E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  12.19.12 Vol 12.51
 Art Photo Index

Years in the making, Art Photo Index (API) (http://www.artphotoindex.com) has just launched!

Art Photo Index is an innovative, cloud-based visual database containing images from thousands of internationally acclaimed art and documentary photographers and photo-based artists.

Read the press release:

"A heartfelt thanks goes out to my entire staff and to the nearly 3,000 photographers and photo-based artists who made this incredible resource possible."—Rixon Reed, Director/Founder, Art Photo Index and photo-eye

Art Photo Index launches with over 12,500 images by nearly 3,000 photographers from 85 countries.

The world map shows where each of the photographers is located. Click a pin and view all of the API photographers from that area.

Announcing Art Photo Index Exhibitions

API Exhibitions are immersive online photography exhibits created by world-renowned curators with work selected from artists included in Art Photo Index.

We are thrilled to announce the inaugural Art Photo Index exhibitions.

Katherine Ware to Curate First API Exhibition

Fear and Loathing will be curated by Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography, New Mexico Museum of Art. This exhibition, shown exclusively on Art Photo Index, opens in February 2013.

Rebecca Senf to Curate Second API Exhibition

Those are not MY family values, will be curated by Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Curator at the Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum. This exhibition opens in March 2013.

Stay tuned for more Art Photo Index announcements in the coming weeks.
 In This Newsletter
 photo-eye Book Reviews
Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe: Reconstructing the View

"Mark Klett and frequent collaborator Byron Wolfe bring the rephotography project to the rim of the Grand Canyon in Reconstructing the View. Primarily photo-based depictions of this natural wonder — from modernist abstractions to garish tourist postcards — are both conspicuously inserted and insinuated into their composite imagery. Environmental historian Stephen J. Pyne contextualizes the canyon's visual history for the catalog, detailing how this place became fodder for so many scientist-adventurers, artists and entrepreneurs, from high to low culture and back again. Klett's first conception of rephotography succeeded within the narrow strictures of 'before and after' pairings with past vantage points, if not points of view. Perceived commonalities gave way to all that was distinct, materially and conceptually, from past to present images of western American landscapes. In Reconstructing the View, then and now come together in a broader repertoire of digital collage and overlay." — from Karen Jenkins' review of Reconstructing the View by Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe

Read the entire review on photo-eye Blog.

Purchase a copy here.
Paul Strand: The Garden at Orgeval

"Paul Strand's impact is well established. Among other achievements, he is probably more responsible than anyone for photography's shift to straight modernism in the early decades of the last century. The final issue of Camerawork in June 1917 — perhaps The Photo-Secession's death-blow — consisted almost entirely of Strand's photos. He was a one-man movement. That's a lifetime feather in any cap. But everyone slows down eventually. After a career of photographic globetrotting, his legacy secure, Strand settled in 1955 in Orgeval, France and became something of a homebody. He was 65, an expat. He took up gardening and that garden became his photographic subject matter over the final 21 years of his life. He shot his plants in all seasons and from various perspectives, but mostly in the spring and from very close." — from Blake Andrew's review of The Garden At Orgeval by Paul Strand

Read the entire review on photo-eye Blog.

Purchase a copy here.
KesselsKramer: In Almost Every Picture 11

"I'm a big fan of the KesselsKramer's In Almost Every Picture series, so I was excited to see both book eleven and that it was selected as one of the Best Books of 2012. For those who are unfamiliar with the series, the books are edited by Erik Kessels and present a variety of images of, more or less, the same thing: years of photographs documenting a pair of identically dressed fraternal twins, well loved and often photographed pets, a lifetime of passport photos, shooting gallery bullseye portraits, a restaurant's tradition of photographing customers with a piglet. The books are all a bit strange, but also beautiful, documenting particular and personal photographic traditions. One picture from any book in the series would be interesting, but when the photos are brought together with their companions, the volumes achieve something special. Book eleven, Fred & Valerie, is perhaps the weirdest collection to date - a series of images of a fully clothed woman in bodies of water. Fred takes the pictures and Valerie poses. They call it 'wet fun adventure.'" — from Sarah Bradley's review of In Almost Every Picture 11 by KesselsKramer

Read the entire review on photo-eye Blog.

Purchase a copy here.

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 In-Print Photobook Video Series
In-Print Photobook Video Series

Melanie McWhorter shares with us Singular Beauty by Cara Phillips published by Fw:. Purchase the book here or browse other videos from this series.

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 photo-eye Auctions
Last Chance to pick that unforgettable gift for that photobook connoisseur on your gift list!! Let us know pronto, and we'll get it out to you in time for Christmas.

This week we're thrilled to feature Robert Heinecken's Are You Rea. This incomparable series is finally being acknowledged as one of the most prescient achievements in photo-based art of the last 50 Years. A book that certainly owes a debt to Heinecken's mining of low-brow and vernacular imagery, Miguel Calderón's self-titled 2007 monograph was hailed by Martin Parr as one of the best photobooks of the decade.

Our selection of 'city' books sold out last week! This week we've delved back into the genre with Berlin by Hedi Slimane; the fantastic 1995 re-presentation of William Klein's New York by Dewi Lewis; and the searing anthology Beirut: City Centre, 1991 with photos by Koudelka, Frank, Burri, Basilico, Depardon, and Elkoury. PLUS SO MUCH MORE! (Don't forget to BROWSE OUR POST-AUCTION INVENTORY, where all books are available at opening bid prices!)

Eric discusses Miguel Calderón & Heinecken's Are You Rea is his weekly presentation. Be sure to check it out. As always, thanks 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 10:36 am MT, 12.19.2012
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High/Opening Bid Time Left  
Miguel Calderón (Self-titled 2007  monograph): Miguel Calderón (Self-titled 2007 monograph) $525
1d 3h 23m
 Heinecken: Are You Rea - SIGNED, Limited Edition (INSCRIBED!): Heinecken: Are You Rea - SIGNED, Limited Edition (INSCRIBED!) $1,295
1d 3h 28m
Paolo Roversi: Nudi (INSCRIBED!): Paolo Roversi: Nudi (INSCRIBED!) $130
1d 3h 33m
Hedi Slimane: Berlin : Hedi Slimane: Berlin $225
1d 3h 38m
Joseph Szabo: Almost Grown: Joseph Szabo: Almost Grown $195
1d 3h 43m
Beirut: City Centre, 1991 (Koudelka, Frank, Burri, Basilico, Depardon, Elkoury): Beirut: City Centre, 1991 (Koudelka, Frank, Burri, Basilico, Depardon, Elkoury) $1,245
1d 3h 48m
Bernd & Hilla Becher: Fachwerkhauser (SIGNED BY BOTH!): Bernd & Hilla Becher: Fachwerkhauser (SIGNED BY BOTH!) $285
1d 3h 53m
David Bailey: Goodbye Baby & Amen: A Saraband For The Sixties: David Bailey: Goodbye Baby & Amen: A Saraband For The Sixties $185
1d 3h 58m
Allen Ginsberg: Photographs (SIGNED, with Flower Drawings): Allen Ginsberg: Photographs (SIGNED, with Flower Drawings) $495
1d 4h 3m
Larry Clark: Tulsa (Hardbound Edition, SIGNED): Larry Clark: Tulsa (Hardbound Edition, SIGNED) $295
1d 4h 8m
Daido Moriyama Stray Dog (SIGNED): Daido Moriyama Stray Dog (SIGNED) $195
1d 4h 13m
William Klein: New York. 1954.55 : William Klein: New York. 1954.55 $195
1d 4h 18m
 Sam Wagstaff: A Book of Photographs : Sam Wagstaff: A Book of Photographs $125
1d 4h 43m

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 Book of the Week
Jan Kempenaers: <i>Dun Briste, Downpatrick Head</i> Jan Kempenaers: Dun Briste, Downpatrick Head—Signed

"As a sequel to his previous books 'Spomenik' and 'Picturesque', the photographs in this special edition are also part of Kempenaers' artistic research project on contemporary picturesque. A filmic sequence of photographs of a massive rock is printed on a cardboard leporello which measures 33 x 345 cm when unfolded. It contains an original colour lambda print, signed and numbered in an edition of 500." —the publisher READ MORE

Cat# IB356S Softbound List Price $50.00
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<i>Dun Briste, Downpatrick Head</i>

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