E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  03.06.13 Vol 12.63
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Mass by Mark Power
Mass by Mark Power
 photo-eye Gallery
It Was Rained Down Upon Us, Bear Kirkpatrick
It Was Rained Down Upon Us, Bear Kirkpatrick

Interview: Bear Kirkpatrick

"Our current exhibition The Nude — Classical, Contemporary, Cultural includes the work of 15 photographers all depicting the nude. The photographs range from classical studies, to the exploration of cultural and contemporary themes; some are playful and some investigate more existential realms, while others manage to combine multiple elements. When assembling this exhibit we pulled from our list of represented artists and invited a number of guest artists, many of which we found on Art Photo Index, including Bear Kirkpatrick. Last week we launched a full portfolio of work from Kirkpatrick's Hierophanies series on the Photographer's Showcase — this week I thought you would enjoy getting to know a little bit more about the man behind the images." —Anne Kelly

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 photo-eye at SPE
photo-eye at SPE

photo-eye is please to be selling books at booth 26 at the exhibition fair of the 2013 Society for Photographic Education national conference March 7-10 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. While this year's conference is already completely sold out, the public is welcome to visit the exhibition fair where photo-eye will have a variety of great photobook titles on hand and will also be conducting a number of book signings.

You can see our signing schedule with books available here:

Thursday March 7th
8:30-9:30 Martin Parr
Up and Down Peachtree
Hot Spots
No Worries
The Last Resort

Friday March 8th — Exhibition Hall Hours 10am-5pm
11:00-12:00 Mona Kuhn
Bordeaux Series
12:00-1:00 Mary Virginia Swanson
Publish Your Photography Book
12:00-1:00 Dave Jordano
Articles of Faith

Assembled Works
1:45-2:45 Maggie Taylor
No Ordinary Days
Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
1:45-2:45 Tom Young
Timeline: Learning to See with My Eyes Closed
3:30-4:30 Jeff Rich
3:30-4:30 Kelli Connell
Double Life
Photographs Not Taken

Saturday, March 9th — Exhibition Hall Hours 9:00am-4:30pm
10:15-11:15 Henry Horenstein
Honky Tonk

11:30-12:30 Mark KlettReconstructing The View
The Half-Life of History
Yosemite in Time
Rephotographing the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
Third View, Second Sight
Ideas about Time
Traces of Eden
1:45-2:45 Justin Kimball
Pieces of String
Where We Find Ourselves
1:45-2:45 Terry Evans
Prairie Stories
2:45-3:45 Colleen Plumb
Animals Are Outside Today
2:45-3:45 Myra Greene
My White Friends

For those not in Chicago, we are also opening up back orders for signed copies of the books listed above. If you're interested in purchasing a signed copy of one of these books, please email Melanie — quantities are limited and will likely sell out quickly. For those in Chicago, we hope you'll stop by to browse the selection and say hello to Rixon, Vicki and Melanie.

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 Art Photo Index
Rixon Reed, Director/Founder of photo-eye will be demonstrating Art Photo Index at the photo-eye booth at the National SPE Conference, held at the Palmer House Hotel in downtown Chicago, Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th. Stop by and learn more about this rich, new resource for the photographic community.

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 photo-eye Auctions
Leading off this week's auction listings is a volume that has become a cult classic of fashion photography: Acid Candy, by high-gloss conceptualist Miles Aldridge. With its brooding surrealist undertone, it could very well be subtitled, "What hath Guy Bourdin wrought?" From one of the Japan's undisputed, multi-talented design geniuses comes The Complete Tadanori Yokoo. Yokoo figured prominently in the show Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde, which recently closed at MoMA in New York. Also on the block: Diane Arbus' Aperture Monograph (the rare first printing with 'Two Girls in Identical Raincoats'!). Both Weegee as well as legendary avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger cast a jaded eye on Hollywood in their books Naked Hollywood and Hollywood Babylon. Perhaps no other photographer channels the period when jazz was still cool, cutting-edge and a bit subversive better than William Claxton; we've got a signed copy of Jazz, the fantastic 1987 Twelvetrees Press representation of Claxtons' classic 1962 survey. And there's much more! Be sure to check out Eric's weekly presentation, where he opines about some of this week's offerings! As always, thanks for looking!!

Don't Forget: All books shown in the Post-Auction Sale Inventory are available at the low opening bid prices shown!

It's a great time to consign!! 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 12:36 pm MT, 03.06.2013
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High/Opening Bid Time Left  
Miles Aldrige: Acid Candy (SIGNED): Miles Aldrige: Acid Candy (SIGNED) $325
1d 1h 28m
Kohei Yoshiyuki: Document Kouen (Document Park)--First Edition.: Kohei Yoshiyuki: Document Kouen (Document Park)--First Edition. $175
1d 1h 38m
Robert Frank: Gli Americani (The Americans)--Scarce 1st Italian Edition (1958)!   : Robert Frank: Gli Americani (The Americans)--Scarce 1st Italian Edition (1958)! $1,865
1d 1h 43m
Tadanori Yokoo: The Complete Tadanori Yokoo : Tadanori Yokoo: The Complete Tadanori Yokoo $295
1d 1h 48m
Helen Levitt: Here and There (SIGNED): Helen Levitt: Here and There (SIGNED) $330
1d 1h 53m
 	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'!) $765
1d 1h 58m
Larry Clark: Tulsa (Signed Limited Edition with Print): Larry Clark: Tulsa (Signed Limited Edition with Print) $370
1d 2h 3m
Sally Mann: Deep South (SIGNED)  : Sally Mann: Deep South (SIGNED) $205
1d 2h 8m
    Kenneth Anger: Hollywood Babylon (1959 1st Edition!)   : Kenneth Anger: Hollywood Babylon (1959 1st Edition!) $250
1d 2h 13m
Weegee: Naked Hollywood: Weegee: Naked Hollywood $145
1d 2h 18m
William Claxton: Jazz (SIGNED) : William Claxton: Jazz (SIGNED) $265
1d 2h 23m
Philip Jones Griffiths: Vietnam, Inc. (SIGNED): Philip Jones Griffiths: Vietnam, Inc. (SIGNED) $295
1d 2h 33m
 	Tina Barney: The Europeans  (SIGNED): Tina Barney: The Europeans (SIGNED) $295
1d 2h 38m
 In-Print Photobook Video Series
In-Print Photobook Video #15: Zine Collection No. 2-6 from Editions Bessard

In video #15 of our In-Print Photobook series, Melanie McWhorter shares with us Zine Collection No. 2-6 published by Editions Bessard with photographs by Pablo Ortiz Monsaterio, Zhu Mo, Max Pam, Roman Pyatkovka and Brian Griffin.

Find all Editions Bessard Zine Collection books here.

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 photo-eye Book Reviews
Xavier Ribas: Concrete Geographies

"Spread throughout Europe, the Roma constitute one of the largest ethnic minorities in the region. More commonly known as gypsies, the Roma are also among the most routinely persecuted and reviled. Dismissed as thieves and vagrants, the Roma's traditional nomadic lifestyle often places them at odds with the cultures they inhabit. Constantly seen as outsiders, they are regularly driven from their homes, or simply pushed to the fringes and displaced. On February 24th of 2004, over 60 Roma families were forcibly evicted from an industrial plot on the outskirts of Barcelona. Workers drilled and upturned the landscape, turning what was once a concrete lot into ravaged and brutal landscape of cement slabs and coarse rocks. Xavier Ribas' Concrete Geographies [Nomads] offers an intimate and affecting picture of this willfully torn landscape." — from Adam Bell's review of Concrete Geographies by Xavier Ribas

Read the entire review on photo-eye Blog.

Purchase a copy here.
Torbjørn Rødland: Vanilla Partner

"I recently found myself eye to eye with a buff male model slouched and nearly naked on a tile floor. He had been tarred and feathered, and stared directly at me through a clump of soiled hair with the blank and unreadable expression typical of a perfume or underwear ad. What did he want? I had no idea. And the nearby photo on the attached gatefold wasn't any help. It was virtually the same image but with the model looking toward his crotch. The scene was contrived and charged, like a fashion ad. But it wasn't commercial. And it wasn't quite fine art. It was just plain inscrutable. This photo appears about two-thirds of the way through Torbjørn Rødland's most recent book Vanilla Partner, and for me it encapsulates the entire monograph." — from Blake Andrews' review of Vanilla Partner by Torbjørn Rødland

Read the entire review on photo-eye Blog.

Purchase a copy here.

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 Book of the Week
Mark Power: Mass Mark Power: Mass—Signed

"MASS, the new book by Mark Power, examines the dominance and influence of the Catholic church in Poland.

While living in Poland during the autumn and winter of 2010/11 Power sought permission to photograph over fifty Catholic church services in the southern city of Krakow. Power, a lapsed Catholic, had already become fascinated by the great numbers attending Mass each day and by the intensity of faith on display, appearing to cross borders of class and age, often in settings of spectacular beauty.

In the book, each portrait of a 'Mass' (of which there are 18) is paired with a close-up of a collection slot. The congregation is encouraged to donate what money they can. Power notes: "These (slots) act as a counterpoint to the beauty and celebratory grandeur of the interiors. There is much debate in Poland about the power and wealth of the church, perhaps most specifically in Krakow, and this was something I wanted to investigate and allude to. But what started out as a tirade against the Catholicism soon turned to envy, both for the palpable sense of community and for a belief that I saw, understood, but simply couldn't reach." —the publisher READ MORE

Cat# ZF364H Hardbound List Price: $65.00
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 Call for Entries
DEADLINE: May 18, 2013

The Photo Center 18th Annual Photo Competition Exhibition will be chosen by John Bennette, esteemed Collector and Curator. This annual juried exhibition draws entries from across the country and around the world, and remains among the most popular shows in Photo Center's annual schedule. Selected entries will be exhibited at Photo Center in Seattle from August - mid September, 2013. The competition is open to all photographers internationally and all photographic processes. The theme is open. All entries must be received by Friday, May 18th, 2013.

First Place Award:
$1000 cash & $75 Blurb Gift Certificate
(Sponsored by Blurb Inc.)

Second Place Award:
$500 Glazer's Gift Certificate & $75 Blurb Gift Certificate (Sponsored by Glazer's Camera)

Third Place Award:
$250 cash & $75 Blurb Gift Certificate
(Sponsored by Panda Lab)

For submission details click here

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