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Check out Ken Schles’ FOAM magazine write-up on 10×10. Thanks Ken. This is one of the best overviews of the project. Very honest and accurate. Schles shows our strengths and our areas for growth. We love that 10×10 is an ever-expanding and growing entity. The project was founded on the principle that there would always be more to learn.

http://foam.org/foam-blog/2013/september/10×10-american-photobooks

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TIP Installation

We had a blast on Wednesday, September 11th meeting everyone at the 10×10 opening at the Tokyo Institute of Photography. We are so thankful to have such a supportive, smart and engaged group of experts in Japan. We hope that the reading room provides an opportunity for those in the Tokyo photobook community to experience new American photo publications.

If you are in the Ginza district of Tokyo, please stop by T.I.P. and visit with Ihiro Hayami, Masato Terauchi, Rie Imanaka, Syuichi Sekine, Kazuhiro Yuasa and Masahiro Wada. They are the wonderful team behind the 72 Gallery at the Tokyo Institute of Photography. http://www.tip.or.jp/1010americanphotobooks.html.

Tokyo Institute of Photography
Exart Bld. 1F, 3-6-6 Kyobashi
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0031
photo@tip.or.jp

Hours:
Wednesday – Friday,  12:00-20:00/Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, 12:00-19:00
Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Train access:
・7min. from Tokyo Station, Yaesu-South exit (JR Line)
・1min. from Takaramachi Station, A4 exit (Toei Asakusa Line)
・1min. from Kyobashi Station, 1 exit (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)
・3min. from Ginza 1cho-me Station, 7 exit (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line)
See map below for exact location in Ginza.

Also, don’t forget to check out the selections posted by our 10 Japanese language online specialists in the 10×10 Tokyo countdown.
Day 1: Yoshikatsu Fujii / Photobook Club Tokyo
Day 2: Sawako Fukai / Artbeat Publishers
Day 3: Yumi Goto / Reminders Project
Day 4: Ihiro Hayami + Atsushi Hamanaka / PHaT PHOTO & twelvebooks
Day 5: Akira Higashikata / Nitesha
Day 6: Taka Kawachi / amana photo collection
Day 7: Mika Kobayashi / The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Day 8: Takayuki Kobayashi / flotsam Books
Day 9: Standard Bookstore in Osaka
Day 10: Kazuhiro Yamaji / Flying Books

TIP's 10x10 American Photobooks invitations

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IMA-mag-vol4Japaneses photo magazine IMA (Vol. 4) features 10×10’s forthcoming Tokyo Institute of Photography Reading Room.

We look forward to meeting everyone in Tokyo at the opening on September 11, 2013.

Tokyo Institute of Photography
ExartBldg. 1F, 3-6-6 Kyobashi
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0031

September 11 – October 6, 2013

 

 

IMA Magazine, Vol. 4

 

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Didn’t catch the NYC pop-up sneak preview of 10×10 American? Well, there is one last chance before the books get packed off for their September run at the Tokyo Institute of Photography:

PHG Photo Fair
UnSmoke Systems Artspace
1137 Braddock Avenue
Braddock, Pennsylvania
18–19 May 2013

 

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Check out 10×10 American Photobooks at the PGH Photo Fair.
The PGH Photo Fair is Pittsburgh’s first art fair promoting the discussion of photography within the contemporary and fine art market. PGH Photo Fair will host twelve internationally known dealers to exhibit museum-quality prints and photo-based art spanning the history of the medium, from nineteenth-century vintage prints to contemporary photography, as well as a pop-up reading room of 100 photographic books by 10×10 American Photobooks. The two-day event will be held at Unsmoke Systems Artspace in Braddock, PA.

We’re taking over an entire classroom and filling it with photobooks from the past 25 years! Come visit us and enjoy this incredible selection from some of the best in the photobook community.

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And then the room was transformed . . .

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A thoughtful and well researched article on 10×10 American Photobooks appears in American Photo. Check it out!

100 American Photobooks, Available for Instant Browsing—Offline, That Is. (May 8, 2013).

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10×10 American Photobooks.
Edited by Matthew Carson, Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich. New York: 10×10 Photobooks and bookdummypress, 2013.

4to.; illustrated throughout in color and black-and-white; newsprint booklet insert; illustrated soft cover with printed vertical belly band.

Limited First Edition of 500.
Text in English and Japanese.
152 pages, 7.25 x 10 inches.
ISBN: 978-0-9896888-0-2

REGULAR EDITION IS SOLD OUT
A limited number of the special edition with 2 Self Publish Be Happy pamphlets are available upon request. Please inquire at 10by10photobooks@gmail.com

 

Essays by David Levi Strauss, Tony White, Miwa Susuda, Ken Schles, Evan Mirapaul, Andrew Roth, Bernard Yenelouis, Michael Saur, Bryan Formhals and William E. Jones.


Designed in collaboration with Victor Sira and Shiori Kawasaki of bookdummypress, the publication is a way for you to experience the entire 10×10 project. This inventive Japanese manga design-inspired bilingual (Japanese-English) publication comes with a special newsprint insert designed by Pierre Le Hors and Tuomas Korpijaakko. As a comprehensive overview of the 10×10 American Photobooks project, it presents illustrated selection lists from all the specialists, along with essays on American photobook culture by noted artists, writers, publishers, curators and bibliophiles.

10×10プロジェクトを存分に体験するための特別な本が、ニューヨークをベースに活動するbookdummypressとのコラボレーションによって生まれます。日本のマンガにデザインのインスピレーションを得たこの出版物は、2013年9月に東京で開催されるイベントにあわせて出版されます。本は日英バイリンガル仕様となり、スペシャリストが選んだアメリカの写真集全セレクションに加え、著名なアーティスト、ライター、パブリッシャー、キュレーター、蔵書家によるアメリカ写真集カルチャーに関する書き下ろしのエッセイを掲載。現代アメリカの写真集を知る上で必携の書です。


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As part of 10×10 American Photobooks’ NYC Sneak Preview at the Ten10 Studios, May 3-5, 2013, we will be featuring for the next 3 days selections made by our reading room and online English language specialists. Each specialist has been asked to suggest 10 American photobooks from the past 25 years for a total of 100 photobooks in the reading room and an additional 100 books online: 10×10 (x2). Join the discussion on 10×10 American photobooks here.

10×10 Online Day #7.
Heidi Sanders / 6 Decades Books

About Heidi Sanders’ selection for the 10×10 Online:

My selection is representative of the sort of artists’ books that we focus on at 6 Decades Books. In each of these titles, the artist has used photographic imagery in the process of making a book which is itself an artwork, not a book where the main point is to reproduce a series of individual images. These are all compelling photobooks, but in several cases the artists who made them are not generally thought of as photographers, or the photographic content consists primarily of pre-existing, or anonymous images. Mike Kelley and Paul Schiek, whose titles are the chronological bookends of the list, both created their works by editing and curating images, rather than making new ones. It is not great photography that interests me so much as the way an artist engages with the book as a medium, using the form to shape content and convey an artistic vision so that the book as a whole communicates in a way that no single image could.

Click here to visit Heidi Sanders’ website and check the selection:

Heidi Sanders runs 6 Decades Books, a business specializing in artists’ books and related artwork and ephemera from the 1960s to the present, with her husband, Jeremy Sanders. Previously, she was director of John McWhinnie @ Glenn Horowitz Bookseller. She received a Master of Arts in the History of Decorative Arts and Design at Bard Graduate Center.

10×10 Reading Room Day #7.
David Senior / The Museum of Modern Art Library

About David Senior’s selection for the 10×10 Reading Room:

Most of the time, I am generally overwhelmed by the volume of materials that comes through the library where I work. In the process, I manage to see a lot of things. This suits my taste – I like the idea of accumulation and the strange and funny connections that can arise from chance groupings of books. They can tell a story or create a weird sentence. I also think that this is how thought works: – resembling a pile of books – where words and images mingle and bounce off of each other so as to create little messages and subtle truths.

Highlights from David Senior’s Reading Room Selection:

Anne Collier. Woman with A Camera (35mm). (New York: Hassla Books, 2009).
23 cm. (44 pp).

Anne Collier. Woman with A Camera (35mm). (New York: Hassla Books, 2009).

David Horvitz. Sad, Depressed, People. (Vancouver: New Documents, 2012).
25 x 18 cm. (64 pp).

David Horvitz. Sad, Depressed, People. (Vancouver: New Documents, 2012).

David Wojnarowicz. Rimbaud in New York 1978-79. (New York: PPP Editions and Roth Horowitz, 2004).
Edition of 1000. 29 x 22 cm. (108 pp).

David Wojnarowicz. Rimbaud in New York 1978-79. (New York: PPP Editions and Roth Horowitz, 2004).

David Senior is the Bibliographer at The Museum of Modern Art Library. He manages collection development of the general holdings of the Library as well as the selection of materials for the artists’ books collection. With Printed Matter, he organizes an annual program of events for the New York Art Book Fair.

To see these books in person and the other 7 books selected by David Senior, please visit the 10×10 American Photobooks Reading Room

4-5 May, from 12 to 8 
Opening: Friday, 3 May, from 7 to 9

Ten10 Studios
10-10 47th Road
Long Island City, NY 11101

Click here for a complete list of all 10 x 10 Specialists

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As part of 10×10 American Photobooks’ NYC Sneak Preview at the Ten10 Studios, May 3-5, 2013, we will be featuring for the next 7 days selections made by our reading room and online English language specialists. Each specialist has been asked to suggest 10 American photobooks from the past 25 years for a total of 100 photobooks in the reading room and an additional 100 books online: 10×10 (x2). Join the discussion on 10×10 American photobooks here.

10×10 Online Day #3.
Melanie McWorter / photo-eye Bookstore Manager

About Melanie McWorter’s selection for the 10×10 Online:

These selections are from my personal collection that is primarily focused on books that embrace the limitations and strengths of the format. They are complete objects; the book and its design create a vehicle for dialogue that exceeds those qualities in the individual images. These books are an ideal integration of image, message and object.

Click here to visit photo-eye’s blog and check the selection:

Melanie McWhorter has managed photo-eye’s Book Division for over 15 years. She is a regular contributor to the photo-eye magazine and is co-founder of Finite Foto that focuses on photography in New Mexico. She has been interviewed about photography in numerous print and online publications including PDN, The Picture Show and LayFlat; has judged the prestigious photography competitions Women Photojournalists of Washington’s Annual Exhibition and Fotografia: Fotofestival di Roma’s Book Prize; has reviewed portfolios at Fotografia, Photolucida, Review Santa Fe and PhotoNOLA; and taught and lectured at numerous venues.

10×10 Reading Room Day #3.
Shannon Michael Cane / Printed Matter

About Shannon Michael Cane’s selection for the 10×10 Reading Room:

I have had an interest in American photography books ever since I bought a reprint of Larry Clark’s Tulsa on a high school excursion to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney in 1991. Growing up in Australia – my fascination with American culture was very romanticized and fed by spending lots of time with the classics: Eggleston, Davidson and Shore. Since moving to the States and joining the team at Printed Matter, I have been able to see how these contemporaries have influenced today’s photographers and publishers. I’m very lucky to be surrounded by a thriving community of independent publishers and photo bookmakers who continue to push contemporary photography in the book form.

Highlights from Shannon Michael Cane’s Reading Room Selection:

Michael Max McLeod. Terrarum. (Phoenix, AZ: Goodbye Ranch, 2011).
Edition of 500. 21 x 13 cm. (28 pp).

Michael Max McLeod. Terrarum. (Phoenix: Goodbye Ranch, 2011).

Leigh Ledare. Pretend You’re Actually Alive. (New York: PPP Editions and Andrew Roth, 2008).
Edition of 1,000. 27 x 21 cm. (240 pp).

Leigh Ledare. Pretend You're Actually Alive. (New York: PPP Editions in association with Andrew Roth, 2008).

Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel. Evidence. (New York, NY: Distributed Art Publishers, 2003).
24 x 26 cm. (108 pp).

Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel. Evidence. (New York, NY: Distributed Art Publishers, 2003).

Shannon Michael Cane is an Australian born editor and publisher who is currently the director of the Printed Matter NY and LA Art Book Fairs and the curator of editions. New York City’s Printed Matter is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of publications made by artists. In 2005, Cane founded the queer art zine They Shoot Homos Don’t They?, which provides a platform for creative projects of and by contemporary gay artists. Shannon Michael Cane’s works as a writer include BUTT, Little Joe, and Straight to Hell.

To see these books in person and the other 7 books selected by Shannon Michael Cane, please visit the 10×10 American Photobooks Reading Room
4-5 May, from 12 to 8 
Opening: Friday, 3 May, from 7 to 9

Ten10 Studios
10-10 47th Road
Long Island City, NY 11101

Click here for a complete list of all 10 x 10 Specialists

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10×10 American Photobooks is a photobook event with a reading room, online component and publication that presents American artists’ photobooks from the last 25 years.

NYC Preview [Press Release]
Opening Reception: Friday, 3 May 2013, from 7 to 9
4-5 May, from 12 to 8

Ten10 Studios
10-10 47th Road
Long Island City

10×10 American Photobooks presents 100 contemporary American photobooks selected by 10 specialists in a reading room and an additional 200 books online from the perspective of 10 American and 10 Japanese online photobook specialists. (The Japanese selection will be launched during the Tokyo preview in September 2013). By emphasizing the selections from the 30 leading voices in the photobook community, 10×10 provides a concise and well-researched selection for both the seasoned and new viewer of contemporary American artists’ photobooks.

10×10 American Photobooks travelled to Tokyo for a 4 week run at the Tokyo Institute of Photography (11 September to 6 October 2013). At the end of the event, all the books in the project will be donated to the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography Library.

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10×10 American Photobooks Panel Discussion

In addition to the exhibition, 10×10 held a panel discussion titled “How independent and self-publishers are currently reshaping the American photobook.” A conversation between project contributors David Senior / Museum of Modern Art Library, Christina Labey / Conveyor Arts, Nicholas Muellner / editor SPBH Pamphlet, Self Publish, Be Happy, moderated by independent curator Fionn Meade. The panel took place on Sunday, 5 May 2013. Watch archived webcast here.

10×10 American Photobooks Publication

In conjunction with 10×10 American Photobooks, a catalogue was produced by bookdummypress to document the show. The catalogue includes illustrated selections from all the specialists, along with previously unpublished essays on American photobooks by noted artists, writers, publishers, curators and bibliophiles. The catalogue can be order from this website for $75.

10×10 American Photobooks Team

Co-organizers: Matthew Carson, Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich
Publication Design and Production: Victor Sira and Shiori Kawasaki
Photography and A/V: Mathieu Asselin
Research, installation, editing and support: Jeff Gutterman, Liz Sales, Deirdre Donohue, Christina Mazzei, Ashley McNelis, Cian O’Donaghue and Emily Rubin

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