E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  02.25.09 Vol 9.8
 photo-eye Gallery Staff Pick
© Dave Jordano
© Dave Jordano

Daniel Espeset, photo-eye Managing Editor, has selected Dave Jordano's Hobby Horses, Route 24, near Weston, IL, 2007 as his pick of the week.

"Dave Jordano, a long successful commercial photographer, turned to fine-art some years ago and has since proven to be extraordinarily prolific, sensitive and eclectic. His largest undertaking is the ongoing Prairielands, begun in 2005. In the introduction to the project Jordano writes '...as someone who is admittedly an outsider, I'm trying to discover for myself the differences that separate my own perception of rural life and what I find to be that reality, whether real or imagined.' This emphasis on the exploration of his own perception — as opposed to presenting a concrete and premeditated viewpoint — adds untold strength to the work, making the ends subservient to the means and creating a space for dialog with the viewer, rather than presenting an unidirectional lecture."—Daniel Espeset
Hellen van Meene: Untitled (Scarce 1st Monograph) Hellen van Meene: Untitled (Scarce 1st Monograph)
Excerpt from an interview with Jörg Colberg on his always excellent blog, Conscientious

Jörg Colberg: You work a lot with adolescents. What is your motivation for this? Is taking portraits of adolescents different from taking portraits of adults?

Hellen van Meene: When you work with young people, you notice they're open and so flexible. It's so different from working with adults or with elderly people. A young person is so open and so fresh, you can guide them much more than adults.
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Bids shown below are current as of 10:28 am MT, 02.26.2009
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High Bid Bids Time Left  
Gabriel Orozco: Photographs : Gabriel Orozco: Photographs $120 4
1d 5h 31m
Mike Mandel: Myself: Timed Exposures (INSCRIBED): Mike Mandel: Myself: Timed Exposures (INSCRIBED) $150 2
2d 5h 31m
  Anders Petersen: Cafe Lehmitz (1st edition!): Anders Petersen: Cafe Lehmitz (1st edition!) $240 2
2d 8h 31m
Ed Templeton: Deformer (Limited Edition with Print!): Ed Templeton: Deformer (Limited Edition with Print!) $450 3
3d 5h 31m
Hellen van Meene: Untitled (Scarce 1st Monograph): Hellen van Meene: Untitled (Scarce 1st Monograph) $450 1
3d 7h 31m
Sol Lewitt: Sunrise and Sunset at Praiano: Sol Lewitt: Sunrise and Sunset at Praiano $150 1
4d 5h 31m
Julian Germain: In Soccer Wonderland (+ Souvenir Football Stamp Album): Julian Germain: In Soccer Wonderland (+ Souvenir Football Stamp Album) $150 1
6d 6h 31m

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 In the Magazine - Blogs
The 200th Anniversary of Lincoln's Birth
posted by Melanie McWhorter

During the campaign for the office of 44th President of the United States, the name and qualities of Abraham Lincoln were invoked and associated with Obama on numerous occasions. All this media attention and, coincidentally, the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Lincoln on February 12 of this year, has sparked new interest in the man and his mystique. This has resulted in a recent plethora of photographs, documentaries and books on the man...

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 Almost Out-of-Print
Lars Tunbjork: Office / Kontor Lars Tunbjork: Office / Kontor

We have a few copies of this book in stock and can get only a handful more. Order now before it is gone. Also, the price is reduced to $70 down from $90.

"Tunbjörk points his lens at the ordinary - the office carpet, the corner desk, the pallid birthday cake under florescent lighting, a spaghetti mass of wires, unoccupied chairs, socked feet, waste paper baskets and filing cabinets...the list goes on. This big book of offices includes Japanese, American and Swedish spaces and the people that occupy them. Two large plates are placed on one spread."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ID594H Hardbound List Price: $70.00
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Office / Kontor
 365 A Book A Day
Cy Twombly: Photographs 1951-2007 Cy Twombly: Photographs 1951-2007

Copies arriving in March.

"Printed on matte paper using a dry-print process that imbues them with velvet and almost grainy hue, the photographs of Cy Twombly, best known for his paintings, drawings, and sculpture, are reminiscent of pictorialist fin de siècle photography. Generating visions by the simplest of means, however, they are utterly contemporary."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# PX118H Hardbound List Price: $120.00
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Photographs 1951-2007
Yuji Obata: Wintertale Yuji Obata: Wintertale—Signed
"It was found as a consequence of his research that the Japanese scientist, Ukichiro Nakaya, had been deeply influenced from the American photographer, W. A. Bentley, and also captured pictures of snowflakes in Hokkaido. The photographing of snow crystals was thereafter challenged over four years at Mt. Tokachi where Nakaya had collected patterns every crystal in 1930's. Obviously unlike Bentley and Nakaya, Obata focused the infinity change in snowflakes on a single frame for one moment. The front cover of the book is on the photo side, different from those in Western style, e.g., in English and pages are flipped from the left to the right. The composition is based on the time passage."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ZD657H Hardbound List Price: $95.00
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Julio Bittencourt: In a Window of Prestes Maia 911 Building Julio Bittencourt: In a Window of Prestes Maia 911 Building
"In March 2006 the residents of 911 Prestes Maia, a 22 storey ramshackle tower block in the centre of sprawling São Paulo, Brazil, were surprised to learn that they were to be evicted within 28 days. Whilst the building, neglected by its landlord, had apparently been empty for over a decade 1,630 people, including some 468 families with 315 children lived there."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ZD644H Hardbound List Price: $38.00
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In a Window of Prestes Maia 911 Building
Jake Chessum: Rubbish Jake Chessum: Rubbish—Signed

Signed copies arriving in one to two weeks.

"Rubbish, is a collection of photographs of discared items of urban environments. The images were created over the last ten years in various cities around the world. They depict an environment where human presence is limited to that which is left behind."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ZD652H Hardbound List Price: $50.00
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Vee Speers: The Birthday Party Vee Speers: The Birthday Party
"The Birthday Party is anarchistic in its take on childhood and play, "both improvisatory and highly theatrical... unsentimental but playful, macabre... in a way which is liberating both for us as viewer and perhaps for her subjects too."—Clare Grafik, The Photographers Gallery, London READ MORE

Cat# ZD642H Hardbound List Price: $55.00
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The Birthday Party
David Moore: The Last Things David Moore: The Last Things
"David Moore was allowed unprecedented access to a Crisis Management facility below ground in central London, between September 2006 and April 2007. This space will be used as the first port of call in any situation where the State is under threat. The environment is sustainable for extended periods and is part of a larger network."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ZD643H Hardbound List Price: $45.00
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The Last Things
John Szarkowski: Looking at Photographs John Szarkowski: Looking at Photographs

Copies arriving in March.

"Originally published in 1973, this marvelous collection of photographs with accompanying texts by the revered late Museum of Modern Art photography curator John Szarkowski has long been recognized as a classic. Reissued in 1999-with new digital duotones-this volume is now available to a new generation of readers."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# DQ171S Softbound List Price $39.95
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 Ongoing at photo-eye
© Eddie Soloway
© Eddie Soloway
photo-eye Bookstore is pleased to host an exhibition of work by Eddie Soloway featuring works made using the polymer photogravure process. For this project, Soloway used a soft-focus camera, warm-toned inks, handmade rag papers and embossed plate edges to create pieces about place. Also showing is a group of Soloway's chromogenic prints.

The exhibition will continue through March 31st, 2009. View Eddie Soloway's book One Thousand Moons

Endangered Culture, The Galisteo Basin Photography Project at photo-eye Gallery is currently on display at photo-eye Gallery

The exhibit continues through March 7th. If you are unable to stop by the galley you can view the images online at www.GalisteoBasinPhotoProject.com

Each photograph in the exhibit is also available to purchase as a Special Edition Print, signed and numbered in an edition of 25, printed on 11x14 paper at a Special Benefit price of $300, a great opportunity to own a print and support the cause.

Also available is a Benefit Archival Pigment Print Poster (pdf link here) for $45.00. Email the Gallery to inquire about price or to purchase the poster.
 In the News
©Doug Keyes
©Doug Keyes
Gallery artist, Doug Keyes will be participating in a lecture/panel discussion Taking Pictures Through Multiple Lenses: Photography in the Biennial, held at The Tacoma Art Museum.
Saturday, February 28, 11 am-4pm
Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

 Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

The New Business of Photography
With Mary Virginia Swanson
March 8-14, 2009
From art galleries to book covers, from commercial media to corporate décor, photography is a universal language, crossing geographic and demographic boundaries to appear in almost all media and markets. This new workshop with Mary Virginia Swanson guides participants through today?s tricky business climate for photographers, introducing and exploring new avenues for operating successfully in a broad spectrum of markets. Other topics addressed include branding your business, marketing and promoting in print and on the Internet, and copyrighting and licensing your work.
For more details visit: The New Business of Photography: Mary Virginia Swanson

Moving Forward with Your Photography: Developing and Marketing Your Work
With Joyce Tenneson
March 15-21
Are you a photographer who creates wonderful images but does not have an outlet for them? This is a week for brainstorming and investigating ways to promote your work for galleries, book projects, or commercial use. Through information-packed PowerPoint presentations and field trips that encourage participants to see their work in new ways, the goal is to inspire everyone to re-connect with that original passion for photography and feel confident about moving forward in the future.

This is not a workshop devoted to making new photographs. Instead, Joyce focuses on working one-on-one to address each individual's photography and goals. Based on the portfolios participants bring to Santa Fe, Joyce designs exercises that will aid in building their work and creating a blueprint for the future.
For more details visit: Moving Forward with Your Photography: Developing and Marketing Your: With Joyce Tenneson

Publishing the Photographic Book
with Sam Abell and Leah Bendavid-Val
March 22-28

This workshop is for photographers seriously interested in publishing a book of their photographs. We address every aspect of book publishing, from editing and writing, to layout and design, to manufacturing and marketing. By focusing on the unique aspects of your work, together we arrive at decisions leading toward an appropriate book format. Using materials you bring to the workshop, including photographs and text (manuscripts, journals, notes, ephemera, etc.), daily sessions are devoted to refining and structuring your body of work.
For more details visit: Publishing the Photographic Book: Sam Abell and Leah Bendavid-Val

Designing Your Photographic Book
With Mim Adkins and Elsa Kendall
March 29-April 4

Any photographer who has dreamed of publishing a photographic project in book form faces some daunting questions. Where do you begin? What tools do you use? How do you collaborate with an editor and designer? How do you decide on style, shape, size, and other specifics? In this workshop participants turn their projects into book prototypes that can serve as BLADs (Basic Layout and Design)—abbreviated book concepts to send to publishers—or as the focused beginnings of a book idea to be completed after the workshop. Topics covered include the types of books best suited to each project, the bookmaking process, and venues for publishing. Mim and Elsa have extensive experience transforming photographers' work into well-edited, beautifully designed books uniquely tailored to each project. They guide participants through initial editing sessions, intensive tutorials on using Adobe Bridge and InDesign for on-screen editing and creating the book layout, and one-on-one design consultations. The week also covers working with commercial printers, the various avenues of publishing, how to approach publishers, and self-publishing issues.
For more details visit: Designing Your Photographic Book: Mim Adkins and Elsa Kendall

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