E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  09.30.09 Vol 9.39
 photo-eye Weekly Bestsellers
Bestselling Books at photo-eye for the week ending September 19, 2009

1. Ryan McGinley: Moonmilk (1) This item is out-of-print.
2. Jonnie Craig: Jonnie Craig - SIGNED (1)
3. Nick Brandt: A Shadow Falls (9)
4. Josef Hoflehner: China - SIGNED (3)
5. Josef Hoflehner: Jet Airliner - SIGNED (2)
6. Wang Wusheng: Celestial Realm (1)
7. Keizo Kitajima: The Joy of Portraits (1)
8. Nobuyoshi Araki: Polart (1)
9. Guy Tillim: Roma, Citta Di Mezzo (4)
10. Lars Tunbjork: Office / Kontor (2)

View previous weeks' bestsellers.
 New Arrivals

Sitting on the bookshelf are this week's new arrivals:

Earth Forms with photographs by Stephen Strom.
Dogwalk/Out of Sight Photographs by Tina Enghoff and Kent Klich. (SIGNED)
Sven. with photographs by Peter de Ru. (SIGNED)
Spirit: Garden Inspiration By Dan Pearsons.
Oceans with photographs by Martin Bogren. (SIGNED)
Legacy with photographs by Joel Meyerowitz.
So, How Do You Think You're Doing? with photographs by Nina Strand. (SIGNED)
John Baldessari: Pure Beauty by Jessica Morgan and Leslie Jones.
Teignmouth Electron with photographs by Tacita Dean.
Vatnasafn/Library of Water with photographs by Roni Horn.
NC-NCa with photographs by Emmanuel Pinard.
Fashion at the Time of Fascism edited by Mario Lupano, Alessandra Vaccari.
We English with photographs by Simon Roberts.

Keep up with all new arrivals by following photo-eye on Twitter.

 In the News
Kent Klich: Picture Imperfect Kent Klich: Picture Imperfect—Signed
Last week Kent Klich's book Picture Imperfect was awarded winner of the The Swedish Photo Book Prize 2009 at the Gothenburg Book Fair.

"The jury gives the prize to Kent Klich for his strong and consequent work with the story about Beth. The book is a unique visualization of a human being. Picture Imperfect is the result of more than 20 years of friendship and co-operation between Beth and the photographer. The picture story is a dark trip containing light, integrity and self confidence."

Signed copies available in 4-8 weeks.
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Cat# ID921H Hardbound List Price: $86.50
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Picture Imperfect
 photo-eye First Wednesday Salon
© Stacia Spragg-Braude, Jamey Stillings, & Jake Mendel, respectively
© Stacia Spragg-Braude, Jamey Stillings, & Jake Mendel, respectively

First Wednesday's October salon will be held on October 7th, with the opening reception starting at 6:30pm and the salon running from 6:45pm to 9pm. For this month's Salon, Jake Mendel will be presenting work from his Powerhouse book Short Track, due in November, Stacia Spragg-Braude will be showing work from her book To Walk in Beauty, published by Museum of New Mexico Press earlier this year and Jamey Stillings will be showing his Hoover Dam Bypass project which will be hanging in photo-eye Gallery starting September 25, 2009.

For more info, call 505.988.5152 or email Melanie McWhorter.
Takashi Hamaguchi: The Shudders of Narita Airport (Document Ju Nen no Kiroku)--SIGNED Takashi Hamaguchi: The Shudders of Narita Airport (Document Ju Nen no Kiroku)--SIGNED
A sought after book documenting the protests—mostly by local farmers displaced from their land—that took place during the building of Narita Airport. Though it is more or less straight photojournalism, the style is visceral and immediate, in many places recalling the rough and grainy approach of the Provoke group.
Bids shown below are current as of 7:48 pm MT, 09.30.2009
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High Bid Bids Time Left  
Berenice Abbott: Greenwich Village: Today & Yesterday: Berenice Abbott: Greenwich Village: Today & Yesterday - 0
4d 22h 11m
Kenro Izu: Photographs in Platinum (Inscribed Association Copy): Kenro Izu: Photographs in Platinum (Inscribed Association Copy) - 0
4d 23h 11m
Kazuo Kitai: Shin Sekai Monogatari (New World Story)--SIGNED: Kazuo Kitai: Shin Sekai Monogatari (New World Story)--SIGNED - 0
5d 21h 11m
Takashi Hamaguchi: The Shudders of Narita Airport (Document Ju Nen no Kiroku)--SIGNED: Takashi Hamaguchi: The Shudders of Narita Airport (Document Ju Nen no Kiroku)--SIGNED - 0
5d 21h 11m
Vintage Diana Classic Camera (In Original Packaging): Vintage Diana Classic Camera (In Original Packaging) $100 1
6d 21h 11m

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 photo-eye Gallery Staff Pick
© Raymond Meeks
© Raymond Meeks
This week's photo-eye Staff Pick was selected by photo-eye Associate Micaela Butts. Micaela has selected Raymond Meeks' August 29, 2006 7:25 a.m. (greenland) from the portfolio An Offering.

"Meeks' elegant framing of raven and land not only creates visual unrest through the relationship of objects to one another, but also constructs a symbolic friction. With the elegance of space between the silhouette of the bird and grey of barren earth, Meeks entwines the silence of light and the symbolic flight of ravens into one. In this image, he explores philosophy and impermanence, presses up against spiritual mysteries and vague dreams, and yet only breathes these in a quiet whisper." — Micaela Butts (photo-eye associate)

Contact Anne Kelly, photo-eye Gallery Associate Director, for further information on Meeks' work. Visit photo-eye online Galleries.
 365 A Book A Day

This week's 365 Book A Day featured items are:

Small Trades with photographs by Irving Penn.
"The Small Trades was Penn's most extensive body of work, and he returned to it over many decades, producing ever more exacting prints. Two hundred six unique images from the series are flawlessly reproduced in this book. In addition, the introductory essay describes the history and context of The Small Trades series and its importance to Penn's career and the history of photography."

Kamaitachi with photographs by Eikoh Hosoe.
"Kamaitachi (Aperture, October 2009), a classic and groundbreaking body of work, was originally released in 1969 as a limited-edition photobook of one thousand copies. A unique collaboration between photographer Eikoh Hosoe and Tatsumi Hijikata, the founder of ankoku butoh dance, the work documents their visit to a farming village in northern Japan and the improvisational performance that resulted, made with the participation of local villagers and inspired by the legend of kamaitachi, a weasel-like demon who haunts the rice fields and slashes those he encounters with a sickle."

Proud Flesh with photographs by Sally Mann.
"Exquisitely detailed, intimate, psychologically and emotionally intense, Proud Flesh engages territory most often inhabited by male artists portraying their wives and female lovers as Mann turns the camera to her husband of 39 years, Larry."

Seeing, Observing, Thinking with photographs by August Sander.
"Reproduced from rare vintage prints, this book presents a prime selection of August Sander's portraits, Rhine Valley landscapes, and nature studies. Complemented by Sander's famous 1931 radio speech "Seeing, Observing, Thinking", it serves as an exquisite manual to the photographer's oeuvre for years to come, "the essential Sander", so to speak."

Nollywood with photographs by Pieter Hugo.
"Much as he did with his previous book, the hugely successful The Hyena & Other Men, Pieter Hugo documents the intense and incredibly colorful world of Nollywood from an unusual angle. His images are staged representations of Nigerian film sets, featuring local actors who recreate themes and characters from Nollywood films: young men in military fatigues; witch doctors, healers and saints; hunters with their kill; prostitutes in their rooms."

Winter Stories with photographs by Paolo Ventura.
"In this luxuriously produced limited edition, Paolo Ventura invents an imaginative series of photographs depicting scenes from the memory banks of an old circus performer as he looks back on his life. What the performer revisits are not moments of great drama, but rather fleetingly recalled glimpses of an everyday life, "images that he had thought to have never seen, quick moments he unknowingly observed as he raised his eyes to the clock hung at the corner of the block.""

Georgian Spring: A Magnum Journal with Magnum photographs.
"In this volume, ten Magnum photographers turn their lenses on contemporary Georgia. Situated on the cusp of Russia and Asia, but with a European culture dating back to the 7th century BC, Georgia was forcibly incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1922. Its independence was restored in 1991, but it then suffered from civil war and a breakdown of its economic infrastructure. In the last decade, however, despite ongoing tensions in its relations with Russia, Georgia has mounted a spirited comeback."

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All quotes from the publisher unless otherwise noted.
 In My Library
This week's In My Library selection was by Gallery Associate Director, Anne Kelly. Anne selected Dreams of China and Vietnam with photographs by Don Hong-Oai.

"Don Hong-Oai's photography focuses on a vanishing world of innocence and simplicity treasured by traditional artists of China. They painted idealized views of mountains and streams of beguiling charm which serve as a backdrop for the activities of farmers, fishermen and cowherds ...These classical paintings of the Song dynasty are the ancestors of Don's photographs, which evoke the stupendous calm and peace of classical landscapes." -From the introduction by William D. Y. Wu, Ph.D.
 In the News
Thank you to everyone that made the opening of A Shadow Falls successful!

If you missed the opening, the show will be running through November 28, 2009. You can also view the work on our website.

Also on display is The Bridge At Hoover Dam by Santa Fe based photographer, Jamey Stillings.

Contact Anne Kelly, photo-eye Gallery Associate Director, for further information.
 In the News
© Krista Elrick
© Krista Elrick
516 ARTS announces two concurrent exhibitions for LAND/ART curated by Mary Anne Redding: Grasslands, featuring the work of Michael P. Berman, and Separating Species, featuring the work of Krista Elrick, Dana Fritz, David Taylor, and Jo Whaley. Grasslands explores the endangered Chihuahuan Grasslands of New Mexico, Texas, and northern Mexico. Separating Species focuses on animals, humans, the biosphere and the U.S. Mexico border. All of these artists visually investigate what happens when species are separated, whether in the wilderness, in protected wildlife refuges, urban zoos or other artificially created environments, or even across political, economic and cultural borders.

October 3 - December 12, 2009

Saturday, Oct 3, 6-8 pm: Opening reception at 516 ARTS
Saturday, Oct 3, 2pm: Panel Discussion with Guggenheim Fellows: Michael P. Berman, David Taylor, and Erika Blumenfeld

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