E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  10.17.12 Vol 12.42
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Sharon Harper's <i>From Above and Below</i>
Sharon Harper's From Above and Below
 photo-eye Gallery
from Chris McCaw's <i>Sunburn</i>
from Chris McCaw's Sunburn
Chris McCaw's book Sunburn, published by Candela Books, features a beautiful selection of McCaw's one-of-a-kind sunburned, black & white zen landscapes produced with his handmade cameras. Using paper negatives instead of film, McCaw exposes his landscapes for a very long time, long enough for the negative image to solarize and turn into a positive, long enough for the heat of the sun to burn a hole into the photograph. When designing the book, special care was taken to reproduce the subtle nature of McCaw's work, the details that make his photographs so breathtaking and unique.

This week Anne Kelly had the opportunity to ask Chris McCaw to tell us a little more about his book publishing experience.

Printing a book is a big deal, not just in terms of the costs, but in terms of the importance of that body of work. Don't rush it. Wait till you have all the work that says what you want it to say. Be patient so it can be something you're really proud of. —Chris McCaw

Read the entire interview with Chris McCaw on photo-eye Blog.

For additional information about Chris McCaw or to acquire a photograph, please contact the gallery at (505) 988-5152 x202 or by email.

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 photo-eye Book Reviews

Peter Granser: Was Einem Heimat War

Was einem Heimat war is a conceptual work; the short letter at the beginning of the book is the emotional counterpart to the unspectacular photographs. —Peter Granser

The title of Peter Granser's newest book derives from that letter, written in 1937 by the Bürgermeister of a village in southern Germany. Translated (context-free by reverso.net) as 'what was to a homeland' the phrase pulses at the heart of Mayor Schilling's valedictory epitaph for his town, which was being co-opted by the German army in order to expand its military training grounds. The rolling, open, agricultural landscape of Gruorn was tailor-made for infantry and artillery practice; despite vocal resistance, the villagers were removed, displaced, wiped off of the ground they had worked and sustained themselves from for generations." — from George Slade's review of Was Einem Heimat War by Peter Granser

Read the entire review on photo-eye Blog.

Purchase a copy here.

Yaakov Israel: The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey

"Yaakov Israel's The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey is a thoughtful meditation on the relationship between land and social history in his home country of Israel. Traveling by car and inspired by the American photo road trip, he assembled and collected these images from his chance meetings with the land and its people. While the background and context of this work is necessarily of a highly political nature, the path Israel follows is of a more mundane, personal, and poetically meditative tone, giving his images descriptive philosophical access to questions about land and history." — from Winston Riley's review of The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey by Yaakov Israel

Read the entire review on photo-eye Blog.

Purchase a copy here.

Raising Funds and Awareness through Photobooks: Bhopal

"Bhopal: Second Disaster with photographs by Alex Masi, is the second book resulting from the annual FotoEvidence Book Award. The grant supports and encourages documentary photographers highlighting human rights violations and social injustice, ultimately publishing their project. Masi shows the lives of those struggling in the region surrounding the defunct skeleton of the Union Carbide plant. Many of the images show female caretakers, wrapped in scarlet reds, turquoise blues, mustard yellows. Each lovingly feeding, clothing, washing and treating the children who suffer from varying degrees of neurological and physical disorders." — from Melanie McWhorter's review of Bhopal by Alex Masi

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Purchase a copy here.

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 photo-eye Featured Books

Great Little Photobooks Under $30

"Photobooks can be expensive. They're beautiful, collectible pieces of art in and of themselves, but collecting them avidly can get costly. I started working at photo-eye a few months ago and quickly fell in love with the beautiful books we sell and began going through the shelves and unearthing great little books to grow my photobook collection without breaking the bank. Here are some of my recent favorites — all $30 and under." — from Erin Azouz's post on photo-eye Blog.

Read the entire post on photo-eye Blog.

Purchase the featured books:
Palmwine & The Grass Cutter by Nick Neubeck
Photo Cubes by Erik Kessels
Good Rats by Niall O'Brien

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 photo-eye Auctions
A friend recently described Magnum photographer Antoine D'Agata as the William T. Vollman of photography. While many documentary artists explore the seamier sides of life, these two both go to extremes of danger and morality for the sake of their art.
Last month saw exuberant bidding for the books by D'Agata (Agonie (SIGNED) & Mala Noche), so we are thrilled beyond belief to offer five Polaroids taken in sex clubs in the Shinjuku section of Tokyo. The spontaneity of the Polaroid is the perfect medium for D'Agata's fugitive aesthetic!

Also up this week: a fantastic association copy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto's seminal 1958 book Someday, Somewhere; Martin Munkacsi's sumptuous Nudes; Sergio Larrain's Valparaiso, a veritable trove of Czech rarities & MUCH MORE!! Check out Eric's presentation below where he discusses a few of this week's offerings.

What's on your shelves? For inquiries regarding the sale of a single book or print, or an entire library or collection, contact Eric Miles, Director of Rare Books & Online Auctions
Bids shown below are current as of 12:02 pm MT, 10.18.2012
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High/Opening Bid Time Left  
Antoine D'Agata: Five Original Polaroids (Shinjyuku, 2004): Antoine D'Agata: Five Original Polaroids (Shinjyuku, 2004) $1,895
1h 57m
Nobuyoshi Araki: Erotos: Nobuyoshi Araki: Erotos $195
2h 2m
 Martin Munkacsi:  Nudes + Style in Motion: Martin Munkacsi: Nudes + Style in Motion $495
2h 7m
Sergio Larrain: Valparaiso: Sergio Larrain: Valparaiso $550
2h 12m
William Eggleston: Galerie 213 catalogue: William Eggleston: Galerie 213 catalogue $295
2h 17m
Bruce Weber: O Rio de Janeiro: Bruce Weber: O Rio de Janeiro $295
2h 22m
Josef Sudek (Lot of 6 Books on Prague Landmarks with Photos by Sudek): Josef Sudek (Lot of 6 Books on Prague Landmarks with Photos by Sudek) $365
2h 27m
Harry Callahan: Color 1941-1980 + MoMA Catalogue (BOTH Signed) + Important 1961 Catalogue: Harry Callahan: Color 1941-1980 + MoMA Catalogue (BOTH Signed) + Important 1961 Catalogue $595
2h 32m
Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Someday, Somewhere (Association Copy): Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Someday, Somewhere (Association Copy) $2,995
2h 37m
Sally Mann: Flesh and Spirit (SIGNED): Sally Mann: Flesh and Spirit (SIGNED) $210
2h 42m
 Cesko-Slovenska Armada [The Czechoslovakian Army] --(Jiri Jenicek/Ladislav Sutnar)     : Cesko-Slovenska Armada [The Czechoslovakian Army] --(Jiri Jenicek/Ladislav Sutnar) $375
2h 47m
Twenty Years of the Czechoslovakian Army in the Liberated State (Jiri Jenicek/Ladislav Sutnar)  : Twenty Years of the Czechoslovakian Army in the Liberated State (Jiri Jenicek/Ladislav Sutnar) $425
2h 52m
Vladimír Hipman: Práce je Ziva (Work is Living)   : Vladimír Hipman: Práce je Ziva (Work is Living) $345
2h 57m
   Larry Sultan: Pictures from Home (SIGNED)    : Larry Sultan: Pictures from Home (SIGNED) $395
3h 2m

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 Focus on Out-of-Print Books
Jan Saudek: <i>Realities</i> Jan Saudek: Realities

Shrinkwrapped, hardbound with dust jacket, 196 pages, 150 four-color plates. This out-of-print book sells for $250 or more online. Limited quantities available for $135 in brand new condition.

Born in Prague in 1935, Jan Saudek has achieved international fame for his theatrical and controversial hand-colored photographs of the nude. His embrace of the pleasures and pains of the human experience is directly evident in his work, as is the unencumbered celebration of all people-young and old, fat and skinny, healthy and crippled. Arena Editions published this magnificent volume of his work that showcases the celebration of all that life offers. —the publisher READ MORE

Cat# AE052H Hardbound List Price: $135.00
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 Book of the Week
Sharon Harper: <i>From Above and Below</i> Sharon Harper: From Above and Below—Signed
"From Above and Below features ten years of Sharon Harper's conceptual photographs and video stills exploring perception, technology and the night sky. Her experimental images of the moon, stars and sun draw on scientific and artistic uses of photography to illuminate the medium's contradictory ability to both verify empirical evidence and to create poetic connections between our environment and ourselves. If one cannot gaze directly into the sun of the sublime, Harper offers the scarred and streaked transparences and prints of her attempts to do so, made manifest through the mediation of photographic and telescopic technology, and through the framework of time." —the publisher READ MORE

Cat# DS004H Hardbound List Price: $60.00
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<i>From Above and Below</i>

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 photo-eye Book Signing and Talk
Ernesto Bazan Booksigning and Artist Talk for Al Campo & BazanCuba

Where: photo-eye Gallery, 376 Garcia Street, Suite A Santa Fe, NM
When: Friday, October 26th 6:00-8:00pm, artist talk at 6:30pm
Contact: Melanie McWhorter
Phone: 505.988.5152 x 112
Email: melanie@photoeye.com

photo-eye is pleased to host Ernesto Bazan, author of Al Campo and BazanCuba for a booksigning and artist talk. In 2008, his publishing house BazanPhotos Publishing, released BazanCuba featuring work made during his fourteen years living on and photographing on the island. In May 2009, the book was awarded Best Book of the Year at the New York Photo Festival. In 2011 Bazan published Al Campo, an in-depth color exploration of life in the Cuban countryside.

Ernesto Bazan was born in Palermo on the island of Sicily in 1959. From 1992 to 2006, Bazan lived in and photographed the island of Cuba, documenting the unique time in Cuban history called the Special Period. This body of work has given him the privilege to win some of the world's most prestigious photographic awards, among them The W. Eugene Smith Grant; The Mother Jones Foundation for Photojournalism [Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography], the Dorothea Lang - Paul Taylor prize at Duke University, North Carolina, the World Press Photo award and fellowships from the Alicia Patterson Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Can't make it to the book signing? Purchase a signed copy of Al Campo or BazanCuba.

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