E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  12.08.10 Vol 10.49
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 Nick Brandt's Big Life Foundation
<b>Elephant Drinking, Amboseli, 2007. Killed by Poachers, 2009. © Nick Brandt</b>
Elephant Drinking, Amboseli, 2007. Killed by Poachers, 2009. © Nick Brandt


Nick Brandt's Big Life Foundation

— photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce an important opportunity to purchase Nick Brandt photographs while also making a donation to help protect the wildlife depicted in his images. Through January 31, 2011, 20% of all Nick Brandt photograph sales through photo-eye will go to the Big Life Foundation, started by Brandt in September 2010 to help conserve and protect East Africa's endangered wildlife and ecosystems.

Read Nick Brandt's statement on why your support is so important.

Please view Brandt's work on our website.



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 photo-eye Blog
from the book The Black Eye
from the book The Black Eye


Interviews: Michal Chelbin and The Black Eye

In her first book, the Strangely Familiar, Michal Chelbin presented a series of images of contortionists, dwarfs, ballroom dancers and wrestlers, traveling troupes of performers. In The Black Eye, her latest publication from Twin Palms, Chelbin chose to focus specifically on wrestlers. Depicting athletes of a variety of ages — painfully thin youngsters, muscley adolescence whose child-like faces seem at odds with their well-developed frames, and a few adults, some pictured with their children — there is a peculiar timelessness to these images. Painterly in composition and lighting, the subjects of Chelbin's images look into the camera with an unusual stare. Their gazes are intriguing, almost automatic, but somehow also indecipherable.

photo-eye's Melanie McWhorter and Antone Dolezal sat down for a Skype conversation with Chelbin and her husband, producer and assistant Oded Plotnizki, to talk about the making of the book, the process of shooting in small Eastern European wrestling clubs and the difficulty of capturing the unique unconscious look in the eyes of Chelbin's exhausted subjects.

Read the full interview with Michal Chelbin here.

Read George Slade's review of The Black Eye here.
from the book Shoshone Falls, photography by Thomas Joshua Cooper & Timothy H. O'Sullivan
from the book Shoshone Falls, photography by Thomas Joshua Cooper & Timothy H. O'Sullivan


Antone's Picks: Shoshone Falls

"Radius Books has continually published outstanding monographs since its inception only a few short years ago. Their new title, Shoshone Falls with photographs by Timothy H. O'Sullivan and Thomas Joshua Cooper, allows the viewer to engage with two seminal photographers photographing in the same place. Maybe it is the medium, the place or just simply the approach each photographer has, but these images feel timeless and O'Sullivan's influence on Cooper is prevalent throughout the book." — Antone Dolezal

Read Antone Dolezal's full blog post here.

A limited number of signed copies will be available for purchase. To purchase a copy of the book click here.

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 Auctions
History of Contemporary Japanese Photography [2 Vol. Set]: Vol. I: 1840-1945 / Vol. II:1945-1970 History of Contemporary Japanese Photography [2 Vol. Set]: Vol. I: 1840-1945 / Vol. II:1945-1970
It seems that everyone in the west is now discovering Japanese photography. This is, however, a remarkably recent phenomenon—arguably dating only to the 1990s. This hugely important two-volume survey first published in 1971 was the first attempt to capture the full historical trajectory of a photo culture in Japan that stretches back to its invention in the mid-nineteenth century. Copiously illustrated and beautifully printed!
Bids shown below are current as of 1:23 pm MT, 12.08.2010
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High Bid Bids Time Left  
Ippei Ito: History of Japanese Nude Photography : Ippei Ito: History of Japanese Nude Photography $80 1
6h 6m
Lionel Wendt's Ceylon: Lionel Wendt's Ceylon - 0
1d 3h 36m
Andrew Roth (ed.): The Book of 101 Books : Andrew Roth (ed.): The Book of 101 Books $230 3
1d 4h 6m
Shin Yanagisawa: Tracks of the City: Shin Yanagisawa: Tracks of the City $180 1
1d 5h 36m
Hiroshi Hamaya: Women of the Showa Era (1925 - ): Hiroshi Hamaya: Women of the Showa Era (1925 - ) $140 1
2d 2h 6m
New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-altered Landscape (Adams, Baltz, Becher, Shore, Others): New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-altered Landscape (Adams, Baltz, Becher, Shore, Others) $750 2
2d 2h 36m
Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Chicago, Chicago 2 (SIGNED!): Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Chicago, Chicago 2 (SIGNED!) - 0
3d 2h 36m
History of Contemporary Japanese Photography [2 Vol. Set]: Vol. I: 1840-1945 / Vol. II:1945-1970: History of Contemporary Japanese Photography [2 Vol. Set]: Vol. I: 1840-1945 / Vol. II:1945-1970 - 0
3d 3h 36m
Jeanloup Sieff: Cat with Table & Chairs, 1973: Jeanloup Sieff: Cat with Table & Chairs, 1973 - 0
4d 0h 36m
Ihei Kimura: Pari (Paris): Ihei Kimura: Pari (Paris) - 0
4d 1h 36m
Mary Ellen Mark: Streetwise (SIGNED): Mary Ellen Mark: Streetwise (SIGNED) $130 1
4d 2h 36m
Mary Ellen Mark: Ward 81 (SIGNED): Mary Ellen Mark: Ward 81 (SIGNED) $260 2
5d 4h 36m

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 photo-eye Book Reviews
from the book Oculi
from the book Oculi

Oculi by Oculi Photography Group

"In 2000 a group of Australian photographers formed a collective and created a website showcasing their work. It was an outlet for newspaper photographers to get their personal work out to the world. The group was not formed as a commercial venture. While the membership of Oculi has changed over time, the mission of the group has stayed the same: make amazing pictures showing the drama of everyday life." — From the review by Tom Leininger of Oculi Photography Group's Oculi

Purchase a copy of the book here.
from the book The Black Eye
from the book The Black Eye

The Black Eye by Michal Chelbin

"Michal Chelbin's first book, Strangely Familiar, looked broadly at youth playing roles of entertainers - acrobats, dancers, gymnasts - and members of teams, whether military or athletic. "Playing," even in the sense of role-playing, isn't quite accurate; those "actors" are deadly serious, with faces that suggest hard labor in a coal mine. What we recognize in her photographs, and what makes them so strange, are the faces of adults, working stiffs, borne by children." — From the review by George Slade's of Michal Chelbin's The Black Eye

Purchase a copy of the book here.


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 photo-eye Booksigning
from the book The Golden Hour
from the book The Golden Hour
Herb Ritts: The Golden Hour, A Photographer's Life and World
Lecture & Book Signing with Charles Churchward

Where:
Moss Outdoor, 530 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM
When: Thursday December 16th from 6-8 pm
Contact: Melanie McWhorter - 505.988.5152 x112 - melanie@photoeye.com or David Cole - 505.983.7300 - info@mossoutdoor.com

photo-eye Books and Moss Outdoor are pleased to host a lecture and book signing for Charles Churchward on the occasion of his publication of the biography of Herb Ritts titled The Golden Hour: A Photographer's Work and His World, published by Rizzoli. The event will take place on December 16th, at Moss Outdoor in the Santa Fe Railyard, 530 South Guadalupe Street with the lecture beginning at 6pm followed by a book signing through 8pm. Books will be available for purchase, provided by photo-eye Books. For more info on the event, contact Melanie McWhorter at 505.988.5152 x112 or David Cole at 505.983.7300.


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 Book of the Week
Raymond Meeks' who will stay
{ for robert gates }
dumbsaint editions
august twenty-ten
32 pages cloth & boards hand-stitched
17 b&w / 2 color reprod. 12 x 9 inches
text by ray meeks / facsimile letter by robert gates

"This book is available in three versions from photo-eye: softcover, softcover with one carbon print (listed as CARBON below ) 1:06 and
Deluxe Edition book w/ 2 carbon pigment , 1:06 and 1:16 , prints and 1 silver gelatin edition (listed as SILVER below) in an edition of 60 (50 and 10 APs)

"who will stay" is the third book and final chapter in a series of narratives
which attempt to reconcile loss while tracing back to celebrate a family life
graced by unmistakable beauty."—the publisher

Read writings by photo-eye staff for who will stay:
Melanie's Picks on photo-eye Blog
Daniel Espeset's blurb for photo-eye's weekly newsletter.

Softbound $40.00
Purchase Softbound

Limited Edition (Carbon) $85.00
Purchase Limited Edition

Limited Edition (Silver) $275.00
Purchase Limited Edition



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