GOLIGA publishes limited-edition artists' books by photographers. We produce and publish books about Japanese photography. Additionally, we produce photography-based events, performances, exhibitions, and symposia. GOLIGA is based in Tokyo, Japan, and has been active since 2000. 

Ivan Vartanian is a writer, curator, and publisher based in Tokyo. He is the co-author of Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s & 70s (Aperture, 2009) and Setting Sun: Writings by Japanese Photographers (Aperture, 2006), ArtWork: Seeing Inside the Creative Process (Chronicle Books, 2011), See/Saw: Connections Between Japanese Art Then & Now (Chronicle Books, 2011), as well as the editor & producer of Egon Schiele: Drawings and Watercolors (Thames & Hudson, 2003). Vartanian founded Goliga Books, Inc., to experiment with innovative ways of disseminating and engaging with photography. Under the Goliga imprint, he has collaborated on and produced many projects in different media and formats—books, exhibitions, installations, performances, photography-based events, and limited editions.


#1101 3-3-11 Ebisu Minami, Shibuya, Tokyo, 150-0022 JAPAN
moshimoshi (at) goliga.com
Please note: We do not accept publication proposals of any kind. All of our projects are generated in-house. 

At this time, we do not have employment or internship opportunities.


- +81 Magazine #71 (2016 January)
- QUOTATION #20 (2015, January)
- British Journal of PHOTOGRAPHY (2013, December)
- Hyperallergic Fall 2016 New York Art Guide


- Ryan McGinley BODY LOUD "This Charming Man" (2016 April)
- HOLIDAY #375 "In Between Black and Gray" (2015 Spring Summer)
- GARAGE #8 "Flatlands - About Aya Takano"(2015 Spring Summer)
- foam Magazine #40 "Through This Flows The Continuous" (2014) 
- TDC #25 "Publishing as a Form of Design" (2014 September)