Tuesday, March 26, 2013

10x10 American Photobooks - need our support

Ten specialists from the photobook community are each selecting 10 contemporary American photobooks that they consider to be influential. These 100 books will be displayed in the 10x10 American Photobooks exhibit at the Tokyo Institute of Photography for a 4-week run in September 2013. The 10x10 project makes photobooks accessible to the international bibliographic community and builds upon the success of the first 10x10 event, which exhibited Japanese post-war photobooks in NYC in 2012.

The 10x10 team are producing a catalogue in collaboration with bookdummypress. The publication is a way for photobook addicts to experience the entire 10x10 project, even if they can’t jet over to Tokyo to see it. The stylish and inventive Japanese manga design-inspired edition will be released with the opening of the September 2013 Tokyo reading room. The bilingual Japanese-English publication will present illustrated selection lists from all the specialists, along with essays (not previously published) on American photobook culture by noted artists, writers, publishers, curators and bibliophiles. The 10x10 American Photobooks catalogue will provide the full 10x10 experience. 

The 10x10 project  needs the support of the photography community and have launched a crowd-funding platform to make the project possible.  You can go there HERE. There are only 9 days left to get this project off the ground, 70% of the funds are committed. Let's make it happen!

Here are the specialists selecting the books for the reading room:
1. Shannon Michael Cane / Printed Matter
2. Lindsey Castillo, Rebecca O'Keefe, and Grant Willing / The Camera Club of New York
3. Bruno Ceschel / Self Publish, Be Happy
4. Christina Labey / Conveyor Arts
5. Larissa Leclair / Indie Photobook Library
6. Leigh Ledare / Photographer
7. Harper Levine and John Gossage / Harper’s Books and Loosestrife Editions
8. David Senior / Museum of Modern Art Library Bibliographer
9. David Solo / Photobook Collector

10. Alec Soth and Brad Zellar / Little Brown Mushroom

Here are the specialists selecting the books for 10x10 online:
1. Adam Bell / Photographer and writer
2. Tom Claxton / Claxton Projects
3. Joerg Colberg / Conscientious
4. Matt Johnston / The Photobook Club
5. Melanie McWhorter / Photo-eye, Bookstore Manager
6. Eric Miles / Photo-eye, Director of rare books and online auctions
7. James Pomerantz / Photographer and Photo Researcher at The New Yorker Magazine8. Heidi Sanders / 6 Decades Books
9. Douglas Stockdale / The Photobook10. Philip Tomaru / Arts & Sciences Projects

Here are the writers for 10x10 essay collection:
1. Bryan Formhals / LVP Magazine
2. William E. Jones / Artist, filmmaker and writer
3. Evan Mirapaul / Photobook collector, writer
4. Andrew Roth / PPP Editions + Roth Gallery
5. Michael Saur / Writer
6. Ken Schles / Photographer, writer, bookmaker
7. David Levi Strauss / Writer
8. Miwa Susuda / Dashwood Books
9. Tony White / Maryland Institute College of Art
10. Bernard Yenelouis / Writer

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