E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  12.17.08 Vol 8.50
 photo-eye Gallery News
©Hiroshi Watanabe
©Hiroshi Watanabe

Azusa Tukamoto as Osome, Matsuo Kabuki
Toned Gelatin-Silver Print
10x10" Image
Edition of 30

Hiroshi Watanabe will be increasing his prices on January 1, 2009. If you are interested in purchasing his works before this increase, please contact the gallery. Hiroshi's photographs can be view here

Contact Anne Kelly, photo-eye Gallery Associate Director, for further information. Visit photo-eye online Galleries. Photographers: Apply to the Photographer's Showcase®
 photo-eye Events

photo-eye Staff Show opens tomorrow December 18th, 5 to 7 pm

photo-eye Staff Show will open in photo-eye Bookstore with a reception on December 18th from 5 to 7pm. The exhibition will run through January 31, 2009.

The exhibition will feature works by Adam Figliola, Anne Kelly, Ben Lerman, Cliff Shapiro, Daniel Espeset, Heather Prichard, Maxine Chelini and Melanie McWhorter. To view some of the images from the show, click here.

For more info on the show or prints, email Melanie McWhorter.
 In the Magazine
Right: Portraits from the Evangelical Ivy League
reviewed by Charles Dee Mitchell

Michael Farris, the constitutional lawyer who fought hard for the legislation that has allowed the homeschooling movement to flourish across America, founded Patrick Henry College in 2000. A story Farris tells incoming freshman goes like this: He imagines a future Academy Awards ceremony in which the man walking down the aisle to accept the award for Best Picture receives a cell phone call from the President of the United States. The two men were roommates at Patrick Henry College... read the whole review
Bill Burke: I Want To Take Picture (First Edition!) Bill Burke: I Want To Take Picture (First Edition!)
"I Want To Take Picture is not a photojournalist's look at a 'story' but a personal tale that involves a search for something less definable....
Beyond the photography which is good, it was how Burke put this book together that was a new shift to bookmaking. By employing the use of three-dimensional ephemera re-photographed and stripped into the layout, he expands the typical page into the illusion of a full sensory experience."—Jeff Ladd, from his must-read photobook blog, 5B4
Bids shown below are current as of 6:53 pm MT, 12.17.2008
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High Bid Bids Time Left  
Ihei Kimura: Through the Eyes of Ihei Kimura (INSCRIBED!): Ihei Kimura: Through the Eyes of Ihei Kimura (INSCRIBED!) - 0
19h 6m
Miyako Ishiuchi: Nail (SIGNED!): Miyako Ishiuchi: Nail (SIGNED!) - 0
1d 20h 6m
Daido Moriyama: Color (SIGNED!): Daido Moriyama: Color (SIGNED!) - 0
2d 22h 6m
Bill Burke: I Want To Take Picture (First Edition!): Bill Burke: I Want To Take Picture (First Edition!) - 0
3d 17h 6m
Jaromir Funke: Pressfoto, International Photography Edition, Vol. 2 (Portfolio of 12 Photographs): Jaromir Funke: Pressfoto, International Photography Edition, Vol. 2 (Portfolio of 12 Photographs) - 0
3d 22h 6m

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 Limited Editions
Raymond Meeks: Orchard Limited Edition Raymond Meeks: Orchard Limited Edition
Copies arriving in two to three weeks

"This gorgeously unusual artist book is comprised of twelve pages, in an edition of 40, with six original, tipped-in prints and an insightful excerpt from 'The Sky, The Stars, The Wilderness' by Rick Bass. This edition is priced well below Ray's previous artist books in the hope of making them more accessible to a larger audience."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ZD608L Limited Edition $490.00
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Eikoh Hosoe: Barakei Eikoh Hosoe: Barakei
Copies arriving in two to three weeks. Limited supply, order early.

"In the fall of 1961, the photographer Eikoh Hosoe, then in his late 20s, agreed to make a series of portraits of the controversial author Yukio Mishima. They named their collaboration Barakei (bara' meaning 'rose' and 'kei' meaning 'punishment,' although the two decided on Killed by Roses as the English title). The original edition, designed by Kohei Sugiura, established the standard for the two subsequent editions of 1971 (which chimed with Mishima's suicide) and 1985. Aperture now issues this facsimile of the 1963 original, making available once again one of the most infamous and intriguing photobooks of the twentieth century.

Published in a limited edition of 500 copies for Aperture and 500 for NADiff. Each copy is signed and numbered by the artist."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# DQ169L Limited Edition $500.00
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 365 Book a Day
Phillip Toledano: Phonesex Phillip Toledano: Phonesex
"Phillip Toledano has photographed nearly thirty phonesex operators in the intimate setting of their own homes, offering a seldom—seen glimpse into the reality of what otherwise is a fantasy created by the operator's voice, and caller's imagination. Accompanying every portrait is a text written by each subject touching on some aspect of his or her experience as an operator. Whether touching, humorous, or disturbing, every operator's point of view is compelling."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# TT157H Hardbound List Price: $50.00
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Alberto Garcia-Alix: Far From Home Alberto Garcia-Alix: Far From Home
Copies arriving in 4 to 8 weeks.

"A face-to-face between two figures of contemporary photography, Spanish A. Garcia-Alix and Japanese Daido. Moriyama, who cross their vision and their territory to examine the dichotomy of East / West. The first photographed his wanderings in Beijing at the end of 2007 while the second offers views of Buenos Aires taken in 2004 and 2005."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# CF182H Hardbound List Price: $26.00
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Sophie Calle: Où et quand? Sophie Calle: Où et quand?
Copies arriving in 4 to 8 weeks.

"The artist S. Calle depicts meeting with the visionary Maud Kristen. She asks about when and where she will die, Arts divination in the service of artistic creation by Sophie Calle."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# CF181H Hardbound List Price: $30.00
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Sarah Moon: Sarah Moon:
Copies arriving in 4 to 8 weeks.

"The personal work, and commercial, black and white and color, of the French photographer and filmmaker Sarah Moon. DVD included (PAL—computer playable) In five and one—time movement, this book is a promise to the culmination. Even if Sarah Moon knows that the worm is in the fruit. What she has always known."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# CF180H Hardbound List Price: $112.00
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Sam Abell: The Life of a Photograph Sam Abell: The Life of a Photograph
Copies arriving in 2 to 3 weeks.

"The Life of a Photograph takes readers on assignment and inside the heart of a master photographer to witness the process of making a truly great picture. This exquisite book is organized by the known and unexpected themes of Abell's work, ranging from his sensitive Portraits, beautiful Land, Sea, Sky and thought—provoking Wild Life to the surprising Just Looking (quirky scenes encountered on assignment),On the Road (photographs taken from automobiles), and The Built World (human impacts on pristine land)."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# NA032H Hardbound List Price: $40.00
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Frank Sebastian Hansen: How Soon Is Now? Frank Sebastian Hansen: How Soon Is Now?—Signed
Copies arriving in 2 to 3 weeks.

"Frank Sebastian Hansen crisscrossed the globe with his Polaroid camera from Copenhagen to Cancun, capturing waiting jungle gyms and shimmering swimming pools. The book flows with subtle formal connections in color and shape from one image to the next. These Polaroids embrace an accelerated nostalgia as they become souvenirs of passing travel observations."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ZD589S Softbound List Price $30.00
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How Soon Is Now?
Charity Vargas: The Presidio Charity Vargas: The Presidio—Signed
Copies arriving in 2 to 3 weeks.

"Ms.Vargas came to live in the Presidio three years ago during this momentary pause in its long life. She started exploring the complex looking carefully and lovingly at its gentle sleep and slow but steady revival as a national park with a new civilian community living and working here. She has an eye for what is essential about the Presidio: the very American ordinariness of its military architecture and the strange 'wildness' of its man—made forests."—Randolph Delehanty Ph. D. READ MORE

Cat# ZD588H Hardbound List Price: $50.00
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The Presidio
 Call for Entries
Flash Forward 09!

This is an open call to all photographers, 34 years of age and under, in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States to enter our emerging photographers competition Flash Forward.

Our goal with the Flash Forward program is to increase the visibility of young artists.

Year 5 brings: more jurors, bigger prizes, added exhibitions, and further attention.

The deadline for entries is December 31st, requirements and details on how to submit are on the Magenta Foundation website
Event date: June 4-6, 2009

Jurors: Alice Gabriner, Time Magazine; Karen Irvine, Museum of Contemporary Photography; and Maarten Schilt, Mets & Schilt publishers

The Curator's Choice judged by Corey Keller, SF Museum of Modern Art
The Editor's Choice judged by Simon Barnett, Newsweek magazine
The Publisher's Choice judged by Michael Mack, SteidlMack

$5,000 cash; exhibition at the Photographic Center Northwest; tuition to a week-long workshop at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and much, much more.

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