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Best Books 2015: 10x10 Photobooks

Best Books 2015 Best Books 2015 10x10 Photobooks 2015 Best Books picks from Matthew Carson, Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich of 10x10 Photobooks.

Ring in the holiday cheer with photobooks by women. As 10x10 started brainstorming on a “Best of List,” we were struck by how many really great photobooks are being made by the bloke-esses (as our British 10x10 colleague would say). Here’s to a Ladies Only list!

By Rita Lino
Editions du LIC

Entartete is an archive of Lino’s exceptionally expressive self-portraits taken over the past decade. They are provocative, raw and feminine. She shares with the viewer her self-analysis and vulnerability, yet remains mysterious and elusive.
By Mariken Wessels
Art Paper Editions

Mariken Wessels working with the found Archive of an amateur photographer/artist called Henry explores the themes of sexual frustration, voyeurism and obsession. We watch as Henry’s vision of his wife as muse becomes increasingly dangerous and demented.
By Dana Lixenberg
Roma Publications

Dana Lixenberg has been visiting the Imperial Courts housing project in Watts Los Angeles on and off for the last 22 years taking collaborative portraits of people in the community. Some have died, some have gone to jail, some have disappeared and some have grown old and had children of their own. These are their portraits.
ByCristina de Middel
Archive of Modern Conflict

Printed on dead-stock recycled inkjet paper, bound by hand, a concertina fold which contains a further eleven concertina folds and all held together with an embossed black leather folder. This is an incredible narrative of expeditions failed, real and imagined.
By Lotte Riemann
Art Paper Editions

Jaunt effectively re-purposes and re-envisions images found on the Internet, constructing a voyeuristic hot flow of cars and bodies. As a book, it’s fast, aggressive and sexy.
By Tomoko Sawada

Two books in one! Sawada, always the feminist provocateur, pairs her Cover series of über-tanned Ganguro impersonations with Gothic Lolita masquerades from her later Decoration series.
By Mariela Sancari
La Fabrica

Moisés is a very personal and beautifully produced object that shares with us a portion of Sancari's process of grieving, as she searches for her father in elderly look-a-likes.
By Ishiuchi Miyako
J. Paul Getty Museum

This well researched catalogue for the current Getty Museum retrospective exhibition of Japanese photographer Ishiuchi Miyako is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in a fuller understanding of postwar Japanese photography.
By Lucy Helton
Silas Finch

This is a warning! This book consists of nine panoramic thermal prints, printed with UV ink, with Japanese clip binding and placed within a tube. This is a warning from the future and if we do not heed this warning we shall all become extinct.

10x10 Photobooks is Matthew Carson, Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich

Matthew Carson is a Librarian and Archivist at the International Center of Photography in New York. Since 2009 he has been on the planning committee for the Contemporary Artists Books Conference (CABC) at the NY Art Book Fair. In 2013 he was a curator of the book component of the ICP Triennial: A Different Kind of Order. In 2015 he was one of the organizers of Shashin a Japanese photography symposium and festival held in New York. He is a photography enthusiast, writer and bibliomaniac. (He is also a co-founder of the 10×10 photobook organization).

Russet Lederman is a writer and photobook collector who lives in New York City. She teaches in the MFA Computer Art and MFA Art Writing programs at the School of Visual Arts, New York and writes on photobooks for print and online journals, including Foam, The Eyes, IMA, PBR and the International Center of Photography’s library blog. She is a co-founder of the 10x10 Photobooks project, and a co-organizer for New York’s Shashin: Photography from Japan Festival and Symposium. She lectures internationally on photobooks and has received awards and grants from Prix Ars Electronica and the Smithsonian American.

Olga Yatskevich is a New York-based photobook collector. She is a contributing writer for Collector Daily. Olga is the founder of the Facebook Photobook Group, a forum for discussion on various aspects of photobook culture. Her blog phot(o)lia features titles from her growing collection. She is a co-founder of the 10x10 Photobooks, a multi-platform ongoing series of projects highlighting photobooks and engaging the community.

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