The A/fixed website overflows with interviews, videos, and other multimedia resources, some of which are translated from the original Japanese into the English language for the first time. Beyond this resource, the JPP has also designed two key publications: the JPP Portfolio Series, a spectacular series which dives deep into key moments of Japanese photographic history, and the A/fixed tabloid, which features in-depth articles on key figures of photography both past and present.
JPP Portfolio Series
The JPP Portfolio Series promises to be a groundbreaking series in the field of Japanese photography. Combining the art of writing with the art of the collotype, each portfolio will reveal the brilliance of key photographers through both historical context and captivating imagery.
The first in this series, The Provoke Generation: Rebels in a Turbulent Time, captures Japan during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s through the lens of the era’s most innovative photographers. Featuring 72 loosely bound images by six revolutionary Japanese artists of the 1960s and 1970s, this inaugural portfolio also celebrates the beauty of the collotype, a printing process renowned for generations for its ability to convey even and continuous tones.
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Complementing the JPP Portfolio Series is the A/fixed tabloid, a bi-annual publication produced both in print and online. This publication displays cutting edge photography alongside insightful scholarship on important artists and their photographic approach. Aiming to add crucial context for Japanese photography and its history, the A/fixed tabloid will be a companion to the JPP’s great mission, but it will also be insightful for those simply seeking a taste of the history of Japanese photography. The hope is that this tabloid will foster a larger, international network of photographers who can communicate and collaborate to further the field.
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JPP x Paris 2018
Following in-step with our other exciting initiatives, The JPP is also developing a dynamic exhibition to coincide with the 2018 French cultural events series, “Japonismes 2018: Resonating Souls,” commemorating the 160th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and France. Our exhibition, “Pioneers of Post-WWII Japanese Photography,” will showcase a comprehensive collection of materials relating to the life and work of twelve inventive artists. In addition to a brilliant array of their photographs, the exhibition will be stocked with a multitude of complimentary video interviews, essays, and biographies to better contextualize these artists in their historical moment.
Featuring more than 100 images made by twelve Japanese photographers who were working during the 1960s and 70s. Photographs by early 60s artists Eikoh Hosoe, Kikuji Kawada, Ikkō Narahara, Akira Satō, Akira Tanno, and Shōmei Tōmatsu represent what we’ve dubbed the “VIVO” generation; masters Daido Moriyama, Takuma Nakahira, Yutaka Takanashi, Miyako Ishiuchi, Kazuo Kitai, and Hitomi Watanabe represent the Provoke generation. These photographs, carefully selected to reflect the best examples of each artist’s approach, will be complemented by original video interviews and essays to foster a more profound understanding against a background of historical, social, and cultural context.