E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  02.04.09 Vol 9.5
 photo-eye Events
Open Project Photography and Todd Hido artist talk

Beginning on February 6, 2009, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, at 435 South Guadalupe Street in Santa Fe, New Mexico will present "Open Project Photography", an exhibition of photographs by artists Jonathan Blaustein, Diana Blok, Gregoire Cheneau, Wei Meng Foo, Todd Hido, George Hirose, Patti Levey, Judy Miller, Deborah Oropallo, Tony Soulie, and Donald Woodman. There will be a reception for the artists on Friday, February 6, 2009, from 5-7 pm, and an artist talk with Todd Hido at 6pm. The show continues through March 14, 2009.

photo-eye will be hosting the book signing at Zane Bennett Gallery on opening night with copies of the second printings of Between the Two and House Hunting. Preorder your signed copies now. View all books by Todd Hido.
 photo-eye Gallery Staff Pick
©Todd Stewart
©Todd Stewart
This weeks staff pick, "Alec, 2006" was chosen by Gallery Associate Director Heather Prichard.

"On an intimate level the photographs in The Garden are intended to be an expression of the wonder encountered by each of us as we explore the complexities of the contemporary natural experience.

For many years my concerns as an artist have centered on the relationship between nature and culture. With the birth of our twins Ethan and Lily in 2002, the lives of my children have occupied a growing portion of my creative activity. The quiet instances of discovery and revelation I observe as they each attempt to define their own individual relationship with the natural world are the moments I value most as both an artist and father. Using the metaphor of the garden to represent both nature and creation, I hope to explore the notion that we are all simultaneously part of, and separate from, this process." -Todd Stewart

Todd Stewart
Alec, 2006
Archival Digital Print
22x28" Image
30x36" Mat
 In the Magazine
Ken Schles: A New History of Photography: The World Outside and the Pictures in our Heads
from George Slade

How often are you compelled to quote a photographer's printed writings? I have two favored references: the first, chronologically and in number of conscious appearances, is Robert Frank's pithy and enduring comment that "it is always the instantaneous reaction to oneself that produces a photograph" (from "A Statement..." published in U.S. Camera Annual 1958, p. 115); the second, Charles Harbutt's summation that "In some ways, all photographers must become cavemen. Or aliens. Or childr...

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David Goldblatt: Particulars (SIGNED) David Goldblatt: Particulars (SIGNED)
Goldblatt won the 2003 book award at the Arles photography festival for Particulars. The son of a tailor, Goldblatt was born and raised in the years just preceding Apartheid-era South Africa, in the insignificant town of Randfontein...While his work fits readily into a classic documentary genre, he has avoided the tendency of many who have sought to dramatize moments in the lives of strangers.
Read more about David Goldblatt and see a selection of images from Particulars.
Bids shown below are current as of 5:31 pm MT, 02.04.2009
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High Bid Bids Time Left  
Takashi Homma: Tokyo Suburbia (SIGNED!): Takashi Homma: Tokyo Suburbia (SIGNED!) - 0
22h 28m
Lee Friedlander: Family (Limited Edition with Print!): Lee Friedlander: Family (Limited Edition with Print!) $1,650 2
1d 21h 28m
Katsumi Watanabe: Shinjuku 1965-97  : Katsumi Watanabe: Shinjuku 1965-97 - 0
2d 22h 28m
Paul Graham: Beyond Caring (SIGNED!): Paul Graham: Beyond Caring (SIGNED!) - 0
4d 2h 28m
David Goldblatt: Particulars (SIGNED): David Goldblatt: Particulars (SIGNED) - 0
4d 21h 28m
Martin Parr (2002 Phaidon monograph--Limited Edition with 'Pink Pig Cakes' Print): Martin Parr (2002 Phaidon monograph--Limited Edition with 'Pink Pig Cakes' Print) - 0
4d 23h 28m
Anna Farova: Josef Sudek (Major Monograph): Anna Farova: Josef Sudek (Major Monograph) - 0
5d 0h 28m
Sudek by Sonja Bullaty (SIGNED Limited Edition): Sudek by Sonja Bullaty (SIGNED Limited Edition) - 0
5d 22h 28m
Stephen Gill: Warming Down (Limited Edition Artist's Book): Stephen Gill: Warming Down (Limited Edition Artist's Book) - 0
5d 23h 28m

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 365 Book a Day
Mark Ruwedel: Westward the Course of Empire Mark Ruwedel: Westward the Course of Empire
"Mark Ruwedel has photographed the American West for the past twenty-five years, revealing the narratives—both geological and human—contained within the landscape. This stunning book presents more than 70 prints from Ruwedel's ongoing series Westward the Course of Empire, an inventory of the residual landforms created by the scores of railroads built in the American and Canadian West since 1869."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# YU107H Hardbound List Price: $65.00
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Westward the Course of Empire
Weston Naef: Carleton Watkins in Yosemite Weston Naef: Carleton Watkins in Yosemite

Copies due in March. Preorder now.

"All the grandeur of the American West in the mid—nineteenth century is reflected in this selection of large-format, photographs made by Carleton Watkins in or around Yosemite Valley, California. Produced to accompany the exhibition 'Dialogue among Giants' on view at the Getty Museum, takes us on a tour of the great Yosemite Valley from the view at Inspiration Point to the panorama high above the valley at Glacier Point."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# GM058H Hardbound List Price: $29.95
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Robert Frank: Looking In Robert Frank: Looking In
"First released in 1958, Robert Frank's seminal work, The Americans, is without question the single most important photographer's book published since World War II. This catalogue and the traveling exhibition it accompanies mark the fiftieth anniversary of the book's publication. Looking In: Robert Frank's "The Americans" provides a fascinating, in—depth examination of the making of the photographs for the book and its actual construction, using vintage contact sheets and work prints that literally chart Frank's journey around the country on a Guggenheim grant in 1955—56."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# DQ025H Hardbound List Price: $60.00
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Cat# DQ025S Softbound List Price $45.00
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Michael Levin: Zebrato Michael Levin: Zebrato

Copies arriving in 2 to 4 weeks.

"Michael Levin's award-winning and extraordinarily beautiful photographs have a very painterly quality. In a recent feature profile, the American fine art magazine Focus declared 'Michael Levin's captivating images are soulful and evocative; he is truly one of the rising stars in photography'."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ZD631H Hardbound List Price: $45.00
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Trine  & Nicolai SØndergaard: Tree Zone Trine & Nicolai SØndergaard: Tree Zone
"Tree Zone by Trine Søndergaard and Nicolai Howalt is a photographic exploration of the Nordic landscape and ways in which we relate to it. Thematically and formally this work is a continuation of previous projects How To Hunt, Dying Birds and Hunting Ground..."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ZD651S Softbound List Price $22.00
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V.D.: Beyond History V.D.: Beyond History

Copies arriving in 2 to 4 weeks.

"Media coverage and stereotypical discussions about places around the world have a major effect on people's perception of the others and their existence. Modern myths are being created all the time. This is hardly more the case when people, generally trapped in history and ideology, talk about Cuba and its political, economical and cultural landscape. V.D. fell in love with Cuba in 1997 and has visited the country six times since then. He befriended an Afro—Cuban family, explored the space, the people, the streets, the pictures from the past, the impossible relations..."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ZD635S Softbound List Price $80.00
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Beyond History
: In Almost Every Picture # 7: Shooting Gallery In Almost Every Picture # 7: Shooting Gallery

Copies arriving in 2 to 4 weeks.

"This chronological collection begins in 1936, when a 16 year old Dutch girl picks up a gun and shoots at the target in a fairground shooting gallery. Every time she hits the target, it triggers the shutter of a camera, and a portrait of a girl in firing pose is taken and given as a prize. This series documents almost every year of the woman's life up until present times, where at the age of 88 the woman still makes her pilgrimage to the Shooting Gallery."—the publisher READ MORE

Cat# IB016S Softbound List Price $35.00
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More 365 Books
 Call for Entries
FortoGrafia - Festival Inernazionale di Roma Book Prize Call for Entries

After the great success of the previous edition this year FotoGrafia - Festival Internazionale di Roma presents the second edition of the Prix-FotoGrafia Book dedicated to Italian photographic publishing — publishers independent and not, publishing groups or collective — for the works published during this calendar year.

The goal of Prix FotoGrafia-Book is to identify and reward the best editorial photography. The jury composed of five experts from the world of contemporary photography will judge the work.

They will only accept books published in Italy between March 1, 2008 and March 1, 2009.

The first winner will receive a photo exhibition during the 2010 edition of FotoGrafia. The winner will be announced during the inaugural day of FotoGrafia 09.

To Enter:
Send two copies of the book, one for the library of the Festival and one for the display and judging, by March 3 2009 to

Zoneattive Srl
Viale di Porta Ardeatina, 55 - 00154 Roma

The website is for the 2008 festival. For more information on this year's call for work, info.za@palaexpo.it.

Deadline for receipt of book in Rome is March 3, 2009.
 Ongoing at photo-eye
Endangered Culture, The Galisteo Basin Photography Project at photo-eye Gallery is currently on display at photo-eye Gallery

The exhibit continues through March 7th. If you are unable to stop by the galley you can view the images online at www.GalisteoBasinPhotoProject.com

Each photograph in the exhibit is also available to purchase as a Special Edition Print, signed and numbered in an edition of 25, printed on 11x14 paper at a Special Benefit price of $300, a great opportunity to own a print and support the cause.

Caption info:

Norman Mauskopf Petroglyphs, Galisteo Basin Gelatin Silver 12 5/8 x 8 3/8. Inquire about price
The photo-eye Staff Show will be running through February 17th. If you haven't seen it yet, now is your chance.

The exhibition features works by 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 News
Debbie Caffery Featured in the Washington Post
Gallery artist Debbie Caffery's image of Polly's Hand was published in The Inauguration Issue of The Washington Post Magazine.

To View more of Debbie's work, click here

The Architecture of Nature
Photographs by Photographer Showcase artist Fernando Delgado
Artist Reception: Friday, February 6, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Exhibition is on display until March 26, 2009

AIA Gallery - American Institute of Architects
202 Central Avenue SE, Suite 103, (Central & Broadway)
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Gallery hours: Monday to Thursday, 12-5 PM
Tel. (505) 242-9800
The Valley: Six Albuquerque Photographers
Photographer's Showcase artist David Ondrik is included in this group exhibition
Artist Reception: Friday, February 6, 5 — 7 PM

The Marion Center for Photographic Arts, at the College of Santa Fe (map)
1600 St Michaels Dr
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel. (505) 473-6133
 Publisher's Showcase
This week we are showcasing two Japanese publishers: Tosei-Sha and Rathole.

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