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OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT RESULTS / FINALIST

in)(between ShaShin Book Award 2014

147 ENTRIES IN TOTAL - 141 VALIDATED ENTRIES


Some key words by Sophie Cavaliero
It is not without a beating heart (1) we wrap up this Photo Book award “in)(between ShaShin Book Award 2014”. 147 books in total of which 141 were validated entries. These 141 books were discussed, reviewed, and discussed again. The Jurorssurly found pleasure while making up their minds, reflecting their taste and experience to select the three winners of this contest. The selection period was a time of passion and confronted viewpoints along with a nice discovery of the current Scene of Japanese Contemporary Photography. The sessions were intense yet full of humour and joy. We thank in)(between gallery, Luigi Clavareau and especially Emako Suzuki for their welcoming and their constant concern to provide professional logistics in organizing this award.

※(1) « Une photographie, c’est un arrêt du coeur d’une fraction de seconde. » (A photograph is a FLATLING for a fraction of a second) Pierre Movila.


All books will be exhibited at in)(between gallery from November 1st to 13th and will be subject to discrete presentations by partners until the end of 2014.
The three “3” winners will be presented at the photography fair “Photo Off” for the duration of the event (November 13th to 16th 2014), with an exhibition of some of their prints from of the 3 winning books. In January 2015 they will also have an exhibition at in)(between gallery.

26 FINALISTS SELECTED BY THE JURY

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It was unanimously agreed by all members of the jury


  • Wiliness to show the different trends found within the participating books
  • A book is not an exhibition or a portfolio...
  • The choice would fall on books which tell a story with a clearly identifiable universe, well defined standards in the conception and editing in addition to that little thing that makes it unique and memorable...

THREE “3″ OFFICIAL WINNERS OF OUR AWARD

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THE THREE FINALISTS DESCRIBED BY THE JURORS

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Molly BENN

Sophie CAVALIERO

Josef CHLADEK

Xavier GAUTRUCHE

008 Hiro Tanaka 「Dew Dew, Dew Its」
For me, this book is a real success in terms of association of images and photographic narrative. The photographs make senses through their association constituting a book that works extremely well besides the fascination, which I have towards the work of the photographer.

008 Hiro Tanaka 「Dew Dew, Dew Its」
Pop and bright aesthetically and thoroughly speaking a real discovery of an universe that has been very often photographed and yet succeeded in making it new and very contemporary in his book.

008 Hiro Tanaka 「Dew Dew, Dew Its」
Fast paced, highly colourful, a raw book that stands out as it intelligently interweaves different sequences “bands on stage, landscape, social scenes,” and takes you to the US in a way that is not only entertaining but also uncovering!

008 Hiro Tanaka 「Dew Dew, Dew Its」
I like this book for its chaotic scenes, concerts and difficult aftermath, the sense of moving from one city to another, always tired and hangover from the night before. Tanaka captures these moments by making direct use of flash, which intensifies the action; it gives me a real visual perception of energy. Soft cover in landscape format works very well with these diptychs well studied; the discrete model and print quality are impeccable.

033 Mi-Yeon「Alone Together
This one makes me dive into a very troubling privacy. The overall atmosphere of the book is very captivating. I like the simplicity of the story, the delicacy of the images.

033 Mi-Yeon「Alone Together
Clearly emotional. A lot of tenderness escapes from the book and catches the reader. The Efficiency of images renders them needless of words to express any emotions or aesthetic pleasure, High standards of printing and editing that hold together a well-defined authentic particular world.

033 Mi-Yeon「Alone Together
This is one of the rare books that have photographs in it where every single of them is so impressive; one loses itself and forgets to have a book in hand. Classically black and white work about “loneliness.” Beautiful and touching.

033 Mi-Yeon「Alone Together
The feeling I get and I like from “Alone Together” by Mi-Yeon is that I feel that it does not really concern the people she photographed. I feel that she tries to make them transparent, to suspend them in the air to make them merge into the landscape to form another kind of presence at the end. We follow throughout this beautiful coffee table book (well printed and hold together by a delicate design) pictures without any relationship with one another, the delicate sight of a sensitive young person.

035 Jun Fujiyasu 「DZ dizygotic twin
A book that tells a true visual history, from the first page; we understand the principle of the book and one finds itself scrutinizing each double page in order to find the similarities of these two twin brothers, regardless that at the end, all we see are the differences. In other words, one opens a book believing see two people who look alike and in fact, we only see the differences. I found this to be a brilliant book.

035 Jun Fujiyasu 「DZ dizygotic twins」
Content and format are consistent with the scientific approach of the topic. The idea clearly matches the flow of the choice of images; a black and white statement describing the story behind the pictures.

035 Jun Fujiyasu 「DZ dizygotic twins」
This immediately grabbed my intention. Fascinated by similarity but at closer examination revealing so many little differences that make you go on and on and dig deeper to even find more variants of the “same”. Strikingly simple idea!

0035 Jun Fujiyasu「DZ dizygotic twins」
I like this one because it is disturbing. I took me a little time for actually appreciate it. I had to look at it back and forth several times. Its form is quickly acceptable, elegant layout, paper, and printing of quality, images perfectly aligned as blocks over the pages.It is this rather strict photographic writing, almost medical that required my reading from in-between the photographic lines to grasp the detail and sensitivity, strong fraternal history.

LET’S LISTEN TO EACH JUROR TELLING US ABOUT THIS ADVENTURE

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Molly BENN

It was exciting to recognize, within these 141 Photo Books, a “photograph” of the current Japanese creation. And if there were many books that passed quickly thru our hands, when one holds a gem; we feel it from “cover and the first pages”; and so I believe that I would hang on to the Intuition to find something beautiful at first sight.

Sophie CAVALIERO

With the book “Révélations”, I had the opportunity to meet a large number of Japanese photographers and confront myself to their creation. With this award, the encounter was different, more surprisingly intimate, entering each universe with an innocent sight; nonetheless, eager to discover. I already knew a number of books yet I reviewed them with new eyes and a new perspective. Opening each book was a moment of delight, a new journey. Thanks to all the photographers who participated.

Josef CHLADEK

“141 books! The number surprised me – and – I was delighted by the quality and how many of those titles I did not know or artists I never heard of! And there were great discoveries among those books; works I would have never ever looked at …I luckily had the chance to put them on the virtual bookshelf. In the end only one, two, three books can win – that was the hard part here as I had 18 close contenders for the 3 finalists spots, but that’s how things are with awards :-)”

Xavier GAUTRUCHE

It is always exciting to be part of the jury in this type of awards. This Award was of particularly high quality and great diversity, it was extremely difficult to put together a trio of winners. All this variety allowed me to plunge with delight in many aspects of this photography and Japanese artistic sensibility which I particularly like.

THE JURY’S SINGLE PERSONAL PICK & THEIR BEST OF

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Molly’s selection

087"Salaryman Project 2015"
by Bruno QUINQUET
Actually, 087 “SALARYMAN PROJECT 2015” by Bruno QUINQUET, is not my favourite, but it was one of my favourites. I found it both funny and smart to present it in the form of a Daily Planner in order to tell the life of an office worker.

Sophie’s selection

146 "The Slug Book Addendum"
by Masahiko AGAKE

Mainly because of the black cat (just kidding!). I found a real world in this book in which I wanted to immerse myself snorkelling, aiming to experience strange sensations. To me the contrast yields the same effect as the touch of velvet and the shots’ composition is effective immediately including me in his universe. The flow and the selection of the photos are extremely consistent. The choice of cover like those old posters (that I like) takes us back to a former time while having a contemporary composition.

Josef’s selection

To find one or even three books that are best out of nearly 150 is impossible for me. Instead, I made a shortlist of 18 books, which more or less have all the quality to be under the best three. These books stand out for me either because they surprised me by concept, by quality, by darkness or even by humour. I can recommend every single one of them to be part of a good PhotoBook-library!

Xavier’s selection

052 “A Glimmer of Light”
by Takashi KURAYA

My Best Of goes to 052-“A Glimmer of Light” by Takashi KURAYA,I already knew the book (I have bought in Tokyo last summer), This is the first book of a young photographer; I love the narrative style and sensitivity with which he tells the intimate and familial history. The book is well printed and the layout efficiently holds together the images. I look forward to seeing his future work.

005 - NANGOKUSHO - ode to the southern lands of Japan, by Atsushi FUJIWARA

002 - 道の記 MICHI NO KI,  
by Manabu SOMEYA

002 - 道の記 MICHI NO KI,
by Manabu SOMEYA

002 - 道の記 MICHI NO KI,
by Manabu SOMEYA

008 – Dew Dew, Dew Its,
by Hiro TANAKA

006 - Butterfly had a dream,
by Atsushi FUJIWARA

005 - NANGOKUSHO - ode to the southern lands of Japan, by Atsushi FUJIWARA

005 - NANGOKUSHO - ode to the southern lands of Japan, by Atsushi FUJIWARA

033 - Alone Together,
by Mi-Yeon

008 – Dew Dew, Dew Its,
by Hiro TANAKA

008 – Dew Dew, Dew Its,
by Hiro TANAKA

006 - Butterfly had a dream,
by Atsushi FUJIWARA

035 - DZ dizygotic twins,
by Jun FUJIYASU

033 - Alone Together,
by Mi-Yeon

016 - Rut in Time,
by Ikuko SUZUKI

008 – Dew Dew, Dew Its,
by Hiro TANAKA

051 – Macaroni Christian,
by Kazuyoshi USUI

035 - DZ dizygotic twins,
by Jun FUJIYASU

033 - Alone Together,
by Mi-Yeon

033 - Alone Together,
by Mi-Yeon

079 - TOKYO KINGYO 東京金魚,
by Michiko MAKINO

051 – Macaroni Christian,
by Kazuyoshi USUI

035 - DZ dizygotic twins,
by Jun FUJIYASU

035 - DZ dizygotic twins,
by Jun FUJIYASU

087 - Salaryman Project 2015,
by BrunoQUINQUET

072 – Mt.Fuji,
by Naoki ISHIKAWA

051 – Macaroni Christian,
by Kazuyoshi USUI

052 - A Glimmer of Light,
by Takashi KURAYA

114 - Tokei,
by Katsuhito NAKAZATO

079 - TOKYO KINGYO 東京金魚,
by Michiko MAKINO

063 - Particle of consciousness,
by Hideki TAKEMOTO

119 – Bus Stop,
by Shuichiro SHIBATA

138 - SNOW,
by Yu KUSANAGI

110 - Camp,
by Tomoaki HAYAKAWA

088 - Straight Eye,
by Minoru HOHTSUKI

120 – My life without you,
by Yuko YAGASAKI

146 - The Slug Book Addendum,
by Masahito AGAKE

127 - The Asian monsoon,
by Yasuhiko MIYAJIMA

092 - Ego-Identity,
by Hisashi MURAYAMA

146 - The Slug Book Addendum,
by Masahito AGAKE

146 - The Slug Book Addendum,
by Masahito AGAKE

104 - Tsugaru,
by Masako TOMIYA

109 - Rinderon,
by Hideaki KUMAZAWA

114 - Tokei,
by Katsuhito NAKAZATO

119 – Bus Stop,
by Shuichiro SHIBATA

127 - The Asian monsoon,
by Yasuhiko MIYAJIMA

139 - Dawn/Draw in,
by Rie AMEMIYA

146 - The Slug Book Addendum,
by Masahito AGAKE

147 - NEW YORK,
by Yasutaka KOJIMA

147 ENTRIES IN TOTAL, 141 VALIDATED ENTRIES

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Entry no.

Title

Artist Year Publisher
001 ニライ NIRAI Manabu SOMEYA 2010 TOSEI publishing
002 道の記 MICHI NO KI Manabu SOMEYA 2013 Sokyu-sha
003
004 そこへゆけ GO THERE Gen SAKUMA 2014 roshin books
005 NANGOKUSHO - ode to the southern lands of Japan Atsushi FUJIWARA 2013 Sokyu-sha
006 Butterfly had a dream Atsushi FUJIWARA 2014 Sokyu-sha
007 Cosplay made in Japan Yuji SUSAKI 2012 Shuppan Kyodo Ryutsu Inc.
008 Dew Dew, Dew Its Hiro TANAKA 2012 Asina Man Records
009 いくつかの空の下 (Under Some Skies) Rie KOMATSU 2012 Yujin-kobo
010 Born into this Masahiro NARITA Self-published
011 The Founding Photography of My Family History in Japan Gen MATSUDA 2014 Self-published
012 雪の音 (Hear the Sound of Snow) Tomomi MATSUTANI 2010 Self-published
013 かのこ (Kanoko) Tomomi MATSUTANI 2012 Self-published
014 日本2001-2010 (Nippon 2001-2010) Shuhei MOTOYAMA 2010 Sokyu-sha
015 Slowly Down the River Yasuhiro OGAWA 2008 CREO Corporation
016 Rut in Time Ikuko SUZUKI 2014 Gallery Bezero
017 退く Retreat Satoru IWAMOTO 2012 TOSEI-SHA Publishing
018 Roadside Lights Eiji OHASHI 2013 Self-published
019 托生 (Share the fate) Yuka KATO Self-published
020 Luang Prabang Shinichi HORIKAWA Self-published
021 RASPOSO Ryo ICHII 2010 ZOT PHOTO
022 THE VEINS Ryo ICHII 2006 ZOT PHOTO
023 Sand clock - Asagaya residence 1958-2013 - Masahiro ITO 2014 Self-published
024 Red Rain Hiroyuki ITO Self-published
025 suomi Koji HONDA 2013 minä perhonen
026 Shrove Tuesday Keijiro KAI 2013 TOTEM POLE PHOTO GALLERY
027 Young! Liveliness! Energy! Saori BABA Self-published
028 キャンバス (Canvas) Kenta ICHIKAWA Handmade
029 大阪アメリカ村物語 (Osaka Amerika Mura Story) Susumu SHINYA 2014 Shinya Photographers Office
030 2009<日本の選挙語>2012 (20092012) Susumu SHINYA 2014 Shinya Photographers Office
031 視線/線 (Visual Line/Private Line) Saori NINOMIYA 2014 Fuei-sha
032 垂直方向 (Vertical Direction) Yuko MASUDA 2010 TOSEI-SHA Publishing
033 Alone Together Mi-Yeon MORIMOTO 2014 kaya books
034 Mabui Reincarnation of souls in the Yaeyama Islands Kiyotaka YAGUCHI 2014 Mado-sha Publishing
035 DZ dizygotic twins Jun FUJIYASU 2008 SHIOGAMA PHOTO FESTIVAL
036 水の姿心の形 (Form of Water, Form of Mind) Hirokazu MUSASHI 2014 Self-published
037 トタニズム TOTANISM Fumiaki ISHIWATA 2013 Yosensha Publishing
038 氷見 Himi Kayo YOSHIDA Self-published
039 lapse Kazha IMURA 2013 kazha imura photos and graphs
040 の代価 Cost of Grouth Tatsuya HIRABAYASHI 2009 SHASHINKOGYO SYUPPAN-SHA
041 travelling tree Ayako MOGI 2013 AKAAKA ART PUBLISHING
042 Son & Olddog Akihiro FURUTA Self-published
043 life is Beautiful Akihiro FURUTA Self-published
044 Thanaka Hitoshi KAMEYAMA 2013 TOSEI-SHA Publishing
045 KITAKAZE Hiroki MATSUI 2013 GRAF Publishers
046 A yearning heart Chikako MIZUKOSHI 2014 Photo Gallery Artisan
047 Fractalic Fantastica Takashi EGUCHI Self-published
048 游ぐ太 Sunshine Pulse Aki TANAKA 2010 TOSEI-SHA Publishing
049 1/f の太 Sunshine Volition Aki TANAKA 2011 TOSEI-SHA Publishing
050 Showa88 / 昭和88 Kazuyoshi USUI 2012
051 Macaroni Christian Kazuyoshi USUI 2006 BIJUTSU SHUPPAN-SHA
052 テンをけて / A Glimmer of Light Takashi KURAYA 2013 SHIOGAMA PHOTO FESTIVAL
053 Thirteen Orphans Tsutomu YAMAGATA 2012 ZEN FOTO GALLERY
054 naked body Tatsuo WATANABE 2014 Publishing House Sakura
055 POWER OF LIGHT Toshiki NAKANISHI 2014 Publishing House Sakura
056 undercover Yuki AOYMA 2014 Publishing House Sakura
057 HOPSCOTCHINGS Michiko SATO 2014 Publishing House Sakura
058 Silhouette Tsutomu TAKASAKI 2014 Publishing House Sakura
059 Circular Cosmos Zenji UEHARA 2014 Publishing House Sakura
060 SUISOU Noriko YABU 2014 Publishing House Sakura
061 re:birth Iku KAGEYAMA 2010 MOMO PRESS
062 日本 (Nippon) Naoya TATSUMI 2012 Naoya Tatsumi Publishing
063 の素粒子 (Particle of consciousness) Hideki TAKEMOTO 2014 UTAKATADO Publishing
064 18 months Toshiya WATANABE TAKESHI KAKISHIMA/POETIC SCAPE
065 Outside Japan Nanami MURAKAWA 2010 bccksBunko
066 The Butcher Proud workers Sayuri SHIMIZU Self-published
067 克己 - Kokki - Hajime KUWANOE Self-published
068 One Second Hajime KUWANOE Self-published
069 Japanese Needle Case Haribako"" Sachiko KAWANABE 2010 Self-published
070 高尾山~霊気満山~ (Mt.Takao - Mountain of sprit) Tatsuya HIRABAYASHI 2013 MADO-SHA
071 地方都市 (provincial city) Atsushi YOSHIE 2014 Sokyu-sha
072 Mt.Fuji Naoki ISHIKAWA 2008 Little More
073 ARCHIPELAGO Ishikawa NAOKI 2009 SHUEISHA
074 andante Kohei HASE 2012 BUNGEISHA
075 The flowers of 5 fingers" in town are in bloom" Koji ISHII Self-published
076 ゆれる (Vacillate) Kishin HIMORI Self-published
077 sorane  空音 (Empty sound) Shu HAMAURA 2012 Place M
078
079 TOKYO KINGYO 京金 Michiko MAKINO 2014 Self-published
080 View the future Sohta KAWAGUCHI Self-published
081 a priori innerplants Yoko MAZUKI 2013 SOKYU-SHA
082
083 BAWAB- Heart of Egypt Hiroki GOMI 2014 Bawab'BOOK PROJECT-Magda,Paola and Hiro
084 The Heart Sutra Tamayo HORIUCHI Self-published
085 女は化で旅をするんじゃないかな (I think women are traveling by makeup) Kenichi IDE 2014 Self-published
086 White Snow on Black Ice Holger FEROUDJ 2014 Self-published
087 Salaryman Project 2015 Bruno QUINQUET 2014 Bureau d'Etude Japonaises
088 Straight Eye Minoru HOHTSUKI Self-published
089 flake Nobuya FUKE Self-published
090 冬の旅 A Winter Journey Naohiko TOKUHIRA 2014 UTAKATADO Publishing
091 ABSENCE Maki UMABA 2008 Sokyu-sha
092 Ego-Identity Hisashi MURAYAMA 2014 Self-published
093 alchemist's dream Yasuaki MATSUMOTO Self-published
094 29 winter Matsutani TOMOMI 2014 Self-published
095 いちのひvol.4 / 20122-20133 (The 1st day of every month/ February 2012 - March 2013) Haruna SATO 2013 Self-published
096 red letter Atsuko SUSUKI 2013 Self-published
097 imperfection Kumiko SAOTOME 2014 Self-published
098 STRANGER THAN PARADIGM Koji NAKAJIMA Self-published
099 subtle Mino INOUE Self-published
100 -Dromaius Hisako SAKURAI 2014 Self-published
101 change of life Hazuki NATUNO Self-published
102 another shore Hazuki NATUNO Self-published
103 Lower Heaven , Higher Hell Akemi OHARA 2006 Shingpoosha
104  Tsugaru Masako TOMIYA 2013 HAKKODA
105 サボテンとしっぽ (Cactus and Tail) Chieko SHIRAISHI 2008 TOSEI-SHA Publishing
106
107 1 lens, too happy, 3 days Sakiko OHNO Self-published
108 comfortable hole bye Madoka TANIGUCHI Self-published
109 リンデロン (Rinderon) Hideaki KUMAZAWA 2014 Rbooks
110 Camp Tomoaki HAYAKAWA 2014 Self-published
111 Dreams of the Blue Bear Hiroshi KAI 2010 KODANSHA
112 ガンジス -Rhythm of the Ganges- Mitsuhiro TAKEDA 2014 TOSEI-SHA Publishing
113 ばぁちゃん (Grandma) Misa KUBONAGA 2013 Self-published
114 東亰 Tokei Nakazato KATSUHITO 2006 mokudosui gallery
115 一掬 -Slight Fragments- Reiko YAGI Self-published
116 ULTRA Katsuhito NAKAZATO 2008 Nippon Camera
117 WE CAME DANCING ACROSS THE WATER Seiji KUMAGAI Self-published
118 龍宮 Ryu-guu Katsuhito NAKAZATO 2013 Mie,Japan
119 バス停留所 (Bus Stop) Shuichiro SHIBATA 2010 Little More
120 My life without you Yuko YAGASAKI Self-published
121 brown diaryBon Voyage Junichi OKUGAWA 2004 Graphic-sha Publishing
122 brown diary 春夏秋冬 Junichi OKUGAWA 2005 Graphic-sha Publishing
123 picnic 360° Junichi OKUGAWA 2010 Self-published
124 To the inside of silence Eri YAMAMOTO Self-published
125 瞳景画 - dou kei ga - Nile SWAY 2014 Books jibun que fu
126 sleeping people Sayaka MOCHIZUKI Self-published
127 アジアモンス The Asian monsoon Yasuhiko MIYAJIMA 2014 Office Hippo
128 百物語 (Hundred Stories) Mariko UEDA Self-published
129 emotions Fuyuki TERADA 2014 Self-published
130
131 Moebius of the darkness Satomi KAWAMURA Self-published
132 EROS ON THE ROAD Satomi KAWAMURA Self-published
133 百年菉荳圍 Pateo do Mungo Season LAO 2009 Indústrias Criativas na Freguesia de São Lázaro
134 MENTAL STATE Yujiro YOSHIYAMA Self-published
135 雨降り台灣 (Rainy Taiwan) Hiromi HAYASHI
136 ふるさと (FURUSATO - Homeland-) Mai FURUSATO Self-published
137 今はきっとまぼろしの中/Dreamlike present Michiaki GOTO 2014 Self-published
138 SNOW Yu KUSANAGI Self-published
139 明ける/暮れる Rie AMEMIYA 2014 Self-published
140 MATSURI Junichi OKUGAWA Self-published
141 Niwa Futoshi KOKUMAI 2013 SOKYU-SHA
142 Past Light Kiyoshi NASU 2014 Self-published
143 march Tomoyasu TAKANISHI Self-published
144 ASH Naomi IIDA 2014 Self-published
145 Odayakana Hikari -gentle light- / やかな光 Tomomi KOIKE 2012 Self-published
146 蛞蝓草伝 The Slug Book Addendum Masahito AGAKE 2014 SOKYU-SHA
147 NEW YORK Yasutaka KOJIMA 2014 Sokyu-sha