E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  12.31.08 Vol 8.52
 Happy New Year
© Hiroshi Watanabe
© Hiroshi Watanabe

Happy New Year from all of us at photo-eye!
We are grateful for your support!


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 photo-eye's Best Books of 2008
Mere hours before we enter a new year, we at photo-eye are proud to present our picks for the top 10 books of 2008 — listed in no particular order, they are:

Library of Dust - David Maisel (Chronicle)

Sent a Letter - Dayanita Singh (Steidl)

Deformer - Ed Templeton (Damiani)

The Disciples - James Mollison (Chris Boot)

Invasion 68 Prague - Josef Koudelka (Aperture)

Domestic Vacations - Julie Blackmon (Radius)

The Hyena & Other Men - Pieter Hugo (Prestel)

A Clearing - Raymond Meeks (Nazraeli)

Decotora - Masaru Tatsuki (Little More)

America - Zoe Strauss (Ammo)

Stay tuned next week for a full-scale, interactive feature compiling the best book lists from photo-world luminaries such as John Gossage, Martin Parr, Gerry Badger, Alec Soth, Lesley Martin, Chris Pichler, Darius Himes and many more.

Happy New Year!
 photo-eye Gallery - New Artist
Dave Trautrimas's portfolio Habitat Machines

In 'Habitat Machines' David Trautrimas' photo-based architecture explores the construct of home with a series of residential buildings born of everyday objects. From Art Deco coffee pots to the Constructivist grid pattern on an old bathroom scale, Trautrimas searches for source materials which allude to a greater architectural doctrine usually unnoticed in these machines. Then, by dramatic distortion of scale and context, elements of these objects are meticulously re-assembled into strikingly original structures that are paradoxically familiar by virtue of their origins.

Image © Dave Trautrimas
Image © Dave Trautrimas
   Sprinkler House, 2008

16x15" Image
4 / 11
$450.00

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 photo-eye in Los Angeles
The 18th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exhibition.

Please visit us at booth #A3
Friday, January 9, 2009 - 12-8pm
Saturday, January 10, 2009 - 12-8pm
Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 12-6pm
Click here for more information.

Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA
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We are excited to be exhibiting:
Julie Blackmon
Erik Boker
Tom Chambers
Jeffris Elliott
Liz Hickok
Mihai Mangiulea
Maria Luisa Morando
Eric Percher
Pentti Sammallahti
Dave Trautrimas
Jo Whaley
Contact Anne Kelly, photo-eye Gallery Associate Director, for further information. Visit photo-eye online Galleries. Photographers: Apply to the Photographer's Showcase®
 In the Magazine
Christian Patterson: Sound Affects
reviewed by George Slade

Memphis, Tennessee. A lovely, mid-summer glow graces an alley between utterly banal buildings in a photograph titled 'Bill's Twilight.' Even without this tip of the hat, and a back-matter acknowledgment to 'friend' William Eggleston, Christian Patterson's first major monograph pays significant and worthy homage to the Memphis-based master...

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 Auctions
Kiyoshi Suzuki: Ship of Fools Kiyoshi Suzuki: Ship of Fools
"Showing his photographs was never enough for Suzuki. The viewer must become a partner in the process that led to the images. His visual language is understanding, warm and multi-layered. His inimitable way of putting books together, layer upon layer upon layer, became his unique approach."—Machiel Botman, Nooderlicht Festival
Bids shown below are current as of 7:01 pm MT, 12.31.2008
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High Bid Bids Time Left  
Sol LeWitt: Autobiography: Sol LeWitt: Autobiography - 0
1d 20h 58m
Kohei Yoshiyuki/Wataru Kimura: Document: Yoru no Kouen (Document: Night Park) : Kohei Yoshiyuki/Wataru Kimura: Document: Yoru no Kouen (Document: Night Park) - 0
2d 21h 58m
Garry Winogrand: Stock Photographs (SIGNED!)  : Garry Winogrand: Stock Photographs (SIGNED!) - 0
2d 22h 58m
Kiyoshi Suzuki: Ship of Fools: Kiyoshi Suzuki: Ship of Fools $500 1
2d 23h 58m
  Daido Moriyama: Nippon Gekijo Shashincho (Japan--A Photo Theatre)--SIGNED     : Daido Moriyama: Nippon Gekijo Shashincho (Japan--A Photo Theatre)--SIGNED - 0
3d 21h 58m
Kohei Yoshiyuki: Document Kouen (Document Park)  : Kohei Yoshiyuki: Document Kouen (Document Park) - 0
3d 23h 58m
Sha Girl '80 (Erotica Annual--Araki, Hosoe, Fukase & Many Others--Design by Tadanori Yokoo): Sha Girl '80 (Erotica Annual--Araki, Hosoe, Fukase & Many Others--Design by Tadanori Yokoo) - 0
6d 18h 58m
Rineka Dijkstra & Bart Domburg: Die Berliner Zeit (+ Portraits): Rineka Dijkstra & Bart Domburg: Die Berliner Zeit (+ Portraits) $200 1
6d 20h 58m
Osamu Nagahama: Atsuku Nagai Yoru no Shima (The Island of Long Hot Nights): Osamu Nagahama: Atsuku Nagai Yoru no Shima (The Island of Long Hot Nights) - 0
7d 19h 58m


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 365 Book a Day
Rob Hornstra: 101 Billionaires Rob Hornstra: 101 Billionaires

Copies arriving in 2 to 4 weeks.

"Under Vladimir Putin's rule, Russia has reclaimed its position among the superpowers of the world in the past eight years, the economic recession and the tumultuous nineties seemingly all but forgotten. Thanks to the country's huge abundance of raw materials such oil and natural gas, the Russian economy is flourishing as never before. After a mere 18 years of capitalism, the January 2008 issue of Finans Magazine reported that there are currently 101 billionaires in Russia."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ZD610S Softbound List Price $90.00
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101 Billionaires
Eikoh Hosoe: Barakei Limited Edition Eikoh Hosoe: Barakei Limited Edition

Copies arriving in 2 to 3 weeks.

"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. This edition has been lovingly produced by the Japanese art shop NADiff, in close consultation with Eikoh Hosoe. It is 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# DQ169 List Price: $500.00
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Raymond Meeks: Orchard Limited Edition Raymond Meeks: Orchard Limited Edition

Copies arriving in 2 to 4 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. Earlier books are housed in many private and public collections, including the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. The first fifteen orders of Orchard were sold with a loose print and are now sold out. This version is signed and editioned.

"—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ZD608 List Price: $490.00
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Orchard Limited Edition
Graciela Iturbide: El Baño De Frida Graciela Iturbide: El Baño De Frida

Copies arriving in 2 to 4 weeks.

"In 2005, the bathroom of Casa Azul, Frida Kahlo?s private home, was reopened for the first time since her death 51 years ago. On this occasion Graciela Iturbide embarked on a voyage of discovery of the Mexican artist's private life, documenting the fundamental "witnesses" of her human and artistic career during this week-long "journey": medical supplies, artificial limbs, corsets, hospital gowns and stuffed animals, a portrait of Stalin and her hot-water bottle."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ZD621H Hardbound List Price: $33.00
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Anthony Goicolea: Fictions Anthony Goicolea: Fictions

Copies due in February.

"Often appearing in matching "uniforms" —everything from red hooded sweatshirts to white underwear—Goicolea's tribe of boys kiss under moonlight, build forts in strange, idyllic environs, "Christen" each other in shallow pools, and engage in a mischief whose purpose is never quite clear.

Slipcased Edition is limited edition of 100 signed and numbered. Boxed Edition is limited edition of 50 with a print signed and numbered in a clamshell box."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# TT155H Hardbound List Price: $65.00
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Cat# TT155L Limited Edition $1,200.00
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George Tice: Seacoast Maine George Tice: Seacoast Maine
"This book makes its focus the Maine we all want to remember and the coastline we perhaps visited at one time and grew to love. Tice, for the past five years, has concentrated on assembling and arranging his favorite photographs. The result is comparable in its scope to Szarkowski's portrait of Minnesota and in sympathy to Evans's elegy to Alabama. In all, 107 quadtone photographs, from the fogs off Eastport to the lobster boats off Monhegan, from the grain elevators of Portland to the Shakers of Sabbathday Lake."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# GO050H Hardbound List Price: $40.00
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Josef Sudek: Still Lifes Josef Sudek: Still Lifes
"From the mid-1920s until his death in 1976, Czech photographer Josef Sudek shot Gothic and Baroque architecture, street scenes and still lifes-usually leaving the frame free of people and capturing a poetic and highly individualistic glimpse of Prague. The still lifes are the best known aspect of his oeuvre; indeed, his graceful depictions of drinking-glasses and eggs are familiar to those who don't necessarily even know his name."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# DQ082H Hardbound List Price: $60.00
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 Call for Entries
We are pleased to announce that photo-eye's Magazine Editor Daniel Espeset will be one of the jurors for the Canadian entries for the 2009 submissions.

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
REVIEW SANTA FE
Event date: June 4-6, 2009

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

SINGULAR IMAGE (3 CATEGORIES)
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

AWARDS INCLUDE
$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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