E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  11.06.13 Vol 12.98
 Table of Contents
 Book of the Week: A Pick by Sybren Kuiper

Book of the Week: A Pick by Sybren Kuiper
Ametsuchi by Rinko Kawauchi

"Most photo books I know deal with real things. Raw realities, shocking discoveries or strange phenomenas. Books that help me discover the world around me.

Far fewer books transcend reality and if they do, it is often hard to tell why. Even if the photos are not fuzzy or unclear and the subject matter is down to earth and realistic. They keep eluding easy descriptions and snappy taglines. Because they speak to the heart and not to the mind, they help me discover something about myself, before they let me discover something about the world.

Ametsuchi by Rinko Kawauchi is such a book. The initial subject matter is pretty realistic; the controlled burning of fields for agricultural purposes. But... in the book (designed by one of my favorite designers Hans Gremmen) the formidable and destructive force of fire, the repetition of pictures, the surprises in the edit and the brilliant use of negatives on the inside of the semi-Japanese bound pages, did just that, it opened my heart before it opened my mind." — Sybren Kuiper

Read Adam Bell's review of Ametsuchi

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Sybren Kuiper, who works under the moniker of "-SYB-", is a graphic designer based in The Hague in the Netherlands. In addition to his work for commercial clients and theater, he has been specializing in photobook design for almost ten years. His aim is to narrate the photography as an integrated whole, rather than as a series of individual images. He designs and has designed books for Vivianne Sassen, Cuny Janssen, Valerio Spada, Florian van Roekel and many more. www.sybontwerp.nl
 Santa Fe Events
It's Modern: The Eye and Visual Influence of Alexander Liberman
Author Reception and Book Signing with Charles Churchward

Where: Moss Outdoor, 530 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM
When: Thursday, November 7th from 5-7 pm

photo-eye Books and Moss Outdoor are pleased to host an author reception and book signing for Charles Churchward on the occasion of his publication It's Modern: The Eye and Visual Influence of Alexander Liberman, published by Rizzoli. The event will take place on Thursday, November 7th, at Moss Outdoor in the Santa Fe Railyard, 530 South Guadalupe Street from 5-7pm. Books will be available for purchase, provided by photo-eye Books. For more info on the event, contact Melanie McWhorter at 505.988.5152 x112 or Gloria Moss at 505.983.7300.

Can't make it to the signing? Purchase a copy of It's Modern here. We will also have a few copies of The Golden Hour.
 photo-eye Book Reviews

Lieko Shiga: Rasen Kaigan / Album

"Upon first glance, the photographs in Rasen Kaigan / Album appear to document a dystopian horror film set. All of the familiar post apocalypse tropes are featured... Lieko Shiga made the photos before, during, and after the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami while embedded as the official photographer for Kitakama prefecture along Japan's coast (Rasen Kaigan = Spiral Coast). A horror set indeed, and she was on the scene with a camera to document events. But the resulting photos do not record history in the traditional way. Instead Shiga uses them as a starting point, mixing, manipulating, filtering, and generally tweaking them to create her own bizarre world." — from Blake Andrews' review of Rasen Kaigan / Album by Lieko Shiga

Read more on the photo-eye Blog
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Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door

"The cover of Abelardo Morell's The Universe Next Door sets the scene perfectly. It's a signature Abelardo Morell picture; a view of Central Park looking north. There are the trees, a pond and the surrounding buildings projected upside down against the interior wall of an apartment... It's simple but magical, one of the trademark camera obscura pictures that Morell is best known for. The Universe Next Door details the evolution of these pictures, but it does much more than that. It also shows just what an innovative and engaged photographer Morell is, a photographer who connects the simplicity of the oldest of photographic techniques with the fundamental complexities of how we conceptually experience the world." — from Colin Pantall's review of The Universe Next Door by Abelardo Morell

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 In-Print Photobook Video Series

Don McCullin

Erin Azouz shares with us Don McCullin published by the Archive of Modern Conflict.

Watch the video on the photo-eye Blog
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Misha Pedan: The End of La Belle Époque

Melanie McWhorter shares with us The End of La Belle Époque self-published by Misha Pedan.

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 Art Photo Index
Featured Artist: David Welch

"Material World is my response to our contemporary consumer milieu... The photographs speak of accumulation and materiality and aim to encourage debate about consumption and the ways in which we feel compelled to consume." —David Welch

Read more about David Welch's Material World on Art Photo Index
 photo-eye Auctions
This week, a plethora of signed material from favorites Paul Graham and Thomas Ruff, plus:

  • William Eggleston: SIGNED Print from The Democratic Forest
  • Two very different titles both in the 'New Topographics' vein, John Gossage's The Pond and Lothar Baumgarten's Carbon
  • Alec Soth's own meditation on geography and American myth, Sleeping by the Mississippi (INSCRIBED)
  • Taryn Simon: An American Index Of The Hidden and Unfamilar (1st Printing)—SIGNED

  • Bids shown below are current as of 2:53 pm MT, 11.06.2013
    If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
    Auction Item High/Opening Bid Time Left  
    Rob Pruitt: Holy Crap: Rob Pruitt: Holy Crap $295
    23h 6m
    Lothar Baumgarten: Carbon : Lothar Baumgarten: Carbon $565
    23h 11m
    William Eggleston: SIGNED Print from The Democratic Forest: William Eggleston: SIGNED Print from The Democratic Forest $1,995
    23h 16m
    Paul Graham. Photographs, 1981 - 2006 (SIGNED): Paul Graham. Photographs, 1981 - 2006 (SIGNED) $195
    23h 21m
    Paul Graham: The Present (SIGNED): Paul Graham: The Present (SIGNED) $195
    23h 26m
    Paul Graham: American Night + Films (BOTH SIGNED): Paul Graham: American Night + Films (BOTH SIGNED) $275
    23h 31m
    Thomas Ruff: Nudes + jpegs (SIGNED): Thomas Ruff: Nudes + jpegs (SIGNED) $295
    23h 36m
    Thomas Ruff ('3D' Catalogue)--SIGNED : Thomas Ruff ('3D' Catalogue)--SIGNED $225
    23h 41m
    Thomas Ruff: Architectures of Herzog & de Meuron (SIGNED): Thomas Ruff: Architectures of Herzog & de Meuron (SIGNED) $295
    23h 46m
     	John Gossage: The Pond: John Gossage: The Pond $465
    23h 51m
     	Taryn Simon: An American Index Of The Hidden and Unfamilar (1st Printing)--SIGNED: Taryn Simon: An American Index Of The Hidden and Unfamilar (1st Printing)--SIGNED $195
    23h 56m
    Alec Soth: Sleeping by the Mississippi (INSCRIBED): Alec Soth: Sleeping by the Mississippi (INSCRIBED) $465
    1d 0h 1m
    Thomas Struth: Löwenzahnzimmer [The Dandelion Room]--SIGNED: Thomas Struth: Löwenzahnzimmer [The Dandelion Room]--SIGNED $95
    1d 0h 6m
    William Klein: ABC (Inscribed): William Klein: ABC (Inscribed) $125
    1d 0h 6m
    Edward Weston: Photographs from the Collection of the Center for Creative Photography : Edward Weston: Photographs from the Collection of the Center for Creative Photography $265
    28d 0h 21m
     Sale Books
    This week's selection of sale books includes four superb titles. Each selected title is discounted up to 30% off the original price. A limited number of each book is still available, and once we sell out of them we will not be getting any more in stock. The discounted books this week include:

    Puppy Love by Anna Clarén - Hardbound Original Price $59.90 — photo-eye Price: $41.95 (Save 30%)
    Only 2 copies in stock

    Hackney Flowers by Stephen Gill
    Hardbound Original Price $85.00 — photo-eye Price: $62.00 (Save 27%)
    Only 2 copies in stock

    The American Wall by Maurice Sherif
    Signed Hardbound Original Price $150.00 — photo-eye Price: $95.00 (Save 37%)
    Only 4 copies in stock

    Zidlicky 2007-2009 by Vladimir Zidlicky
    Hardbound Original Price $120.00 — photo-eye Price: $84.00 (Save 30%)
    Only 1 copy in stock

    See other great titles now on sale here.
     Santa Fe Events
    Retracing Audubon Slide Talk at photo-eye Wednesday, November 20th at 6pm

    Where: photo-eye, 376 Garcia Street, Suite A Santa Fe, NM
    When: Wednesday, November 20th 6-8pm
    Contact: Melanie McWhorter or Krista Elrick
    Phone: 505.988.5152 x 112, 505.438.4441
    Email: melanie@photoeye.com, photographs@KristaElrick.com

    SANTA FE, NM - photo-eye is pleased to announce that photographer Krista Elrick will give a slide talk about Retracing Audubon, a project that is reexamining John James Audubon's epic journey. Inspired by his pre-civil war writings, Elrick's landscapes document the eco-systems described in The Birds of America.
     Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
    Our BACKYARD Photography Contest: Deadline is November 19!

    Your backyard. It may be the quintessential green grass and sprinklers. Or it may be the city streets, the water's edge, or rolling fields. But whether you work in color or in black-and-white, using tools that range from digital or film cameras to alternative processes, to iPhones ... the winning image may be right in your BACKYARD!

    Join an international community of photographers and share your images with distinguished judges:
    Jennifer Schlesinger Hanson, Director, VERVE Gallery of Photography; Jonathan Blaustein, Writer, The New York Times Lens blog and A Photo Editor blog; Arthur Meyerson, Photographer; and Reid Callanan, Director, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

    Our educational partners and sponsors have contributed to an impressive prize list with a total value of over $8,500. Of course we're giving away workshops, but we also have a croquet set, a grill, a bocce ball set, and a Slip 'n Slide! And the 50 winning images will be featured in The Workshops online gallery.

    Visit www.santafeworkshops.com/contest for all the details and to enter today. Deadline is November 19, 2013, midnight MST.

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