volumes of poetry: Haiku by Night (Dobbin Books) and Voyage à Kyoto (Pixel Press).

Fred Ritchin is Dean of the School at the International Center of Photography. His books include After Photography (WW Norton, 2008) and Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, and the Citizen (Aperture, 2013). The exhibition based on his book on alternative social documentary, “Bending the Frame,” will be shown at New York University and also at the Preus Museum in Norway in 2017.

And a big thank you to Deirdre Donohue and the International Center of Photography Library for allowing us to share a few of the Magnum photobooks in their collection.

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Child’s Play: Photobooks for and about Children

On Sunday, February 12, 2017, we gathered on Manhattan’s upper west side for presentations on photobooks for and about children and adolescents by Sara Kramer of New York Review Books Classics, photographer Isabelle Evertse and photobook collector and translator Frédérique Destribats. 

Sara Kramer is the managing editor of New York Review Books Classics and the New York Review Children’s Collection, where she oversaw the 2012 rerelease of Eikoh Hosoe and Betty Lifton’s children’s classic, Taka-Chan and I: A Dog’s Journey to Japan by Runcible.

Isabelle Evertse is a photographer, curator and editor based in France. She founded piK magazine, dedicated to promoting photographers worldwide in March 2012 and has written reviews for several publications including Aperture and Off The Wall. She recently launched her own photobook alongside Kummer & Hermann, a project published by A-Jump books in 2016. In addition, Evertse publishes Co-Curate magazine, a limited edition publication that invites a different editor to collaborate with her for each issue. The current issue, focused on adolescence, is co-curated with Frédérique Destribats.

Frédérique Destribats works as a translator with a focus on photography and art, collaborating with various international publishers, editors, institutions, galleries and artists. She recently initiated a publishing platform, The Sunday Publisher, home to the collections Photographers’ References, a series of in-depth conversations with artists, and d&books, exploring the relation between textual and visual narration. For the past year, Destribats has been researching several public and private children’s photobooks collections.

And a big thank you to Deirdre Donohue and the International Center of Photography Library for allowing us to share a few of the children’s books in their collection.

Salon Guests

Sara Kramer

Isabelle Evertse

Frédérique Destribats

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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.


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On November 2, 2016, 10×10 invited Chilean photographer, editor and photobook collector Luis Weinstein and Venezuelan graphic designer and photobook collector Ricardo Báez to speak about their work and photobook collecting practices at the opening reception salon for CLAP! 10×10 Contemporary Latin American Photobooks reading room at Aperture Foundation in New York City.

Ricardo Báez

Luis Weinstein

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An evening of photobooks with Jessa Fairbrothers, Lucy Helton, Virginie Rebetez and Delphine Bedel
Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Conversations with my mother

Jessa Fairbrother, Conversations with my mother, 2016

With so many incredible photobooks being published by women photographers and editors, this 10×10 salon showcased past and present projects by 4 women who all hail from Europe.

The evening’s presentations included writer / publisher Delphine Bedel and Swiss photographer Virginie Rebetez presenting their new publication Out of the blue, a conceptual work about the disappearance of teenager Suzanne Gloria Lyall*; British artist Jessa Fairbrother sharing her exquisite hand marked photobooks that explore gesture and the self performed; and New York-based British photo artist Lucy Helton discussing her inventively designed photobooks that unearth beauty in decaying fictive and real landscapes.

*We were also fortunate to have present at the salon Suzanne’s mother Mary Lyall.

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Lucy Helton, Actions of Consequence, 2014 (on the left) and Transmission, 2015 (on the right)

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Virginie Rebetez, Out of the blue. Published by Delphine Bedel and Meta/Books, 2016.

Virginie Rebetez, Out of the blue. Published by Delphine Bedel and Meta/Books, 2016.

Virginie Rebetez, Out of the blue. Published by Delphine Bedel and Meta/Books, 2016.

Bristol based photographer JESSA FAIRBROTHER explores the familiar and the personal, where yearning and performance meet each other in photography. She holds an MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster and is the recipient of bursaries and honorable mentions in the UK, Europe and Canada. Her work is held in the libraries of both the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the permanent collection of the NHS and many private collections.

Born in London and based in New York, LUCY HELTON received her master’s degree in fine art photography from Hartford Art School, CT, in 2014. Her first book “Actions of Consequence” was nominated for the MACK First Book Award 2014, shortlisted for the Kassel Dummy Award 2015, and The Anamorphosis Prize 2015. Her most recent book “Transmission” (Silas Finch, 2015) is a communication from our future to our recent past and was shortlisted for the Paris Photo-Aperture First Book Award 2015. Helton is immersed in photo book making and has participated in various book fairs and festivals in New York, L.A., London, Germany and France.

DELPHINE BEDEL is an artist, editor, publisher and lecturer, specialized in emerging practices in photography, design and publishing. The founder of Meta/Books and Amsterdam Art/Book Fair, she regularly contributes to books and magazines, and is a member of the advisory board of the Mondriaan Foundation and the German Photography Academy (DFA). Meta/Books is a publishing and academic research platform, developing cutting-edge projects at the intersection of visual and digital cultures. She teaches at the Design Academy Eindhoven and at the Piet Zwart Institute (NL) and is doctoral researcher at UCA – University of Creative Arts (UK).

VIRGINIE REBETEZ is a photographer based in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2014, she was selected by Le Canton de Vaud to spend 6 months in New York as an artist in residence, where she realized Out of the blue. The project was selected for the Swiss Design Awards in 2016 and shown during Art Basel. She has received numerous awards including the Prix Leica during the 29th International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères (F) and the prestigious grant from La Fondation Leenaards, in 2014. Her work is part of museum and private collections internationally.

Jessa Fairbrother shares her book "Conversations with my mother".

Jessa Fairbrother shares her book “Conversations with my mother”

Lucy Helton presenting "Actions of Consequence"

Lucy Helton presenting “Actions of Consequence”

Mary Lyall, Virginie Rebetez and Delphine Bedel discussing "Out of the blue"

Mary Lyall, Virginie Rebetez and Delphine Bedel discussing “Out of the blue”

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10×10 invites Alejandro Cartagena, Max Pinckers and Maciej Markowicz

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Alejandro CartagenaAs summer faded to fall and we said adiós to that afternoon glass of rosé, 10×10 found time to catch up on photobooks with Belgian photographer Max Pinckers and Mexico-based Dominican photographer Alejandro Cartagena. In addition, we welcomed Maciej Markowicz, who shared his fascinating camera obscura van project The Moving Camera.

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Alejandro Cartagena lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of several institutions including the SFMOMA, the MoCP, the MFAH, the Harry Ransom Center, the West Collection and the George Eastman House among others. He has received the Photolucida Critical Mass book award, the Lente Latino award in Chile, the Premio Salon de la Fotografia from the Fototeca de Nuevo Leon and the Premio IILA-Fotografia 2012 award in Rome. He has been named a FOAM magazine Talent and one of PDN´s magazine 30 emerging photographers. He has published and self published several books including Suburbia Mexicana (2012 Photolucida/Daylight),Carpoolers 2014, Before the War 2015, Rivers of Power 2016 and Santa Barbara return jobs back to USwith Skinnerboox in 2016. Alejandro’s work has been published internationally in magazines such as Newsweek, Nowness, Domus, the Financial Times, View, the Guardian, le Monde, Stern, PDN, the New Yorker, the Independent, Monocle and Wallpaper among others.

Max Pinckers grew up in Asia and then moved to his native Belgium. Pinckers‘ work is largely oriented around long-term subjective documentary projects presented as photobooks and installations such as The Fourth Wall and Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at Bozar – Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels; Fotomuseum, Antwerp; and Flanders Center, Osaka, among others. In 2015 Max Pinckers became a nominee member of Magnum Photos.

Maciej Markowicz is a Polish artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. After a childhood spent in his grandfather’s painting studio and his father’s metal shop, Markowicz pursued photography, studying in London and New York. His work combines photography and design to explore the pictorial language of fine art with the intrinsically utilitarian orientation of graphic design. Markowicz is inspired by the basic principles of photography, its ability to draw light, and poetic immaterial impressions of place.

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An Evening with Barbara Tannenbaum and TR Ericsson

Friday, September 9, 2016

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We enjoyed a fantastic salon focused on photo-zines, DIY photobooks and artists’ books with presentations by artist TR Ericsson, the creative voice behind the 150-issue Crackle & Drag Zines, and Cleveland Museum of Art Photography Curator Barbara Tannenbaum, who organized DIY: Photographers & Books, one of the first American museum exhibitions on DIY and indie photobooks.

Last year, Tannebaum curated TR Ericsson: Crackle & Drag at the Transformer Station, a free space for contemporary art in Cleveland. The show presented Ericsson’s zines and mixed-media works, which mine photographs, documents, writings, film stills, and artifacts from his family archives dating back to the 1930s. Chronicling several generations of his Midwestern American family—with many of the pictures of his mother, who committed suicide in 2003—the series evokes universal themes of love and loss. The Crackle & Drag exhibition catalogue was shortlisted in 2015 for the Paris Photo-Aperture Photobook Awards.

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Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, has been involved with artists’ books since the mid-1970s. She has organized almost 100 exhibitions including solo shows of TR Ericsson, Adam Fuss, Hank Willis Thomas, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Lois Conner, and Andrew Moore as well as the first museum show of print-on-demand photobooks, DIY: Photographers & Books.

TR Ericsson’s work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad including those with Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp, Switzerland; Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, NY; Paul Kasmin Gallery, NY, and Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels. Ericsson’s work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Yale University Library (Special Collections) and the Progressive Art Collection as well as numerous private collections. The artist’s first solo museum exhibition TR Ericsson: Crackle & Drag opened at the Cleveland  Museum of Art on May 23, 2015. A hybrid artist’s book and scholarly monograph published by the Cleveland Museum of Art and distributed by Yale University Press accompanied the exhibition.

Richard and Ronnie Grosbard hosted the the event at her home in Manhattan. Thank you Richard and Ronnie!

 

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Barbara Tannenbaum and TR Ericsson

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10×10 Photobooks Salon
with Susan Meiselas and Kristen Lubben

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Moderated by Bryan Formhals and recorded for the LPV Show

Photographer Susan Meiselas and curator / Magnum Foundation Executive Director Kristen Lubben have been collaborating on photography publications since the release of Susan’s artist’s book Encounters with the Dani in 2003. Five years later, they conceived the career survey and critical essay collection Susan Meiselas: In History in conjunction with a major retrospective at the International Center of Photography. The publication went on to win the Rencontres d’Arles Historical Book Award and the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Award. Susan has a long history of bookmaking in her own practice, beginning with the seminal photobooks Carnival Strippers (1976) and Nicaragua (1981), and including her archival, curatorial work in the historical compilation Kurdistan (1997).

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