Just Received in the Mail

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Book cover – front

I just received a preview copy of this recently published book (full disclosure, I was invited to write a short essay that is one of ten in this book).

Matthew Carson, Russet Lederman, and Olga Yatskevich edited the book, in association with the International Center of Photography Library, Photobook Facebook Group, and the Tokyo Institute of Photography. 10 x 10 Photobooks & bookdummypress published the book. Additional information can be found at: www.10x10photobooks.org.

The book includes two newsprint inserts. Tuomas Korpijaakko & Pierre Le Hors designed one. Ihiro Hayami & Rie Imanaka coordinated the other one.

The book is in English and Japanese. The table of contents for 10 x 10 American Photobooks includes: an Introduction, Essays, Reading Room Selections, English Language Online Selections, and Japanese Language Online Selections. Following a statement of introduction by the three co-editors, are the essays. The ten authors include, in order: David Levi Strauss, Tony White, Miwa Susuda, Ken Schles, Evan Mirapaul, Andrew Roth, Bernard Yenelouis, Michael Saur, Bryan Formhals, William E. Jones.

The Reading Room Selections include selections from the following people: Alec Soth & Brad Zellar, Harper Levine & John Gossage, David Solo, Shannon Michael Cane, Leigh Ledare, Larissa Leclair, Bruno Ceschel, Christina Labey, Lindsey Castillo & Rebecca O’Keefe & Grant Willing, and David Senior. Each person or group selected his or her top ten selections for this chapter.

For the English Online Selections chapter, the following ten people listed their top ten photo books: Adam Bell, Tom Claxton, Jorg Colberg, Matt Johnston, Melanie McWhorter, Eric Miles, Jame Pomerantz, Heidi Sanders, Douglas Stockdale, Philip Tomaru.

For the Japanese Online Selections chapter, Ihiro Hayami the Japanese chief editor for PhaT PHOTO, and as part of this collaborative American/Japanese publication, encouraged readers to review the ten selections made by all of the contributors. And I implore you to do so as well. Check out the selections from each of the following contributors: Yoshikatsu Fujii, Sawako Fukai, Yumi Goto, Ihiro Hayami & Atsushi Hamanaka, Akira Higashikata, Taka Kawachi, Mika Kobayashi, Takayuki Kobayashi, and Kazuhiro Yamaji.

All of the essays and selection essays are published in English and translated into Japanese as well.