10x10 Japanese Photobooks
(New York: 10x10 Photobooks, 2014)
I was one of the contributors to this catalogue on Japanese photobooks. I selected the book Hot Days in Camp Hansen by Mao Ishikawa: one of the twenty books highlighted in the publication.
Printed in a limited numbered edition of 400, this “book on books” presents selections by twenty photobook specialists.
As a catalog associated with the traveling 10×10 Japanese Reading Room and Online space, the book offers an in-depth visual investigation of twenty highlighted books – one from each specialist’s selection of ten books – and a visual appendix that documents all 200 Japanese photobooks.
Designed by the Dutch graphic design studio SYB (designer of Viviane Sassen’s Flamboya and Carolyn Drake’s Two Rivers) with lithography and technical supervision by Colour & Books, 10×10 Japanese Photobooks lavishly presents the highlighted books across multiple full-page wrap-around spreads with selector commentaries. Texts include the last essay by the late Akira Hasegawa (photo editor of Masahisa Fukase’s Ravens), an interview by writer Dan Abbe with photographer and Asphalt editor Atsushi Fujiwara, and an historical overview by photo-eye book specialist Eric Miles.