Libro Arte

About Publisher

Libro Arte, established in Tokyo in 2008, publishes a large number of books concerning photography. Libro Arte takes particular interest in young photographers and supports them by publishing photobooks and presenting exhibitions of their photographs. In recent years, Libro Arte has become an active participant in art book fairs held in Paris, Taiwan and Korea.

For inquiries contact Yoshihiro Ikka (Japanese, English) or Ruishen Hong (Chinese) | Facebook 

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For Tomorrow

About Author(s)

Motohiko Hasui is an independent photographer born and raised in Japan. He studied photography in Central Saint Martins Art and Design and the London College of Communication. After graduating university in 2007, he moved back to Tokyo. Motohiko started shooting for international publications and newspapers such as M le magazine du monde, New York Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Quarterly and Dazed and Confused

Inspired by what he sees during his  everyday life in Tokyo  he delivers a unique style into reportage and fashion photography. Motohiko loves traveling, nature and life. His passion for making photobooks also helps him pursue a deeper understanding of what photography might be. | Instagram

Saul Leiter: In Stillness

About Author(s)

Yumiko Izu studied at the Visual Arts School in her hometown of Osaka, Japan, and later moved to the United States, where she obtained her B.A. from the Brooks Institute of Photography in California. In 1998 she relocated to New York City, where she worked in commercial and editorial photography before launching her fine art career in 2003, using 8x10 and 11x14 large-format cameras and the platinum/palladium printing process.

In 2016, two of her series, Secret Garden (2011) and Faraway (2014), were published by Serindia Contemporary in a book titled Resonance. Both paying homage to the yin and yang in life; the former through the fleeting life cycle of flowers and the latter through a study of animal skulls that inspires quietness. Her avian-inspired Icarus (2017)—which was shown in Tokyo, Taipei, Bangkok, Santa Fe, and Paris—is another exploration of the duality of life and death. Two bodies of work compose this series: detailed platinum prints of birds’ nests taken with a large-format camera and more abstract images rendered using the camera-less photogram method. Her latest color work, Saul Leiter: In Stillness, a visual story of the American artist, debuted in Tokyo and Kyoto in 2020. Izu is a recipient of the 2007 Photographers’ Fellowship from the Center for Photography at Woodstock and has held numerous exhibitions in the United States and Japan.

She currently lives and works in Rhinebeck, New York.



About Author(s)

Yasuyuki Takagi is a photographer and director born in Tokyo, Japan. He studied Media Arts at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. He assisted many leading photographers in both fine art and commercial photography. Among his numerous mentors are Koto Bolofo, Elliott Erwitt and Stefan Ruiz.

His first book 小さな深い森, Petite Foret Profonde was published in December 2013 by Funny Bones Editions in Paris. His second book 植木, UEKI was published in autumn 2015 by IKI editions Leers France. His new book マロニエ, Marronnier was shortlisted at Arles 2019 Rencontres de la photographie Dummy Books award.