E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  03.19.09 Vol 9.11
 photo-eye Gallery Opening
copyright Jessica Bruah
copyright Jessica Bruah

Please join us for The Photographer's Showcase Exhibition Series Kickoff event, this Friday from 5-7pm featuring work by seven Photographer's Showcase Artists.

photo-eye Gallery, 376 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico, is pleased to announce THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S SHOWCASE SERIES KICKOFF, an exhibition of work by photographer's represented by The Photographer's Showcase at photoeye.com.

Nearly ten years ago, photo-eye conceived of an online gallery to show the work of talented emerging photographers. Over that time, photo-eye's juried online exhibition space has inspired imitators, but none can boast such a well-rounded and ever-expanding collection of fine art photography. Growing to include outstanding work from photographers across the globe, the Photographer's Showcase has established itself as a resource for curators and galleries, collectors, critics and photography enthusiasts, allowing our audience to discover and purchase exceptional photography.

While photo-eye Gallery has at times included work from Showcase artists in exhibitions, the Photographer's Showcase Series marks a new and exciting collaboration between the Photographer's Showcase and photo-eye Gallery. Over the coming year, photo-eye Gallery and the Photographer's Showcase are pleased to announce an on-going series of exhibitions featuring work from the Photographer's Showcase.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S SHOWCASE SERIES KICK OFF will feature work by seven Photographer's Showcase Artists,

Erik Boker
Jessica Bruah
Jeffris Elliott
Mihai Mangiulea
Hiroyasu Matsui
Eric Percher
Carlos Tarrats

Opening Reception: Friday, March 20th, 2009, 5-7pm
Exhibition Dates: March 20th - May 2nd, 2009
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10-5
 Photographer's Showcase
Carlos Tarrats's Portfolio
"I have always been interested in the subjectivity of seeing. Like looking at inkblots or watching clouds. Visually I try to construct my images in a metaphorical and abstract way so that the viewer's imagination is free to explore and derive their own thoughts and conclusions independent of my own. Which is why, up until this point, the protagonists of my images have been plant life. I like to use flora because for the most part, it has no singular inherent meaning. And what meaning a particular species may have is typically not universal to all cultures or regions."—Carlos Tarrats

Image © Carlos Tarrats
Image © Carlos Tarrats
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Contact Anne Kelly, photo-eye Gallery Associate Director, for further information.
Visit photo-eye online Galleries. Photographers: Apply to the Photographer's Showcase®
 photo-eye Gallery Staff Pick
©Susana Raab
©Susana Raab 
Susana Raab's The Chicken's Dilemma, London, Kentucky, 2006 was chosen as this week's staff pick by photo-eye Director, Rixon Reed.

"The physical remains of our mass-consumption litter the streets while the cheap foodstuffs pollute our bodies. All the while, the signs of fast food encroach upon us: advertisements and myths promote a brighter scenario allowing us to happily refuel at the drive-through window oblivious to the cycle that we perpetuate. Americans are slaves to an industry whose influence over our society we do not fully comprehend."—Susana Raab

The Chicken's Dilema, London, Kentucky, 2006
Chromogenic Print
19x22" Image
27x30" Mat
Price upon request
 In the Magazine - Blogs
Did You Save Those 3D Glasses for Creature from the Black Lagoon?
posted by Melanie McWhorter

Have lots of slightly macabre fun with the new website for the Iceman mummy. The website offers 12 different angle-shots, zoom function to view the body and the numerous tattoos up close. And possibly the best function of the website — provided you can acquire a pair of anaglyph glasses (cyan and red) — is the mummified remains in 3D... read more
Writing in Roth, et. al., The Book of 101 Books, Vince Aletti describes Carbon as a "fiecely intelligent book....[that]moves easily between intellectual rigor and romance..."
A stunning book that will delight anyone interested the New Topographic movement, the American West, and, of course, railroads!!
Read a 1992 NY Times review of Carbon by John Russell
Bids shown below are current as of 8:26 am MT, 03.19.2009
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High Bid Bids Time Left  
 Robert Frank: Lines of My Hand: Robert Frank: Lines of My Hand - 0
1d 9h 33m
Lothar Baumgarten: Carbon (SIGNED): Lothar Baumgarten: Carbon (SIGNED) - 0
3d 8h 33m
Sol LeWitt: Autobiography: Sol LeWitt: Autobiography - 0
6d 6h 33m
Richard Misrach: Desert Cantos (SIGNED): Richard Misrach: Desert Cantos (SIGNED) - 0
6d 7h 33m
O. Winston Link: Steam, Steel & Stars: America's Last Steam Railroad (SIGNED!): O. Winston Link: Steam, Steel & Stars: America's Last Steam Railroad (SIGNED!) - 0
6d 8h 33m
Masahisa Fukase: The Solitude of Ravens (Karasu): Masahisa Fukase: The Solitude of Ravens (Karasu) - 0
7d 6h 33m

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Tom Baril's second monograph is filled with gorgeous specimens from the world of plants, the richness of this book's printing mirrors the beauty of Baril's originals, which combine the use of Polaroid film with print solarization and toning techniques.

A few shrink-wrapped copies are available at $85 and are sold elsewhere for as much as $200.

To purchase a copy click here
Martin Parr: Witness No. 3 Martin Parr: Witness No. 3—Signed

Limited quantities arriving in 2-4 weeks. Orders will be filled on a first come first served basis due to the very limited number of quantities available.

"Martin Parr is the subject and guest—editor of Witness Number 3. For his contribution to the series Parr unleashes his scorching humor in the series. 'Art World,' photographs made at art gallery and museum openings which reveal more about the art world than some may be comfortable with. This highly entertaining body of work is tempered by the somewhat gentler look at Sri Lanka, made in collaboration with Susie Parr, called 'Little England.' Parr rounds out this volume with a section called 'Three Ways to Make a Book,' which documents how photographers Rob Hornstra, Mark Neville, and Bart Sorgedrager were able to self-publish their own books; a presentation of portfolios by Japanese photographers Keizo Kitajama, Kohei Yoshiyuki, and Osamu Kanemura; and an interview with Parr conducted by Gerry Badger."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# TR268H Hardbound List Price: $85.00
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Witness No. 3
 365 A Book A Day
Roger Ballen: Boarding House Roger Ballen: Boarding House—Signed

Signed copies arriving in late April.

"The altered sense of place of this temporary abode for by-passers who play out their sense of alienation on the stage gives the work depth of significance as both a psychological and aesthetic statement. Having evolved from and developed out of Roger Ballen's previous work, Boarding House differs significantly in that the work has become even more formally sophisticated and more focused on the drawing and sculptural elements of the photographs, and the sense of collaboration between the artist and his subjects increasingly evident."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# PI211H Hardbound List Price: $74.95
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Steve McCurry: The Unguarded Moment Steve McCurry: The Unguarded Moment—Signed

Signed copies arriving in late April.

"The title of this book is a phrase that Steve McCurry uses a lot when talking about his work — he is always trying to capture those 'unguarded moments' when people are at their most unselfconscious and natural. McCurry takes photographs all over the world, for National Geographic magazine and his own projects, so this book includes the places, colours and forms of Yemen, Mali, Niger, Chad, India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), France and the former Yugoslavia, among others."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# PI222H Hardbound List Price: $64.95
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Bart Sorgedrager: De Unileverfabrieken in Delft Bart Sorgedrager: De Unileverfabrieken in Delft

Copies arriving in 2-4 weeks.

"Bart Sorgedrager, The Unilever Factories at Delft, Loosdrecht, and Vlaardingen. A great company book — three volumes in a presentation box — commemorating three Unilever factories that have recently closed" — Gerry Badger, photo—eye Best Books 2008

Limited edition of 50 boxes with the 3 volumes, signed and numbered. The total edition was 3 X 500 copies (not in a box) these copies were given to the employees of the different factories at their last day of work."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ZD664 List Price: $500.00
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De Unileverfabrieken in Delft
Stefania Gurdowa: Negatives Are to Be Stored Stefania Gurdowa: Negatives Are to Be Stored

Copies arriving in 2-4 weeks.

"Eleven years ago, at the attic of a tenement—house in the town of De;bica, there were discovered over a thousand of damaged glass negative plates. Most of them depicted expressive portraits of anonymous individuals living in the neighborhood in the 20's and 30's.
One could tell hardly anything about an author of the plates at the first look, although there was her name on them..."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ZD616H Hardbound List Price: $60.00
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Negatives Are to Be Stored
Edward Hopper: Edward Hopper & Company Edward Hopper & Company

Not-yet-published, arriving in April.

"British author Geoff Dyer once surmised that Edward Hopper 'could claim to be the most influential American photographer of the twentieth century— even though he didn't take any photographs.' What we see in Hopper's paintings when we look at them through the lens of photography, and how, in turn, the language of photography was influenced by Hopper's work, are the twin subjects of Edward Hopper & Company."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# DQ192H Hardbound List Price: $50.00
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Paul Martineau: Paul Outerbridge Paul Martineau: Paul Outerbridge

Not-yet-published, arriving soon.

"Paul Outerbridge Jr. burst onto the photographic art scene in the early 1920's with images that were visually fresh, technically adept, and decidedly Modernist. He also applied his talent for composition to the commercial world, introducing an artist's sensibility to advertisements for men's haberdashery, glassware, and JELL—O for magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair . An early master of the technically complex carbro color process, he used it to photograph nudes, often shown with a variety of props—images that skirted the limits of propriety in their day.

This catalogue is produced for the first exhibition of Outerbridge's work since 1981, to be held March 31 through August 9, 2009, at the J. Paul Getty Museum."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# GM056H Hardbound List Price: $39.95
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Dave Hickey: The Invisible Dragon Dave Hickey: The Invisible Dragon

More copies arriving in 1-2 weeks.

"The Invisible Dragon made a lot of noise for a little book When it was originally published in 1993 it was championed by artists for its forceful call for a reconsideration of beauty—and savaged by more theoretically oriented critics who dismissed the very concept of beauty as naive, igniting a debate that has shown no sign of flagging.

With this revised and expanded edition, Hickey is back to fan the flames. More manifesto than polite discussion, more call to action than criticism, The Invisible Dragon aims squarely at the hyper—institutionalism that, in Hickey's view, denies the real pleasures that draw us to art in the first place."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# UC079H Hardbound List Price: $22.00
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 In the News
© Lee's Ferry Rocks. Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe.
© Lee's Ferry Rocks. Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe.
Charting The Canyon: Photographs by Klett & Wolfe
Gallery artist, Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe have set out to explore this celebrated place of dramatic beauty, and the Phoenix Art Museum is proud to be the first to show a comprehensive look at their powerful, thoughtful, and playful approach to the Grand Canyon.

Phoenix Art Museum
Norton Photography Gallery
1625 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
(602) 257-1222
March 21, 2009 — July 12, 2009

Land Forms
Photographs by Photographer's Showcase artist Mitch Dobrowner Exhibition is on display from March 15th to April 25th

Wall Space Gallery
Seattle, Washington
Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 10:30am — 5:30pm

AL SOL: Photographs from Mexico, Cameroon and Nicaragua
Photographs by Photographer's Showcase artist Stella Johnson Opening Artist Reception and talk on Monday, March 23, 2009

Baldwin Photographic Gallery, McWherter Learning Resource Center
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8am — 4:30pm, Saturday, 8 — 11:45 am, Sunday, 6 — 9pm
 Book Awards
ICP's Infinity Awards were inaugurated in 1984 to bring public attention to outstanding achievements in photography by honoring individuals with distinguished careers in the field and by identifying future luminaries.

The Cornell Capa, Lifetime Achievement, and Trustees Award recipients are selected by ICP's Board of Trustees, President's Council, or staff. Other recipients are chosen by a Selection Committee from the submissions of a rotating International Nominating Committee.

The Infinity Awards ceremony is ICP's primary fund-raising benefit, and the revenues generated assist the full range of the Center's programs, including exhibitions, collections, community outreach, and the School at ICP.

photo-eye's own Eric Miles was selected to be on the nomination committee.

Among the winners:
PhotoJournalism - Geert Van Kesteren: Baghdad Calling
Publications - Desert Cities, Photographs by Aglaia Konrad
The Cornell Capa Award - Letizia Battaglia
Art - Rinko Kawauchi

Click here for more information
 Call for Entries
Magnum Expression Photography Award: Now accepting submissions.

The main award is:
· A $10,000 USD grant to support the continuation of his or her work.

· Mentorship from Magnum jury photographers.

· HP's latest HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer & a suite of media supplies to produce the project in exhibition form.

· The opportunity to work with the Magnum in Motion creative production team to produce a multimedia essay of the project.

· Production sponsorship of a solo exhibition printed on HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer Series.

· $3,000 USD credit for production of the photographer's essay in book form, in collaboration with Blurb.com and printed on HP Indigo printers.

· A PhotoShelter Pro Account with 100GB storage and customizable website, for one year.

The full details of the program and submission to the award program are now published at: http://expression.magnumphotos.com
 Staff News
© Eric Miles
© Eric Miles
Photo-eye would like to wish a belated congratulations to Eric Miles & Brenda Milis on the newest edition to our New York photo-eye team. Jacob Strummer Miles is already getting his chops in on the classics and preparing for his first review for the photo-eye Magazine.

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