Friday, September 1, 2017

A 10x10 Salon - Photobooks from New Zealand and Japan


If you are in New York Wednesday September 13, you can hook up with 10x10 Photobooks and go along to their photobook event with presenters Anita Tótha of Remote Photobooks, Yoko Sawada of Osiris and Photographer Mikiko Hara.

Anita Tótha is a Hungarian-American curator and writer originally from New York, who worked at Yossi Milo Gallery prior to relocating to New Zealand in 2011. Currently based in Auckland, Anita is a co-founder of the NZ photography collective Tangent and the founder of Remote Photobooks, an international distribution initiative specializing in photobooks and photo-related publications by photographers and independent publishers from New Zealand. In 2015, she co-produced a short film Pictures on Paper: Photobooks in New Zealand, documenting 6 photobook makers.

Yoko Sawada has been involved with books and photography since the 1980s. Beginning her career on the editorial staff at Heibonsha Publishing in Tokyo, Yoko went on to co-found the seminal photography quarterly déjà-vu in 1990 before establishing Osiris, her own photobook imprint. More recently, she co-edited Change by Mikiko Hara and collaborated on the international traveling exhibition, “Provoke: Photography in Japan Between Protest and Performance, 1960-1975.” Osiris also represents several contemporary Japanese photographers as well as manages the archives of Takuma Nakahira, a leading postwar photographer and a founding member of Provoke magazine (1968-1969).

Mikiko Hara is a Japanese photographer who lives in Kawasaki and graduated with a degree in literature from Keio University before studying at Tokyo College of Photography. Mikiko, who recently received Japan's prestigious 42nd Ihei Kimura Award for her 2016 photobook Change, uses a medium format camera to photograph random people and places within her daily existence. Her works have been exhibited at and are included in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. Mikiko's work has been featured in the New York Times T Magazine. Her second solo exhibition in NYC will open at the Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery this September.

RSVP required at 
The event starts at 7pm at an address in Brooklyn, this will be advised after you have sent RSVP.


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