E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  10.21.09 Vol 9.42
 photo-eye Bookstore Opening
© David Bram
© David Bram
Where: photo-eye Bookstore, 370 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
When: Opening Reception, Friday, October 23, 2009 from 5-7 pm
Contact: Melanie McWhorter
Phone: 505.988.5152 x 112
Email: melanie@photoeye.com

photo-eye Bookstore is pleased to host an exhibition and artist's reception for A Journey to Iceland: Photographs by David Bram on Friday, October 23rd, 2009 from 5 to 7 pm at photo-eye Bookstore, 370 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM. The exhibition will be on display from October 23rd through Saturday, November 28th, 2009.

In April of 2007, David Bram traveled to Iceland with a group of seven photographers, all of whom concentrated on and enjoyed the landscape. The result of 55 rolls of medium format film is 20 silver gelatin photographs of the amazing and moody Icelandic earth. photo-eye Bookstore is pleased to present a small number of the fine silver-gelatin prints from this artistic expedition.

David Bram Bio:
Artist David Bram was born and raised in New York. He moved to New Mexico in January of 2000. Following a short stint in software development, he followed his heart and began to study photography again after being away from it for several years. His work has been included in many group shows in New Mexico and is in the collection of the Palace of the Governors, as well as many private collections. He is the editor and founder of Fraction Magazine, an online venture promoting and exploring emerging photographic artists. When not traveling around New Mexico seeking out the new and unexplored, he can be found in a few coffee shops, enjoying a latte and playing with his one-year-old daughter.

The photo-eye Bookstore is located at 370 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM and is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm.

All prints are 10x10 matted, silver-gelatin photographs, printed, signed and numbered by the artists and prints are available in handmade maple frames. Matted $350, framed $425. Please email Melanie McWhorter to inquire on a specific print by David Bram.
 In the News
photo-eye will be alongside the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops this week in New York City at the PDN Photoplus Expo.

photo-eye Director Rixon Reed will be showcasing our website service Visual Server as well as our new publishing division photo-eye Editions.

Rixon will be in sections 763 and 765, if you're in town stop by and say Hello!
 Photographer's Showcase
© Mitch Dobrowner
© Mitch Dobrowner
Mitch Dobrowner portfolio Storm

"The Earth is an ever changing ecosystem. It's existed well before we were here, and will hopefully be here well beyond the time we leave it. It's real, at times beautifully surreal, powerfully haunting and alive all at the same time." -Mitch Dobrowner

Mitch Dobrowner
Arm of God
Pigment Ink
24x30" Mat
Edition of 45

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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 Magazine Reviews
© Richard Gordon from American Surveillance
© Richard Gordon from American Surveillance
"Mr. Parr makes the standard European observation that in Brazil, "no one minds what you look like. Little is left to the imagination." But this is not the case in say, Mexico or Chile. Here men wear t-shirts in the surf and older women are fully garbed beneath their parasols." — from Charles Dee Mitchell's review of Martin Parr's Playas

"But the instrumentation of social control is not what American Surveillance is about. Rather, the book is about what it feels and looks like to have lived through the nightmare of post 9/11 America."— from Alex Sweetman's review of Richard Gordon's American Surveillance

"Christopher Anderson's Capitolio bears little resemblance to the scenic niceties one can find online, and indeed is not a place readily encapsulated by Google and Wikipedia. The facts above may help situate you; Anderson's photographs will destabilize you, as they resist overt description and consistently favor implication over explication."— from George Slade's review of Capitolio by Christopher Anderson

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 photo-eye Weekly Bestsellers
© Nick Brandt
© Nick Brandt
Bestselling Books at photo-eye for the week ending
October 03, 2009

1. Nick Brandt: A Shadow Falls (11)
2. Fraenkel Gallery: Open Secrets - SALE (1)
3. Ryan McGinley: Moonmilk - Second Printing (3)
4. Keith Carter: Fireflies - SIGNED (1)
5. Ryan McGinley: Ryan McGinley (2)
6. Hiroshi Sugimoto: Hiroshi Sugimoto (3)
7. Eugene Atget and Lee Friedlander: Parks and Trees (3)
8. Michael Kenna: 2010 Michael Kenna Wall Calendar (4)
9. Mona Kuhn: Native - SIGNED (3)
10. Jonnie Craig: Jonnie Craig - SIGNED (3)

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Terri Weifenbach: Instruction Manuals Nos. 1, 2, &  3 (3 One Picture Books--Including Debut Volume!) Terri Weifenbach: Instruction Manuals Nos. 1, 2, & 3 (3 One Picture Books--Including Debut Volume!)
Terri Weifenbach's three inimitable entries in the now-famous One Picture Book series. Includes the almost impossible to find debut volume in the series.

Along with this stellar lot, some of the most sought after volumes in the One Picture Books series are currently on the block, including,
Todd Hido: Taft Street (One Picutre Book No. 6)
Robert Heinecken: studiesnineteenseventy (One Picture Book No. 14)
John Gossage: Four American Photographs (One Picture Book No. 2) and more!
Bids shown below are current as of 7:59 pm MT, 10.21.2009
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High Bid Bids Time Left  
Nobuyoshi Araki: Pseudo-Diary : Nobuyoshi Araki: Pseudo-Diary $120 1
20h 0m
James Nachtwey: Inferno (1st printing!): James Nachtwey: Inferno (1st printing!) $75 1
21h 0m
Martin Parr: Last Resort (1st Edition!): Martin Parr: Last Resort (1st Edition!) $150 1
1d 23h 0m
Robert Adams: Alders (One Picture Book No. 12): Robert Adams: Alders (One Picture Book No. 12) - 0
1d 23h 0m
Daido Moriyama (Huge Lot of 11 Books!): Daido Moriyama (Huge Lot of 11 Books!) $450 1
2d 20h 0m
Martin Parr: 7 Communist Still Lifes + 7 Colonial Still Lifes (One Picture Book, Nos. 17 & 28): Martin Parr: 7 Communist Still Lifes + 7 Colonial Still Lifes (One Picture Book, Nos. 17 & 28) - 0
2d 21h 0m
Hiromi Tsuchida: Hiroshima 1945-1979 (SIGNED): Hiromi Tsuchida: Hiroshima 1945-1979 (SIGNED) - 0
2d 22h 0m
Masao Yamamoto: Path of Green Leaves (One Picture Book No. 16): Masao Yamamoto: Path of Green Leaves (One Picture Book No. 16) $350 1
2d 22h 0m
Todd Hido: Taft Street (One Picutre Book No. 6): Todd Hido: Taft Street (One Picutre Book No. 6) $420 2
2d 22h 0m
Terri Weifenbach: Instruction Manuals Nos. 1, 2, & 3 (One Picture Book Nos. 1, 3, & 4): Terri Weifenbach: Instruction Manuals Nos. 1, 2, & 3 (One Picture Book Nos. 1, 3, & 4) $500 1
3d 22h 0m

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 photo-eye Gallery Staff Pick
© Fighting Fish Studio
© Fighting Fish Studio
This week's photo-eye Staff Pick was selected by Online Gallery Coordinator Sarah Bradley. Sarah has selected Fighting Fish Studio's Shark, 1998, from the portfolio Into the Outsider Series.

Fighting Fish Studio

Shark, 1998

Archival Pigment Print
20x16" Image
24x20" Mat
Not Editioned

Contact photo-eye Online Gallery Coordinator Sarah Bradley, for further information on Fighting Fish Studio's work. Visit photo-eye online Galleries.
 photo-eye Staff Book Pick
Thekla Ehling: Summer Heart Thekla Ehling: Summer Heart
"Thekla Ehling's book Summer Heart is a beautiful look into ideas of memory. Her images of children often portray unexpected glances in a brief, passing moment and are threaded together with photographs of unoccupied spaces. One page shows a child in a bathtub, half turned and gazing into the camera. Its facing image, a group of spindly, moss covered trees, parallels the movement in the child's gesture, wet hair, and the greenish luminance of the bathtub. Ehling's compositions weave together fragments of memories and untold stories, which are a joy to meander through over and over again." — Micaela Butts (photo-eye Bookstore Associate) READ MORE

Cat# ZD615H Hardbound List Price: $96.00
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Summer Heart
 New Arrivals
Helmut Newton: Sumo Helmut Newton: Sumo
"Helmut Newton (1920-2004) always demonstrated a healthy disdain for easy or predictable solutions. SUMO - a bold and unprecedented publishing venture - was an irresistible project. The idea of a spectacular compendium of images, a book with the dimensions of a private exhibition, reproduced to exceptional page size and to state-of-the-art origination and printing standards, emerged from an open, exploratory dialogue between photographer and publisher." — the publisher READ MORE

Cat# TD206H Hardbound List Price: $150.00
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 Limited Editions
Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb: Violet Isle Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb: Violet Isle

Only 11 of the limited edition available. Signed copies arriving in 2-4 weeks.

"This multi-layered portrait of "the violet isle"-a little-known name for Cuba inspired by the rich color of the soil there-presents an engaging, at times unsettling document of a vibrant and vulnerable land. It combines two separate photographic visions: Alex Webb's exploration of street life, with his attuned and complex attention to detail, and Rebecca Norris Webb's fascination with the unique, quixotic collections of animals she discovered there, from tiny zoos and pigeon societies to hand-painted natural history displays and quirky personal menageries. The result is an insightful and intriguing blend of two different aesthetics inspired by Cuba's existence over the last fifty years in an economic, political, cultural and ecological bubble virtually untouched by the rest of the world, and unlikely to remain that way for much longer.

About the Limited Edition

Limited edition of 40. Includes your choice of 2 (of 4) signed and numbered, 11x14 inch Type C prints-one by Alex, the other by Rebecca-plus a signed copy of the book. The limited edition will likely sell out before the book is available.

View prints:
Alex Webb Choice 1
Alex Webb Choice 2
Rebecca Norris Webb Choice 1
Rebecca Norris Webb Choice 2

Please email us before placing order to reserve one each of Alex Webb's and one of Rebecca Norris Webb's print choices for each limited edition." —the publisher READ MORE

Cat# DQ293S Softbound List Price $50.00
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Cat# DQ293L Limited Edition $1,500.00
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 365 A Book A Day

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

The Narcissists with photographs by Elizabeth Heyert.
"Inspired by the myth of Narcissus, and as a challenge to the Avedon idea that a photograph is about a relationship between two people, Heyert takes us through the looking glass, capturing her subjects unaware through a one-way mirror in a series of 15-minute photo-sessions."

Fashion at the Time of Fascism edited by Mario Lupano and Alessandra Vaccari.
"The first visual history of Modernist Italian fashion during Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime, and the product of immense research, Fashion at the Time of Fascism charts the fashion industry's ambivalent negotiation of international couture and the bizarre dictates of Fascism, and the legacy of this era in shaping today's fashion industry."

In Whose Name? with photographs by Abbas.
"On 11 September 2001, the photographer Abbas watched the Twin Towers fall in New York - live on Siberian TV, thirteen time zones away. It spurred him to begin a journey through the Islamic world that would last seven years. The photographs published here are the final result of that project."

True Norwegian Black Metal with photographs by Peter Beste.
"In the last two decades, a bizarre and violent musical subculture called Black Metal has emerged in Norway. Its roots stem from a heady blend of horror movies, heavy metal music, Satanism, Paganism, and adolescent angst. In the early-mid 1990s, members of this extremist underground committed murder, burned down medieval wooden churches, and desecrated graveyards. What started as juvenile frenzy came to symbolize the start of a war against Christianity, a return to the worship of the ancient Norse gods, and the complete rejection of mainstream society."

Cat Seen with photographs by Joerg Koopmann.
"A newly founded publishing house from Munich (with a name no less funny than "These Birds Walk") has put into print and covers one of the series I liked best last year, "the naked forest" and set it against a second series called "pet houses"."

Fireflies with photographs by Keith Carter.
"In Fireflies, Keith Carter presents a magical gallery of photographs of children and the world they inhabit. The collection includes both new work and iconic images such as "Fireflies," "The Waltz," "Chicken Feathers," "Megan's New Shoes," and "Angel" selected from all of Carter's rare and out-of-print books."

Another Summer with photographs by Terri Weifenbach.
"An intimate narration by photographer Terri Weifenbach who is otherwise known for her distinctive perspectives of our nature surroundings; be it the bee that has all the freedom in the garden, or a small but bright flora stretching out from the belonging bush. In this book she shifts her lens to a more personal space, exploring the longing and ennui that roams around the childhood, and the wilderness that frames them."

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