“Japan in 1960s and early 1970s marks a highpoint in the history of the photobooks, another of those brief periods”. Japan is known for its print culture and many contemporary photographers present their work mostly in a book form. In recent years there has been an increased interest in Japanese photobooks. Little by little they find their way to the specialized bookstores outside Japan. Are you collecting photobooks from Japan? Or curious to know what makes them unique and different? The upcoming meet-up will focus on the Japanese photobooks.
Special guests, Russet Lederman and Jeff Gutterman, have been collecting Japanese photobooks for over 10 years. Russet is a media artist, researcher, writer, teacher. Her articles on photobooks is a must read for anybody interested in the subject. Russet and Jeff will talk about the Japanese book culture and will share postwar books from their impressive collection.
One of the biggest Japanese photography magazine, PHaT_PHOTO published an article on the event “NY photobook meetup: Focus on Japan” with The Photobook Club. For the details of the event, go to the organizer’s blog, phot(o)lia
Photo from the event (Photo by http://mathieuasselin.com/)