If you love photography books then the place to go is The Photographers Gallery in London.
The Photographers Gallery has an exhibition of Japanese photobooks. Which is great you get to see and flip through some really inventive and exciting photobooks.
13 July – 9 September 2012
“Photographs flourish on the printed page in Japan like nowhere else. This exhibition transforms the Wolfson Gallery into a reading room featuring over 200 Japanese photobooks that are virtually impossible to find in the West, 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.”
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Check out the website as well it will give you an ida of what is on show and the discussion that is surrounding this exhibition.
The Photographers’ Gallery is the largest public gallery in London dedicated to photography. From the latest emerging talent, to historical archives and established artists – we are the place to see photography in all its forms.
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Sunday 11.30 – 18.00
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