E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  12.06.06 Vol 6.49
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Adrian Chesser's portfolio, i have something to tell you
When I tested positive for HIV and was diagnosed with AIDS, I had an extreme physical reaction whenever I thought about having to tell my friends and family. Looking at this reaction more closely, I realized that it was the same reaction I had as a kid whenever I had to disclose something uncomfortable to my parents, fearing rejection or even abandonment if larger secrets were revealed.

It occurred to me that it might be possible to overcome this paralyzing fear by photographing my friends as I told them about my diagnosis. I invited each friend to come to my studio to have their picture taken, a simple head shot for a new project. Each sitter's reaction was unique depending upon their own experience of loss, illness and death, creating a portrait of unguarded, unsettling honesty.

While these photos are probably the worst pictures ever taken of my friends, they are undoubtedly the most beautiful.
-Adrian Chesser
Image © Adrian Chesser
Image © Adrian Chesser

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  P H O T O-E Y E A T P H O T O M I A M I
Come visit us at booth 113!
This week, photo-eye is at Photo Miami representing the work of several of our gallery artists. On hand will be the new photographs by Mona Kuhn, Kerry Skarbakka, and Julie Blackmon. Please visit the Photo Miami website for more information on the fair, and come over to booth 113 to see this exciting new work.
  C A L L F O R E N T R I E S
© Dulce Pinzón
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Santa Fe Center for Photography
As a reminder, the December 15th deadline to submit portfolios to Review Santa Fe is fast approaching. Visit the Santa Fe Center for Photography website for more information.

Review Santa Fe is a two-day conference for photographers who have created a significant project or series and are seeking wider recognition. The conference consists of two days of portfolio reviews with renowned photography professionals, a night of portfolio sharing with peers, and much more.
Leica European Publishers Award for Photography 2007
The Leica European Publishers Award for Photography is a major initiative to encourage the publication of contemporary photography. Open to photographers world-wide, the competition is a unique collaboration between seven European Publishers seeking submissions of a substantial, completed and unpublished photographic book project. The winning project is then published in book form simultaneously by each of the publishers in their own country, resulting in perhaps the most extensive cultural collaboration currently existing in Europe.

Entries for the 2007 Award will be accepted from 1st January 2007 until 31st January 2007, and must be sent with the application form and a signed copy of the rules. For more information please visit the website for Dewi Lewis Publishing.

At left, last year's winning entry, Beijing: theatre of the people by Ambroise Tézenas.
  A U C T I O N S
William Klein: Moscow William Klein: Moscow
In this, the third of Klein's city books (published the same year as Tokyo) all of the characteristics of his inimitable style are present... Significantly, though, many of the images in this book subvert the cold war idea of the Soviet Union as a drab, depressing place. Amidst the laughter and leisure of everyday life in the city, even the soldiers cavort jovially in the street. Whether or not Klein's intention was to humanize the Soviets at a time when the cold war was in full swing, in his pictures Moscow comes across as an altogether more amiable place than it was portrayed in the Western media of the time.

Also on the block: Robert Frank: The Americans (1959 Grove Press edition!); Frantisek Drtikol: Scarce Czech Portfolio of 12 prints; Imogen Cunningham: Imogen! (Photographs 1910-1973)—Signed!, and much more!
Bids shown below are current as of 6:07 pm MT, 12.06.2006
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High Bid Bids Time Left  
Mario Bucovich (with Germaine Krull): Paris: Mario Bucovich (with Germaine Krull): Paris $100 1
18h 22m
Helmut Newton: White Women + Sleepless Nights + Immorale (3 books): Helmut Newton: White Women + Sleepless Nights + Immorale (3 books) $285 3
2d 20h 52m
Josef Sudek: Portfolio of 18 prints: Josef Sudek: Portfolio of 18 prints - 0
2d 22h 52m
Jock Sturges: Marine; Last Day of Summer #1, 1989 (Signed Contact Print from The Last Day of Summer): Jock Sturges: Marine; Last Day of Summer #1, 1989 (Signed Contact Print from The Last Day of Summer) $850 1
3d 21h 52m
Jock Sturges: Sarah, Block Island, 1984 (Signed Contact Print from The Last Day of Summer): Jock Sturges: Sarah, Block Island, 1984 (Signed Contact Print from The Last Day of Summer) $560 2
3d 23h 52m
William Klein: Moscow: William Klein: Moscow $520 2
4d 18h 52m

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  J U S T I N & R E C O M M E N D E D
David Bailey: Havana David Bailey: Havana
"Havana makes use of Bailey's mastery of the full range of photography's many genres, from vibrant street reportage to crystalline portraiture. This is Havana as an icon of one of the most distinct and revealing cultural divides left in a world hurtling towards homogeneity, Havana as seen by a master at the height of his craft."—the publisher READ MORE

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Larry Fink: Somewhere There's Music Larry Fink: Somewhere There's Music
"Somewhere There's Music collects Larry Fink's mostly-unpublished black-and-white jazz photographs from the 1950s to the late 1970s. In these photos Fink captures the cool heights of the Beat era, from Harlem's famous Lennox Lounge, where the reader can almost hear John Coltrane serenading with his sax, to the Village Vanguard, where Sonny Rollins and Miles Davis made history."—the publisher READ MORE

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Stefan Ruiz: People - SIGNED Stefan Ruiz: People - SIGNED
"Stefan Ruiz's portfolio of portraits and social landscapes, photographed over the last five years, reveals a striking vision of the fragility of the 'family of man.' With photographs of his own family, Mexican soap stars, Cuban mental asylum patients, Texan cowgirls and Rwandan refugees, among portraits such as Liza Minnelli and James Brown, this photo essay establishes Ruiz as a key contemporary image maker."—the publisher READ MORE

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  B O O K S   F R O M   T H E   W I N T E R   B O O K L I S T
Sam Taylor-Wood: Sam Taylor-Wood Sam Taylor-Wood
"[Sam Taylor-Wood's] recent show and catalogue, Still Lives, present much of the work we are familiar with as well as many previously unseen pieces from her own archives. The three primary bodies of work presented in the first of this beautiful two-volume catalogue express a hypothesis on the vulnerable, the theatrical and the endless possibilities of the human body...." Reviewed by Sheilah Wilson. READ MORE

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Francesca Woodman: Francesca Woodman Francesca Woodman
"For an artist who left us with a finite oeuvre more than two decades ago, the number of articles and exhibitions produced after her death concerning her work is astounding; as is the frequency with which publications on Woodman go out of print. She had an ephemeral yet prolific career-working for a mere ten years, only three of which were after she graduated from RISD — a career that was never realized while she was alive. This new and definitive monograph is powerful and personal and the only book on her work currently in print."—the publisher READ MORE

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Francesca Woodman
Axel Hutte: North South Axel Hutte: North South
"North/South is the latest book of landscape photographs from German photographer Axel Hütte. Hütte, a member of Düsseldorf's big print mafia, studied under the Bechers at the Kunstakademie. Like his teachers and his better-known fellow students-such as Thomas Struth and Andreas Gursky-his work is based on a strong formal rigor. However, Hütte tends to eschew the indexical and descriptive functions of photography in favor of a more purely formal exploration of pictorial space...." Reviewed by Aaron Rothman. READ MORE

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  F O C U S O N P U B L I S H E R S: N A Z R A E L I
Upcoming Winter Titles from Nazraeli
photo-eye's pick for the best new book on Nazraeli's list might be Todd Hido's new monograph, Between the Two. In this book, he juxtaposes his acclaimed photos of abandoned houses with motel room portraits that exemplify his ability to "let seediness shine with an internal beauty." David Maisel's newest book, Oblivion, in contrast to his earlier vibrantly colored images, explores Los Angeles using black and white aerial photos with an x-ray quality. Witness No. 1, initially conceived and edited by Stephen Shore is a limited edition series, with the second volume slated to have Daido Moriyama as editor. Other books on the list for winter are a retrospective by Camille Solyagua, Neil Selkirk's fantastic portraits of Washington lobbyists, and three new One Picture Books by Daido Moriyama, Emi Anrakuji, and Junko Takahashi. For more of Nazraeli's new titles, click here.
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: 2006 Winter Booklist 2006 Winter Booklist
"The Winter issue of the photo-eye Booklist is now available for purchase through the photo-eye Bookstore. Our cover features a photograph by Michael Kenna, from his new monograph Hokkaido.


Michael Kenna's stunning study of Hokkaido, Japan.

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The quarterly survey of the best new photography books.

A fascinating new book explores the 'first works' of today's artists.

Dave Anderson dusts off an unexpected beauty in Vidor, Texas.

The acclaimed column on publishing photography books.

An exhibition of books and announcements is reviewed.

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