Ed van der Elsken and Eikoh Hosoe: A 30-Year Dialogue

A year ago in this blog, Matthew Carson highlighted some of the lesser-known classics in the ICP Library collection. One of the books he wrote about was Ed van der Elsken’s Sweet Life (1966). As one of my all-time favorite photobooks, Sweet Life is an incredibly beautiful collection of rich inky high contrast gravure images… Continue reading Ed van der Elsken and Eikoh Hosoe: A 30-Year Dialogue

Japanese Provoke Era Reprints and Facsimiles – Russet Lederman

Japanese Provoke Era Reprints and Facsimiles in the ICP Library by Russet Lederman This second in a series of blog posts to explore Japanese photobooks and periodicals in the International Center of Photography’s library and permanent collection focuses on reprints and facsimile of well-known 1960s and ‘70s Provoke Era photobooks. During this period in Japan,… Continue reading Japanese Provoke Era Reprints and Facsimiles – Russet Lederman

Sweet Life

Sweet Life [by] Ed van der Elsken. New York, H.N. Abrams 1966. R TR790.E48 1966 Anyone who has experienced the library and classes at the ICP school knows which classic photobooks are frequently checked out for study: Avedon, Penn, Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Robert Frank and William klein, etc.  These photographers and their books are with… Continue reading Sweet Life