10x10 American Photobooks

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10x10 Photobooks
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10x10 American Photobooks


10x10 AMERICAN PHOTOBOOKS

10x10 is going to Tokyo in 2013! 

10x10 is taking 100 contemporary American photobooks to Tokyo this year and we need to create a catalogue. We’re looking for backers to help fund the publication production – an experimental and creative project in its own right. 

What’s 10x10 American Photobooks? 


Ten specialists from the photobook community are each selecting 10 contemporary American photobooks 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.

Can’t get to Tokyo?


You don’t have to! That’s why we're producing a catalogue in collaboration with bookdummypress. The publication is a way for you to experience the entire 10x10 project, even if you 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. Support our publication, and spread the photobook love to all our community! 

What do I get? 


Now we’re talking! Depending on your level of support, our thank you gift will change. Check out the PERKS in the right sidebar for all the details.

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 we go! 10x10 online for American Photobooks! A selection of 100 photobooks curated by 10 writers/bloggers will be available online for our international audience. These selections will be an important part of the publication.

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 Magazine
8. Heidi Sanders / 6 Decades Books
9. Douglas Stockdale / The Photobook
10. 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

And if you opt for an $80 or higher donation, then you also get the special bonus pamphlets by Self Publish, Be Happy for 10x10 American Photobooks

Self Publish, Be Happy will produce two special edition Pamphlets for 10x10 American Photobooks, featuring newly commissioned work by contemporary American photographers and writers. Inspired by the themes of 10x10, the pamphlets will explore the character of the book collector: a figure of manias, fetishes and mysteries.

SP,BH Pamphlet, edited by Nicholas Muellner, is a platform for placing contemporary writing and photography in conver­sation. Each single-sheet publication features a new photographic work by an artist and a short original text by a contemporary author. These two forces neither illustrate nor explain one another. They talk to each other through the thickness of the page.

Thank you for your support... Don't be stingy!

The 10x10 American Photobooks Team

Matthew Carson
, Ihiro Hayami, 
Russet Lederman and 
Olga Yatskevich


(co-organizers)

Shiori Kawasaki and 
Victor Sira


(
Publishers and book designers / bookdummypress)

Mathieu Asselin and Jeff Gutterman
(Multimedia, technical and editorial support)

 

The project is sponsored by the International Center of Photography Library, the Tokyo Institute of Photography, and the Photobook Facebook Group.

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10 x 10が2013年東京にやってくる!

昨年、ニューヨークで開催された10 x 10 Japanese Photobooksをご存知でしょうか?

戦後の日本の写真集にフォーカスし、写真集コミュニティにおけるスペシャリスト10人がそれぞれ10冊の写真集をセレクト。合計100冊の写真集を実際に手にとって読めるリーディングルームを設置し好評を博したイベントです。その第2弾となる10x10 American Photobooksが2013年9月東京にて開催されます。

10 x 10 American Photobooks とは?

今回の10x10のテーマは現代アメリカの写真集。今回も10人のスペシャリストそれぞれが考える、影響力のある10冊の写真集をセレクトします。会場となるのは、東京・銀座にある写真センター「Tokyo Institute of Photography」。9月に4週間にかけて、同会場にスペシャリストが実際にセレクトした100冊の写真集を実際に手に取る事が出来るリーディングルームが開設されます。

それで?

現在、10x10 American Photobooks teamは企画に向けてクラウドファンディングによる支援を募集しています。クラウドファンディングとは、その企画を応援したい人から金銭的な支援を募集。支援した金額に応じて様々なリターンを得る事が出来るというものです。

どんなリターンがあるの?

金額に応じて様々な特典があります。今回のクラウドファンディングの目玉は、10x10の特別本がプレオーダー出来る点。内容は、今回の企画でセレクトされた写真集を紹介しつつ、アメリカの写真集に関する、著名なキュレーターやアーティストらによるエッセイが掲載されるというもの。日英バイリンガル仕様になっており、制作はbookdummypressが行います。アメリカの写真の今を知る上で貴重な資料にもなります。(なにせ日本語で読めるんですから)

ファンディングのリターンとなるこの特別ブックは$55の支援で手に入れる事ができます。

以下が今回写真集をセレクトするスペシャリストになります。
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

是非、皆様の熱いご支援をお待ちしています!

The 10x10 American Photobooks Team

 

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