E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  07.03.13 Vol 12.80
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 photo-eye Lecture & Booksigning
Mark Edward Harris Book Signing for Three New Books:
North Korea, South Korea and The Way of the Japanese Bath

Where: photo-eye Gallery, 376 Garcia Street, Suite A Santa Fe, NM
When: Friday, July 5th, 5-7pm. Artist talk at 6pm

photo-eye is pleased to present a book signing and artist talk for photographer Mark Edward Harris' publications North Korea, South Korea and The Way of the Japanese Bath.

Award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris photographed in the nations of South Korea, North Korea and Japan for many years. Harris presents his new book North Korea and his first book on South Korea 60 years after the signing of the armistice that stopped (but did not officially end) the Korean War. His two new publications on the two Koreas show the diverse difference between the nations. North Korea is self-published and printed in vibrant color with captions that note location and give cultural context to his documents of this closed off nation. Its sister publication, South Korea, is Harris' first look at the democratic southern neighbor.

Harris' look into the nation of Japan focuses on a very specific cultural tradition stemming from the high rate of geothermal activity in this country: the ceremony of the bath. The Way of the Japanese Bath is a beautiful black and white book wrapped in black cloth with faux bone folder clips. The book opens with an reproduction of a Japanese woodcut by Toyohara Kunichika depicting a women's bathhouse in the mid 19th century and the interior images, resting opposite the titles and captions, show the ceremony of the bath in natural hot springs, bathhouses and interiors pools in regions around the country from Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu and Tokyo.

Mark Edward Harris' editorial work has appeared in publications such as Life, GEO, Conde Nast Traveler, AFAR, The Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, The London Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Playboy. His commercial clients range from Gap to Coca-Cola to Mexicana Airlines. His books include Faces of the Twentieth Century: Master Photographers and Their Work,Wanderlust, Inside North Korea, and Inside Iran. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a CLIO, ACE, Aurora Gold, IPA and Photographer of the Year at the Black & White Spider Awards.

Can't make it to the signing? Purchase the books here: North Korea, South Korea and The Way of the Japanese Bath.
 Book of the Week
Mark Edward Harris: <em>North Korea</em> Mark Edward Harris: North Korea—Signed

"The idea for this book on North Korea and its companion book on South Korea is simple, a look at Korea 60 years after the signing of the armistice that stopped — but did not officially end — the Korean War. Turning the idea into reality was much more complicated, especially north of the 38th parallel, the 154-mile long and 2.5-mile wide line that divides the peninsula.

To better understand North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), one must travel back at least two centuries. For it is in the history of the Korean Peninsula, not just the land above the mid-20th century division, where an integral part of the bigger picture reveals itself." —the publisher

Order his companion book South Korea here.
Order his previous publication The Way of the Japanese Bath here.


Cat# ZF462H Hardbound List Price: $35.00
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 photo-eye Book Reviews
Brian Ulrich: Close Out

"Photographer Brian Ulrich is a bit of an anthropologist of contemporary retail culture. He is obsessed with all things related to big box stores and shopping centers from the open, bright shiny new malls, to the mounds of repurposed and resold objects at the thrift stores, to the recently used but now abandoned monuments and structures of our changing consumerism. This new book is an exhibition catalogue for a show titled Close Out: Retail Relics and Ephemera that was on display in early 2013 at Virginia Commonwealth University's Anderson Gallery. While an exhibition catalogue is usually a souvenir of a firsthand experience, this one is an object in its own right. It is more than a souvenir, but an object reflecting the concerns of our economic times." — from Melanie McWhorter's review of Close Out by Brian Ulrich

Read the entire review on photo-eye Blog.

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John Cohen: The High & Lonesome Sound

"John Cohen's is a familiar name. Lead musician of the famous folk band The New Lost City Ramblers and photographer of fame, John Cohen is perhaps best known for his photographs of musicians like Bob Dylan and the Beat Poets. The High & Lonesome Sound shows a different side of his work, his documentary photographs of folk music icon Roscoe Holcomb. The High & Lonesome Sound explores more than just Holcomb's musical talent and legacy; it is an in depth look into the late fifties in Eastern Kentucky. Towns like Defiance, Neon, Viper, Sodom, and Low Gap are documented by Cohen's camera. What we see is a region mired in poverty that is, despite all, buoyed up by music." — from Christopher J. Johnson's review of The High & Lonesome Sound by John Cohen

Read the entire review on photo-eye Blog.

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Ivan Sigal: White Road

"In the late 1990s, Ivan Sigal journeyed to Central Asia with two goals. As an employee of Internews, he was tasked with initiating and assisting media projects in the region, but he also was drawn to the area as a photographer. For almost ten years, Sigal lived, worked and photographed in Russia and Central Asia. Traveling through countries struggling to find their way in the aftermath of Soviet control, Sigal saw lives adrift, clinging to old traditions and yet yearning to break free of the legacy of Soviet rule. Enigmatic and defying expectations, Sigal's White Road uses own his nomadic experience and sense of dislocation as a lens to read and explore the landscape of post-Soviet Central Asia." — from Adam Bell's review of White Road by Ivan Sigal

Read the entire review on photo-eye Blog.

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 Interview with the Artist
Interview with John Delaney on photographing Golden Eagle Nomads

"Currently on view at photo-eye Gallery is an exquisite exhibition of photographs by John Delaney from his Golden Eagle Nomads series. The photographs depict nomadic Kazakhs living in the valleys of Mongolia who hunt with golden eagles. We asked John Delaney to talk a little bit about his experience finding and photographing the Golden Eagle Nomads and the intimate moments he shared with the families he photographed on his expeditions in 1998 and 2008." — Erin Azouz

Read the interview with John Delaney on the photo-eye Blog.

View John Delaney's portfolio on the Photographer's Showcase

Read another photo-eye Blog interview with John Delaney here. Delaney also recently spoke at photo-eye Gallery about the series. Audio from that talk can be listened to here.

The exhibition continues through July 13th. For more information or to purchase a print please contact Anne Kelly at 505-988-5158 x121 or anne@photoeye.com.
 Nudes/Human Form Newsletter
Nudes/Human Form Newsletter

photo-eye's Nudes/Human Form Newsletter features books that explore the human form in a variety of ways.

In a follow-up to the oversized limited edition book, Nudes by Ralph Gibson is more affordable, smaller in size (though still substantial) and now available in a hardbound trade edition. Gibson's reverence for the female form is palpable as his attention to light and form take center stage, uniting black and white and color work in a seamless edit. Order your copy of Nudes here.

In 1970, photographer Tom Bianchi began traveling to New York when he discovered a thriving community of gay men in Fire Island. Documenting their camaraderie, intimate moments and sun-drenched summer days on the beach with his Polaroid SX-70 camera, Bianchi amassed an extensive collection of photographs from 1975-1983. The rich, warm tones of the Polaroid film help create an atmosphere characteristic of the 70s and early 80s. Young, tan and full of life, mustaches, trim torsos, and nude men fill the pages of Fire Island Pines. Reserve your copy of Fire Island Pines here.

Nudity Today, edited by Jesse Pearson, explores the work of 20 to 30-year-old photographers taking on the nude form in fresh, new ways. With the advent of social networks that allow images to be seen and exhibited on a global scale, photography is finding itself at a crossroads, employing new moods, ideologies and working practices not present in any other time in history. It is through this lens that we come to understand and appreciate the vast and varied work in Nudity Today — that finds a new generation of photographers with exciting, innovative ideas, emphatically documenting their lives with a laid-back attitude toward nudity and sexuality. Order your copy of Nudity Today here.

Read the first installment of the Nudes/Human Form Newsletter on photo-eye Blog.

For more information or to sign up, click here.
 Art Photo Index

Featured Project: Joseph O. Holmes' The Booth

"Before the house lights go down at the movies, I find myself turning around to look up into the tiny window above the audience. I imagine the projectionist threading film into a complicated maze of wheels and sprockets, or splicing trailers and reels under the dim light of an editing table, or maybe even staring back at me from the shadowy recesses of that mysterious room marked No Admittance. Several of my earlier projects have explored the unexpected beauty in private work spaces; I've shot tables and benches and desks that are hidden from public view but rich with tools and paperwork and personal talismans. But I've never worked in any place as inaccessible as a projection booth. And so for much of the past year I've been begging for permission to take my camera into those hot, tiny rooms, so that I can try to capture the strange beauty of the machines and tools and faces of the secret world of the booth."

View Joseph O. Holmes' The Booth portfolio on API
 photo-eye Auctions
The books included in this week's auction listings span continents, genres and approaches to both bookmaking and photographic seeing. On the block, a rare SIGNED copy of William Klein's Rome, his ultra-suave, cinematic ode to the Eternal City; landscapes from Japan and the deserts of the American West (Musashino Scenes), a rare title edited by Shinzo Fukuhara, two books by Richard Misrach and the somber 'environmental' portraiture of Chauncey Hare's Interior America.

Plus, the whimsical 1970 hippy-psychedelic-erotic classic Ipy Girl Ipy; the brilliant, photographic work of legendary Russian filmmaker Andrey Tarkovsky, edited by photo-eye favorite Stephen Gill and MUCH MORE! Check out the slide show below for a trip through the pages of the weeks offerings!

Bids shown below are current as of 3:38 pm MT, 07.03.2013
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High/Opening Bid Time Left  
Tad Wakamatsu: Ipy Girl Ipy (with Obi!) : Tad Wakamatsu: Ipy Girl Ipy (with Obi!) $295
22h 26m
Andrey Tarkovsky: Bright, Bright Day (First Printing): Andrey Tarkovsky: Bright, Bright Day (First Printing) $195
22h 31m
[Anonymous] Chlie ayer hoy (Chile Yesterday Today)--The Latin American Photobook: [Anonymous] Chlie ayer hoy (Chile Yesterday Today)--The Latin American Photobook $295
22h 36m
William Klein: Rome (SIGNED): William Klein: Rome (SIGNED) $1,965
22h 41m
 	Masahisa Fukase: Yohko : Masahisa Fukase: Yohko $325
22h 46m
Doug and Mike Starn: Attracted to Light (SIGNED): Doug and Mike Starn: Attracted to Light (SIGNED) $295
22h 51m
Chauncey Hare: Interior America: Chauncey Hare: Interior America $225
23h 11m
 Richard Misrach: Desert Cantos (SIGNED)  + Bravo 20: Richard Misrach: Desert Cantos (SIGNED) + Bravo 20 $95
23h 16m
 	Dave Heath: Dialogue with Solitude (2000 reprint): Dave Heath: Dialogue with Solitude (2000 reprint) $145
23h 21m
John Szarkowski: The Photographer's Eye (1966 1st Edition): John Szarkowski: The Photographer's Eye (1966 1st Edition) $145
23h 26m
Twenty Years of the Czechoslovakian Army in the Liberated State (Designed by Ladislav Sutnar)  : Twenty Years of the Czechoslovakian Army in the Liberated State (Designed by Ladislav Sutnar) $425
23h 26m
 Shinzo Fukuhara (ed.): Musashino Fubutsu--Shashinshu (Musashino Scenes--A Book of Photographs): Shinzo Fukuhara (ed.): Musashino Fubutsu--Shashinshu (Musashino Scenes--A Book of Photographs) $750
21d 23h 31m

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