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E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  12.29.10 Vol 10.52
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 Best Books Announcements
photo-eye's List of Best Books of 2010 Launching Next Week

In the last few weeks, we have received numerous inquiries asking when photo-eye will announce its Best Books of 2010. Well, hold your horses, as we are putting the final touches on the web pages. This year we have asked some of our favorite contributors as well as many new voices from all over the world. Stay tuned for the launch within the next couple of weeks. This year's contributors include:

Alan Rapp
Alec Soth
Bruno Ceschel
Alexa Becker
Colin Pantall
Elizabeth Avedon
Fabrice Wagner
George Slade
Hester Keijser
Joerg Colberg
John Gossage
Larissa Leclair
Laurence Vecten
Loring Knoblauch
Marco Delogu
Martin Parr
Michael Schmelling
Morten Andersen
Peter Sutherland
Timothy Prus & Ed Jones
Willem van Zoetendaal
Ramón Reverté
Rinko Kawauchi
Melanie McWhorter
Antone Dolezal
Anne Kelly
Todd Hido


In the meantime, check out the Best Books lists from 2009 and 2008.


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 photo-eye's Photographer's Showcase
© Kevin Erskine
© Kevin Erskine

Kevin Erskine's portfolio Supercell

"As a young boy I witnessed my first big storm. I guess my emotions were a mixture of both fear and awe. As I started chasing this big weather I came addicted to the beauty of it. The ever changing winds result in unique sky sculptures again and again.

Capturing this on a large format camera is almost a humbling attempt to show the grandeur of mother nature." — Kevin Erskine

Kevin Erskine
Mothership 2 Dimmit Texas, 2007

Fujichrome print
26x79" Image
Unmatted
Edition of 6
$6,000

Contact Anne Kelly, photo-eye Gallery Associate Director, for further information on Kevin Erskine's work. Visit photo-eye online Galleries.

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 Limited Editions
Jerry Uelsmann: Moth and Bonelight. Platinum Edition. Jerry Uelsmann: Moth and Bonelight. Platinum Edition.

"I am amazed by the delicate rendering of the highlights and shadow areas in these platinum prints. They are truly unique and exquisitely beautiful. I love the way they look and I plan to frame a few for our home." — Jerry Uelsmann

The Platinum Edition of Moth and Bonelight is a portfolio of 10 platinum prints by Jerry Uelsmann with 20 poems by Steven Brown.

The platinum printing process was at its beginning in 1873 a rare and difficult one to master. It is even rarer today. Printing in platinum produces the most permanent of photographic prints-one that possesses the richest, most extensive, and most subtle tonal range within photography. During World War I when the cost of platinum and consequently platinum papers dramatically rose, some master photographers abandoned photography rather than resort to other processes. Today the making of a platinum print is even more expensive, but the beauty of the result merits the time and difficulty required to produce it.

The 10 tipped-in platinum prints are roughly 9"x12", and each is signed and dated on the verso by Jerry Uelsmann.

Edition: 55 numbered copies, 15 lettered copies, 2 publisher's copies. READ MORE

Cat# ZE323H Hardbound List Price: $4,500.00
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Moth and Bonelight. Platinum Edition.

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 Signed Books
Philippe Herbet: <em>Made in Belarus</em> Philippe Herbet: Made in Belarus—Signed
"Herbet's approach relies on the precision of the anecdotal element, backed by the mythical element inherent in all immensurable continents, and tending to express the universal through the particular... It is not by academic works that Herbet prefers to be guided, but rather, by gypsy fiddles, folk music, encounters in endless night trips by train, people who for a moment cross your path in a second-class compartment and who will offer to share their bread and sausage, a pint of beer or a bottle of vodka with you, or who urge you to listen to a popular tune issuing with much effort from their crackling and patched-up radio." — the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ZE204H Hardbound List Price: $60.00
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<em>Made in Belarus</em>

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 photo-eye Book Reviews
© from the book Slow Burn
© from the book Slow Burn

Slow Burn: A Photodocument of Centralia, Pennsylvania by Renee Jacobs

"A coal fire started underneath Centralia, Pennsylvania in 1962. It was still burning when Renée Jacobs arrived to document life in the town in 1983. A handful of residents remain today, but the town is essentially gone.

Jacobs' book, Slow Burn: A Photodocument of Centralia, Pennsylvania was first published in 1986 by the University of Pennsylvania Press, has been republished this year by The Pennsylvania State University Press. The book is a look back to a town and time that was. Jacobs' contrasty wide-angle black and white images fit the time and the project." — from the review by Tom Leininger of Renee Jacob's Slow Burn
© from the book The Way of the Japanese Bath
© from the book The Way of the Japanese Bath


The Way of the Japanese Bath by Mark Edward Harris

"This is the second edition of Mark Edward Harris' book, which was first published in 2003. It is gorgeously produced, with all the simple elegance one associates with Japanese culture - a tipped-in photo on a cloth-bound book, secured with clasps. The end paper is a polyptych woodblock print depicting a women's public bath, made by a Japanese artist in 1868. As an object, the book itself is a work of art." — Sara Terry from the review of Mark Edward Harris' The Way of the Japanese Bath
© from the book Newtown Creek
© from the book Newtown Creek



Newtown Creek: A Photographic Survey of New York's Industrial Waterway
by Anthony Hamboussi


"Anthony Hamboussi's Newtown Creek: A Photographic Survey of New York's Industrial Waterway is a book of incongruous beauty. Hamboussi documents the chaotic landscape of an industrial wasteland with the eye of an obsessive collector, combining the gentle pastel washes of a seaside watercolorist with the surreal detailing of large-format photography." — Alexandra Huddleston from the review of Anthony Hamboussi's Newtown Creek


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 Book of the Week
Rimaldis Viksraitis: <em>Grimaces of the Weary Village</em> Rimaldis Viksraitis: Grimaces of the Weary Village—Signed
"'Rimaldas Viksraitis is a Lithuanian photographer who works in and around the villages where he lives, and photographs a way of life that is fast disappearing. In his world, any apparent dysfunctionality, propelled by liberal drinking of home brew, appears to be an asset because people seem to be having such a great time. He goes to parties, he sits and drinks and talks with his subjects. Their lives are not overcome by the gadgets of modern day life, which so often eradicate any meaningful communications between families. You can tell he is enjoying himself and at ease with his subjects. Viksraitis's sitters also seem to enjoy taking off their clothes. I assume this helped by the home brew and rather warm temperatures, or perhaps they are all having frequent sex? — Martin Parr, November 2008 READ MORE

Cat# ZE235S Softbound List Price $53.00
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<em>Grimaces of the Weary Village</em>


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 Auctions
Sol LeWitt: Autobiography Sol LeWitt: Autobiography
"[In Autobiography, Lewitt] surveys and inventories every nook and cranny of his Manhattan loft. The 128 pages comprise 1116 photographs using his regular 3 x 3 grid layout...as if allowing us to look around, while the artist himself has just popped out." READ MORE—John Janssen, "For the price of a cinema ticket: The books of Sol LeWitt."
Bids shown below are current as of 3:47 pm MT, 12.29.2010
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High Bid Bids Time Left  
Masao Yamamoto: Omizuao (Pillow Book)--Deluxe Limited Edition with Print: Masao Yamamoto: Omizuao (Pillow Book)--Deluxe Limited Edition with Print - 0
1d 0h 12m
Sol LeWitt: Autobiography: Sol LeWitt: Autobiography - 0
1d 23h 12m

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 photo-eye in Los Angeles
© PhotoLA
© PhotoLA

photo-eye Gallery at PhotoLA, January 14th-17th, 2011

photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting photo LA 2011. Please stop by booth B-205 and say hello. We will be showing work by:

Nick Brandt
Julie Blackmon
Tom Chambers
Jamey Stillings
Carla van de Puttelaar
Collette Campbell-Jones
as well as the first few publications by photo-eye Editions.

Join us to celebrate the 20th year of this prestigious international art exposition. Photo LA is being held at the Santa Monica Civic Center that is located at 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA. The fair dates are January 14th-17th with an opening reception on January 13th from 6-9 pm. You can visit the PhotoLA website for more information or contact photo-eye Associate Gallery Director at Anne Kelly or 505-988-5159 x 121.

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