— 10×10 Photobooks

A photobook anthology that documents CLAP!, a traveling reading room exhibition of 130 contemporary Latin American Photobooks from 2000 to 2016. Organized by 10×10 Photobooks, the project launched at the PGH Photo Fair at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh (May 2016); then traveled to the Aperture Foundation in New York City (November 2016) and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (March 2017), where all the books in the CLAP! reading room were donated as a complete collection to the museum’s Hirsch Library. The project will conclude at FoLa: Fototeca Latinoamericana in Buenos Aires in November 2017.

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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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Check out all the great photobooks posted by our guest-a-grammers!

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THE AWAKE READING ROOM
An Evolving Photobook Library of Protest, Liberty and Resistance
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Reading Room Locations:
PGH Photo Fair
Carnegie Museum of Art / Pittsburgh
April 29-30, 2017

Magnum Foundation / New York City
June 17, 2017
(At the 10×10 Awake Book Bazaar and Library at the Magnum Foundation)

Image Text Ithaca Symposium / Ithaca, NY
June 30 – July 1, 2017

The 10×10 AWAKE Reading Room is an evolving library of books, zines and photography-related materials that responds to issues of liberty, resistance and social protest.

Presented as either objects of protests in themselves or documents of protest by others, the printed materials that form the ongoing 10×10 AWAKE Reading Room have been collected through a global open-call to artists and photographers. A selection of these submitted materials – in tandem with historical protest and resistance photobooks on loan from the International Center of Photography Library – are presented in this new AWAKE Reading Room.

The books, zines and ephemera have been grouped into loose themes. No specific political or social agenda is endorsed by 10×10 Photobooks in the formation of this library. The sole purpose of this Reading Room is to explore the role of the arts and the artist during a period of significant political and social change. Please note that we do not sell these Reading Room titles – most can be purchased online via the artists or publishers.

Please browse and consider contributing your own photo-based work to future 10×10 AWAKE Reading Rooms.

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.

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 was exhibited at the PGH Photo Fair at the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), April 29-30, 2017, and will be followed by a reading room, book and zine bazaar at the Magnum Foundation (NYC) on June 17, 2017. Only a rotating selection of the zines, books and materials submitted will be exhibited in the reading rooms. 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.

Submissions are now closed.


My Lens Our Ferguson by Adrian Octavius Walker

Die Wachsamen Augen der Angela M. (The Alert Eyes of Angela M.) by Nico Baumgarten

National Trust by Jay Turner Frey

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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.

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CLAP!—Contemporary Latin American Photobooks is a photobook anthology that documents CLAP!, a traveling reading room exhibition of 130 contemporary Latin American Photobooks from 2000 to 2016.

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.

Organized by 10×10 Photobooks, the project launched at the PGH Photo Fair at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh (May 2016); then traveled to the Aperture Foundation in New York City (November 2016) and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (March 2017), where all the books in the CLAP! reading room were donated as a complete collection to the museum’s Hirsch Library. The project will conclude at FoLa: Fototeca Latinoamericana in Buenos Aires in November 2017.

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)
Pages: 244
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
ISBN: 978-0-692-83478-7

PRESS / INFO

CLAP!- 10×10 press release
Gabriela Cendoya ~ fotolibros y algo mas
JOIA Magazine
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Blog
Aperture
Fonts in Use
ZUM: Revista de Fotografia
The Photobook
The Miami Institute of Photography: Part I and Part II

 

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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 KonrathElizabeth Schmuhl, Tom Sleigh and Brian Merriam.

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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 PANKPaper DartsBig LucksMetatron, 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!

Horizon Ave and 205-A Vol 2

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It’s that time of year… when lists birth lists.

Source Magazine in Ireland just published a list of the best photobooks ever.

Check 10×10’s choices.
Hint: It only includes  photobooks by “bloke-esses.”

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The 10×10 Team picked their favorite photobooks for the Photobookstore UK “Best of 2016” list.

Here’s one from the list:

Anthony Cairns, OSC (Osaka Station City)

Anthony Cairns, OSC (Osaka Station City)

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