E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  01.02.13 Vol 12.54
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No. 119 by Svjetlana Tepavcevic from Means of Reproduction
No. 119 by Svjetlana Tepavcevic from Means of Reproduction

Means of Reproduction
by Svjetlana Tepavcevic

We are pleased to announce the new portfolio, Means of Reproduction, by Svjetlana Tepavcevic on the Photographer's Showcase. Means of Reproduction explores the natural world of plants and flowers and their seeds through stunning, crisp studio compositions that emphasize the natural beauty of these objects.

In her statement, Tepavcevic writes, "One day, while walking, I found an amazing object. It was dirty and damaged, but its intricately networked structure and its strange beauty fascinated me. Too delicate to be a skull of a small animal, the object alluded to many things. It took me time to figure out it was the inner shell of a vine seedpod. In my hikes, I've seen these vine pods frequently. They are green and look like a strange cross between a porcupine and a medieval cannon ball. The object compelled me to look closer and harder, to look for more."

View Means of Reproduction by Svjetlana Tepavcevic on the Photographer's Showcase.

For additional information about Svjetlana Tepavcevic's work or to acquire a photograph, please contact the gallery at (505) 988-5152 x202 or by email.

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 photo-eye Auctions
Off for the holidays this week, Eric lets the pictures speak for themselves with a wordless presentation of some of this week's stellar auction selections. Included among the riches are Man Ray's seminal collection Photographs 1920-1934; multi-book lots by Bruce Weber and Duane Michals; a rare, near pristine copy of Conceptualist Gordon Matta-Clark's 1974 Splitting. 322 Humphrey Street as it was left abandoned; Sally Mann's gorgeous Deep South (SIGNED) and MUCH MORE!! See you in 2013! —Eric Miles, photo-eye Auctions

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 4:25 pm MT, 01.02.2013
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High/Opening Bid Time Left  
Man Ray: Photographs 1920-1934   : Man Ray: Photographs 1920-1934 $2,495
21h 34m
Gordon Matta-Clark: Splitting. 322 Humphrey Street as it was left abandoned : Gordon Matta-Clark: Splitting. 322 Humphrey Street as it was left abandoned $795
21h 39m
Mike Mandel: Myself: Timed Exposures: Mike Mandel: Myself: Timed Exposures $165
21h 44m
Jitka Hanzlov√°: Bewohner: Jitka Hanzlov√°: Bewohner $295
21h 49m
Sally Mann: Deep South (SIGNED): Sally Mann: Deep South (SIGNED) $510
21h 54m
Bruce Weber: Bear Pond + 1991 Exhibition Catalogue (2 Books): Bruce Weber: Bear Pond + 1991 Exhibition Catalogue (2 Books) $195
21h 59m
 Lee Friedlander: Flowers and Trees (SIGNED): Lee Friedlander: Flowers and Trees (SIGNED) $495
22h 34m
	 Ryan McGinley (Flasher Factory monograph): Ryan McGinley (Flasher Factory monograph) $165
18d 19h 34m

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 On Book Publishing
On Book Publishing: Audio from our discussion with David Chickey & Gordon Stettinius

photo-eye was pleased to host David Chickey, founder of Radius Books, and Gordon Stettinius, founder of Candela Books + Gallery, for a presentation about photobook publishing on November 7th 2011. Gordon Stettinius will be Skyped in from New York. Chickey and Stettinius talked about their recent publications Chris McCaw's Sunburn (Candela, 2012) and Sharon Harper's From Above and Below (Radius, 2012) and also discussed working with distributors and the challenges of making and selling books in the current market.

Unfortunately, we encountered a few technical difficulties with our video, but we did get good audio of the discussion, which we share with you on the photo-eye Blog.

More information on David Chickey and Radius Books can be found on their website. More information on Gordon Stettinius and Candela Books + Gallery can be found here.

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 photo-eye Book Reviews
Jem Southam: The River Winter

"Jem Southam's pictures are quiet and unspectacular. They feature rural landscapes where changes happen over a period of days or months or years. Fields, ponds, rivers and rockfalls are Southam's territory, rural sites where there's nothing much to be seen, places where most photographers would move on from in search of a better (more spectacular) picture. So you look at his pictures and wonder what the fuss is all about. And then you look at another and another, and the fuss creeps up on you. Southam is an organic photographer; he's one with the land. He's a kind photographer, the sort of man who keeps an allotment and gives his produce to his neighbours. For some reason, he seems kind and as a result his pictures are kind. Southam is a walking photographer and as you look at his pictures, you start to fall into his stride." — from Colin Pantall's review of The River Winter by Jem Southam

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Curated by Edward Steichen: The Bitter Years

"In a close wooden shack - strewn with clothing and bedding, door open to the elements - a small family are seated, the mother looking down at her barely clothed toddler, while her son leans, sullen, against the mattress that is packed between the walls. There is, perhaps, an atmosphere of resistance in this image, the large bed forming a barrier that cuts across the composition and highlights the photographer's awkward presence in what is patently a cramped, private space. Both children turn their shoulders to the camera, as if rejecting the documentarian's gaze. One might equally argue, however, that Carl Mydans photograph - which occurs early in The Bitter Years - has a tender, if not essentially hopeful, undertone." — from Faye Robson's review of The Bitter Years curated by Edward Steichen

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Purchase a copy here.

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 Focus on Out-of-Print Books
Michael Kenna: <i>The Rouge</i> Michael Kenna: The Rouge

Going for as much as $400 online, The Rouge is now available in new condition, shrink-wrapped, for only $325.

"Kenna's now out-of-print monograph explores the River Rouge industrial complex in Dearborn, Michigan. This is the same factory that Charles Sheeler made famous to the art world 50 years ago. Kenna's images are often prolonged night-time exposures, reveling in the abstraction of form in darkness and the brilliant emergences of light and smoke. The Rouge exquisitely reproduces Kenna's master prints." —the publisher READ MORE

Cat# MW053H Hardbound List Price: $325.00
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 Book of the Week
Luigi Ghirri: <i>Kodachrome</i> Luigi Ghirri: Kodachrome

"In 1978 Luigi Ghirri self-published his first book, an avant-garde manifesto for the medium of photography and a landmark in his own remarkable oeuvre. Kodachrome has long been out of print and on the 20th anniversary of Ghirri's death, MACK is proud to publish the second edition. Part amateur photo-album, Ghirri presents his surroundings in tightly cropped images, making photographs of photographs and recording the Italian landscape through it's adverts, postcards, potted plants, walls, windows, and people. His work is deadpan, reflecting a dry wit, and is a continuous engagement with the subject of reality and of landscape as a snapshot of our interaction with the world." —the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ZF208S Softbound List Price $40.00
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 Art Photo Index

Featured this week on Art Photo Index, Bastienne Schmidt.


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