Ren Hang's "New Love" available at LIBRARY OF ARTS in Paris:
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Ren Hang's "New Love" available at LIBRARY OF ARTS in Paris:
DILDO BY MOMO OKABE, SESSION 02, 2013
Session 06, Ren Hang, NEW LOVE
Ren Hang (Session 06)
SESSION 06: NEW LOVE by Ren Hang will be available at Dashwood Books this month. 500 ltd, published on the occasion of the exhibition “NEW LOVE”, matchbaco gallery, Tokyo
June 19- July 25, 2015. IMA Concept Store kindly hosts his event this summer. Pls join us.
Image editing by Ren Hang, Huang Jiaqi, designed by Alex Lin.
Momo Okabe's "BIBLE" is listed on Photo-eye's "Today's Curated Selection". Thank you very much, Melanie McWhorter for your generous support!
Momo Okabe's "Bible" is beautifully reviewed by Loring Knoblauch at Collector Daily, one of the most respected photo criticism sites. 300 ltd edition Bible book is favorably intorduced by many professionals overseas.
Collector Dailyは、海外のコレクターの中でするどい写真批評をすることで定評が高く、岡部さんの写真集について、レビューを頂けた事は出版社として光栄であり、日本の写真 界にとってもとても喜ばしい事だと思っています。海外に向け、素晴らしい日本の作家の紹介をしていくことを、今後とも努めたいと思います。
Momo Okabe, BibleBy Loring Knoblauch / In Photobooks / August 19, 2014JTF (just the facts): Published in 2014 by Session Press (here). Hardcover, 122 pages, with 95 color photographs. Includes an afterword in Japanese/English by the artist. (Spread shots below.)Comments/Context: Momo Okabe’s Bible i…
Katsuhiro Saiki's "For The Sake of Future Days" available at Aparutomento in Morioka, Iwate.
The Pommel Horse Popo／Stefan Burger245 x 345 mmsoftcover with sticker / 72 pages / colorpublished by Kodoji Press¥5,400-購入数量：個
Momo Okabe's "BIBLE" nominated for 2014 Kassel Photobook Award, selected by Manik Katyal, Emaho Magazine
Momo Okabe's Bible review on HOTSHOE, the UK's leading contemporary photography magazine by James Brown. Pls check it out! James san, Thank you very much for your wonderful review.
A luminous yellow haze hangs over a road; a purple hue distorts the colouration of a nude body. Momo Okabe’s photographs are kaleidoscopic, distorting our conceptions with every turn of the page. I’ve been assured her new book, Bible, has been hard work, though having received the praise of Nobuyosh…
Momo Okabe's "Bible" is available at Photobookstore.co.uk. Pls also check out a beautiful review by Betsy Clifton.
If God is dead, he’s surely rolling in his grave. Momo Okabe’s Bible, in both stature and spirit will not fit into your bedside table, although its alluring gold foil stamping and crimson suede cover will persuade you to keep it close. Juxtaposing images of underground Tokyo nightlife and the destru…
My favorite book review of the Day, Betsy Clifton's Bible by Momo Okabe. 岡部さんのバイブルが、ダシュウッドの同僚のベッティーさんから、レビュー頂けました。是非ご参照下さい。
Betsy's review is sincere, honest and insightful. Brilliant! Thank you very much, Betsy. My favorite part of her ending lines. Pls check it out!: Since I first finished Bible it continued to swim around my head and churn up a poignant realizations of all how so few things are our own that we can really talk about. Take our designated terms — a mother, a father, a family — words that describe what we already know as feeling above all. The language in Bible — of a boy, a girl — struck this same cord as a visceral dichotomy, headlining what photography handles that words cannot. Okabe has brought a new breed of personification forward to a Japanese subculture long deserving of a platform. Her pulse between landscape and body imagery is not for the faint-of-heart, Okabe’s intimate access to gender identity (both pre and postoperative) is as urgent as it is courageous. Her rhythm continues to kick up the sediment of my mind once settled in the overtly intellectualized practice so prevalent in today’s contemporary photography scene, and begins to reposition critical perspectives towards compassion, intimacy, and camaraderie. Momo Okabe is enlightened over the weight of the history and tradition that stands before her, and keeps dear a why to live that endures almost any how.
岡部桃さんのバイブルがDazed and Confusedのオンラインのページで紹介されています。岡部さんの作品に対する想いや、写真家としての初期の影響についても詳しく記載されています。是非、ご参照下さい。
Momo Okabe’s body-shock images pull no punches. Kate Neave discovers a cult photographer transfixed by gender, identity and modern chaos
Dazed and Confused Magazine review for Momo Okabe:
Thank you very much, mostly importantly my boss, David Strettell and dearest friend/co-worker, Betsy Clifton, Chris Simmonds, Giles Cassels, Steven Sicular, Marc Feustel, Helka Aleksdóttir, Kohey Kanno, Kate Pantling, Lauren Ford, Trey Taylor, Owen Myer, Takashi Yamazumi, Mika Murai, Tom Claxton, Hiroki Yasukagawa, Atsushi Hamanaka, Takayuki Kobayashi, Nicolas Dusart, Brooke Irwin, Jan Larsen, Alessandro Calandra, Tiane Doan Na Champassak, Russet Lederman, Hisako Motoo and all my dearest friends!
Without your support, Momo's Bible couldn't have been published. Dazed's writer, Kate stated at the end of her beautiful review: Among the moments of devastating sadness and alienation, there are glimmers of hope in her work. Shafts of light, big skies and rich hues provide relief from cruel reality,,,,,Perhaps Okabe's work can help transform prejudices and preconceptions. Her sensitive tough highlights the complexity of the individual human experience, reminding us that we're all connected in our deepest emotions.
Session press's cover photo
Momo Okabe's new photo book, BIBLE, will be out early next week!
Momo Okabe "BIBLE" (session 05) featured on PEACH FUZZ!
On a recent trip to New York City, I met the lovely Miwa Susuda at Dashwood Books. For those unaware, Dashwood is perhaps the foremost location for independent photo publications in New York (and has been since its foundation in 2005). It’s the only independent bookstore in the city devoted entirely…
Katsuhiro Saiki's "For the sake of future days" available on ICP website and store.
SESSION PRESS is an independent publisher devoted to introducing new work by contemporary Japanese artists. We function as a collaborative forum for photographers, designers, writers and editors in producing original artist’s books and multiples. By bridging the gap between the bound (book) and unbo...
Momo Okabe's "Dildo" selected for best 2013 photo book by Hisako Motoo.
"I saw Momo's photographs several years ago and felt the strong impact. Since then, I have been thinking the possibility of publishing her book by myself. It is great to know that her book was done this year."
Koji Onaka's "twin boat" selected for Favourite Photobooks of 2013, by Martin Amis.
Twin Boat by Koji Onaka
Onaka’s understated imagery maybe not as immediate as some, but given time this book gives back plenty.
Over the course of the year, a great deal of books pass through my hands. 2013 has without doubt felt like a great year for photobooks, with a wonderful standard being set across the board, from big publishers to small self-published projects. Here follows my favourite photobooks of the year in al...
Koji Onaka's "twin boat" selected for 13 Favorites from 2013 by Space Corner.
Koji Onaka's "twin boat" review by Sergio Vieraa on Photobookstore Magazine.
Koji Onaka’s Twin Boat, emerges from a creative collaboration between the photographer and the publisher. Mr. Onaka provided a set of black & white photographs taken in the 1990s, from which Miwa Susuda, the publisher, made a selection, according to a storyline that resonates with her own views and...
For the sake of future days by Katsuhiro Saiki at ICP, New York
Sebastian Arthur Hau's review on Koji Onaka's twin boat
SESSION PRESS NEWS:
THE TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR
September 21 – 23, 2013
Session Press publication is available at the table of Twelvebooks. Pls come and join us.
Zine's Mate presents the 5th annual Tokyo Art Book Fair. Featuring close to 300 participants from 15 countries, the fair will be the largest gathering of art publishers, independent publishers and self publishing artists in Tokyo ever and by far the largest event of it's kind in Asia. Entry to the f...
Session 03: Katsuhiro Saiki "For the sake of future days" is available on DAP site (adjacent web program of PS1 MoMA).
Session Press is pleased to announce, For the sake of future days, the first official monograph by distinguished conceptual artist Katsuhiro Saiki (b. 1969, Tokyo, Japan).For the sake of future days celebrates over a decade of art practice through installation, sculpture and photography by Saiki. Sa...
Session 01: Kohey Kanno, "Honeymoon" (SIGNED) stocked in Cafe Lehmtz Bookship in Germany.
Kohey KannoHoneymoonDesign and Drawing: Yohei Akishika SC, 23 x 30.5 cm., cloth tape over staple binding, 32 pages, ink jet printing, all handmade (printing quality may vary), ltd. ed. of 100 copies. Japan 2013. signednicht verfügbarInsider's TipLimited PrintrunJapanese PhotographerArtistCarsColor P...
Session Press is pleased to announce that photobook blogger/collector, Andrew Seitz reviewed Katsuhiro Saiki's "For The Sake of Future Days" on his website. Andrew, Thank you very much.
Session Press is pleased to announce that Dan Abbe reviewed Koji Onaka's latest book, twin boat on American Photography Magazine. Dan, Thank you very much.
Koji Onaka's new book Twin Boat is a careful look at quiet places in Japan
Kohey Kanno's book is available thru Cafe Lehmitz, Germany.
Kohey KannoHoneymoonDesign and Drawing: Yohei Akishika SC, 23 x 30.5 cm., cloth tape over staple binding, 32 pages, ink jet printing, all handmade (printing quality may vary), ltd. ed. of 100 copies. Japan 2013. signed€ 38,00inkl. MwSt., zzgl. VersandInsider's TipLimited PrintrunJapanese Photographe...
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