I was kindly invited to "suggest 10 postwar Japanese photobooks"
as a part of the on-line continuation of the fine event
10x10: Japanese Photobooks in NYC
and I tried to comply.
Nothing like the used ritual New-Year best-of stuff: here is just a selection of 10 personal all-time favorite photobooks.
Ikko NARAHARA. Spain / España : Idai Naru Gogo / Grand Tarde (1969)
Masao KAGEYAMA. Azumino 1977 (1978)
Kinsuke SHIMADA. Oka (1976)
Kishin SHINOYAMA. Kinbaku Taizen / Sadistic Play of Bondage (1971)
Bon FUJII. Kue Issho (1982)
Tatsuo KONDO. Kohoku (1977)
Hiroyuki YAMAMOTO. Sonzai no Toki: Toshi (1990)
Takeji IWAMIYA. Sado (1962)
Shunji OKURA. Musashino (1997)
Masaya NAKAMURA. Ema Nude in Africa (1971)
The Backstage Rambling around our 10x10's Selection
10 Postwar Japanese Photobooks