E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  10.10.12 Vol 12.41
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 photo-eye Magazine
In Memory of Richard Gordon
June 6, 1945 — October 6, 2012

We are deeply saddened to report that long-time photo-eye Magazine essayist Richard Gordon died of cancer on October 6th at his home in Berkeley, California. Richard's brilliant writing skills, sharp-edged perception and keen wit gave life to the various reviews and articles that he wrote. His two-part essay on The Americans was the first feature to be published in our online version of photo-eye Magazine. Richard was an incredibly gifted street photographer as well and published two extraordinary books American Surveillance. and Meta Photographs. Last month, Richard attended the opening of his exhibition at Gitterman Gallery in New York, sharing the occasion with many of his friends and colleagues before passing on.

A compilation of his books, reviews and essays follow.

American Surveillance. Someone to Watch Over Me.
Meta Photographs

Read Alex Sweetman's review of American Surveillance in photo-eye's Magazine

Two-part piece on The Americans 50th Anniversary
2nd Tour Hope I Don't Die
Edward Hopper & Company
Summer Nights, Walking
There Was a Forest
Richard Gordon's Best Books of 2009
Best Books of 2008
Comparison of the edition history of Ward 21

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 photo-eye Book Signing and Talk
Joel-Peter Witkin Book Signing for Vanitas, Heaven or Hell & Joel-Peter Witkin

Where: photo-eye Gallery, 376 Garcia Street, Suite A Santa Fe, NM
When: Saturday, October 13th 3:00-5:00pm
Contact: Melanie McWhorter
Phone: 505.988.5152 x 112
Email: melanie@photoeye.com

photo-eye is pleased to host Joel-Peter Witkin, author of Vanitas, Heaven or Hell and Joel-Peter Witkin. Witkin will be signing copies of all of these recent publications.

"I make photographs worthy of human spirit. To understand my work, the viewer agrees to enter a world of belief and wonder, of time and timelessness, of hope and fear in order to confront the heights and depths that form our lives.It is a privilege and great responsibility to devote to art. My vocation is to create totally personal and unique art, which is the transformation of my vision into photographs. I make the work in order to create contemporary images of human history. The subject of my photographs is the human soul." — Joel-Peter Witkin, September 2012

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 Photographer's Showcase
Two of the photographers included in our current exhibition SOLAR are guest artist Alan Friedman and Becky Ramotowski. Both photographers are amateur astronomers and are exploring the sun in very unique ways. We've just opened portfolios for each of these artists on the Photographer's Showcase and I have asked both Ramotowski and Friedman to tell us a little more about their backgrounds and unique processes. — Anne Kelly

Read the entire interview with these artists on the photo-eye Blog.

View Becky Ramotowski's portfolio.
View Alan Friedman's portfolio.

SOLAR is on exhibit at photo-eye through the end of November and features the work of seven photographers. A portfolio of work from the show can be viewed here.

For additional information about Alan Friedman or Becky Ramotowski or to acquire a photograph, please contact the gallery at (505) 988-5152 x202 or by email.

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 photo-eye Auctions
Taking a cue from Ed Van Der Elsken and William Klein, Victor Palla and Costa Martins' Lisboa. Cidade Triste e Alegre. (Lisbon: Sad and Happy City) is a book object imbued with the unbridled kinetic energy of the city. It's an incomparable example of mid-century book design with images shot by two architects who are as interested in urban spaces and built environment as they are in the poetry of everyday life. Brilliant!

Also 'on the block': Andrew Roth's The Book of 101 Books (in its limited edition; plus, another 1950's city book, Belleville Ménilmontant by Willy Ronis; the first edition of Dirk Alvermann's searing indictment of French colonialism in Algeria, Algerien (First Edition!!); Dorothea Lange & Paul Taylor's Depression Era classic American Exodus & MUCH MORE. Check out Eric's presentation below where he discusses a few of this week's offerings.

What's on your shelves? For inquiries regarding the sale of a single book or print, or an entire library or collection, contact Eric Miles, Director of Rare Books & Online Auctions

Bids shown below are current as of 4:35 pm MT, 10.10.2012
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High/Opening Bid Time Left  
Andy Warhol: Moderna Museet Catalogue: Andy Warhol: Moderna Museet Catalogue $695
21h 24m
Victor Palla and Costa Martins. Lisboa. Cidade Triste e Alegre. (Lisbon: Sad and Happy City) : Victor Palla and Costa Martins. Lisboa. Cidade Triste e Alegre. (Lisbon: Sad and Happy City) $5,495
21h 29m
 	Valerio Spada: Gomorrah Girl (First Printing!)--SIGNED!!: Valerio Spada: Gomorrah Girl (First Printing!)--SIGNED!! $345
21h 34m
Kohei Yoshiyuki: Document Kouen (Document Park)--First Edition. : Kohei Yoshiyuki: Document Kouen (Document Park)--First Edition. $595
21h 39m
Sally Mann: Proud Flesh (SIGNED): Sally Mann: Proud Flesh (SIGNED) $195
21h 44m
 Andrew Roth (ed.): The Book of 101 Books (Limited Edition!): Andrew Roth (ed.): The Book of 101 Books (Limited Edition!) $695
21h 49m
 Willy Ronis: Belleville Ménilmontant  (First Edition!): Willy Ronis: Belleville Ménilmontant (First Edition!) $245
21h 54m
Dirk Alvermann: Algerien (First Edition!!): Dirk Alvermann: Algerien (First Edition!!) $995
21h 59m
Dennis Stock: Jazz Street (INSCRIBED): Dennis Stock: Jazz Street (INSCRIBED) $395
22h 4m
 Paul Strand: Tir A'Mhurain: Paul Strand: Tir A'Mhurain $225
22h 9m
Dorothea Lange/Paul Taylor: An American Exodus: Dorothea Lange/Paul Taylor: An American Exodus $695
22h 14m
Nancy Rexroth: Iowa: Nancy Rexroth: Iowa $145
22h 19m
Jindrich Styrský: Fotografické dílo, 1934-1935: Jindrich Styrský: Fotografické dílo, 1934-1935 $195
22h 24m
Gerhard Richter: Atlas (1989 Edition): Gerhard Richter: Atlas (1989 Edition) $295
22h 29m

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 photo-eye Blog
In video #3 of our In-Print Photobook series, Melanie McWhorter shares The Address Book by Sophie Calle published by Siglio.

Watch the video on photo-eye Blog or purchase a copy of The Address Book.

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 photo-eye Book Reviews

Michael Abrams: Welcome to Springfield

"It's easy to lose track of all the Springfields. They populate the United States' landscape as the American ur-town - ubiquitous, instantly recognizable, yet mysteriously opaque in their sameness. Everywhere and nowhere, the very name seems to crystallize the American town. After all, there is a reason the town in The Simpsons is called Springfield. Michael Abrams' Welcome to Springfield is a startling collection of vernacular and found imagery that takes us into the dark heart of a fictitious Springfield of his own creation. Shifting through private and collective memories, Abrams reveals the mundane reality and repressed fantasies at the heart of a prototypical American town." — from Adam Bell's review of Welcome to Springfield by Michael Abrams

Read the entire review on photo-eye Blog.

Purchase a copy here.

Picturing Atrocity

"Framed within a flexible definition of 'atrocity,' this edited volume of short essays commenting on a mixture of immediately recognizable images and less overtly traumatic photographs presents to the reader an opportunity to visually engage the remarkably blood-soaked record of the long twentieth century (without any visible blood). Although idiosyncratic, this volume would be equally at home on the bookshelf of the amateur scholar of photography or the syllabus of a visual studies course. The strength of the book lies in its diversity of authors: historians, essayists, cultural studies types, and photographers themselves. Thankfully, most of the essays are not jargon-laden, thus making the book interesting for the lay reader and exemplary for those who wish to write about photography." — from Kate Sampsell-Willmann's review of Picturing Atrocity, edited by Geoffrey Batchen, Mike Gidley, Nancy K. Miller & Jay Prosser.

Read the entire review on photo-eye Blog.

Purchase a copy here.

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 Focus on Out-of-Print Books
Adam Fuss: <i>Photogram</i> Adam Fuss: Photogram

First edition, second printing, as new — shrink-wrapped copies of this gorgeous out-of-print monograph are now available at photo-eye. This book sells for as much as $75 online.

Known for his earlier work with pinhole cameras, this major monograph presents Adam Fuss' other lensless work: photograms. Made by placing objects in direct contact with photographic paper, photograms are the most primitive expression of the medium's capabilities. However in the work of artists like Man Ray and Moholy-Nagy, they have also been some of its most significant and meaningful. By making images in color and with a bizarre range of materials—including live snakes—Fuss took a giant leap forward from his predecessors, creating evocative images about the nature of photography itself. —the publisher READ MORE

Cat# AE001H Hardbound List Price: $50.00
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 Limited Editions
Douglas Stockdale: <i>Ciociaria</i> Douglas Stockdale: Ciociaria
"Experiencing the tension of feeling like a foreigner in a land that is also somehow familiar, the Ciociaria region of central Italy provided an ideal landscape for the photographic wandering of Douglas Stockdale. Exploring the region over the course of nearly two years, his book Ciociaria published by Punctum Press presents a view of the Italian landscape that is often unseen. The images, selected by Marco Delogu, show a personal view of the region, a record of Stockdale's self-guided tour."

The limited editions of the book are simply packaged with one of two prints tucked in between the front cover and endpaper, held in an archival bag. Each limited edition is signed and numbered, with a little note by Stockdale denoting which edition the book is from.

Read Karen Jenkins' review of Ciociaria and the full blog post on photo-eye Blog. READ MORE

Cat# ZE769L Limited Edition $150.00
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 Book of the Week
Joel-Peter Witkin: <i>Vanitas</i> Joel-Peter Witkin: Vanitas—Signed
"Vanitas provides a cross-section of the artist's work from the 1970s to the present. In addition to photographs, it includes many lesser-known drawings and paintings, as well as Witkin's most recent, previously unpublished photographs. a bilingual (English/Czech) text by the art historian Otto M. Urban summarizes the development of Witkin's life and work." —the publisher

Watch the In-Print Photobook Video for Vanitas on the photo-eye Blog or purchase a copy.

If you are in Santa Fe, NM, Joel-Peter Witkin will be doing a book signing at photo-eye Gallery on Saturday, October 13th from 3-5pm. READ MORE

Cat# DQ984S Softbound List Price $45.00
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 Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Semi-Annual Photography Contest - Early Registration Ends Friday, October 12!

It's a big, wide, wonderful world out there. And we all see it differently. From sweeping landscapes, to cityscapes, to the geography of textures, forms and shapes—OUTSIDE is the theme of our current photo contest and the early registration deadline is Friday, October 12. Here's the insider tip: you don't have to upload your images by Friday, just register for the contest. Then you have until November 13 to get your images in.

Our contest is an opportunity to pause and review your photography, then join our international community of photographers and share your portraits with our distinguished judges— Amy Silverman, Photo Editor, Outside magazine; Eddie Soloway, Photographer; Debra Klomp Ching and Darren Ching, Co-Owners, Klompching Gallery; and Reid Callanan, Director, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

The prizes are great (including free workshops!) and the 50 winning images will be featured in The Workshops online gallery. Save $10 when you enter by October 12, 2012. OUTSIDE closes Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

Visit www.santafeworkshops.com/contest for all the details and to enter today.

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