E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  11.06.12 Vol 12.45
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Clockwise from left: Gordon Stettinius, Sharon Harper cover, David Chickey, Chris McCaw cover
Clockwise from left: Gordon Stettinius, Sharon Harper cover, David Chickey, Chris McCaw cover

David Chickey (Radius Books) & Gordon Stettinius (Candela Books): On Book Publishing

photo-eye Gallery, 376 Garcia Street, Suite A Santa Fe, NM
When: Wednesday, November 7th 6:30-8:30pm
Contact: Melanie McWhorter
Phone: 505.988.5152 x 112
Email: melanie@photoeye.com

photo-eye is pleased to host David Chickey, founder of Radius Books, and Gordon Stettinius, founder of Candela Books + Gallery, for a presentation about photobook publishing. Gordon Stettinius will be Skyped in from Richmond, VA. Chickey and Stettinius will use two of their recent publications Chris McCaw's Sunburn (Candela, 2012) and Sharon Harper's From Above and Below (Radius, 2012) as examples of the publishing process while expanding on the factors involved in publishing.

David Chickey is a book designer and curator with over 20 years experience in the art business. A graduate of UNC, Chapel Hill and Sussex University, his experience includes work with both the museum and the gallery world — including the St Louis Center for Contemporary Art, the Allene Lapides Gallery, and Sotheby's, London. He is currently coowner of Skolkin+Chickey which provides a full range of design and packaging services to artists, museums, and publishers.

Gordon Stettinius is a photographer and artist and educator living in Richmond, Virginia. Stettinius founded Candela Books in 2010 in order to publish the work of New York photographer Gita Lenz. He opened Candela Books + Gallery in 2011. The thinking at the time was that the book publishing was bringing so many interesting photographers and artists to Candela's attention but unfortunately there are only so many books a small and independent publisher can manage at a time. So, the decision was made to start exhibiting work related to book projects and to do so along with exhibitions by other notable, nationally recognized artists and photographers. The gallery is located in a renovated building in the Downtown Arts District of Richmond, Virginia.

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 Santa Fe Events
Jamey Stillings presents New Directions at Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, NM

Sunday, November 11th, 4pm
CCA Munoz Waxman Gallery
1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe NM 87505

Join Jamey Stillings for a talk about his recent and forthcoming work at CCA Munoz Waxman Gallery. Stillings will discuss his new project, CHANGING PERSPECTIVES: An Aerial Study of Large-scale Renewable Energy Development In the American Southwest.

This presentation is co-presented by photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, on the occasion of SOLAR, an exhibition of photographs by Jamey Stillings, Linda Connor, Chris McCaw, David H. Gibson, Alan Friedman, Sharon Harper and Becky Ramotowski.
Michael Webb Lecture at Santa Fe University of Art & Design

What: Michael Webb Lecture about his work and process
When: Wednesday, November 14th at 6pm
Where: Tipton Hall, Santa Fe University of Art & Design, 1600 St. Michael Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Michael Webb studied photography and art history at the College of Santa Fe, where he later served as an adjunct professor of photography. A teacher at Monte del Sol Charter School since 2000, Webb is passionately committed to youth arts education and has collaborated with Santa Fe institutions such as the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Center for Contemporary Arts, El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe Art Institute, and Santa Fe University of Art and Design, as well as the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C., and the New Museum in New York City. His work has been exhibited in Santa Fe, San Diego, Portland, El Paso, Chicago, Berlin, and Paris.

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 photo-eye Gallery
SOLAR: Press, Photos and Review

Solar, an exhibit of photographic interpretations of the sun, is up at photo-eye Gallery through November 17th. The Solar exhibit includes the work of seven photographers working in a variety of unique processes ranging from historic to contemporary techniques. With work by Linda Connor, Alan Friedman, Sharon Harper, Chris McCaw, Becky Ramotowski, David H. Gibson and Jamey Stillings, the show captures many perspectives of the fascinating and beautiful sun, and we are getting a lot of great press about it. Pasatiempo featured a two page spread about the exhibit and each of the seven artists included.

A variety of blog posts focusing on artists from the show have been published in the past few weeks, including: an interview with Chris McCaw on his new book Sunburn, statements on the processes of Becky Ramotowski and Alan Friedman, Jamey Stillings on the origin of his Ivanpah Solar project and Sharon Harper on her book from Radius From Above and Below.

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For more information, please contact Anne Kelly at 505-988-5159 x121 or anne@photoeye.com.

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 photo-eye Gallery - New Work to be Released by Mitch Dobrowner
Disk-Nightfall by Mitch Dobrowner
Disk-Nightfall by Mitch Dobrowner

Mitch Dobrowner Releasing New Work

Next Wednesday, November 14th, photo-eye Gallery artist Mitch Dobrowner will be releasing eight new storm photographs.

Learn more about Mitch Dobrowner on the photo-eye Blog or view his current work here.

Please contact the gallery to inquire at gallery@photoeye.com or 505-988-5159 x202.

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 Focus on Out-of-Print Books
Michael Kenna: Japan Michael Kenna: Japan—Signed

First Edition, as new.

We still have a few copies of this extraordinarily beautiful Nazraeli book specially priced at $195. Here's a great opportunity to own a First Edition, new copy of this exquisite out-of-print book. It's going for as much as $500 online.

Michael Kenna first travelled to Japan in the mid-80s to organize an exhibition of his work at what was then the Min Gallery in Tokyo. Over the ensuing years, he returned to Japan numerous times, fascinated with the culture of spirituality that is based in the landscape. This stunning book demonstrates Kenna's keen eye and understanding of Japanese aesthetics. The book cloth is a silky red and comes enclosed in a black cloth portfolio. READ MORE

Cat# TR120H Hardbound List Price: $195.00
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 photo-eye Book Reviews
Peter Fraser: A City in the Mind

"Photography is one of the most alchemical of the arts. Beginning with the world as it is, photography can transforms even the most mundane details into something beautiful, strange or perplexing. More often than not it can also fall flat. As Winogrand stated, "there is nothing as mysterious as a fact clearly described." Peter Fraser has always been a poet of the quotidian and overlooked. A pioneer of color photography in the UK, his work celebrates and extols the mysterious facts of the world. Inspired by Italo Calvino's hugely influential book Invisible Cities (1972), Peter Fraser's latest book A City in the Mind is a witty and poetic exploration of the real and imagined London that Fraser calls home." — from Adam Bell's review of A City in the Mind by Peter Fraser

Read the entire review on photo-eye Blog.

Purchase a copy here.
Archive of Modern Conflict: Amc2 Journal: Issue 3

"The third issue of AMC2 Journal from the Archive of Modern Conflict is titled Preserves from the AMC Garden, the cover featuring the five colored Olympic rings scattered in an illustration of a woman canning jam. The forty-page pamphlet is reportedly a guide for London visitors during the 2012 Olympics and greets the reader with a helpful introduction after some advertisements for canning equipment and a disconcertingly unremarked-upon photograph of a nude woman on top of a reclining cow. The introduction frames present day London in the context of the 2011 riots and unstable economic conditions, but assures the reader that it will guide visitors to an 'enjoyable and rewarding' stay in London. Breakfast and frying instructions follow, as do recipes for dishes involving sheep hearts, brains and heads. Things get more confusing from there on." — from Sarah Bradley's review of Amc2 Journal: Issue 3 by Archive of Modern Conflict

Read the entire review on photo-eye Blog.

Purchase a copy here.
Lisa Kereszi: Joe's Junk Yard

"Joe's Junk Yard is more than a photographic recollection of a family business. Lisa Kereszi presents a rich portrait of her heritage along with a narrative about the shifting economics of car culture. There are a number of themes in this book. Those of family and place become clear and overarching. They are expressed through Kereszi's lens and the scrapbooks of her grandfather Joe." — from Tom Leininger's review of Joe's Junk Yard by Lisa Kereszi

Read the entire review on photo-eye Blog.

Purchase a copy here.

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 Great Little Photobooks Under $30
More Great Little Photobooks Under $30 have been unearthed from the shelves at photo-eye. The Americans List contains commentary from hundreds of photographers on the iconic work of Robert Frank as compiled by Jason Eskenazi, Someone is No Monster is a collection of photographic collages by Jan von Holleben and Sydney Jonas Walk contains photographic stills from the video installation work of Colin Snapp. All three books are vastly different in approach and all are perfect additions for both budding and established photobook collections alike.

Read Erin Azouz's review of these three books on photo-eye Blog.

The first installment of Great Little Photobooks Under $30 can be found here.

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 photo-eye Auctions
Our thoughts and good wishes go out to those still struggling in the aftermath of super storm Sandy!! For this week's auctions, we lined up some stellar books, including a wildly rare copy of the deluxe limited edition Chimeneas, an utterly iconic work of the 1930s Mexican avant-garde! We have two of the twentieth century's signal works of British photo documentary, Bill Brandt's The English at Home (1936) and Chris Killip's In Flagrante; a rare signed copy of Trying to Dance, JH Engström's masterpiece of erotic candor and enigma and MUCH MORE!! Thanks as always for looking!!

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 4:02 pm MT, 11.06.2012
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High/Opening Bid Time Left  
 Sanne Sannes: The Face of Love: Sanne Sannes: The Face of Love $395
1d 21h 57m
 JH Engström: Trying to Dance (SIGNED)  : JH Engström: Trying to Dance (SIGNED) $965
1d 22h 2m
René Burri: Berner Blitz  + Nous Sommes Treize a Table (BOTH SIGNED): René Burri: Berner Blitz + Nous Sommes Treize a Table (BOTH SIGNED) $250
1d 22h 7m
Anders Petersen: Le Bistrot d'Hambourg (INSCRIBED) + Anders Petersen: Le Bistrot d'Hambourg (INSCRIBED) + "Ich Dich lieben, Du mich auch?" (SIGNED) $395
1d 22h 17m
William Eggleston's Guide (1976 1st Edition!): William Eggleston's Guide (1976 1st Edition!) $225
1d 22h 22m
  The Stanley Kubrick Archives.(with Compact Disc and Filmstrip)  : The Stanley Kubrick Archives.(with Compact Disc and Filmstrip) $345
1d 22h 27m
Bill Brandt: The English At Home: Bill Brandt: The English At Home $750
1d 22h 32m
Chris Killip: In Flagrante  (Hardbound 1st Edition!): Chris Killip: In Flagrante (Hardbound 1st Edition!) $695
1d 22h 37m
Robert Frank: The Americans (1969 Aperture Edition): Robert Frank: The Americans (1969 Aperture Edition) $265
1d 22h 42m
Taryn Simon: An American Index Of The Hidden and Unfamilar (1st Printing): Taryn Simon: An American Index Of The Hidden and Unfamilar (1st Printing) $95
1d 22h 47m
Lillian Bassman: Women (SIGNED) + David Armstrong: The Silver Cord (Inscribed to Lillian Bassman): Lillian Bassman: Women (SIGNED) + David Armstrong: The Silver Cord (Inscribed to Lillian Bassman) $275
1d 22h 52m
Gustavo Ortiz Hernán Chimeneas (Chimneys). Photos by Augustin Jiménez (+ others)--RARE LTD ED.!: Gustavo Ortiz Hernán Chimeneas (Chimneys). Photos by Augustin Jiménez (+ others)--RARE LTD ED.! $6,995
1d 22h 57m

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 Book of the Week
Richard Misrach & Kate Orff: <i>Petrochemical America</i> Richard Misrach & Kate Orff: Petrochemical America

"Misrach and Orff's joint effort depicts and unpacks the complex cultural, physical and economic ecologies of a particular region along 150 miles of the Mississippi River, from Baton Rouge to New Orleans-an area of intense chemical production that became known as 'Cancer Alley' when unusually high occurrences of the disease were discovered in the region." —the publisher READ MORE

Cat# DQ877H Hardbound List Price: $80.00
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<i>Petrochemical America</i>

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