E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  01.12.11 Vol 11.2
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 photo-eye in Los Angeles
photo-eye Gallery at photo la, January 14th - 17th, 2011!

Please stop by our booth (B-205) to see a preview of our next photo-eye Editions publication, the newest Julie Blackmon images and other great work. Anne Kelly, Rixon Reed and Vicki Bohannon will be manning the booth.

photo-eye will be showing work by gallery artists Nick Brandt, Julie Blackmon, Tom Chambers, Jamey Stillings, Carla van de Puttelaar and a photographer we selected from photo-eye's online gallery Photographer's Showcase, Colette Campbell-Jones. We will also be showing the first few publications from photo-eye Editions, including Habitat Machines by David Trautrimas, Suo Sarumawashi by Hiroshi Watanabe and Cranach Series by Carla van de Puttelaar.

We hope you'll join us to celebrate the 20th year of this prestigious international art exposition. photo la is being held at the Santa Monica Civic Center 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. Opening night tickets are $80 and benefit the Wallis Annenburg Photography Department at LACMA. Check out the photo la website for the full schedule of events and lectures.

For more information on photo-eye at photo la, read our blog post or contact Anne Kelly at anne@photoeye.com.

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 Featured Best Books of 2010

Over the next few weeks on the photo-eye blog we'll be spending some time taking a closer look at a number of the Best Books titles. Keep checking back in with us there as we will be offering features and special commentary on a number of great books, many of which are new to us! If there's any book you'd like to see a little more information about, let us know and we'll do what we can to try to explore it with you!
Maxwell Anderson: See You Soon Maxwell Anderson: See You Soon—Signed

Picked by Ramón Reverté, Fabrice Wagner and Laurence Vecten as a Best Book of 2010.

"How to make a great visual book from a short encounter. Superbly designed and printed." — Ramón Reverté

"Maxwell Anderson tells a modern unhappy fairy tale. I especially loved the story of the sky picture, very last photograph of the book." — Laurence Vecten


Cat# ZE159H Hardbound List Price: $30.00
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See You Soon
Sassen Viviane: Sketches Sassen Viviane: Sketches

Selected by Willem van Zoetendaal as a Best Book of 2010.

"A wonderful really nicely designed (SYB) booklet published by Kominek Gallery Berlin. 36 pages in a very simple carton cover full with piles of Polaroids which suggests a lot more images behind the upper one!" — Willem van Zoetendaal READ MORE

Cat# ZE397S Softbound List Price $30.00
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 photo-eye Photographer's Showcase
© Smith Eliot
© Smith Eliot

Smith Eliot's portfolio The Secrets We Keep

"The images in this series are performative in nature, and are made in the fashion of such childhood collusion. We bring our costumes and props, and we carve out a time and a space where our antics and imaginations can chart their own course. What unfolds during any shoot, is an intuitive sort of exploration that surfaces our wants and anxieties about culturally imposed roles, unequal power relations, and our relationship to passing youth and sexual desirability. " — Smith Eliot

Smith Eliot

Gelatin-Silver Print
10x10" Image
20x16" Mat

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

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 photo-eye Book Reviews
from the book From Here to There
from the book From Here to There

From Here to There by Alec Soth

"Few photographers can say the first retrospective monograph of their work was published at the ripe old age of 41. And even fewer can say this all happened less than a decade after emerging on the international photography scene. But then again, in the last decade only a handful of photographers have been as influential to the medium as Alec Soth has been..." — from the review by Antone Dolezal of Alec Soth's From Here to There
from the book The Pond
from the book The Pond

The Pond by John Gossage

"You probably know that a vixen is a female fox. But did you know that a group of foxes is known as a "skulk?" And that while an encounter with a single fox is a good omen, meeting up with a skulk has ill portents? Ah, the things you can find when you Google "fox as symbol."

John Gossage reminds me of a fox. There's a trickster in his mien, talented in camouflage and cunning in his ability to maneuver and effect subtle change." — from the review by George Slade of John Gossage's The Pond
from the book Desire for Magic
from the book Desire for Magic

Desire for Magic by Patrick Nagatani

"Patrick Nagatani's newest book, Desire for Magic, is a monster publication covering 30 years of the artist's career. It is a beautiful book, bound in red cloth with a transparent vinyl dust jacket. The embossment on the jacket - title, artist's name, and a circle on the front and back covers - creates a lavish presentation, and you haven't even opened it yet." — from the review by David Ondrik of Patrick Nagatani's Desire for Magic

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Robert Heinecken: Recto/Verso (Limited Edition with Print) Robert Heinecken: Recto/Verso (Limited Edition with Print)
"Heinecken belongs to a West Coast lineage extending back to Wallace Berman's trippy multiple exposures from the 1950s; he has also been deemed a peer of the equally restless Robert Rauschenberg and a precursor of—if not an influence on—Richard Prince...For better or worse, Heinecken is left to play the part of missing link—an "artist's artist" who unexpectedly connects, say, Allen Ruppersberg's goofy Polaroid narratives to Robert Mapplethorpe's fetishistic photo-objects, but somehow gets overlooked in the process. Fortunately, this history is still up for grabs, and Heinecken's ambiguous objects seem increasingly vital to it."—Robert Heinecken at Marc Selwyn Fine Art, ArtForum, Feb., 2009. READ MORE

Visit the Robert Heinecken in Retrospect memorial web site.
Bids shown below are current as of 4:53 pm MT, 01.12.2011
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High Bid Bids Time Left  
Nobuyoshi Araki: Tokyo Lucky Hole: Nobuyoshi Araki: Tokyo Lucky Hole - 0
23h 6m
Chauncey Hare: Interior America: Chauncey Hare: Interior America - 0
1d 0h 6m
Ryuji Miyamoto: Kobe 1995--After the Earthquake: Ryuji Miyamoto: Kobe 1995--After the Earthquake - 0
1d 0h 36m
Eikoh Hosoe: 2 Books (1 Inscribed!): Eikoh Hosoe: 2 Books (1 Inscribed!) - 0
1d 21h 6m
Aaron Siskind: Pleasures and Terrors (SIGNED!): Aaron Siskind: Pleasures and Terrors (SIGNED!) $75 1
1d 21h 6m
Walker Evans: The Crime of Cuba. : Walker Evans: The Crime of Cuba. - 0
1d 22h 6m
Masao Yamamoto: Nakazora (Deluxe Limited Edition with Print): Masao Yamamoto: Nakazora (Deluxe Limited Edition with Print) $400 1
3d 0h 6m
Ikko Narahara: Humanscape: Ikko Narahara: Humanscape - 0
3d 1h 6m
Robert Heinecken: Recto/Verso (Limited Edition with Print): Robert Heinecken: Recto/Verso (Limited Edition with Print) - 0
3d 22h 6m
  Harry Callahan: Photographs (El Mochuelo Gallery Monograph)  : Harry Callahan: Photographs (El Mochuelo Gallery Monograph) - 0
4d 0h 6m
Araki: Diary Sentimental Journey : Araki: Diary Sentimental Journey - 0
4d 21h 6m
Lee Friedlander: Flowers and Trees (SIGNED) - 0
4d 22h 6m

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 Book of the Week
Charlotte Dumas: Repose Charlotte Dumas: Repose
"Selection of this Dutch photographer's work on animals is comprised of ten panels beautifully printed on a folded card stock. The presentation allows for an unfettered relationship with her portraits of stray dogs, horses, tigers and wolves; animals that are depicted living amongst humans in one form or another and seem to be solemnly judging us."—the publisher

Selected as a Best Book of 2010 by Melanie McWhorter.

Selected as one of Melanie's Picks on photo-eye Blog. Read the blog post here.

About the limited edition:
Repose is available in a signed and numbered limited edition with an additional plate in an edition of 50 copies.
View Repose limited edition Vittorio Emanuele, Palermo 2008
View Repose limited edition India, Indiana 2007

Cat# ZE260S Softbound List Price $60.00
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Cat# ZE260L Limited Edition $165.00
Purchase Limited Edition


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 Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
A Word from Santa Fe Photographic Workshops:

Winter Light, Points of View, Portraits and Human Experience

The days may be short and dark, but The Workshops Winter/Spring 2011 program is long on experience and rich with the light of inspiration.

Find the thread that runs through your photography and further refine your Point of View with Sylvia Plachy, a former Village Voice staff photographer and regular contributor to the New Yorker. Enter the world of landscapes lit by magical Winter Light with Kodak Photo Icon and contemporary master Marc Muench as your guide. Expand your skills and gain insights into non-traditional ways to design Environmental Portraits with the legendary David Michael Kennedy. Turn your goals for a photographic project into an action-oriented plan with award-winning photographer Doug Menuez's The Human Experience.

Winter/Spring 2011 workshops begin in February and continue through late May; the Workshops can also arrange one-on-one sessions and mentorships. View workshop details on the website or call (505) 983-1400 x11.

For more information about the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops click here.

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