E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  07.05.11 Vol 11.27
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 photo-eye First Wednesday Salon
Images shown from left to right: Patrick Nagatani, Dave Hyams and an image of Axle Contemporary
Images shown from left to right: Patrick Nagatani, Dave Hyams and an image of Axle Contemporary

Artists presenting: Patrick Nagatani and David Hyams
July 6th 2011, 6:30-9:00 Salon, book signing for Nagatani's Desire for Magic and exhibit preview of Axle Contemporary
photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Contact: Anne Kelly 505.988.5152 x 121

First Wednesday's July Salon will be held on July 6th, 2011. Photographers Patrick Nagatani and David Hyams will present work beginning at 6:30pm, followed by a book signing by Nagatani and exhibit preview of Axle Contemporary's photography exhibition Reprocessed Photography in the Physical World. David Hyams will present his recent work — contemporary portraits utilizing the wet-plate collodion process. Nagatani will be discussing his prolific photographic career and book Desire for Magic published by University of New Mexico Art Museum.

In addition to the Salon and book signing, Axle Contemporary (mobile gallery) will be parked outside of photo-eye Gallery for a preview of their new exhibition, Reprocessed Photography in the Physical World, which opens Friday July 8th, 5-8 pm in front of SITE Santa Fe. The show includes work by Patrick Nagatani, Matthew Chase-Daniel, Key Sanders, Jetsonorama, Jay Etkin, Guy Cross and Marion Wasserman.

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 Book of the Week
Patrick Nagatani: Desire for Magic Patrick Nagatani: Desire for Magic—Signed
"The monograph includes seven critical essays in which each author addresses a specific campaign; a comprehensive bibliography and exhibition history; and previously unpublished texts significant to particular projects. The essays were written by a diverse and distinguished group of scholars that includes Barbara Hitchcock, the Director of Cultural Affairs at the Polaroid Corporation where Nagatani completed some of his first large scale Polaroid works, Dr. Marie Antonella Pelizzari, former Associate Curator of Photography at the Canadian Center for Architecture, and Dr. Kirsten Buick, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of New Mexico who presents a critique of Nagatani's Tape-estries, a series he began in the 1980s, but work that is rarely exhibited or discussed." — the publisher

Read the photo-eye Blog post on this book here.

Read David Ondrik's review of Desire for Magic in photo-eye Magazine. READ MORE

Cat# NM202H Hardbound List Price: $75.00
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Desire for Magic

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 photo-eye Photographer's Showcase
© Michele Palazzi & Alessandro Penso
© Michele Palazzi & Alessandro Penso

Michele Palazzi & Alessandro Penso's portfolio Migrant Workers Journey

"According to Caritas' data, there are almost 4.900.000 migrants in Italy, and at least 700.000 of those are irregulars. The INEA — the public research body of structural and socio-economic agro-industry — has recorded 102.000 people in the agricultural field. However, these 'irregulars' are excluded. Every year, in a sort of pilgrimage, these 'irregulars' move many miles, from East to West and from South to North of the country. Day by day, they follow different parts of the agricultural harvest, picking products such as melons, tomatoes, grapes, olives and oranges. It is a long harvest, going on for six or even seven months. This project describes and tires to document the social and human working conditions of these people, specifically during a period that strictly makes their lives, the tomato harvest in Basilicata, a region in the south of Italy, during August and September. There are about 3.000 migrants willing to work even 12 hours a day for only 25 euro. They live, or perhaps they survive, in empty houses without electricity and water, in extreme poverty conditions. They have no rights, and no form of assistance. They are at the mercy of the corporals who are mostly Italians, deputies who control not only their jobs but their lives." — Michele Palazzi & Alessandro Penso

Michele Palazzi & Alessandro Penso
A Migrant Washing his Clothes, Basilicata, Italy

Archival Inkjet Print
20x30" Image
26x36" Mat
Not Editioned

Contact Anne Kelly, photo-eye Gallery Associate Director, for further information on Michele Palazzi & Alessandro Penso's work. Visit photo-eye online Galleries.

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Tom Wood: Looking for Love (Chelsea Reach) Tom Wood: Looking for Love (Chelsea Reach)
"Looking For Love, published in 1989, depicts the drinking, dancing, reveling crowds at the Chelsea Reach—a now-defunct night-spot in New Brighton. Mostly shot in color, the photographs are brash and garish. What they portray tends toward the vulgar. Significantly, they manage to conjure what they cannot show: the noise, the heat, the smells."
—Jane Fletcher, Making Sense ISSUE MAGAZINE
Bids shown below are current as of 5:58 pm MT, 07.05.2011
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High Bid Bids Time Left  
 Shigeichi Nagano: Yoru no byoin (The Hospital at Night.)  : Shigeichi Nagano: Yoru no byoin (The Hospital at Night.) $200 1
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Nobuyuki Wakabayashi: Adam and Eve (SIGNED)  : Nobuyuki Wakabayashi: Adam and Eve (SIGNED) - 0
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Tom Wood: Looking for Love (Chelsea Reach): Tom Wood: Looking for Love (Chelsea Reach) $200 1
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	Henri Cartier-Bresson: Images à la Sauvette (The Decisive Moment): Henri Cartier-Bresson: Images à la Sauvette (The Decisive Moment) - 0
1d 23h 1m
 Miyako Ishiuchi: Suidobashi--Tokyo Shika Daigaku (Suidobashi - Tokyo Dental College)--SIGNED   : Miyako Ishiuchi: Suidobashi--Tokyo Shika Daigaku (Suidobashi - Tokyo Dental College)--SIGNED - 0
1d 23h 31m
Blind Spot (No. 32--Special Hardbound Limited Edition, with 5 Signed Prints!)   : Blind Spot (No. 32--Special Hardbound Limited Edition, with 5 Signed Prints!) - 0
2d 22h 1m
Gustavo Ortiz: Hernán   CHIMENEAS (Chimneys) : Gustavo Ortiz: Hernán CHIMENEAS (Chimneys) - 0
3d 21h 1m
Lee Friedlander: Self-Portrait (INSCRIBED, 1st Edition): Lee Friedlander: Self-Portrait (INSCRIBED, 1st Edition) - 0
3d 22h 1m
Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph (Rare 1st Printing with 'Two Girls in Identical Raincoats'!): Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph (Rare 1st Printing with 'Two Girls in Identical Raincoats'!) - 0
3d 23h 1m
Krass Clement: Skygger Af  Øjeblikke (Shadows of Moments): Krass Clement: Skygger Af Øjeblikke (Shadows of Moments) - 0
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 photo-eye Blog
from the book Lonely Boy Mag
from the book Lonely Boy Mag
A Closer Look — Lonely Boy Mag (No. A-2 Boys and their Cars)

"Issue two of Alec Soth's Lonely Boy Mag (No. A-2 Boys and their Cars) was a challenge for me to digest. I originally wrote about this title in photo-eye's New Arrivals newsletter, and had to spend a fair amount of time contemplating the bizarre scenarios inside the book. When writing the original draft for the newsletter, Melanie McWhorter and I had a spirited discussion on my inability not to pass judgement on the work, as I thought the photographs (which are fantastic) were dismal, taking me to places I wasn't completely comfortable being. And it was hard for me to leave these thoughts out of it, indicating to me that Soth has compiled another successfully intriguing publication and that I had more to say in the personal format of a blog post." — Antone Dolezal

Read Antone Dolezal's full post on photo-eye Blog here.

Purchase a copy of this book here.
Untitled 1962 from Limited Edition of Dolls and Masks
Untitled 1962 from Limited Edition of Dolls and Masks
A Visit to Radius Books: The Auckland Project and Dolls and Masks

"It is always a delight to meet with David Chickey, designer for Chickey+Skolkin and one of the multi-talented founders of Radius Books. Last week, I stopped by the publishing house's clean, minimal, yet comfy and welcoming offices in downtown Santa Fe to pick up a few review copies of House of Love by Dayanita Singh, Janelle Lynch's Los Jardines de Mexico and Animals are Outside Today by Colleen Plumb for upcoming book reviews on photo-eye Magazine. David graciously offered me a cup of espresso and a preview of two new upcoming and one especially long-awaited Radius titles: Ralph Eugene Meatyard's Dolls and Masks and John Gossage and Alec Soth's The Auckland Project. " — Melanie McWhorter

Read Melanie McWhorter's full post here.

Preorder a signed copy of The Auckland Project here.

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 Deep Discounts

This week's selection of Deep Discount books includes three superb conflict themed titles. Each selected title is 40% off the original price. A limited number of each book is still available, and once we sell out of them we will not be getting any more in stock. Each week will include a new selection of discounted titles.

Note that the number of books in stock reported below was accurate at the time of publication of this newsletter. The discounted books this week include:

Marinus & Marianne by MJ Kjeldgaard - Softbound [Sale!] $52.00 photo-eye Price: $30.95 Save 40%
Only 2 in stock.

Deconstructing Osama by Joan Fontcuberta - Softbound [Sale!] $70.00 photo-eye Price: $31.99 Save 54%
Only 7 in stock Regular priced copies are on sale and signed copies of this title are available for order as well.

Scatti Di Guerra by Lee Miller and Tony Vaccaro - Cat# ZD825H Hardbound [Sale!] $30.00 photo-eye Price: $17.95 Save 40%
Only 6 in stock

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 photo-eye Book Reviews
from the book Tennis Courts
from the book Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts by Giasco Bertoli

"Giasco Bertoli's Tennis Courts is a slim, sleek collection of images designed with a smooth precision fitting to its subject matter. The premise of the photographs is simple: depict tennis courts without tennis — no players, no equipment, no spectators, no advertisements. The courts themselves are always outdoors, depicted in various conditions, season, and time of play. Neither introduction, descriptive essay, nor caption intrude to sell the images, comment on the play. The result is a book simultaneously minimal and lush, both in presentation and feeling." — from the review by Nicholas Chiarella, of Tennis Courts

Purchase a copy of the book here.
from the book Roger Ballen: Photographs 1969-2009
from the book Roger Ballen: Photographs 1969-2009

Roger Ballen: Photographs 1969-2009 by Roger Ballen

"I was late to the party for HBO's The Wire, and didn't get around to seeing it until last summer. So of course now I like to talk about it all the time. It's kind of the opposite of discovering a band before everyone else. When you're behind the curve, there's a perverse kind of pride.

It's the same with Roger Ballen's work. I'd heard his name a lot in the last couple of years, but never saw more than a small jpeg here or there until I picked up the book today. Wow. I get it. Everyone's talking about this guy for a reason. His work is transcendently good, and mashes up so many different strands of photo history." — from the review by Jonathan Blaustein of Roger Ballen: Photographs 1969-2009

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