In this issue we interview with professionals involved with photography such as gallery owner, curator, event director, publisher, and agency. We hope to explore photography from not only a visual standpoint, but also present a multifaceted consideration of it as an artform.
 
The issue kicks off with interviews with Charlotte Cotton, who has been at the forefront of the appraisal of contemporary art photography for several decades and Takayuki Ishii, who is an owner of Taka Ishii Gallery and has not only worked to improve the international visibility of Japanese photographers and painters, but has also continued to introduce contemporary art from the West to Japan through exhibitions of world-class artists. For this feature they spoke to us about various topics including the artistic value of photography and the future of the medium. We also introduce KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival held in Kyoto in a mixture of spaces that include historic structures with artistic flair as well as more modern pieces of architecture and Paris Photo that attracts galleries, photographers, and publishers from around the world, making it an international photography fair representing the “now” of photography. We conducted interviews KYOTOGRAPHIE and Paris Photo directors about a comparison of each spatial structure and its coherent ideals. It is followed up by a selection of 6 groups involved in various media and projects involving photography such as magazine or book publishers, organizers of exhibitions, events, and workshops, art photography dealers, photographer management agencies. In the third section, we introduce 17 of the most important schools/ departments, and museums /galleries found in NY, London, and Tokyo.
 
ギャラリスト、キュレーター、イベント・ディレクター、出版社、エージェンシーなど、写真を扱うプロフェッショナルへのインタビュー取材を敢行し、ヴィジュアル的観点だけではなく、多角的な視点から写真の魅力を伝える1 冊。巻頭では、長年に渡り、批評家/ キュレーターとして現代写真界を牽引し続けるCharlotte Cotton、そして、日本人写真家の海外認知度を上げ、国際的な作家を日本に披露し続けている、ギャラリスト石井孝之の両氏から、「写真」の深遠さについて語ってもらった。また、京都の歴史的・文化的建造物と調和したオリジナリティ溢れる展示が魅力の写真フェスKYOTOGRAPHIE を大々的に取り上げると共に、世界中のギャラリーや写真家、出版社が集う、国際的な評価が高い写真見本市Paris Photo を紹介し、各々の空間構成の対比や共通する志を探った。続く第2 企画では、写真を中心に雑誌や書籍の出版、エキシビションやイベント、ワークショップの開催、アート写真のディーラー、フォトグラファーのマネージメント業など、さまざまなメディアやプロジェクト、活動を展開する6 組の個性豊かな取り組みを紹介している。そして第3 企画では、NY、ロンドン、東京に限定し、厳選した各都市の重要な写真学校/学科や、ミュージアム/ギャラリーを17 ヵ所ピックアップ。
 
KYOTOGRAPHIE
International Photography Festival
Charlotte Cotton
from International Center of Photography
Paris Photo
Takayuki Ishii
from Taka Ishii Gallery
 
Media of Photography
Aperture Foundation
Foam
IMA
GOLIGA
SUPER LABO
We Folk
 
Photography:
School / Department
Museum / Gallery
in NY, London and Tokyo
Aperture Foundation
ICP School | Museum
School of Visual Arts | Parsons School of Design
The Photographers' Gallery | Michael Hoppen Gallery
London College of Communication | Royal College of Art
Taka Ishii Gallery | Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film
IMA gallery / IMA CONCEPT STORE | G/P gallery
Gallery 916 | art space AM
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography | Tokyo Polytechnic University
 
 
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