Book as a Medium of Expression
Books continue to grow beyond their historic role as an information medium.
Especially in the field of photobooks, the concerted efforts of specialised experts with a shared set of values has led to the production of books going beyond merely reproducing original artworks. When all parts of a photobook’s publishing process are aligned, the result can possess the potential to develop a new, sublime power of expression.
In this talk, Onishi Hiroshi, founder of Case Publishing, Japan, will share his experiences in creating a wide range of photobooks in three main models: photobooks-as-catalogues, which reproduce works with minimal intervention; photobooks-as-books, which allow photographers to express their vision without compromise; and photobooks as a form of collective expression, in which artists and specialists from a diversity of fields work together to create an encompassing, new book form, one that surpasses individual expression.