E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  08.12.09 Vol 9.32
 photo-eye Gallery News
The Fishing Complex © David Trautrimas
The Fishing Complex © David Trautrimas
A review of David Trautrimas' work is featured in the current issue of Adobe Airstream magazine.
Check it out here.

View the limited edition book published by photo-eye.

To view more of David's work click here.
 photo-eye Gallery Staff Pick
© Raymond Meeks
© Raymond Meeks
This week's photo-eye Staff selection from the photo-eye Galleries was selected by Associate Gallery Director Heather Prichard. Heather has selected Raymond Meeks' Deer Apples Summer 2003 from Meeks' portfolio A Gathering / Sound of Summer Running.

"For me, essayist, philosopher, and literary naturalist Loren Eiseley said it best in his writing, "Nothing is lost, but it can never be again as it was". I think the best stories are about loss and the impermanence that surrounds our everyday."—Raymond Meeks

Contact Anne Kelly, photo-eye Gallery Associate Director, for further information on Meeks' work. Visit photo-eye online Galleries.
Irving Penn: Moments Preserved (Inscribed!!) Irving Penn: Moments Preserved (Inscribed!!)
An absolute masterpiece of printing, Penn spent a month in Lucerne, Switzerland overseeing the process at C.J. Bucher, who had produced Avendon's book Observations the previous year. READ MORE

Also on the block, signed books by Kertész, Salgado, Lartigue, and others!
Bids shown below are current as of 6:46 pm MT, 08.12.2009
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High Bid Bids Time Left  
Richard Prince: Adult Comedy Action Drama: Richard Prince: Adult Comedy Action Drama $300 1
22h 13m
Yutaka Takanashi: Jinzo (SIGNED)  : Yutaka Takanashi: Jinzo (SIGNED) $350 1
1d 22h 13m
 Ikko Narahara: España Grand Tarde : Ikko Narahara: España Grand Tarde $500 1
2d 22h 13m
William Eggleston: 2 1/4 (SIGNED): William Eggleston: 2 1/4 (SIGNED) - 0
5d 21h 13m
Diane Arbus (First Monograph. Rare First French Edition): Diane Arbus (First Monograph. Rare First French Edition) - 0
5d 23h 13m
Irving Penn: Moments Preserved (Inscribed!!): Irving Penn: Moments Preserved (Inscribed!!) - 0
7d 23h 13m
Sebastião Salgado: Migrations + The Children (2 Books, BOTH SIGNED): Sebastião Salgado: Migrations + The Children (2 Books, BOTH SIGNED) - 0
8d 1h 13m
Edward Weston: 50 Photographs: Edward Weston: 50 Photographs - 0
8d 23h 13m

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 photo-eye Staff Book Pick
Klara Källström: Gingerbread Monument Klara Källström: Gingerbread Monument
"Possibly one of the most interesting and, dare I say, best designed books of the year is a new arrival this week at photo-eye: Klara Källström's Gingerbread Monument. I am not alone in my love for this book. It was shortlisted for best book at the Arles Contemporary Book Award 2009, as well as for best design at the The Association of Swedish Illustrators Award 2009.

First of all, all of the pages are varnished, even those with no image, which caused a delightful ripping sound on first opening (I wish it were on every opening). Each "chapter" is divided by pages which are blank other than an off-white varnished square. The colophon is printed on pink paper with plate listing recreating all the images in miniature. The poems by Victor Johansson, wisely placed in the back of the book, are numbered to reflect upon the numbered sections of Källström's photos. The seductive details of this book are too numerous to fully describe, but that's half the fun — every time I pick it up I find something else to love.

With such attention to design and production, Gingerbread Monument is easily one of the best books I have seen this year." — Melanie McWhorter, photo-eye Book Division Manager READ MORE

Cat# ZD819H Hardbound List Price: $43.00
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 photo-eye Weekly Bestsellers
Bestselling Books at photo-eye for the week ending August 8, 2009

1. Eduardo Del Valle & Mirta Gomez: One Picture Book #57 (2 weeks on bestseller list) Please note that this title is now out-of-print.
2. William Eggleston: Paris (1)
3. Joni Sternbach: Surfland - SIGNED (3)
4. Martin Parr: Playas (3)
5. Alec Soth: The Last Days of W (12)
6. Karin Apollonia Muller: On Edge - SIGNED (7) Please note that this title is now out-of-print.
7. Peter Van Agtmael: 2nd Tour Hope I Don't Die - SIGNED (2)
8. Guy Tillim: Roma, Citta Di Mezzo - SIGNED (3)
9. Keith Carter & Mauro Fiorese: Dream of a Place of Dreams - SIGNED by Mauro (1)
10. Anders Petersen & JH Engstrom: From Back Home (3)

View previous week's bestsellers.
 365 A Book A Day

This week's 365 Book a Day featured items are

Why Not with photographs by Otto Snoek.
"The compelling and often hilarious work of Dutch photographer Otto Snoek explores the relationship between the promise and usually unsatisfying reality of urban life and mass culture, as evidenced during festivals, soccer games and parties throughout the city of Rotterdam."

Writings 1961-2007 text by Gerhard Richter.
"For a painter who has so successfully neutralized the declarative potential of his medium, Gerhard Richter has committed to print a surprisingly large amount of discussion on his work. Perhaps it is only natural that an artist whose painting incarnates the Cagean premise that there is nothing to communicate' should be moved to address that fact over and over."

Photographing America with photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Walker Evans.
"This book draws a parallel between the photographs on America made by Evans and Cartier-Bresson in the period from 1929 to 1947. Although they both approached their work as a form of social criticism, imbued with references to literature and painting, their practices were always quite distinct."

A Literature of Images with work by Ian Wallace.
"This is the first extensive survey catalogue on the work of Vancouver-based artist Ian Wallace, a seminal figure in Vancouver's fertile 1970s art scene, a teacher who taught the first generation of the Vancouver School of photo-conceptualism."

The 3rd Person Archive with photographs by John Stezaker.
"John Stezaker has been collecting photographic city views from the 1920s and 30s for 30 years, focusing on subjects photographed by chance. Here, he presents hundreds of mostly stamp-size details, miniatures that hint at the fates and encounters of long-forgotten people caught in urban labyrinths."

Paradise Now with photographs by Peter Bialobrzeski.
"Paradise Now presents fragments of nature, some of them mise en scène, others untouched by urban growth, on the periphery of the artificially illuminated infrastructure of large Asian cities. The images in this publication celebrate this lush green as a sign of hope, but also pose the question of whether we can continue to take responsibility for this incandescence, considering the predicted climatic catastrophe."

A Series of Human Decisions with photographs by Bill Jacobson.
"Bill Jacobson is widely known for his out of focus photographs which suggest the temporality of human existence. Whether shooting figures or landscapes, his work has been consistently ethereal, addressing the passage of time, loss, and the fading of personal and collective memories. This volume presents a new body of work which, though now quite sharp and defined, is similar in that it presents fragments of both beauty and melancholy."

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All quotes from the publisher unless otherwise noted.
 New Arrivals
: The Photographer's Series: Debbie Fleming Caffery DVD The Photographer's Series: Debbie Fleming Caffery DVD
"This latest edition features Debbie Fleming Caffery, who has been documenting the Louisiana sugar cane harvest, the plight of prostitutes in Mexican brothels, and more recently the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The documentary travels with her through the mud of the sugar cane mills, to the devastated homes of New Orlean's Ninth Ward, and to the South of France for the Les Rencontres Arles Photography Festival. In the Photo Commentary, she divulges the stories behind some of her most touching and poignant images. Plus, the Bonus Feature provides further insights to her creative process.

Main Documentary: 51 minutes (with Quick Reference Chapter Selection)
Photograph Commentary: by Debbie Fleming Caffery: 30 minutes
BONUS FEATURE: Additional stories and advice: 21 minutes"—the publisher

View Debbie Caffery books or the other DVD's by Keith Carter and Dan Estabrook produced by Anthropy Arts. READ MORE

Cat# ZD821 List Price: $39.95
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 In the News
© Jessica Bruah
© Jessica Bruah
Stranger Than Paradise
Featuring photographs by Photographer's Showcase artist Jessica Bruah
Exhibition is on display August 15th to 30th
Opening reception on August 15th, 2-5 pm

The Bakery Artspace
Rhinebeck, New York

Gallery Artist David Trautrimas is featured on Adobe Airstream, an online magazine, with an article written by Conrad Skinner.
 photo-eye Bookstore Opening
©Eric Cousineau and Barbara Diener, respectively
©Eric Cousineau and Barbara Diener, respectively
Empty Spaces:
A Exhibition of Color Photographs by Eric Cousineau and Barbara A. Diener
photo-eye Bookstore is excited to host the opening reception for Empty Spaces: A Exhibition of Color Photographs by Eric Cousineau and Barbara A. Diener on Friday, August 28th, 5-7 pm. The exhibition will continue through October 17th, 2009.

Eric Cousineau and Barbara Diener's portfolios explore the concept of home through the juxtaposition of the familiar and foreign. Cousineau's images capture the details in the home away from home of motel rooms. In these spaces, an anonymous person has imposed their notions of comfort on to the room. This pseudo-environment of the familiar is filled with lamps, beds, lounge chairs and TV, yet these spaces feel strange and vacant. Emptiness is also palpable in Barbara Diener's self-portraits posed in various familial and interrelationship roles, though the void is metaphorical. Diener portrays a character whose posture, gestures and eyes often show a person devoid of emotion, her expression as familiar yet impersonal as the floral curtains of an unoccupied motel bath as shot by Cousineau. Deiner's staged "tableaux vivants" and Cousineau's still lifes are facades of home, but each frame reflects the artificial nature of the domestic situation, an uncomfortable truth of our quotidian lives.

The photo-eye Bookstore is located at 370 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM and is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm. For more info on the exhibition of Eric Cousineau & Barbara Diener, please email Melanie McWhorter.

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