The Spring 2016 issue of the Trans Asia Photography Review is now available at tapreview.org.
An open access online scholarly journal, the TAP Review is devoted to the study of photography from East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and, for the first time, West Asia.
Our new issue is entitled Difficult Histories and includes the following:
Articles and Curatorial Projects:
Eric Gottesman, Omar Imam: Humanitarian Surrealism
Paul D. Barclay, Corporal Punishment in Early-Twentieth-Century Japanese Visual Culture
Utsa Hazarika, Looking Away: An Exercise in Visual Resistance
Masashi Kohara, Before the End of Everything: Masuyama Tazuko and “Another Tokuyama Village”, translated by Yoshiaki Kai
Jung Joon Lee, Kowloon Walled City Revisited: Photography and Postcoloniality in the City of Darkness
William Schaefer, The Chinese Photobook: From the 1900s to the Present (Martin Parr and Wassink Lundgren)
Alan Hockley, The Journey of a “Good Type”: From Artistry to Ethnography in Early Japanese Photographs (David Odo)
Sebastian C. Galbo, Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory and the Photographic Record in Cambodia (Michelle Caswell)
Keum Hyun Han, North Korean Perspectives (curated by Marc Prüst and Natasha Egan)
Eleanor Hight, A Career of Japan: Baron Raimund von Stillfried and Early Yokohama Photography (Luke Gartlan)
In addition to articles, curatorial projects and reviews, the TAP Review features a Resources Page – an annotated list of archives and other information, including symposia abstracts. New content pertaining to West Asia has been added to the Resources page in this issue.
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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.
Associate Professor of Film and Photography
Amherst, MA 01002, USA
Editor, Trans-Asia Photography Review