E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  02.26.14 Vol 13.9
 Table�of�Contents
 Book�of�the�Week:�A�Pick�by�J�rg�Colberg




Book of the Week: A Pick by J�rg Colberg
Some Things You Should Have Told Me by Harvey Benge


"I don't know how I would categorize the photographs Harvey Benge takes. He's certainly not the only person doing this kind of work. He also is not the only person to have made a book containing these little fragments extracted from the world. However, the majority of books made around pictures like Harvey's end up trying way too hard to be clever. That's the curse of this kind of photography: It is clever, at least to some extent, and it is so tempting to exploit that cleverness. But the cleverness can never be the point of the whole exercise. Unlike all these other books Harvey's Some Things You Should Have Told Me is genuinely moving; it tells you a story, and I have no idea how I would talk about that story. The story is never fully revealed, drawing the viewer back in." — J�rg Colberg

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When he is not writing about photography, J�rg Colberg teaches photography, or he takes his own pictures. http://cphmag.com
 photo-eye�Book�Reviews


Igor Samolet: Be Happy!

"Igor Samolet's Be Happy! follows... a small cadre of Russian youth engaged in (check all rebel boxes that apply) drinking, sex, group sex, stripping, smoking, fighting, fireworks, squatting, and various indeterminate stunts involving water and/or fire. The usual young hijinks in other words, although practiced here with unusual fervor and sometimes by older participants. At some point, youthful indiscretions lose their patina of experimental freedom and sag into middle-aged nihilism. Maybe it's when children come along?" — from Blake Andrews' review of Be Happy! by Igor Samolet

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Thomas Sauvin: AMC2 Journal Issue 8: Quan Shen

"AMC2 Issue 8: Quan Shen is the most cleverly designed of AMC2's publications to date, and pays special attention to the power of the object. One can't quite describe it as a book, though it definitely is that — it's also a small sculpture... In its case it stands as a small black monolith with glimmering yellow edges. Slide it from the Lucite and you encounter a fan of images, bound like a book of swatches. On each card is a portrait, a collection featuring Chinese citizens taken between the 1930s and 80s, part of the enormous photo archive amassed by Thomas Sauvin... We read and misread, make up stories about a character or by-pass the individual altogether, viewing them instead as a collective and a barometer of a society, of progress (or lack there of), of humanity." — from Sarah Bradley's review of AMC2 Journal Issue 8: Quan Shen by Thomas Sauvin

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Peter Beste & Lance Scott Walker: Houston Rap

"Rap is a window into life. Whether it is the life of the East Coast, West Coast, Dirty South or Houston, the music is speaking the language of the area, each in its own dialect. Houston rap is melodic with slow rhymes. Peter Beste and Lance Scott Walker tell the story of the rise of rap music in Houston, Texas in riveting words and pictures. If you have a passing interesting in music or modern culture, owning Houston Rap is a necessity." — from Tom Leininger's review of Houston Rap by Peter Beste & Lance Scott Walker

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 In-Print�Photobook�Video�Series
In-Print Photobook Video #42: Top Secret: Images from the Stasi Archives by Simon Menner

Erin Azouz presents Simon Menner's Top Secret: Images from the Stasi Archives in #42 of our in-print photo book video series.

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 Photobooks�Under�$30
Photobooks Under $30

For this installment of Photobooks Under $30, we're focusing in three titles currently in stock — two of which are signed by the artists. Mira Mexico by Louie Palu aims to question the medium of journalism as objective through a newspaper that begs to be dismantled by its viewer, Book of Trees by Paula McCartney explores wondrous trees through engaging portraiture and LBM Dispatch #6 by Alec Soth and Brad Zellar provides an insightful look into the three most populous cities of Texas through portraits and landscapes.

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 Art�Photo�Index
Featured Artist: David Emitt Adams

"I collect discarded cans from the desert floor, some more than four decades old, which have earned a deep reddish-brown, rusty coloration. This rich patina is the evidence of light and time, the two main components inherent in the very nature of photography. For this body of work, I manipulate these found objects through a labor-intensive 19th century photographic process known as wet-plate collodion. I create images on their surfaces that speak to human involvement with this landscape. The results are objects that have history as artifacts and hold images connected to their locations." — David Emitt Adams

photo-eye Gallery now represents the work of David Emitt Adams. To inquire about purchasing a piece or for more information, please email gallery@photoeye.com or call 505-988-5152 ext. 202.
 photo-eye�Deep�Discounts
Deep Discounts

This week's selection of Deep Discounts includes four great instructional photobook titles. Each selected title is discounted up to 90% off the original price. Limited stock is available, and once we sell out we will not be getting any more in stock. The discounted items this week include:

Copper Plate Photogravure
Softbound Original Price $54.95 — photo-eye Price: $32.97 (Save 40%)
Only 1 copy in stock

Creative Photo Printmaking
Softbound Original Price $29.95 — photo-eye Price: $17.95 (Save 40%)
Only 1 copy in stock

Photography, Ninth Edition
Softbound Original Price $101.60 — photo-eye Price: $10 (Save 90%)
Only 1 copy in stock

Welcome to Digital Photography
Softbound Original Price $23 — photo-eye Price: $5 (Save 78%)
Only 1 copy in stock

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 photo-eye�Auctions
This week's auction selections feature a marvelous array styles, approaches and themes: the chilling Chinese propaganda of Mao Tsetung: A Selection of Photographs; Four of Ed Ruscha's understated, paradigm-smashing artist's books; D�sseldorf School influenced books by Bernard Fuchs and Andreas Magdanz and the oblique narratives of Raymond Meeks. From Japan, fantastic, edgy books by Hosoe, Moriyama and Kitajima (including a rare signed copy of the latter's New York and from William Eggleston: Chromes — a three-volume set destined to be one of the definitive references on his work. And that's just for starters! We've got twenty-three lots on the block, so check out the slide show below, which contains dozens of page spreads from the week's selections. Thanks for looking!



Bids shown below are current as of 1:50 pm MT, 02.26.2014
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High/Opening Bid Time Left  
 	Eikoh Hosoe: Kamaitachi (Aperture Limited Edition): Eikoh Hosoe: Kamaitachi (Aperture Limited Edition) $595
1d 0h 9m
JH Engst�m: Sketch of Home (Limited Edition of 250!): JH Engst�m: Sketch of Home (Limited Edition of 250!) $225
1d 0h 14m
Raymond Meeks: who will stay (Deluxe Edition with Three Prints): Raymond Meeks: who will stay (Deluxe Edition with Three Prints) $395
1d 0h 19m
Raymond Meeks: Carousel (Handmade Artist Broadside): Raymond Meeks: Carousel (Handmade Artist Broadside) $295
1d 0h 24m
   Daido Moriyama: Hikari to kage (Light and Shadow)     : Daido Moriyama: Hikari to kage (Light and Shadow) $395
1d 0h 29m
Daido Moriyama: TKY (SIGNED Limited Edition): Daido Moriyama: TKY (SIGNED Limited Edition) $195
1d 0h 34m
William Eggleston: Chromes: William Eggleston: Chromes $495
1d 0h 39m
Keizo Kitajima: New York (SIGNED): Keizo Kitajima: New York (SIGNED) $995
1d 0h 44m
Keizo Kitajima: The Joy of Portraits (SIGNED, Limited Edition)    : Keizo Kitajima: The Joy of Portraits (SIGNED, Limited Edition) $275
1d 0h 49m
Keizo Kitajima: Back to Okinawa. 1980/2009.: Keizo Kitajima: Back to Okinawa. 1980/2009. $195
1d 0h 54m
      Ed Ruscha: Every Building on Sunset Strip   : Ed Ruscha: Every Building on Sunset Strip $1,495
1d 0h 59m
Ed Ruscha: Twentysix Gasoline Stations: Ed Ruscha: Twentysix Gasoline Stations $500
1d 1h 4m
Edward Ruscha: A Few Palm Trees: Edward Ruscha: A Few Palm Trees $275
1d 1h 9m
 Ed Ruscha: Crackers    : Ed Ruscha: Crackers $395
1d 1h 14m
Bruce Weber: All-American + All American IV, Otherworldly: Bruce Weber: All-American + All American IV, Otherworldly $195
1d 1h 19m
El Libro negro del terror nazi en Europa (The Black Book of Nazi Terror in Europe): El Libro negro del terror nazi en Europa (The Black Book of Nazi Terror in Europe) $295
1d 1h 24m
Valerio Spada: Gomorrah Girl (SIGNED): Valerio Spada: Gomorrah Girl (SIGNED) $165
1d 1h 29m
Stephen Shore (2007, Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series)--SIGNED: Stephen Shore (2007, Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series)--SIGNED $170
1d 1h 34m
Josef Sudek: Praha (His First Book, 1929!)--in Rare Dust Jacket: Josef Sudek: Praha (His First Book, 1929!)--in Rare Dust Jacket $995
1d 1h 39m
 	(Anonymous) Mao Tsetung: A Selection of Photographs : (Anonymous) Mao Tsetung: A Selection of Photographs $995
1d 1h 44m
 Bernhard Fuchs: Autos + Roads & Paths (2 Books): Bernhard Fuchs: Autos + Roads & Paths (2 Books) $495
1d 1h 49m
Andreas Magdanz: Dienststelle Marienthal (Marienthal Office/Bunker Photographs)--SIGNED, Ltd. Ed.: Andreas Magdanz: Dienststelle Marienthal (Marienthal Office/Bunker Photographs)--SIGNED, Ltd. Ed. $595
1d 1h 54m
 Boris Becker: ArchitekturZeit Photographien (Signed, Limited Edition with 10 Photos, 1/100): Boris Becker: ArchitekturZeit Photographien (Signed, Limited Edition with 10 Photos, 1/100) $495
1d 1h 59m
Lee Friedlander: Recent Western Landscapes : Lee Friedlander: Recent Western Landscapes $295
1d 2h 14m
 Richard Mosse: Infra (Limited Edition): Richard Mosse: Infra (Limited Edition) $295
12d 2h 9m

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