— 10×10 Photobooks

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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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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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/

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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.

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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.

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

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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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