Kohei Sugiura: The Japanese Photobook as Object

The brown boxes that arrive on my doormat usually seem quite ordinary and non-descript to my neighbors and mail carrier -- standard-issue parcel posts that shrewdly hide incredible treasures that lay dormant within. As I carefully use my matte knife to cut along the taped seams, my anticipation of the first look is only heightened.… Continue reading Kohei Sugiura: The Japanese Photobook as Object

The Impact of Hiroshima & Nagasaki on Japanese Photobooks – Russet Lederman

The current Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945 exhibition on view at the International Center of Photography provides a good platform to discuss Japanese photobooks which deal with the development of a postwar Japanese identity that synthesized the horrors of the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombings. In the process of healing and creating a truly original visual language,… Continue reading The Impact of Hiroshima & Nagasaki on Japanese Photobooks – Russet Lederman