We’re on a break here at Korean Photography Books, but I have a quick bonus post for you.
The NY Art Book Fair is coming up. I took a quick look through the list of exhibitors on the off chance there might be a publisher I could reach out to regarding an interview, and lo and behold there is one from Korea. A small publisher. A self-publisher, really.
Antic-Ham is a Seoul based artist who makes wonderful artists books by hand. Her books meander through photography, illustration, collage, assemblage and poetry. I purchased a handful of photo centric books through her site. They arrived neatly wrapped–like gifts. I’ll definitely be writing about these books either individually or as a group this fall. In the meantime, everyone loves a good unboxing so below is the unwrapping of the books.
I’m looking forward to visiting the NY Art Book Fair at PS1 in September and hopefully connecting with Antic-Ham–the person and the myth. Antic-Ham, if you’re reading this, I would love to conduct an interview if you can fit one into what I assume will be a very packed schedule.
Hope summer is treating everyone well. Korean Photography Books will be quiet through the end of August as I enjoy the last few weeks of summer here in Brooklyn. Regular posting each Sunday will resume September 7th.
There is a stack of books ready for review–enough to keep me busy through the end of the year. Additionally, I plan to update most of the posts published to date with photographs of the books. And, as ever, I’m planning to arrange a couple of interviews, hopefully during NY Art Book Fair and a (possible) holiday trip to Korea. I’m also be working on a grant proposal for the Asian Cultural Council to produce a concerted series of interviews for this blog; last year’s proposal didn’t bear fruit, but hopefully this year’s will. All in all, there is much to come here on Korean Photo Books.
I look forward to seeing you back here at Korean Photography Books in September. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss new content once we’re cranking again in September.
Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jaeyu Lee to speak with him about photography, book making and cultural materialism as it relates to both photography and to his design day job. Below is an edited transcript of our conversation.