This column references recent books, journal articles, exhibition catalogs, online publications, and similar resources that focus on Asia photography. Please send materials (copies of publications, complete citations, or internet links) to Dr. Raymond Lum, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org). Notice in this column does not preclude publication of a full review in forthcoming issues of TAP Review.
Claire Roberts, Photography and China (London: Reaktion Books; Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2013), 200 pp. ISBN 978-988-8139-88-0. See Laura Wexler’s review elsewhere in this issue of TransAsia Photography Review.
Daan van Dartel, “Sensing Archive: A Company Photo Album from the Netherlands East Indies,”Photography & Culture, vol. 5, issue 3, pp. 347-354. Musings on attempts to determine the purpose behind the creation of an album discovered by the author in the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. The album originally was in the Tropenmuseum’s predecessor, the Colonial Museum, and was created by a named photographer for a company active in the Dutch East Indies in the early 20th century.
Christian Henriot and Wen-hsin Yeh, Visualising China, 1845-1965: Moving and Still Images in Historical Narratives (Leiden: Brill, 2013) 489 pp. ISBN 9789004228207.
Au coeur de la Chine impériale : carnets de voyage de militaires photographes. (Ivry-sur-Seine: ECPAD; Saint-Cloud: Soteca, ) 184 pp. ISBN 9782111287693..
Wang Tianping 王天平 & Ding Binxuan 丁彬萱, ed., Shanghai she ying shi上海摄影史 = The History of Photography in Shanghai (Shanghai: Shanghai ren min mei shu chu ban she 上海人民美术出版社, 2012), 397 pp. ISBN 978753228011.
Ikiru : Higashi Nihon Daishinsai kara ichinen 生きる : 東日本大震災から一年. Introduction by Ijūin Shizuka 伊集院静 (Tokyo: Shinchōsha 新潮社, 2012), 191 pp. ISBN 9784103005520. Japanese and English text accompany photographs of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography 東京都写真美術館, ed., Hikari to kage no geijutsu: shashin no hyōgen to gihō 光と影の芸術 : 写真の表現と技法 = The Art of Light and Darkness: Photographic Expression and Technique (Tokyo: Heibonsha 平凡社, 2012). ISBN 9784582206692. Catalog of an exhibition held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, May 12-July 8, July 14-Sept. 17, Sept. 22-Nov. 18, 2012.
Tessa Morris-Suzuki, “Art, Photography and Remembering Hiroshima,” in East Asia Beyond the History Wars: Confronting the Ghosts of Violence (Oxford; New York: Routledge, 2013).
Ludger Derenthal, Raffael Dedo Gadebusch & Katrin Specht, ed., The Colonial Eye: Early Portrait Photography in India (Berlin: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin ; [Leipzig]: Koehler & Amelang, 2012), 208 pp. ISBN 9783733803896. Published in association with the exhibition of photographs from the Ethnologisches Museum, held in the Museum für Fotografie, Berlin, Germany, 20th July–21th October 2012.
Filippo Maggia, ed., with Claudia Fini and Francesca Lazzarini, Contemporary Photography from India and South America: The Tenth Parallel North (Milano: Skira ; New York: Distributed in USA, Canada, Central and & South America by Rizzoli, 2012), 190 pp. ISBN 9788857212494. Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at Ex Ospedale Sant’Agostino, Modena, Italy, Feb. 18-Apr. 29, 2012.
Biaca Bosker, with a foreword by Jerome Silbergeld, Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China (Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press; Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, c2013), 191 pp. ISBN 9780824836061. Recent black-and-white and color photos are used to reveal how Western monuments, buildings, and neighborhoods are being minutely reproduced and occupied in China.
Tan Ean Nee & Joshua Wong, The Way Home: The Isolated Emotional World of Former Leprosy Patients and their Descendents (Penang, Malaysia: Dist. by Areca Books, 2012), 291 pp. ISBN 978-967-10671-1-6. In separate Chinese and English editions, this book documents leprosy in Malaysia through 150 photographs.
Charmaine Toh & Cyril Wong, ed., Reflect/Refract (Singapore: s.n., 2013), 107 pp. ISBN 9789810757304. Essays on photography in Singapore, including nostalgia and studio photography; projected as the first volume in a series.
Judith Keller & Amanda Maddox, ed., Japan’s Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2013), 224 pp. ISBN 9781606061329. Catalog of an exhibition at the Getty, March 26-August 25, 2013.
Liu Bolin, Liu Bolin (New York: Eli Klein Fine Art, c2012), 161 pp. ISBN 9780615602998. Artistic photography; published in conjunction with the Eli Klein gallery’s exhibition, “Liu Bolin: Lost in Art,” March 20-May 11, 2012.
Joel Pickford, Soul Calling: A Photographic Journey Through the Hmong Diaspora (Berkeley: Heyday, 2012), 264 pp. ISBN 9781597141680.
Claire Roberts, ed., Go Figure! Contemporary Chinese Portraiture from the Sigg Collection (Canberra: National Portrait Gallery; New South Wales: Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, 2012), 188 pp. ISBN 9780987073563. Related to an exhibition of paintings, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, photography, video, and installation works by Chinese artists living and working in China since 1979.