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Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World

Exhibition Catalog Japanese American National Museum 2014 Explore the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos along with its rich history and influence on modern tattoo practices in this groundbreaking 200-page color catalog featuring photographs by Kip Fulbeck The catalogue includes a history of Japanese tattooing by Kenji Hori, as well as essays by Chaz Bojorquez, Chris Horishiki…

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Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids

Chronicle Books 2010 At a time when 7 million people in the U.S. alone identify as belonging to more than one race, this timely collection of portraits celebrates the faces and voices of mixed-race children. Overflowing with uplifting elements—including charming images, handwritten statements from the children, first-person text from their parents, a foreword by multicultural…

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Permanence: Tattoo Portraits

Chronicle Books 2008 Once a fringe phenomenon, tattooing is now a full-blown cultural fact. More than 40 million people in the U.S. alone have tattoos, all with unique stories about why they chose to indelibly mark their bodies. Permanence is the first book to combine photographic portraits with these individual stories, told in the subject’s…

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Part Asian, 100% Hapa

Chronicle Books 2006 A book of intimacy, affirmation, beauty, and powerful self-expression, the best-selling Part Asian, 100% Hapa is the first book of its kind. Filled with over 100 Hapa portraits and their individual handwritten response to the question, “What are you?” it is the book Fulbeck always wished he had growing up. An introduction…

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Paper Bullets: A Fictional Autobiography

University of Washington Press 2001 In Paper Bullets, his first novel, Kip Fulbeck taps into his Cantonese, English, Irish, and Welsh background, weaving a fictional autobiography from 27 closely linked stories. This sometimes hilarious, sometimes tragic novel explores the Hapa identity of a young man, who like the author is shaped by the conflicting desires,…

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