TAP Review special issue, Ten Years of the Trans Asia Photography Review / Notes from the Field, now online!

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The spring 2020 issue of the Trans Asia Photography Review is now available! This special expanded issue marks the tenth anniversary of the TAP Review. It features 20 commentaries, book reviews, curatorial projects and profiles of contemporary photographic platforms in Asia. It also includes information about the wonderful trio of new editors – Thy Phu, Yi Gu and Deepali Dewan – who will be shepherding the journal into its next decade. You can read and respond to their Call for Proposals in this new issue, which can be found at tapreview.org. You may need to refresh your browser to see the updated contents: 

Ten Years of the Trans Asia Photography Review / Notes from the Field

    •    Wuhan’s Family Photographs / Laura Wexler
    •    “Film und Foto” Redux in Japan’s 2010s / Shota T. Ogawa
    •    Orientalism and the Politics of Photographic Representation / Ali Behdad
    •    A Western Bibliomania for Japanese Photobooks / Russet Lederman
    •    The Middle Ground of Early Chinese Photography / Anthony W. Lee
    •    Being in the World / Jamie Maxtone-Graham
    •    Surface Tension: Hong Kong Photographs in Wei Leng Tay’s Abridge Project / Olivier Krischer
    •    A Fragile Past: Exploring One Family’s Narrative Through the Photographs They Buried / Charles Fox
    •    The Creative Distractions of Manobina Roy / Sabeena Gadihoke
    •    Photodemos – Citizens of photography: the camera and the political imagination / Christopher Pinney; Sokphea Young; Vindhya Buthpitiya
    •    Contemporary Photography Magazines in Korea and Taiwan: Vostok and Voices of Photography in Context / Jeehey Kim
    •    Matca: Creating Conversations around Photography in Vietnam / Ha Dao
    •    PannaFoto Institute: Teaching Photography and Building Communities in Indonesia / Wubin Zhuang
    •    PIX: Photography and Critical Thought in South Asia / Rahaab Allana
    •    Photography Institutions Burgeoning in China / Shuxia Chen
    •    Drik Picture Library, Dhaka, Bangladesh: A Conversation with Shahidul Alam / Deepali Dewan
    •    Review of Early Photography in Vietnam, by Terry Bennett / Thy Phu
    •    Review of China Dream, by Teresa Eng / Sebastian C. Galbo
    •    Review of Demanding Images: Democracy, Mediation, and the Image-Event in Indonesia, by Karen Strassler / Veronika Kusumaryati
    •    Review of Marjorie Doggett’s Singapore: A Photographic Record, by Edward Stokes / James McArdle

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All the best,

Sandra Matthews
Editor, Trans Asia Photography Review