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E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  12.28.11 Vol 11.52
 Announcing photo-eye's Best Books of 2011

Continuing our long-standing tradition of collaborating with some of photography's premier publishers, writers, photographers and photo professionals, photo-eye is pleased to present the Best Books of 2011. For us, it is always fascinating to witness the shift in trends and interests within the photobook community. This year we saw a peak of interest in crime related photography with Watabe Yukichi's A Criminal Investigation, Christian Patterson's Redheaded Peckerwood, and Deborah Luster's Tooth for an Eye on several lists. Two giants of photobook publishing — Aperture and Nazraeli — made a sizable impression on our contributors, as well as the relatively new publisher Mack Books. And 2011 proved that the self-publishing boom seems to be going as strong as ever.

When considering whom to invite for our annual Best Books list, we try to look at all of the diverse corners of the photography world. Of course, we have our regular favorites who are not only staples in the photography community, but offer an incredibly informed and diverse perspective for what makes a stand-out photobook. This year we have also included numerous independent publishers who are not only rising in popularity, but are also changing the focus of how they publish books.

Previously known for journal publications, Shane Lavalette added two new books to his imprint Lay Flat this year; Raymond Meeks teamed up with Silas Finch for their new Orchard Series; and Gordon Stettinius published Candela Books' already highly acclaimed Salt & Truth. We also invited an exceptional group of female photographers who have seen recent success and praise with their own publications including Anouk Kruithof, Susan Burnstine, Elisabeth Tonnard and Lauren Henkin. For us here at photo-eye, the annual Best Books feature is one of our favorite projects of the year; we hope you enjoy this feature as much as we do!

This year's list of contributors include:

Adam Bell
Alec Soth
Anne Kelly
Anouk Kruithof
Antone Dolezal
Aron Morel
Cliff Shapiro
Darius Himes
Elisabeth Tonnard
Gerry Badger
Gordon Stettinus
Horacio Fernández
John Gossage
John Jenkins
Kevin Kunishi
Kevin Messina
Larissa Leclair
Lauren Henkin
Marco Delogu
Martin Parr
Melanie McWhorter
Raymond Meeks
Shane Lavalette
Susan Burnstine
Sven Ehmann
Todd Hido

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 Featured Best Books of 2011
Rinko Kawauchi: Illuminance Rinko Kawauchi: Illuminance

Selected by 9 of photo-eye's Best Books contributors, Rinko Kawauchi's Illuminance received a staggering amount of praise in 2011. Congratulations to both Kawauchi and Aperture for publishing this extraordinary monograph!

Illuminance was selected by:

Kevin Messina
John Gossage
Martin Parr
Lauren Henkin
John Jenkins
Antone Dolezal
Horacio Fernández
Alec Soth
Marco Delogu

Stay tuned for more featured Best Book highlights in the coming weeks on photo-eye Blog. READ MORE

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 photo-eye Auctions
This week's "Haskins & After" sale—featuring signed books and prints by Sam Haskins, plus a selection of monographs whose aesthetic DNA is intertwined with Haskins—ends on Thursday. Watch Eric Miles' presentation below.

Next week we'll look at the work of photographers whose works were published in the millions, seen by hundreds of millions, carried around by a massive army and prominently displayed in every home across a vast nation, yet were never credited.

Fashion & Nude Photography After Haskins from photo-eye Auctions on Vimeo.

Bids shown below are current as of 3:34 pm MT, 12.28.2011
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High Bid Bids Time Left  
	Guy Bourdin: Sighs and Whispers (1976 Bloomingdale's Catalogue): Guy Bourdin: Sighs and Whispers (1976 Bloomingdale's Catalogue) $145 3
22h 25m
Sam Haskins: Five Girls + Cowboy Kate & Other Stories (BOTH SIGNED): Sam Haskins: Five Girls + Cowboy Kate & Other Stories (BOTH SIGNED) $195 1
22h 30m
 Hajime Sawatari: Nadia  (1st edition): Hajime Sawatari: Nadia (1st edition) - 0
22h 35m
Yasuhiro Yoshioka: Jyuai--Daisan no Venus (Beastly Love--The Third Venus): Yasuhiro Yoshioka: Jyuai--Daisan no Venus (Beastly Love--The Third Venus) - 0
22h 40m
Sam Haskins: Fashion, Etcetera (SIGNED with 2 Prints--2 Lots with Different Prints ): Sam Haskins: Fashion, Etcetera (SIGNED with 2 Prints--2 Lots with Different Prints ) - 0
22h 45m
Sam Haskins: Cowboy Kate & Other Stories: Sam Haskins: Cowboy Kate & Other Stories - 0
22h 50m
Paolo Roversi: Studio (Original Limited Edition): Paolo Roversi: Studio (Original Limited Edition) - 0
22h 55m
Nobuyuki Wakabayashi: Adam and Eve (SIGNED)  : Nobuyuki Wakabayashi: Adam and Eve (SIGNED) $1,495 1
23h 0m
Sam Haskins: Fashion, Etcetera (SIGNED with 2 Prints--2 Lots with Different Prints )    : Sam Haskins: Fashion, Etcetera (SIGNED with 2 Prints--2 Lots with Different Prints ) - 0
23h 5m
Deborah Turbeville: Les amoureuses du temps passé + Voyage of the Virgin Maria Candelaria (2 books): Deborah Turbeville: Les amoureuses du temps passé + Voyage of the Virgin Maria Candelaria (2 books) - 0
23h 10m


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