Ivan Vartanian is the author of Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and 1970s, founder of Goliga Books and now Program Director for the inaugural Shashin: Photography from Japan festival taking place in New York this April. For Japanese photography fans such as myself this will be an unprecedented event and one I hope continues.
NYC galleries will also be showcasing work from their roster of Japanese artists. There will also be many associated events continuing through the beginning of May as well as a 2 day symposium at The New York Public Library. I hope to see you there.