Category: Books

Wassinklundgren “Tokyo Tokyo” and “Portfolio” selected as part of Photo Eye best books of 2010

January 9th, 2011 by dmb media

See the people who made the selections and all the selected books here

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Melinda Gibson 1 of 23 artists in the “Everyday Catalogue” by Studio Blanco

January 5th, 2011 by dmb media

The catalogue is based upon a “nonexistent Exhibition” with the theme “Everyday,” and participating artists include,  Richard Kern, Nadav Kander,  Kim Gordon to many others.

“One by one, scroll through the days. Some long, seemingly endless. Others slip away, as if we had not even met them. Some remain in our memories forever. Others are repeated in a cycle of almost becoming bored. Show some love and serenity. More a blanket of darkness and torment. Some happen and it is as if they had not. Others are turning points. Some keep their promises. Others see them breaking. Some are eagerly awaited. Others do not have expectations.”

In the days that opposites coexist. The essence of our being contradictory.

The catalogue was previewed during the festival and is now online. To find out more about the festival and the artists participating read more here: http://melindagibson.blogspot.com/http://www.controlcfestival.com/ and http://www.studioblanco.it/

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Simon Roberts “The Election Project Newspaper”

December 23rd, 2010 by dmb media

To coincide with the launch of The Election Project, Simon printed a limited edition newspaper, publishing all twenty-five of his photographs alongside a selection of the public gallery. The publication also features three commissioned essays by by Greg Hobson , Curator of Photography at the National Media Museum entitled “Simon Roberts’ work – The Election Project in context“; Sean O’Hagan , Arts critic on the Observer newspaper, entitled “The Election Project Public Gallery – an anthropology of ourselves?”; and Peter Wilby , media columnist on the New Statesman, entitled “How the election was won.“

The newspaper, which is a 36-page berliner size in a print run of 3000 copies, was designed by Fuel (the company behind Simon’s books Motherland and We English ). You can view extracts below and download a pdf copy of the publication here . To order a physical copy then please email: [email protected]

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Tokyo Toyko – Special Edition by WassinkLundgren

December 22nd, 2010 by dmb media

Tokyo Tokyo – Special edition
Book with white dust jacket and two archival pigment prints measuring 8.3″ x 11.8″
numbered and signed in an edition of 50 copies
housed in a specially designed plastic cassette
ISBN 978–3–03747–035–0
Retail price EUR 220.00

http://www.wassinklundgren.com/bookshop.html

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WassinkLundgren’s new book “Tokyo Tokyo” now available

November 15th, 2010 by dmb media

Tokyo Tokyo – the name of the newest publication of WassinkLundgren echoes the series of diptychs that depict the daily urban life of the inhabitants of Japan’s megalopolis. Always twice, the Dutch artist duo WassinkLundgren catches its subject, from both sides, as if on a catwalk or in a flurry of journalistic flashbulbs. Always twice appear the various fragments of the surroundings, form a more complete image of the location and create animated situations that draw the viewer into the scene. Always twice, taken from two different angles, emerge the different neighborhoods in the background of the pictures, showing streets and trees, parks and houses, passersby and animals. Always twice, discarding the mythical ‘decisive moment’ of traditional documentary photography.

From Ikebukuro to Odaiba, the book reveals a journey through Tokyo, capturing the existing range of ages, gender, and types of people, and revealing the social significance of the medium of photography, twice as strong.

Thijs groot Wassink (1981) and Ruben Lundgren (1983) studied at the Utrecht School of the Arts, and completed their MA Fine Art at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, and at Central Saint Martins in London, UK. They live, work and study in both London (Wassink) and Beijing (Lundgren).

Press Release written by Kodoji Press, two editions available as detailed below;

ENGLISH/JAPANESE EDITION

21.5 X 30.5 CM, 192 PAGES, 260 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS SOFTCOVER WITH DUST JACKET AND BELLYBAND KODOJI PRESS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ARCHIVE OF MODERN CONFLICT, 2010 FIRST EDITION, 1200 COPIES, ISBN 978 –3 – 03747– 032–9 (RETAIL PRICE EUR 32)

COLLECTOR’S EDITION

IN A PLASTIC CASSETTE WITH TWO ARCHIVAL PIGMENT PRINTS NUMBERED AND SIGNED, 21 X 30 CM EDITION OF 50 COPIES, ISBN 978 –3 – 03747– 035–0 (RETAIL PRICE EUR 220)

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