TAP fall 2017

The fall 2017 issue of the Trans Asia Photography Review is now available at tapreview.org. You may need to refresh your browser to see the new contents. Addressing the theme of “Art and Vernacular Photographies in Asia”, this issue features the following articles and book reviews:


  • Russet Lederman, Then and Now: Japanese Women Photographers’ Books
  • Shuxia Chen, Departing from Socialist Realism: April Photo Society, 1979-1981
  • Joanna Wolfarth, Lineage and Legitimacy: Exploring Royal-Familial Photographic Triads in Cambodia
  • Lee Young June, Photography as a State Apparatus: Resident Registration Card Photography in South Korea
  • Ajay Sinha, Iconology in Transcultural Photography
  • Marine Cabos, The Cultural Revolution through the Prism of Vernacular Photography


  • Liminalities of Gender and Sexuality in Nineteenth Century Iranian Photography: Desirous Bodies, by Staci Gem Scheiwiller; reviewed by Mariam Rahmani
  • The Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860-1910, by Stephen Sheehi; reviewed by Nancy Micklewright
  • Portraiture and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan, edited byLuke Gartlan and Roberta Wue; reviewed by Stephen Sheehi

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All the best,
Sandra Matthews, Editor

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The Trans Asia Photography Review is published by Hampshire College in collaboration with Michigan Publishing, with support from the Five College Consortium.

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