E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  02.16.11 Vol 11.7
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 photo-eye Photographer's Showcase
© Frank Ward
© Frank Ward

Frank Ward's portfolio The Drunken Bicycle — Travels in the Former Soviet Union

"'The Drunken Bicycle' is a collection of pictures made in Russia, Ukraine, Mongolia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan from 2005-2010. I would think of this portfolio as the equivalent to travel writing with a camera except that the pictures contain few tourist vistas or landmarks. Evidence of the Silk Road, Genghis Khan and other empires remain in the dust. The closing picture, illustrating an ancient mosque in Khiva, is actually a photograph of a soccer game where all but one of the participants have blurred into invisibility during the long night exposure." — Frank Ward

Frank Ward
Subway, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 2010

Giclée Print
14x21" Image
22x28" Mat
2/20
$500

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

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 photo-eye Book Reviews
from the book Family
from the book Family

Family by Chris Verene

"In the short 'afterword' appended to Chris Verene's recently published monograph, Family, the photographer refers to the images collected here — photographs made over a period of 26 years in his hometown of Galesburg, Illinois — as 'my life's work.' After a careful, fascinated reading of this complicated book, one is tempted to ask why Verene chooses to say 'my life's work' rather than, simply, 'my life.'" — from the review by Faye Robson of Chris Verene's Family
from the book Where Children Sleep
from the book Where Children Sleep

Where Children Sleep by James Mollison

"I know I'm supposed to like this book.

After all, James Mollison's portraiture work is widely respected in the art world. His exhibitions are always well-received and he's published several successful books — including The Disciples, his book about fans of rock bands, which has drawn rave reviews for its clever portrayal of music lovers who mimic their idols. There's also Mollison's strangely intimate project, James and Other Great Apes, which for me is his most interesting work, with its intense close-ups of the amazingly expressive faces of apes." — from the review by Sara Terry of James Mollison's Where Children Sleep


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 Auctions
Kishin Shinoyama: Hareta Hi (A Fine Day)--SIGNED Kishin Shinoyama: Hareta Hi (A Fine Day)--SIGNED
Parr and Badger call this "...a baffling, hypnotic book." It is, no doubt, a classic mid-70s Japanese photobook, but it is also a masterpiece of color photography—published a year before William Eggleston's seminal show at the Museum of Modern Art. A rare signed copy.
Bids shown below are current as of 2:56 pm MT, 02.16.2011
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High Bid Bids Time Left  
Shomei Tomatsu: Islands of Time (SIGNED): Shomei Tomatsu: Islands of Time (SIGNED) - 0
0h 3m
Ralph Gibson: Déjà-Vu (in Shrink Wrap!): Ralph Gibson: Déjà-Vu (in Shrink Wrap!) - 0
1h 33m
WHAT NOW?! Japan Through the Eyes of Shomei Tomatsu (SIGNED!): WHAT NOW?! Japan Through the Eyes of Shomei Tomatsu (SIGNED!) - 0
1d 1h 3m
Kishin Shinoyama: Hareta Hi (A Fine Day)--SIGNED: Kishin Shinoyama: Hareta Hi (A Fine Day)--SIGNED $675 1
4d 1h 3m

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 photo-eye Blog
from the book In the Near Distance
from the book In the Near Distance
A Closer Look: In the Near Distance

"Greg Girard's early primitive wanderings are something to take note of. There is a raw sense of isolation and elusiveness that exists in his early photographs, which appear in a new monograph titled In the Near Distance. Girard meandered through many different parts of Asia and British Columbia between 1973-1986 where these photographs were taken — working jobs to feed his passion for travel and sometimes finding a darkroom to develop film and print photographs." — Antone Dolezal

Read the full blog post here.

Purchase a copy of this book here.
photo-eye Gallery
photo-eye Gallery
Currently on Display at photo-eye Gallery

"Currently on display at photo-eye Gallery is a group exhibit including works by 17 photo-eye Gallery artists! In the upcoming weeks on the photo-eye Blog we will feature a series showcasing a few of the photographers in this exhibition. These artist features will include the images that have been selected for this exhibit as well as the artists' thoughts and inspirations behind the individual image or images." — Anne Kelly, Associate Gallery Director

To read the full post click here.



©Jeff Rich
©Jeff Rich
Photographer's Showcase & photo-eye Gallery Artist Update

Also on the photo-eye Blog, current news about Photographer's Showcase artists Jeff Rich, Rita Maas, Chris Dunker, Stella Johnson and photo-eye Gallery artist Mitch Dobrowner.

Congratulations to Jeff Rich for winning photolucida's 2010 Critical Mass book award!

To read the full post click here.


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 Lecture & Booksigning
from the book Descendants
from the book Descendants
Lecture and Booksigning with Norman Mauskopf

When: Saturday, February 26, 2011, 2-4pm
Where: New Mexico History Museum Auditorium, 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe
Co-sponsors: VERVE Gallery of Photography, Photo Archives/Palace of the Governors and photo-eye Books

Northern New Mexico is a complex weave of pride and history. In this region of ancient traditions and striking environmental and ethnic diversity, Norman Mauskopf has spent the last decade photographing the Hispanic people and their culture. The photographs that emerged depict the intersection of religion, injustice, community, and transcendence.

To preorder a signed copy of Descendants click here.


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 Book of the Week
Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement
"In the summer of 1962, Danny Lyon packed a Nikon Reflex and an old Leica in an army bag and hitchhiked south. Within a week he was in jail in Albany, Georgia, looking through the bars at another prisoner, Martin Luther King, Jr. Lyon soon became the first staff photographer for the Atlanta-based Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which already had a reputation as one of the most committed and confrontational groups fighting for civil rights." —US Congressman, John Lewis

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Cat# TT163H Hardbound List Price: $60.00
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Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement


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 Call for Entries

A Word from Santa Fe Photographic Workshops:

Our Second Ever Photography Contest - Early Registration Ends February 19!

This time, it's all about the light. As photographers, capturing it is what we do. Natural, studio, low key, high key, long exposures or explorations in light graffiti-how you see the light is up to you.

Join our international community of photographers and share your photographs with our distinguished panel of judges. The experience will be rewarding and the prizes are great, including free workshops!

Save $10 when you enter by February 19, 2011. The "light" turns off March 31, 2011.

For more details click here.


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