by by Mikiko Hara
with a short story by Stephen Dixon
Exposed Swiss binding
Softc cover in dust-jacket
9.75 x 7 in.
Designed by Tadao Kawamura
The Gould Collection/ 2016
edition of 500
The Gould Collection is a series of books that brings together contemporary photographers with short story writers.
CHANGE, the first volume of The Gould Collection, interweaves Stephen Dixon’s short story Change with Mikiko Hara’s untitled photographs from 1996 to 2009.
Isolation and social disconnect define both Dixon’s story and Hara’s photographs. Whether images of a bored mother and child on a Tokyo subway or dialogue that reveals missed social cues between neighbors, the people who inhabit the pages of Change try and often fail to genuinely interact with one another. Visually united through an inventive design that presents Dixon’s story on iridescent sheets interspersed between Hara’s color images, Change probes alienation and its role in contemporary life.
MIKIKO HARA is a Japanese photographer who lives in Kawasaki and has exhibited her work at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. STEPHEN DIXON is a two-time finalist for the National Book Award, for Interstate and Frog, and the author of seventeen novels and sixteen collections of short stories.
The Gould Collection is published by Laurence Vecten (Paris), Russet Lederman (New York City) and Yoko Sawada (Tokyo) to honor the memory of Christophe Crison, a photobook collector from Paris who died tragically in July 2015 at the age of 45.