E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  05.18.11 Vol 11.20
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 Nick Brandt's Big Life Foundation
© Nick Brandt
© Nick Brandt

Nick Brandt — Big Life Foundation Benefit Print — Echo & Family, Amboseli, 2005

Nick Brandt started Big Life Foundation in September 2010 in urgent response to the massive increase in poaching of animals in East Africa. The Open Edition of ECHO & FAMILY, AMBOSELI, 2005 has been specifically created for Big Life Foundation. 100% of the proceeds from the sales go to the Foundation.

This is Nick Brandt's only close shot of Echo, the world-famous elephant who lived in Amboseli. She was an amazing elephant, the matriarch of her herd for over 36 years, until finally, the terrible drought of 2009 took her life at the age of 65. By purchasing this print, you help ensure that Echo's offspring, and their offspring, continue to be protected and thrive. Since September 2010, Big Life Foundation has established a dozen anti-poaching outposts in the Amboseli region of Kenya and Tanzania, purchased a dozen patrol vehicles, hired nearly 100 rangers, and in the process caught and had arrested some of the worst, most prolific long-term elephant poachers in the region. As a result, where Big Life has a presence, the poaching of all animals has been quickly and effectively reduced. However, in the areas not covered by the Big Life teams, the poaching continues, out of control and unabated. You can find out more about Big Life Foundation here.

ECHO & FAMILY, AMBOSELI, 2005 is available in two sizes:
30x14 in. — $1000
20x9 in. — $500
(Archival Pigment Print on Hahnmeuhle Cotton Rag Paper)

Please contact Anne Kelly at 505-988-5152x121 if you would like to support Big Life Foundation by purchasing Nick Brandt's open edition print. More work by Nick Brandt can be viewed here.

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 Artist Lecture & Booksigning
© Kim Stringfellow
© Kim Stringfellow
What: Kim Stringfellow Lecture & Booksigning
Where: Tipton Hall, Santa Fe, New Mexico
When: 6pm Friday, May 20, 2011
How Much: $10 general | $5 students/seniors/sfai members

What: Kim Stringfellow workshop Historical, Ecological and Activist Issues in Art
Where: SFAI
When: Saturday & Sunday, May 21-22, time 10am - 4pm
How Much: $200


The Santa Fe Art Institute is pleased to present artist and educator Kim Stringfellow for a lecture & booksigning at Tipton Hall on Friday, May 20th at 6pm.

Preorder signed copies of Kim Stringfellow's book Jackrabbit Homestead here.

Kim Stringfellow is an artist/educator residing in Joshua Tree, California. Her work and research interests address ecological, historical, and activist issues related to land use and the built environment through hybrid documentary forms incorporating writing, digital media, photography, audio, video, installation, mapping, and locative media. She teaches in the Multimedia area as an Associate Professor in School of Art, Design, and Art History at San Diego State University. She received her MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. For more information on her work, please visit the artist's website.

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 photo-eye Book Reviews
from the book LA Day/LA Night
from the book LA Day/LA Night

LA Day/LA Night by Michael Light

"The Z binding of these two books is what grabs you first. These books are different. They are a contradiction. You can start in the daylight or the darkness, your choice. The textural qualities of the finely rendered black and white images draw you into the daylight. LA Night redefines film noir. Either time frame, you are not disappointed. This is a private view of LA, known only to birds, traffic reporters, police in helicopters and Michael Light." — from the review by Tom Leininger of Michael Light's LA Day/LA Night

Purchase a copy of the book here


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 Auctions
Zdenek Tmej: Abeceda Duseviho Prazdna (Alphabet of Spirtual Emptiness)--SIGNED Zdenek Tmej: Abeceda Duseviho Prazdna (Alphabet of Spirtual Emptiness)--SIGNED
"A Czech artist's response to the physical and psychic devastation of World War II, the subject of [Alphabet of Spirtual Emptiness] is the walking wounded—men forced to work for the conquering army. The dark, impressionistic look of Tmej's photographs is the result of working indoors with a concealed camera and only the dimmest of available light. The book itself, a small paperback made with pulpy newsprint stock, has an abject quality contradicted only by the gorgeously tactile gravure prints. Published a year after Germany's collapse and their author's release, Tmej's photos retained their aura of furtiveness and despair at the same time as they were transformed into documents of resistance and survival."—Vince Aletti, in Roth, et. al., The Book of 101 Books
Bids shown below are current as of 5:00 pm MT, 05.18.2011
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High Bid Bids Time Left  
  Jeanloup Sieff: Cat with Table & Chairs, 1973 : Jeanloup Sieff: Cat with Table & Chairs, 1973 - 0
22h 59m
Ihei Kimura: Pari (Paris)    : Ihei Kimura: Pari (Paris) - 0
2d 22h 59m
Josef Sudek: Fotograf (Rare 1976 Czech Catalogue)--Inscribed: Josef Sudek: Fotograf (Rare 1976 Czech Catalogue)--Inscribed $280 1
2d 22h 59m
Jitka Hanzlová: Forest: Jitka Hanzlová: Forest $400 1
2d 23h 59m
Jeanloup Sieff: Two Landscacpes (Kenya, 1961 + Cyne Suisse. 1974)--Vintage Prints!: Jeanloup Sieff: Two Landscacpes (Kenya, 1961 + Cyne Suisse. 1974)--Vintage Prints! - 0
3d 22h 59m
Zdenek Tmej: Abeceda Duseviho Prazdna (Alphabet of Spirtual Emptiness)--SIGNED: Zdenek Tmej: Abeceda Duseviho Prazdna (Alphabet of Spirtual Emptiness)--SIGNED - 0
3d 23h 59m
Ryan McGinley: Moonmilk (1st Edition!): Ryan McGinley: Moonmilk (1st Edition!) $150 1
4d 20h 59m
Eikoh Hosoe: Kamaitachi (Aperture Limited Edition): Eikoh Hosoe: Kamaitachi (Aperture Limited Edition) $600 1
4d 22h 59m
Victor Palla and Costa Martins. Lisboa. Cidade Triste e Alegre. (Lisbon: Sad and Happy City): Victor Palla and Costa Martins. Lisboa. Cidade Triste e Alegre. (Lisbon: Sad and Happy City) - 0
5d 0h 59m

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 photo-eye Gallery Opening
© Colette Campbell-Jones
© Colette Campbell-Jones
Colette Campbell-Jones — Stories from Underground

Opening Friday, June 3rd, 2011 5-7pm
On Display through July 30th, 2011
photo-eye Gallery is located at 376-A Garcia, Santa Fe, NM 87501


Stories from Underground, by Colette Campbell-Jones are visual reconstructions of oral histories from the coal miners of South Wales. Campbell-Jones was inspired to retell the stories of this vanishing culture after spending time with her husband's family in the small town of Ton Petre.

Using a self described "hybrid process" combining documents with manipulated digital imagery, Campbell-Jones is able to interweave the various stories and histories of the Welsh mining communities into individual narratives. The image in Stories from Underground reference drawing and printmaking process and appear almost as if they could be charcoal drawings.

To view more work by Colette Campbell-Jones visit photo-eye Gallery here.

For more information about this exhibit, please contact Anne Kelly at 505-988-5152 x121 or anne@photoeye.com.


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 photo-eye Blog
Michelle Bates
Michelle Bates
Michelle Bates Stops by photo-eye to Sign the New Edition of Her Book Plastic Cameras

"We were pleased to have Michelle Bates stop by the store to sign books when she was coming through Santa Fe on her workshop tour of the Southwest. Her newest edition of the highly successful anthology/technical book on the art of the plastic camera, appropriately titled Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity was released late last year in a new edition." — Melanie McWhorter

Read the rest of Melanie McWhorter's post here.

Purchase a copy of Plastic Cameras here.


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 Book of the Week
Robert Frank: Pangnirtung Robert Frank: Pangnirtung
"In August 1992 Robert Frank's good friend Reginald Rankin invited Frank on a trip to Pangnirtung, a village of around 1,300 Inuit inhabitants in the Arctic Circle. This book is Frank's documentation of the five-day sojourn. Curiously Frank depicts Pangnirtung void of its people: the still harbour, public housing, a convenience store, a telephone post." — the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ZE445S Softbound List Price $39.00
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Pangnirtung

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