Exhibiting Publishers and Artists 2019
Akaaka Art Publishing, Inc. 赤々舎
Akaaka Art Publishing, Inc. was founded in 2006 by Kimi Himeno in Japan.
We have published over 140 books specializing in photography and art, including works by international artists in this past ten years.
Akio Nagasawa Publishing
Akio Nagasawa Gallery | Publishing is Ginza, Tokyo based gallery and publisher specializing in photographs of artists like Daido Moriyama, Eikoh Hosoe, Toshio Shibata, Sakiko Nomura, William Klein, Sarah Moon and more. We have been receiving good feedback from various parts of the world about photobooks we have published.
長澤章生藝廊和出版公司設立於東京銀座，專門跟森山大道，細江英公，柴田敏雄，野村佐野子，William Klein，Sarah Moon等攝影藝術家合作。我們出版的書籍從世界各地得到了很好的迴響。
Boogie Woogie Photography
Boogie Woogie Photography is a company founded in Hong Kong in 2016 to promote photography in Asia.
The launch of Boogie Woogie Photography responds to the growing interest for artistic photographic prints in Asia. Collectors, galleries, and museums are now increasingly promoting photographic works. Boogie Woogie Photography’s mission is to be a platform for galleries, collectors, companies, and photographers aiming to develop photography projects in Hong Kong and Asia.
Since 2016, the leading Asian antique and art fair Fine Art Asia dedicates an exhibition space to Photography that brings together a selection of local and overseas galleries selected by Boogie Woogie Photography.
“brownie publishing” is an independent publisher, which works for promoting Hong Kong art of photography and Photobook, so that the public may come to know more outstanding local photographers. Ever since the popularization of cameras and prevalence of social networks, photography has become part of Hong Kong people’s life. Photography as artistic creation, however, seems somewhat remote. We aim at exploring more creative possibilities of ourselves, our environment, and humanities through the medium of photography.
Case Publishing is a Tokyo based publisher founded in 2015. We focus on artistic culture which consists of contemporary art, photography and design.
The "Dialect", formerly known as "PhotoIntel Macau", is a photographic group and platform which based in Macau. Co-founded by four independent photographers in 2016, "Dialect" is dedicated to exploring the infinite possibilities of photography and giving new impact in photography to Macau through various forms of exhibitions, discussions and activities.
Imageless Studio 無像工作室
Imageless is devoted to promoting photography culture and excellent young photographers, planning and publishing
independent publications, sharing excellent photography publications from all over the world, organizing photography exhibitions, as well as holding public education projects, professional
photographic trainings, and international art communication activities regularly.
Jiazazhi Press 假雜誌
Jiazazhi Press is a photo publisher, devoted to exploring the possibilities of photo work presentation on hands. Established in 2009 in Beijing, China, we have moved to Ningbo, a city by the East Sea of China in 2014. Our practices include webzine, magazine, publishing project, bookshop, library, and photo art broadcasting locally.
Le Plac'Art Photo
Le Plac’Art Photo is an independent bookshop for rare and second-hand photobooks as well as selected new photobooks, with a particular emphasis on Japanese photography. The bookshop works closely with independent publishers and promotes self-published photobooks, most of which are limited editions. Le Plac’Art Photo also organises exhibitions and book launches and issues thematic catalogs (“Night”, “Revolt”, “Appropriation” and most recently, photobooks dealing with the Japanese island of Okinawa).
位於法國巴黎的獨立書店，專門販賣絕版珍藏二手攝影書籍和最新攝影書，特別是與日本攝影相關的作品。Le Plac’Art Photo跟獨立出版人緊密合作宣傳自費限量發行的作品，同時也策劃展覽，舉行新書發行活動和出版主題目錄。
shashasha started in 2013 with the aim of delivering Asian photography to a worldwide audience. With a selection of over 1200 titles, including artist prints and vintage photobooks, shashasha’s diverse artist line-up ranges from rare titles by photography icons such as Nobuyoshi Araki, Daido Moriyama, Kazuo Kitai, Keizo Kitajima and Takashi Hamaguchi to works by vibrant newcomers. In Fall 2016, we began to widen our selection to include publications by selected photobook publishers from all over the world.
relaxedly, slowly and softly
spreading the joy of reading and collecting.
made in Hong Kong since 2017.
Three Shadows Press Ltd. 三影堂出版有限公司
Three Shadows Press Ltd was registered in Hong Kong, China in 2007. We mainly cooperate with Three Shadows Photography Art Center to publish exhibition catalogues and photography books for their exhibitions. We have published nearly 30 books up until now. Our latest publications: “The Chinese Photobook Collection: Luo Bonian”, “The Chinese Photobook Collection: Yang Fudong”, “Chinese Photography: Twentieth Century and Beyond”, ”Immeasurable: The 2016 Three Shadows Photography Award Exhibition”, and “2016 Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival”.
TOSEI SHA 冬青社
TOSEI SHA was founded in 1984. Under the concept of “delivering photography books as bouquets of art to the world”, we publish photography books made exquisitely, to the extent of blending original inks at times. We actively produce publications for renowned photographers such as Hiromi Tsuchida and Issei Suda as well as emerging photographers. From 2005, we have also opened a commercial gallery in Nakano, Tokyo, aiming to introduce one Japanese photographer per month by exhibiting and selling their works.
Zen Foto Gallery
Zen Foto Gallery was established by Mark Pearson in September 2009 in Tokyo, specializing in Asian photography with a particular emphasis on Japan and China. Our aims are to show interesting exhibitions, to be experimental, to provide stimulating works that would otherwise be rarely seen and to introduce innovative young photographers. Along with most exhibitions, we publish limited edition photography books. In all we hope to provide a forum for greater appreciation of contemporary and historical works of Asian photography.
Independent Artists with their Publications 2019
Adrian Bradshaw (UK)
Cambridge-born Bradshaw first arrived in China on an aging Norwegian ferry from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 1984. He enrolled at the Beijing Languages Institute for a year as part of his course in Chinese from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. There he found himself in the midst of a society characterised by its youthful population and a rapidly growing enthusiasm for change and experimentation. Documenting what he saw with his cameras he would go on to spend the next three decades covering the era for international media. Everything he witnessed was recorded - from the first fashion shows to the first bankruptcy; the visits of Muhammad Ali and Bernardo Bertolucci; the transition from muddy rural free markets to vast shopping malls and e-commerce. Throughout his lengthy engagement with China what has most fascinated Bradshaw is the optimism and energy of people hungry for change. This was in the ascendant in the mid-1980s, an era that is fondly remembered by those who witnessed it. With an archive of almost two million images he is now producing a series of books and exhibitions in collaboration with leading a leading designer, Professor Phil Cleaver, to share his testimony with an international audience.
Austin Tang 唐绍虞 (US)
Over the past ten years since coming to Hong Kong, Austin Tang has applied his background in architecture and design to such projects as the Tsz Shan Monastery (慈山寺) in Tai Po, New Territories for the Li Ka Shing Foundation and the Lyric Theatre, part of the West Kowloon Cultural Center. Prior to Hong Kong, he worked in sustainable residential design in the Bay Area of California. Studies and projects have taken him to many parts of Asia including China, Singapore and Indonesia. While in Hong Kong, Austin developed an interest in storytelling and became a core member of Hong Kong Stories , a non-profit organization committed to bringing first-person true stories to the stage, building community through shared experience. He has participated as a performer in the Hong Kong Literary Festival as well conducted workshops at the university and corporate level. With a long term interest in education, Austin has had a number of roles in education: teaching, program proposals and as an architectural guest critic in the US and Hong Kong. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Design of the Environment from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master in Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Chan Wai Kwong 陳偉江 (HK)
Chan Wai Kwong is born in Hong Kong and quitted school when he was in grade 7, 1988-89. He has already self-published 30 photobooks and held 10 solo exhibitions since 2010.
Chris Shaw (UK)
Born 1961 in Wallasey, United Kingdom to Irish parents, Chris Shaw now lives and works in Paris. Chris Shaw is a black & white photographer very much influenced by Japanese photographers like Ikko Narahara and Eikoh Hosoe and works in an expressionist way making his own unique prints which he frequently writes acerbic comments on. Homeless for a while, he lived and worked in 8 different London hotels from 1992 to 2003. From this professional experience will be born his testimony series Night Porter. In 2001, he won a scholarship awarded by Erik Kessels for his Night Porter series in the supporting grant of the Rencontres d'Arles. In 2003, he won the first prize in a fashion photography contest for Independent publications, chaired by Alexander McQueen and Nick Knight, for his series Night Porter. This same series will be the subject of several exhibitions in galleries in London, Liverpool, Arles, Sydney and Paris. He settled in Paris in 2009, where he now lives and works.
Hang Tam 譚昌恆
He believes photography is the only way for him to feel his own existence. It fills up the emptiness in time and soul of his life. He rediscovers and reinvents himself, one picture at a time. It is, perhaps, the reason why he keeps taking pictures. Back in 2002, a robbery happened when Hang worked as a escort. His neck was cut and the right carotid artery was bleeding heavily. Fortunately, he escaped from the hand of death, but the anxiety remains in his subconscious mind and his pictures. He deeply believes photography is not about prettifying an object. Neither does it clones the reality as it is.
Jo Farrell (UK/HK)
Jo Farrell is an award-winning black & white photographer and cultural anthropologist. Born in London, England she has spent the past 12 years in Hong Kong. Her photography work focuses on traditions and cultures that are dying out. She has been working on a long-term project of capturing and celebrating the lives of the last remaining women with bound feet in China.
Her work has been published globally including: the BBC, The Guardian, SCMP, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Time Out Hong Kong, Stern, China
Daily. Jo was recently interviewed on CNN, RTHK3 and French NPR. Awards include: Black & White Spider Awards, Women in Photography Awards, Centre for Fine Art Photography, and a Jacob Riis
Award. Her work has been exhibited in London, Hong Kong and San Francisco.
Standsfield To 杜釓𣽊 (HK)
Standsfield To, Hong Kong based life moment photographer, fell in love with photography all because of his wife. His knowledge in photography is self-taught without formal training. The visual and thinking of two Japanese photographers Tomatsu Shomei and Ihei Kimura affected him the most. Standsfield walks with his compact film camera to capture different slice of life. His belief is to directly capture and present that split of a second life moment. Without specific topic to work on, all he does is to watch stealthily all the time in creating his work.
杜釓𣽊 (Standsfield To) 主修室內設計及建築學，並沒有接受正統的攝影訓練，但因為太太的關係接觸攝影及愛上攝影。他所有的攝影知識及風格都是自學而成的。而且熱愛日本攝影風格，其中東松照明及木材伊兵衞的影像及理念對其影響最深。杜釓𣽊喜愛使用隨身的傻瓜菲林機捕捉一衆人間風景，愛其直接捕捉及表達那一瞬即逝的生命片段，抱持從一個生命片段觀看另一個生命片段的表達，只有靜靜的窺視這個理念去捕捉，但同時認為透過攝影可以讓自己及別人更了解自己。至於攝影是不是藝術卻從來沒有想過，只因太喜歡攝影才全心全意去做，期望如煙火燦爛般燃燒至灰飛煙滅。
Wong Kan Tai 黄勤帶 (HK)
Kan Tai Wong was born on Lantau, Hong Kong in 1957. He joined the Hong Kong Press in the late 1970s and started a long career as a photojournalist. He studied photography in the Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics. His photographic collections published include '89 Tiananmen, Hong Kong Walled City 2002 - 2007, Vajrayana, The Queen's and Fukushima. Kan Tai Wong just published his latest photobook entitled Secret 香港樞密1842~1997. The book is about Hong Kong colonial secret memos in British National Archives. Wong will launch this book at 2019 Hong Kong Photobook Fair.