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Founded by Victor Sira and Shiori Kawasaki in 2011, bookdummypress consists of two parts: the studio and bookstore, now based on the first floor of Mana Contemporary.

bdp studio

It is a place for the research, creation, documentation and distribution of artistically and educational-minded projects by setting collaboration as its guiding principle.With an approach that brings together the aesthetic and communicative power of books, art, photography and video.

bdp bookstore

It is an online bookstore specializing in photobooks, artist publications, periodicals, rare and out-of-print items and other in-print titles by noted publishers.

Bookdummypress has collaborated with culture institutions such as The International Center of Photography (ICP) , Printed Matter and The New York Art Book Fair (NYABF) .

Victor Sira / blog: The Book as a Studio as an Idea as an Object

Shiori Kawasaki / blog: Draft of Ideas