Considered Environment

Curatorial lead and Exhibition Design Rohan Hutchinson
Centre for contemporary Photography 17, 03, 2022 - 17, 04, 2022
Panel discussion 26 03 22

Centre for Contemporary Photography and Naarm/Melbourne based photographer and ACB Press publisher Rohan Hutchinson present Considered Environment: the Photobooks of Yukio Tabuchi, and Camera Mainichi as a part of Melbourne Design Week 2022.

Considered Environment reveals the pioneering work of Japanese mountaineering photographer Yukio Tabuchi, in dialogue with the influential editorial design of Camera Mainichi, a monthly Japanese camera magazine. The exhibition explores the defining 1960-70s era of Japanese experimental publication design – a period when book layouts and printing techniques broke from tradition and set a radical future vision for publication design practices around the world.

The exhibition design presents a collage of infamous page spreads from Camera Mainichi 1960-70s; adjacent to these, an index, and publication labels, inform the viewer of original editorial dates, in conjunction with forthcoming Photo books where they're included.

The Yukio Tabuchi section of the exhibition illustrates Tabuchi's working process; this includes reproductions of his sketchbook, in preparation for page designs, along with a variance of photographic imagery, both in exhibition and publication form—the inclusion of these assists in guiding the viewer through his working process.

©2024 Rohan Hutchinson

©2024 Rohan Hutchinson