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Photopaper 68
Kyoko Takemura

Kyoko Takemura Odd Recipes

Kyoko Takemura Odd RecipesPhotopaper
Issue 68
Odd Recipes
Kyoko Takemura
Kasseler Fotografie Festival


20 Pages
210 x 290 mm
ISBN Not Available


Through extensive research in ethnic food stores in London, from the Afro-Caribbean market to the Bangladeshi wholesale store, this recipe book exhibits some of the most undesirable looking foodstuffs and turns them into delicious meals with a rich cultural background, to highlight the city’s vast cultural diversity through food. The recipes introduced here are based on the dialogue between the artist and the store owners, utilising their serving ideas and suggestions, and cooked by the artist herself.

About the Artist
Kyoko Takemura was born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1992. She works as a discoverer and investigator of hidden truths in everyday objects. Through inspecting the commonplace such as culinary culture and spiritual traditions, her work reflects on the human mind operating behind, that has led to shaping the subjects. She is a recipient of JAPAN PHOTO AWARD 2018 (selected by Emilia Van Lynden), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards and Kassel Dummy Award 2020 shortlist. Takemura studied at Central Saint Martins. She lives and works in Berlin.

About the Journal
PHOTOPAPER is a new kind of monographic photo publication with  aa continuously changing editorial team of international experts. These guest editors name photographers or photographic projects which they would like to present to an international public. PHOTOPAPER features this work in single monographic issues of 16 or 32 pages. The main idea is to make high-quality printed photographic work accessible to as many people as possible by producing the final publication at a reasonable price. Therefore, the production process is reduced to a minimum while at the same time using high-end printing technology and a nice paper. Published on a quarterly basis.

About the Publisher

The Fotobookfestival Kassel is a charitable foundation that has been engaged with the artistic medium of the photobook and has presented it in all its facets, since 2008, in a festival program of international standing. The annual festival shows works by renowned artists and promotes established and emerging talents, publishers, designers, printers, curators and booksellers on an international platform. It was the first festival of its kind dedicated to the photographic book and has founded two novel book awards: The KASSEL DUMMY AWARD for the best photobook mock-up of the year has awarded emerging talents a complete photobook-production since 2010; the KASSEL PHOTOBOOK AWARD assembles the best photobooks of the previous year nominated by international experts in the field. Books entered for both awards are showcased regularly in travelling exhibitions at international festivals and photography events. These two awards are unique in their formats and have been role models for other international festivals and events.

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