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© Nick Brandt                                                                       © Raymond Meeks
© Nick Brandt                                                                       © Raymond Meeks 
Opening this Friday: Post-Pictorialism: Photographs by Nick Brandt and Raymond Meeks
Please join us this Friday, December 1st for our Santa Fe Gallery opening of new work by photographers Nick Brandt and Raymond Meeks. The opening is from 5 to 7 pm at photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia Street.

Working in the vein of the late 19th century Pictorialist movement, Nick Brandt's portraits of African wildlife have brought animal photography beyond the traditional documentation of wild life into the realm of Fine Art. New work for the show will be drawn from images produced during Brandt's recent trips to Africa.

Raymond Meeks' images emerge from his journeys to foreign lands as well as the silent meanderings into his own backyard, bringing to mind the memory of a pre-industrial landscape on the verge of being conquered. His recent color photographs of icebergs from Greenland draw reference to early color and landscape photography and the Naturalist movement of the 1880's. Black-and-white photographs documenting Burmese salt mine workers from his upcoming book A Clearing (Nazraeli Press, 2007) will also be on display.

For more information, please contact Gallery Director Elizabeth Avedon at 505.988.5159 x115.
  P H O T O G R A P H E R ' S S H O W C A S E ®
Quiet Life - The Village of South Africa
"The Transkai in South Africa is a desolate landscape which stretches as far as the eye can see. It is a different image of Africa than what you would expect. Many Xhosa people live in arid areas (which they call home land) as a result of the Apartheid regime. During this time Native Africans were forced to live within a designated 13 percent of the country, the majority of which is arid. One Xhosa village in this homeland is 'Cacadu,' located in a hilly district twelve hours by car from Johannesburg. In this area there is little rain. The land is dry and sterile. It is difficult to farm the land there, so most young people and fathers leave the village to find work.

"Over the past 10 years, I have visited Cacadu many times and recorded on film the 'Quiet Life' of the elderly and their grandchildren. I wanted to show the hardship of their daily lives in this stern environment."—Haruto Maeda
Image © Haruto Maeda
Image © Haruto Maeda
    The traditional house in Cacadu village, 1992

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Open for Bidding: Frank's Masterpiece, The Americans (Grove Press Edition!) Open for Bidding: Frank's Masterpiece, The Americans (Grove Press Edition!)
"...paved the way for three decades of photographs exploring the personal poetics of lived experience. Many memorable photobooks have been derived from this mass of material. None has been more memorable, more influential, nor more fully realized than Franks's masterpiece."—Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. 1
Bids shown below are current as of 6:47 pm MT, 11.29.2006
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High Bid Bids Time Left  
Robert Adams: White Churches of the Plains: Robert Adams: White Churches of the Plains $250 1
18h 42m
A. Ralph Steiner: Dartmouth: A. Ralph Steiner: Dartmouth - 0
19h 42m
WHAT NOW?! Japan Through the Eyes of Shomei Tomatsu: WHAT NOW?! Japan Through the Eyes of Shomei Tomatsu - 0
7d 18h 42m
Lee Friedlander: Flowers and Trees: Lee Friedlander: Flowers and Trees - 0
8d 17h 12m
Josef Sudek: Fotografie (in scarce dust jacket!): Josef Sudek: Fotografie (in scarce dust jacket!) - 0
8d 17h 42m
August Sander: Photographs of an Epoch, 1904-1959 (Limited Edition with Print!): August Sander: Photographs of an Epoch, 1904-1959 (Limited Edition with Print!) - 0
8d 18h 12m
Yasuiro Yoshioka (1963 Self-Published Monograph): Yasuiro Yoshioka (1963 Self-Published Monograph) - 0
8d 19h 42m
Robert Frank: The Americans (1st American edition!): Robert Frank: The Americans (1st American edition!) - 0
10d 22h 12m
Lee Friedlander: Lee Friedlander (Signed!): Lee Friedlander: Lee Friedlander (Signed!) - 0
10d 23h 12m


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Robert Polidori: After the Flood Robert Polidori: After the Flood
"In late September 2005, Robert Polidori traveled to New Orleans to record the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina and by the city's broken levees. He found the streets deserted, and, without electricity, eerily dark. The next day he began to photograph, house by house. He sees the resulting photographs as the work of a psychological witness, mapping the lives of the absent and deceased through what remains of their belongings and their homes."—the publisher READ MORE

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Joel Preston Smith: Night of a Thousand Stars and Other Portraits of Iraq Joel Preston Smith: Night of a Thousand Stars and Other Portraits of Iraq
"Joel Preston Smith traveled in central and northern Iraq as an independent journalist, living with Iraqis and Kurds, and patrolling with U.S. soldiers. His book is the first comprehensive portrait of Iraqi society in a time of war, as seen from the perspective of both Iraqis and U.S. soldiers. But this is not a book of military and political analysis; Night of a Thousand Stars is a humanistic portrait, focusing heavily on Iraqi home, work and social life during the occupation."—the publisher READ MORE

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Larry Towell: The Mennonites Larry Towell: The Mennonites
The Mennonites are a religious group who are most often compared to the Quakers, though their beliefs differ. Renowned Magnum photographer Larry Towell had unique access to the daily routines of their lives through a Mennonite family near his home in Ontario, and has spent the last 10 years photographing their communities in rural Ontario and Mexico. Powerful imagery and equally moving text, by Towell himself, makes this the most important body of work by the artist to date. READ MORE

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Terry Falke: Observations in an Occupied Wilderness - SIGNED Terry Falke: Observations in an Occupied Wilderness - SIGNED
"Terry Falke's lyrical photographs center on the terrain of the American Southwest — and the ubiquity of humanity's imprint on it. Gorgeous, sardonic, and playful, Falke's work emphasizes beauty and incongruity, and is as much about human nature as it is about the land. Shot with a large-format camera, the resultant images are personal and provocative, raising as many questions than they answer."—the publisher READ MORE

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Boomoon: Stargazing at Sokcho - SIGNED Boomoon: Stargazing at Sokcho - SIGNED
"Resembling nothing so much as the way the skies might look from the inside of a snow-globe, these gorgeous color photographs include hints of Sokcho's soaring granite peaks and dense forests, clear, bitterly cold skies, and an almost audible roar of silent eternity. Stargazing at Sokcho is printed on matt art paper, with a double varnish, in an oversized horizontal format."—the publisher READ MORE

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: 2006 Winter Booklist 2006 Winter Booklist
"The Winter issue of the photo-eye Booklist is now available for purchase through the photo-eye Bookstore. Our cover features a photograph by Michael Kenna, from his new monograph Hokkaido.

Winter 2006 TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOUT OUR COVER
Michael Kenna's stunning study of Hokkaido, Japan.
BY AVIS CARDELLA

PUBLISHER'S PROFILE
One by one, the publishers of the books we love are interviewed.
A PHOTO-EYE QUESTIONNAIRE

SURVEY OF NEW BOOKS
The quarterly survey of the best new photography books.
BY VARIOUS CONTRIBUTORS

WHO'S ON FIRST?
A fascinating new book explores the 'first works' of today's artists.
BY FRANCESCA RICHER & MATTHEW ROSENWEIG

ROUGH BEAUTY
Dave Anderson dusts off an unexpected beauty in Vidor, Texas.
EXCERPTS FROM THE TEXT BY ANNE WILKES TUCKER

PUBLISHING THE PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK
The acclaimed column on publishing photography books.
BY MARY VIRGINIA SWANSON & DARIUS HIMES

FRAENKEL GALLERY IN PRINT
An exhibition of books and announcements is reviewed.
BY ALAN RAPP

THE OLD & RARE SURVEY
A regular column that surveys important books of the past.
BY ERIC MILES


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