E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  06.03.09 Vol 9.22
 photo-eye Gallery - Debbie Fleming Caffery Opening
The Spirit & The Flesh
Opening Thursday June 4th, 2009 5-7 pm.
A photography exhibition in honor of Debbie Fleming Caffery's new book The Spirit & The Flesh published by Radius Books.

The photographs in this exhibit were made over the past 15 years in a small village in Mexico. Caffery received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005 which enabled her to continue and further develop this project, Deseos Sobre Todo (Desire Overall).

We hope that you can join us for the artist reception and book signing. If you are unable to attend the reception please email the gallery for information about Debbie's work or limited edition book. Click here to order a signed copy of The Spirit & the Flesh.

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 Events
©Andrea Volkoff-Senutovitch
©Andrea Volkoff-Senutovitch
Before Nothing:
Assemblage Sculptures & Photograms by Andrea Volkoff-Senutovitch

Where: photo-eye Bookstore, 370 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
When: Opening Reception, Friday, June 12th, 5-7 pm.
Exhibition June 4th through July 11th
Contact: Melanie McWhorter
Phone: 505.988.5152 x 112
Email: melanie@photoeye.com

photo-eye Bookstore is pleased to host an artist's reception and exhibition for Before Nothing: Assemblage Sculptures & Photograms by Andrea Volkoff-Senutovitch on Friday, June 12th, 2009 from 5 to 7 pm at photo-eye Bookstore, 370 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM. The exhibition will be on display from June 4th and continue through Saturday, July 11th, 2009.

Andrea Volkoff-Senutovitch was born in 1961 as a third generation Santa Fean and the granddaughter of artist Willard Clark. She began her career as a self-taught "outsider" artist and started her formal training in sculpture in 2004. She has professionally exhibited her photograms and assemblage sculptures since 1998. She often derives inspiration from her Russian and Armenian ancestry reflecting an autobiographical nature to her art. For her assemblage work, she incorporates found objects—stereoviewers, x-rays, a medicine bag, marbles, spectacles, vernacular portraits—into 3—dimensional pieces implying a meaning derived from the objects taken out of context. Many of her photograms and sculptural pieces, are displayed in antique gold-leaf and tramp art frames extending the artwork beyond the original creation.

"There is a certain alchemy that happens—a type of magic, a secret language spoken when these objects are assembled in particular ways. They re-tell the archaeology of their travels—the owners that touched them, the reasons they sing."—Andrea Volkoff-Senutovitch

"Andrea Senutovitch has achieved a special vision. Her photograms are fresh and visually stunning."—Robert Stivers

The photo-eye Bookstore is located at 370 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM and is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm.
 Photographer's Showcase
Cori Chandler-Pepelnjak's portfolio JoJo
Winner of 2009 Center Project Competition

These photographs—part of an ongoing documentary project—expose, without fully illuminating, the unconventional and licentious world that is JoJo's.

The first time I photographed her I knew nothing of her but I was drawn to her mystique as she sat on the stairs at "Union" with an impenetrable yet vague stare. Her posture, her sensuality, her indecipherable age, and her idiosyncratic mannerisms and interactions confused me — in a glance I was intrigued. This is JoJo. She is fourteen.

The series JoJo, born out of this encounter, is part of a long—term project documenting the extraordinary adolescent life of JoJo. The intention of this particular series of images is to induce curiosity, to confuse and to entice. I intentionally do not divulge the details of her life; I want the viewer to experience the allure of JoJo and to wrestle with her discord.

Image © Cori Chandler-Pepelnjak
Image © Cori Chandler-Pepelnjak
   JoJo at Union, 2008, 2008

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 photo-eye Gallery Staff Pick
Gallery associate Director Anne Kelly has chosen "All Watched Over..." from John Chervinsky series An Experiment in Perspective for this weeks staff pick.

"Lenses and cameras are the tools of the trade for a working photographer, but it is the field of optics, as it relates to human vision, that can carry with it multivalent symbolic possibilities for the artist. It can stand as a testament to our expansion of human knowledge and perception. It can also symbolize aspects of our weaknesses, thus leading to a greater understanding of the human condition. Possibilities include, 1) our propensity for myopia, 2) the prevalent human tendency to see pattern in randomness, 3) our capacity to be swayed by illusion derived from a fixed point of view." — John Chervinsky

"All Watched Over..." 2006

Archival Inkjet Print
23x18" Image
31x26" Mat
Edition of 15

Contact Anne Kelly, photo-eye Gallery Associate Director, for further information. Visit photo-eye online Galleries. Photographers: Apply to the Photographer's Showcase®
 Limited Editions
Karin Apollonia Muller: On Edge Karin Apollonia Muller: On Edge
"On Edge is Karin Apollonia Müller's second monograph, and the first to be published by Nazraeli Press. While Angels in Fall (2001) dealt with the disconnect between human beings and their environment, On Edge shows the earth "crumbling away", and our futile efforts to control or hide the subtle invasion of nature into cultivated spaces. Working in color with a muted palette and low contrast, Müller creates powerful images which evoke a sense of displacement in keeping with artist's "visitor status" as a foreigner in Los Angeles. Born in Heidelberg in 1963, Müller grew up as the daughter of a sea captain.

About the Limited Edition:
This special edition of On Edge, packaged with an original print in a clamshell box, is limited to 25 copies."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# TR299 List Price: $60.00
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Cat# TR299L Limited Edition $750.00
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On Edge
Daido Moriyama: Tales of Tono (SIGNED) Daido Moriyama: Tales of Tono (SIGNED)
This important Moriyama book features work from northern Honshu, Japan—the same series that was the subject of his very first solo show in 1974. While the non-narrative diptychs, shot in the more rural reaches of Japan, display a nascent nostalgia, their formal qualities—the rough, grainy, out-of-focus Provoke Tales of Tono is his sixth book. An absolutely essential Moriyama title!!
Bids shown below are current as of 6:13 pm MT, 06.03.2009
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High Bid Bids Time Left  
Matthew Barney: Cremaster 2  : Matthew Barney: Cremaster 2 $200 1
0h 46m
Richard Misrach: Golden Gate (1st edition, SIGNED): Richard Misrach: Golden Gate (1st edition, SIGNED) $150 1
23h 46m
Visionaire No. 23: The Emporer's New Clothes (Karl Lagerfeld): Visionaire No. 23: The Emporer's New Clothes (Karl Lagerfeld) - 0
1d 21h 46m
Seiji Kurata: Flash Up: Seiji Kurata: Flash Up - 0
2d 22h 46m
Kenro Izu: Still Life (SIGNED): Kenro Izu: Still Life (SIGNED) $250 1
2d 23h 46m
Josef Koudelka: Gypsies : Josef Koudelka: Gypsies - 0
7d 0h 46m
Eikoh Hosoe: Photographs 1950-2000 (SIGNED): Eikoh Hosoe: Photographs 1950-2000 (SIGNED) - 0
7d 23h 46m
Daido Moriyama: Tales of Tono (SIGNED): Daido Moriyama: Tales of Tono (SIGNED) - 0
8d 20h 46m
Robert Frank: The Americans (1st Scalo edition)--SIGNED: Robert Frank: The Americans (1st Scalo edition)--SIGNED - 0
9d 17h 46m

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 Italian Book Awards
Fotofestival di Roma Book Prize Award Announced

Last week, photo-eye Book Division Manager Melanie McWhorter lead the jury of Benedetta Cestelli Guidi, Marta Daho, Erik Kessels, and Michele Smargiassi judging over 180 books in the second Italian and first International book award of Fotofestival di Roma. This year's winner for the Italian Book Award was the Damiani book Deformer by Ed Templeton. The International Gold Metal Award was given to Steidl's upcoming titled by Jim Goldberg Open See and the Silver Medal Award was given to young photographer Marika Wessels for her book, Elisabeth. I want to eat.

"All books selected by the jury are finished works in their own right, greater than an exhibition of their parts. The narrative characteristics normally associated with the nature of a journal are present in all the final selections."—Melanie McWhorter
 365 A Book A Day
Chris Verene: Family Chris Verene: Family

Due in November. Pre-order now.

"Verene walks right into the lives of his folks, showing you how they are, without any embarrassment on either side. Their togetherness is taken for granted so openly that the viewer feels at each moment like one of them, a member of the clan. Verene's color (is) tender, warm and sensual, though stops well short of being glamorous . . . flooding them all with a strange, sweet romance. These pictures convey his bittersweet fondness for a smaller world in which he grew up but no longer shares, but which has lessons to teach him about the inroads of ageing, disability and other difficulties."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# TT156H Hardbound List Price: $65.00
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Arne Svenson: Portraits Arne Svenson: Portraits

Due in November. Pre-order now.

"We are all too aware that when we die, the flesh goes. Memories of us may die more quickly or slowly, depending on how we were known and loved. But in both cases no one escapes decay. The transition between flesh and dust is, to those of us who witness any part of it, a nightmare.—from the essay by William T. Vollmann"—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# TT158H Hardbound List Price: $55.00
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Robert Flynn Johnson: The Face in the Lens Robert Flynn Johnson: The Face in the Lens

More copies arriving in 2-3 weeks.

"Anonymous photography has a magic all its own. The intriguing images assembled here by collector and curator Robert Flynn Johnson are all mysterious, but their appeal is various. By turns poignant, humorous, erotic, and disturbing, their subject is the human condition. In ten stunning chapters every aspect of human experience—both public and private—is explored. Richly reproduced and with subtle tonalities marking their age, over 220 photographs showcase the work of photographers whose identities have been lost in time."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# CA071H Hardbound List Price: $45.00
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The Face in the Lens
Hellen Van Meene: New Photographs Hellen Van Meene: New Photographs

Due in July. Pre-order now.

"Hellen van Meene's third book with contains new portraits and, for the first time, interiors, still-lifes, and panorama shots. Van Meene's subjects are standing in front of miserable shacks on the peripheries of major American cities, on stairs cast in shadow, or next to gray—beige upholstered suits in rural—looking houses in Eastern Europe, sitting on unmade beds or posing awkwardly on car radiators. Their gaze alternates between defiance and uncertainty..."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# SM241H Hardbound List Price: $65.00
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Paul Hart: Truncated Paul Hart: Truncated

Copies arriving in 2-3 weeks. Pre-order now.

"It is it's own world. Stepping into the forest is always like stepping into the unknown, with the semi—dark concealing much, revealing a little. A place sometimes mysterious, sometimes secretive, but always seductive and always dark."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ZD645H Hardbound List Price: $45.00
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Matthew Bakkom: New York City Museum of Complaint Matthew Bakkom: New York City Museum of Complaint

Copies arriving in 2-3 weeks. Pre-order now.

"New York City Museum of Complaint is a collection of 132 letters written to the Mayor of New York between 1751 and 1969. Selected from the municipal archives and presented chronologically, the letters address a range of issues from dead animals in the street to swindles, capitalism, corruption, civil rights, adventuresses, bad luck, broken hearts, noise and other people. These are communiqués of dissatisfaction over the course of a city's evolution. The core strength of this collection lies in its peculiar ability to capture the spirit of the city as defined by its critics and crusaders."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# DQ172H Hardbound List Price: $35.00
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 In the News
Photographer's Showcase artist Rita Bernstein has been featured in Photo District News. Her work was selected as a favorite portfolio by Photolucida reviewer Ann Pallesen. The article and portfolio can be viewed at PDN.

Selected Works
Photographs by Photographer's Showcase Artist Mitch Dobrowner
Exhibition is on display from June 6th — July 3rd

John Cleary Gallery
Houston, Texas
Gallery is open Tuesday — Saturday 10am—5pm

Cuba: Campo Adentro, a book by Photographer's Showcase artist Susan Bank, has been selected by PhotoEspana as one of the 100 Best Photography Books of the Year. Her book will be part of an exhibition at Matadero Madrid, on display from June 4th to July 12th.
 Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Street Photography
with John Weiss
July 5—11, 2009

Designed for anyone who wants to learn street photography, participants develop the skills needed to react with speed and precision to capture the unfolding tapestry of real life. It is also intended for more experienced photographers seeking to hone their skills and advance their ability to see. We learn how to blend in with events and be inconspicuous so our subjects' behavior is unaffected by our presence.

View complete details on this workshop or call (505) 983-1400 x11.

Architectural Photography
with Nick Merrick
July 5—11, 2009

Master photographer Nick Merrick is known for moving beyond mere documentation of buildings and interior spaces to create photographs that interpret the design intent of the architect. In this workshop designed for photographers with experience in architectural photography, we cover technical issues of lighting with strobes and hot lights, color balance, contrast, and their relationship to the aesthetic issues of image design.

Architectural PhotographyView complete details on this workshop or call (505) 983-1400 x11.

Realizing Your Photographic Vision
with Frank Lavelle
July 12—18, 2009

This workshop with Frank focuses on questions that can transform your work. Frank challenges participants with daily assignments and field trips to diverse locations in and around Santa Fe. We learn to take advantage of light and color as they change from dawn to dusk, adding emotional, symbolic, and intuitive elements to our photographs. Frank leads each field trip, offering guidance on technical and aesthetic issues such as exposure and composition.

View complete details on this workshop or call (505) 983-1400 x11.
 Call for Entries

Aperture is accepting entries through July 16th for the Aperture Portfolio Prize.

The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and specific artists whom we can help by bringing them to a wider audience. In choosing the first—prize winner and runners-up, we are looking for work that is fresh and that hasn't been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.

For more information and a list of last years winners click here.

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