E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  05.08.13 Vol 12.72
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 photo-eye Lecture & Booksigning
Booksigning & Talk with John Cohen

We would like to invite you to the book signing, talk and banjo performance with photographer John Cohen this Friday, May 10th, 5:30-7:30pm at photo-eye Gallery with a talk and performance beginning at 6pm.

John Cohen is an artist, filmmaker, lecturer, writer, as well as a member of The New Lost City Ramblers and a preservationist of fading musical genres. Steidl has published many of his books in the past and for this signing, we are pleased to host a signing for Pull My Daisy and The High & Lonesome Sound.

The High & Lonesome Sound explores the music, life and legacy of musician Roscoe Holcomb. John Cohen met Holcomb in Eastern Kentucky while Holcomb was playing the banjo on his front porch. This was the beginning of a life-long friendship that provides the backdrop of The High & Lonesome Sound. Holcomb's music is described as a "mixture of blues, ballads and Baptist hymns" sung through his strained, high voice. Over the course of thirty years, Cohen visited Holcomb to photograph him and record his music. The book contains a DVD with two films about the musician as well as a CD.

Pull My Daisy multi-media set surrounding Robert Frank's famous 1959 film focusing on the Beat Generation and starring Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Larry Rivers, Peter Orlovsky, David Amram, Richard Bellamy, Alice Neel, Sally Gross and Pablo, Frank's then infant son. Legendary musician and photographer John Cohen was a contemporary of these great voices and this newly released set contains the film Pull My Daisy on DVD, a text book by Jack Kerouac and film set photographs by Cohen.

Can't make it to the signing? Order a signed copy of The High & Lonesome Sound and Pull My Daisy.

 Book of the Week
John Cohen: <em>The High and Lonesome Sound</em> John Cohen: The High and Lonesome Sound—Signed

"In 1959 John Cohen traveled to East Kentucky looking for what he calls 'old music.' Cohen asked for names at local gas stations but soon ran out of leads, and drove off the highway onto the next dirt road. Here he stumbled across Roscoe Holcomb playing the banjo and singing on his front porch in a way says Cohen, 'that made the hairs on my neck stand up on end.' And so by pure chance began the life-long friendship that is the background for The High and Lonesome Sound." —the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ZE446H Hardbound List Price: $110.00
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<em>The High and Lonesome Sound</em>
 photo-eye Photographer's Showcase
Accordion Player, High Pastures, Kyrgyzstan, 2012 -- Frank Ward
Accordion Player, High Pastures, Kyrgyzstan, 2012 -- Frank Ward

Photographer's Showcase: Frank Ward's The Drunken Bicycle II


We are pleased to share another portfolio of photographs from Frank Ward's The Drunken Bicycle series. Made in a number of former Soviet countries including Russia, Ukraine, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan during the years 2005-2012, Ward describes his work as "the equivalent to travel writing with a camera."

View Frank Ward's The Drunken Bicycle portfolios

For more information please contact photo-eye Gallery Associate Director Anne Kelly by email or by calling the gallery at (505) 988-5152 x202
 Interview with the Artist
Interview: Jock Sturges on Misty Dawn

"In the early seventies I discovered quite by accident that my best pictures, or perhaps I should say, the pictures I seemed most often to like the most were of people whom I knew the best and had been photographing the longest. An accumulation of images of a model were telling me a longer story and somehow seemed to encode much more 'truth' than single images were capable of. A single image could be arresting and interesting but unless it was followed by more work it seemed to pose more questions than answers for me." —Jock Sturges

Read the entire interview on the photo-eye Blog.
Interview: Patti Levey on Self Portraiture and Healing

"Besides being a tool for self-revelation and validation, self-portrait photography has always been the most satisfying, fascinating and intriguing form of creative expression for me because it most resembles the process of the unconscious. I usually work without any preconceived idea of what I'm going to do. I cannot see myself through the camera lens until my image is revealed to me in the development of the negatives and prints, much like how what is unknown is revealed in dreaming." —Patti Levey

Read the entire interview on the photo-eye Blog.
 photo-eye Auctions
I hope all our friends in the NY area had a chance to stop in to the preview of 10x10 American Photobooks this past weekend Ten10 Studios in Long Island City. Check out picks from photo-eye's Auction Director Eric Miles, as well as selections from Book Division Manager Melanie McWhorter on the photo-eye Blog.

This week in the auctions we lead off with one of the most sought after volumes of fashion photography of recent years, Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue. Preceding her new-found visibility by a number of years (courtesy of R.J. Cutler's 2009 film The September Issue and last year's memoir) this 2002 compendium is, as my magazine-loving-photo-editor wife Brenda Milis put it, "a fashion magazine gone to heaven." In a similar vein, check out Albert Watson's 90s opus, Cyclops (the rare French edition).

Also on the block is Lee Friedlander's 1976 book The American Monument. This motley collection of drab and slightly pathetic statues, plaques and assorted markers is perhaps one of the most brilliant modern commentaries in any medium—be it literary or visual—on our country's perplexing history.

Among our other listings: the rare 1934 Japanese propaganda book, Manchoukuo: A Pictorial Record; SIGNED books by Chuck Close and Hiroshi Sugimoto & more. Check out Eric's weekly presentation below! Thanks as always for looking!!



Don't Forget: All books shown in the Post-Auction Sale Inventory are available at the low opening bid prices shown!

With more traffic than ever before and new bidders coming on board all the time, it's a fantastic time to consign! For inquiries regarding the sale your fine photobooks and/or prints, contact Eric Miles, Director of Rare Books & Online Auctions.
Bids shown below are current as of 4:49 pm MT, 05.08.2013
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High/Opening Bid Time Left  
Grace Coddington: Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue [Work by Numerous Photographers]: Grace Coddington: Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue [Work by Numerous Photographers] $1,065
21h 10m
Garry Winogrand: Women Are Beautiful (Hardbound First Edition!): Garry Winogrand: Women Are Beautiful (Hardbound First Edition!) $765
21h 15m
 Mary Faulconer: Alexey Brodovitch (Vintage Print)    : Mary Faulconer: Alexey Brodovitch (Vintage Print) $4,000
21h 20m
Cindy Sherman: 1975-1993 (Rizzoli Monograph, SIGNED): Cindy Sherman: 1975-1993 (Rizzoli Monograph, SIGNED) $425
21h 25m
Lucien Clergue: 3 Prints [Arm, 1964;  Les Gèantes, 1978;  Eve, 1982]: Lucien Clergue: 3 Prints [Arm, 1964; Les Gèantes, 1978; Eve, 1982] $295
21h 30m
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theaters + Nature Of Light + L'Histoire (All SIGNED, 1 w/ Association Letter): Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theaters + Nature Of Light + L'Histoire (All SIGNED, 1 w/ Association Letter) $865
21h 35m
Lee Friedlander: The American Monument: Lee Friedlander: The American Monument $685
21h 40m
Albert Watson: Cyclope (Rare French Edition!) : Albert Watson: Cyclope (Rare French Edition!) $95
21h 45m
Chuck Close: A Couple of Ways of Doing Something + Self-Portraits + Work + Life (4 SIGNED BOOKS!): Chuck Close: A Couple of Ways of Doing Something + Self-Portraits + Work + Life (4 SIGNED BOOKS!) $345
21h 50m
Uta Barth (MoCA, L.A. Catalogue, Reissue), SIGNED Limited Edition: Uta Barth (MoCA, L.A. Catalogue, Reissue), SIGNED Limited Edition $185
22h 0m
Manchoukuo: A Pictorial Record (1934 Japanese Propaganda Book): Manchoukuo: A Pictorial Record (1934 Japanese Propaganda Book) $365
22h 5m
Michael Kenna: 1990 Gallery Min Catalogue (Scarce Hardbound Edition)--Signed!     : Michael Kenna: 1990 Gallery Min Catalogue (Scarce Hardbound Edition)--Signed! $155
22h 15m
 photo-eye Book Reviews
Martin Boyce: A Partial Eclipse

"It begins with an encounter in a museum, ruins and a stolen camera. The images aren't entirely gone. They've just gone somewhere else. Perhaps already deleted. Fading from memory. Martin Boyce's gorgeous book, A Partial Eclipse, begins with a story of loss and confusion, and leads us through an archive of images that cycle between the natural and constructed, offer glimpses of the past, but also point forward." — from Adam Bell's review of A Partial Eclipse by Martin Boyce

Read the entire review on photo-eye Blog.

Purchase a copy here.
Antonio M. Xoubanova: Casa De Campo

"I thought the tacit presence of Madrid would matter more in my reading of Antonio M. Xoubanova's photographs of Casa de Campo, that city's massive, wooded park. Instead, as I moved through the pages of his new book, I rather quickly jumped down the rabbit hole, into a sylvan fable with only tenuous ties to its urban setting and temporal roots. For years, Xoubanova photographed Casa de Campo, going into the woods to articulate a moody photographic telling of this amorphous place and its mysterious inhabitants." — from Karen Jenkins' review of Casa De Campo by Antonio M. Xoubanova

Read the entire review on photo-eye Blog.

Purchase a copy here.
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