Photobook Club New York Meetup #3 – ‘Focus on Japan’

Looks like a fantastic night to be had in NY with a Japanese photobook themed evening put on by the Photobook Club New York. See below the invite for more information;

Photobook Meet-up: Focus on Japan

Saturday, 14 July 2012
6 p.m.
ResoBox, Japanese Art Gallery

“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.

Our 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.

The photobook evening will take place in RESOBOX. This beautiful space dedicated to Japanese art, is a perfect place to engage in dialogue with Japanese photobook culture.

To attend please R.S.V.P. (Facebook or email).
And, bring your Japanese photobook to share!

– Helka Aleksdóttir

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