Miyako Ishiuchi Wins 2014 Hasselblad Award

On March 6th, the Hasselblad Foundation presented Japanese photographer Miyako Ishiuchi with its 2014 annual Hasselblad Award. In conjunction with the award, an exhibition of Ishiuchi's work curated by Dragana Vjuanovic and Louise Wolpers of the Hasselblad Foundation will open on November 7th at the Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden. The curators will also edit an… Continue reading Miyako Ishiuchi Wins 2014 Hasselblad Award

Recent Japanese Photobook Reprints

Over the last few years, a growing interest in Japanese photoobooks has fueled an explosion in reprints and re-editions of many of the hard to find classic Japanese photobooks of the postwar period. With the cost of the original releases way beyond the budget of average photobook buyers, the reprints have become the only means… Continue reading Recent Japanese Photobook Reprints

Ten photobooks from 2013

  There are other great photobooks. Of course there are many others, and my colleagues have selected some of them and therefore I felt that I didn’t have to. Then again there is also a little duplication. So here we are and these are the ten photobooks I have selected for 2013 and I thought… Continue reading Ten photobooks from 2013

Christer Strömholm and Anders Petersen

A few weeks ago, I took a detour to explore Swedish photobooks. As a big fan of Daido Moriyama’s blurry and raw images, it is only a short leap to Christer Strömholm and Anders Petersen, who were teacher and student, respectively. Shaped by a distinctly brooding and quietly emotive Scandinavian sensibility, I find their intensely… Continue reading Christer Strömholm and Anders Petersen

A NYC RESOURCE: THE IMPACT OF THE DAIDO MORIYAMA PHOTOBOOK COLLECTION ON ICP

In November 2011, Daido Moriyama came to New York for a series of events: a talk at Japan Society with International Center of Photography Curator Christopher Phillips, and Printing Show –TKY, a photobook performance event organized by Ivan Vartanian at the Aperture Foundation. During that time, a plan was hatched for a Daido Moriyama photobook… Continue reading A NYC RESOURCE: THE IMPACT OF THE DAIDO MORIYAMA PHOTOBOOK COLLECTION ON ICP

A Different Kind of Order (Books at the ICP Triennial)

Artists’ Photography Books: A Different Kind of Order A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial, is a global survey of contemporary photography and video and will be on view at the ICP Museum from May 17 to September 22, 2013. The exhibition includes an installation of recent photobooks from 2009 to the present which… Continue reading A Different Kind of Order (Books at the ICP Triennial)

Yoko Sawada: An Unofficial Ambassador of Japanese Photography and Photobooks

Yoko Sawada, the energetic publisher-agent behind the Osiris imprint, is a well-known and prominent figure in Japanese photobook circles, but her name may not register immediate recognition in the West beyond a small group of in-the-know collectors and book dealers. However, the books and magazines that she has published during her more than 20-year involvement… Continue reading Yoko Sawada: An Unofficial Ambassador of Japanese Photography and Photobooks

Haley Bueschlen’s Kicking Mao’s Book across Tiananmen

We have recently acquired Kicking Mao's Book across Tiananmen : [After Rainer Ganahl] 1 Day Before the Massacre Anniversary, a darkly playful artist's book by the ICP's own Haley Bueschlen. Haley, who grew up in Beijing as an American citizen, endeavors  to dismantle systems of power between the US and China through photography, video and… Continue reading Haley Bueschlen’s Kicking Mao’s Book across Tiananmen

History Contested: Books on Photography in the Middle East

The image of the Middle East has been a subject for photographers since the development of the medium. The first photographic process was announced in France in 1839 and photography quickly came into use in the Middle East by local and foreign practitioners. Histories of photography often concentrate on the work of Western photographers working… Continue reading History Contested: Books on Photography in the Middle East

Robert Stevens Favourite Photobooks of 2012

Selection made by Robert Stevens – ICP faculty. 1. Jitkta Hanzlova  - The way she sees the world is unique and she believes in verticals - that is the way she sees things, never horizontal 2. SHE: Lise Sarfati - a more focused view of U.S. girls in those years just after high school. This… Continue reading Robert Stevens Favourite Photobooks of 2012