E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  10.28.09 Vol 9.43
 Photographer's Showcase
© Rania Matar
© Rania Matar
Rania Matar's portfolio A Girl and Her Room

"As a mother of a teenage daughter I have been watching with awe her passage from girlhood into adulthood, with all the complications that it entails. As I am observing her and her girlfriends, I became fascinated with the transformation taking place, with the adult personality shaping up and with an insecurity and a self-consciousness that are now replacing the carefree world they had live in so far."
— Rania Matar

View Rania Matar's new book of earlier work that is also this week's 365 - A Book A Day described below.

Rania Matar
Siena, 18, Brookline
Giclée Print
30x41" Mat
Edition of 20

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 photo-eye First Wednesday Salon
© Greg MacGregor, Kelly Eckel, and Ford Robbins
© Greg MacGregor, Kelly Eckel, and Ford Robbins
First Wednesday Photography Salon Artists presenting:
Kelly Eckel, Greg MacGregor, and Ford Robbins

First Wednesday's November salon will be held on November 4th, with the opening reception starting at 6:30pm and the salon running from 6:45pm to 9pm. For this month's Salon, Kelly Eckel will be presenting a variety of work, including images from her series Fragmented. Ford Robbins will be presenting work from Connections: A Visual Journey and discussing the process of publishing it as a book through the University of New Mexico Press. Greg MacGregor will give a talk entitled Explosions in the Western Landscape— Mine and Theirs, consisting of photographs of explosions.

For more information, contact Melanie McWhorter at 505-988-5152 x 112 or melanie@photoeye.com or we'll see you in the photo-eye Gallery on First Wednesday!

Images shown clockwise from left to right: Greg MacGregor, Kelly Eckel, and Ford Robbins.
 photo-eye Magazine Reviews
© edited by Erik Kessels
© edited by Erik Kessels

This week in photo-eye's Magazine:

"With The Sun as Error, Shannon Ebner sophisticatedly exposes layers of meaning in her work that are often alluded to but rarely addressed with such vigor. The juxtaposition and interplay of the variety of elements within the book offer new dimensions to her already multifarious and complex images." — from Shane Lavalette's review of Shannon Ebner's The Sun As Error

"I have always been fascinated with the nature of flight, spent much of my childhood in a private plane my father piloted, yet have mixed feelings about commercial air travel. No image in this monograph represents these feelings better than Hoflehner's KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 747-400, arriving from Amsterdam-Schiphol."— from Susan Burnstine's review of Josef Hoflehner's Jet Airliner

"In his publisher's description of Bombay Beauties, Kessels mentions hairdressers' models, family shots, wedding images and rare shots of Bollywood actors and stars. However, the images being strikingly similar, it's hard to tell which one is what exactly. Which of course is part of the fun: to muse over the necklaces, earrings, diadems, meticulous haircuts, and embroidered dresses."— from Eddie Marsman's review of Bombay Beauties edited by Erik Kessels.

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 photo-eye Weekly Bestsellers
© Nick Brandt
© Nick Brandt
Bestselling Books at photo-eye for the week ending
October 24, 2009

1. Nick Brandt: A Shadow Falls (12)
2. Keith Carter: Fireflies - SIGNED (2)
3. Ryan McGinley: Moonmilk - Second Printing (4)
4. Mitch Epstein: American Power - SIGNED (1)
5. Bill Jacobson: A Series of Human Decisions - SIGNED (1)
6. Ryan McGinley: Ryan McGinley (3)
7. John Divola: The Green of This Notebook (1)
8. Todd Hido: Witness No. 7 (3)
9. Samuel H. Gottscho: The Mythic City (1)
10. Hiroshi Sugimoto: Hiroshi Sugimoto (4)

View previous weeks' bestsellers.
John Gossage: Four American Photographs (One Picture Book No. 2) John Gossage: Four American Photographs (One Picture Book No. 2)
John Gossage's contribution to the renowned Nazraeli One Picture Book series is arguably one of the best produced thus far, and certainly one of the most sought after.
Bids shown below are current as of 3:09 pm MT, 10.28.2009
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High Bid Bids Time Left  
John Gossage: Four American Photographs (One Picture Book No. 2): John Gossage: Four American Photographs (One Picture Book No. 2) $400 1
2h 50m
 Ryoji Akiyama: New York Reports  : Ryoji Akiyama: New York Reports $450 1
1d 0h 50m
Daido Moriyama: Kuchibiru (One Picture Book No. 39) : Daido Moriyama: Kuchibiru (One Picture Book No. 39) - 0
2d 2h 50m
  Asako Narahashi: Half Awake and Half Asleep in the Water  : Asako Narahashi: Half Awake and Half Asleep in the Water $160 1
2d 3h 50m
 Willy Ronis: Signed, Limited Edition Portfolio with 12 Collotype Plates : Willy Ronis: Signed, Limited Edition Portfolio with 12 Collotype Plates - 0
3d 2h 50m
Edward Weston: 50 Photographs (Limited Edition, Initialed by Weston!): Edward Weston: 50 Photographs (Limited Edition, Initialed by Weston!) - 0
3d 3h 50m

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 New Arrivals

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

Elevator to the Gallows with numerous contributors.
Edward Hopper & Company with photographs by numerous contributors.
Small Trades with photographs by Irving Penn.
Pyramids with photographs by Mike Slack.
Polaroids with photographs by Dash Snow.
Sumo with photographs by Helmut Newton.
Transitional States. Parcours Muséologique Revisité with photographs by Robert Polidori.
Bleda Y Rosa with photographs by Maria Bleda and Jose Maria Rosa.

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 photo-eye Gallery Staff Pick
© Kay Denton
© Kay Denton
This week's photo-eye Staff Pick was selected by Bookstore Division Manager Melanie McWhorter. Melanie has selected Kay Denton's Fog and Vines, 2004, from the portfolio Beyond Memory.

Kay Denton

Fog and Vines, 2004

Toned Gelatin-Silver Print
8x10" Image
16x20" Mat

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

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

Jerusalem/Abstracts with photographs by Jack Pierson.
"In some respects, Pierson is one of the few artists who has managed to fuse the legacies of the American art traditions of Conceptual and Pop Art, while evolving an expansive and now celebrated oeuvre. For his recent show at the CAC Málaga the artist presented two bodies of work, both presented here in their own separate editions and boxed in a sturdy slipcase."

Ordinary Lives with photographs by Rania Matar.
"Lebanon is a country built upon dichotomies. It is a blend of cultures, poised at the intersection between the Western and the Arab world. Born in Beirut and living in the West, photographer Rania Matar is especially attuned to those dichotomies. Here she honors the lives of the women and children of Lebanon in evocative black-and-white photographs."

Bombay Beauties Collected and edited by Erik Kessels.
"Collected & edited by Erik Kessels. A sequel to Bangkok Beauties, this collection of found photographs comprises a selection of pieces discovered by Erik Kessels in Mumbai. It depicts a rich mix of ordinary subjects, from hairdressers' models to family shots to wedding images. Mixed in with this cross section of typical folk are rare shots of Bollywood actors and stars. Taken together, these show the rich diversity of the city, hinting at its untold stories and lives."

Tree Paintings with photographs by Erik Kessels.
"Photographs by Erik Kessels. In this collection, Kessels showcases his original pictures (only the second time he's done so), allowing readers to see the world through his eyes. Here, his images are of trees marked for destruction by loggers. Each close-up is of a trunk spray painted with a letter, cross or similar icon. What's striking is the amount of variation within these simple tags, how each 'artist' stamps the tree with his own unique mark. The overall impression is eerie, as of a strange outdoor gallery lost in the wilderness."

Photo Cubes collected and edited by Erik Kessels.
"An exploration of the Photo Cube - a strange novelty item now largely consigned to history. Each photo cube features advertisements of family snapshots strategically placed around five of its faces. The result is a weird (and sometimes wonderful) juxtaposition of images: a stately bearded man adjoins a fluffy white poodle, a picturesque snowscape connects to a statue of a mermaid. Where regular photo albums create linear visual narratives of holidays, birthdays and weddings, the photo cube re-orders ordinary events in a disjointed but oddly compelling 3-D collage. "

Sunday Drive with photographs by Luke Smalley.
"Girls left behind. Guys making bad choices. In his third book, 'Sunday Drive,' photographer Luke Smalley continues his journey for truth inside the lives of small town youth. This poignant photo novella tells the story of consequence when innocence takes a wrong turn. Girls getting ready, girls getting anxious. Boys bored. Wide-eyed, raw off the football field. Visiting hours: 1 to 8 p.m."

Palmyra with photographs by Eric Ericson.
"Shot over 13 visits to the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmor), a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 215km northeast of Damascus, Palmyra strikes a quite different note than Ericson has sounded before - the large-format color photographs are infinitely still, exquisitely composed and reveal his startling sensitivity as a photographer." -Daniel Espeset (photo-eye Magazine Managing Editor)

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All quotes from the publisher unless otherwise noted.
 In the News
© Jo Whaley
© Jo Whaley
Gallery artist Jo Whaley's body of work Theater of Insects is currently on display at Sonoma County Museum threw December 13th.

You can view Jo Whaley's book Theater of Insects by clicking here.

Contact Anne Kelly, photo-eye Gallery Associate Director, for further information on Jo Whaley work. Visit photo-eye online Galleries.
© Eric Percher
© Eric Percher 
Last weekend's New York Times Magazine featured an image from Photographer's Showcase artist Eric Percher's project OFFICE. The image and article it accompanied can be seen here.

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