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Contemporary Japanese Photobooks

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© Courtesy of The Photographers' Gallery
Contemporary Japanese Photobooks
Curated by: jason evans, Ivan Vartania

16-18 Ramillies Street
London W1F 7LW
United Kingdom
July 13th, 2012 - September 9th, 2012
Opening: July 13th, 2012 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.photonet.org.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
soho
EMAIL:  
info@photonet.org.uk
PHONE:  
+44 (0)845 262 1618
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Wed,Fri-Sat 10-6; Thu 10-8; Sun 11.30-6
TAGS:  
photography

DESCRIPTION

Photographs flourish on the printed page in Japan like nowhere else.  This exhibition transforms the Wolfson Gallery into a library featuring over 250 rare and hard-to-find Japanese photobooks, all produced within the last ten years.

A rich and varied book culture dominates production and distribution of photography in Japan, and this exhibition proposes that Japanese photography is best understood through its publications. These books are not easily categorised, as their content, format and design values are often unique.

The exhibition encourages a non-hierarchical approach to different kinds of photographic work, and visitors are invited to come to the Gallery more than once to make their own journeys through this wealth of material.

This exhibition is curated by photographer Jason Evans and Tokyo-based publisher Ivan Vartanian.

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