E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  08.14.13 Vol 12.86
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 Book of the Week: A Pick by Melissa Catanese


Book of the Week: A Pick by Melissa Catanese
Fires by Ron Jude


"Ron Jude's newest book, Fires, is a great example of my favorite type of photobook — one that invites collaboration between the author, the reader and its content. Fires poetically shuffles Jude's three seemingly disparate projects (Alpine Star, emmett, and Lick Creek Line), including even a few outtakes from the original books. Its loose bound pages imply that meaning is not fixed and encourages the reader to engage both physically as well as psychologically. He teases us with the illusion of meaning, leaving us to interpret his use of representation, visual repetition and emotional tension for our own narratives. A strange multiplicity of meaning, weird dreamlike humor, and the implied nightmares lurking on television become palpable as the author seems to quite literally be asking us to channel our own elusive demons. To walk along Jude's mysterious path through Idaho's dark wilderness requires an openness and desire to allow the flow of facts to be overshadowed by the intangible." — Melissa Catanese

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Melissa Catanese lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is the author of Dive Dark Dream Slow published by The Ice Plant in 2012. She is the co-founder of Spaces Corners, an artist-run photobook shop and project space. Catanese's books can be found in library collections throughout the US and abroad, including the Museum of Modern Art Library and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography Library. Her photographs are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. www.melissacatanese.com
 photo-eye Auctions
In this week's presentation, Eric continues the Photobook Remix project with a sonic-visual mash-up made in 'heaven': Joel-Peter Witkin's Songs of Innocence and Experience and the eerie neo-psychedelia of the Scottish band Clinic.
Also on the block this week:
  • Two pairs of scarce early 80s Araki titles: Romantic Images: Araki's Alices + Ikonta Story plus Pseudo-Diary + Pseudo-Reportage
  • Lot of 6 items by Les Krims (3 Boxed Sets + Chicken Soup* + Fictcryptokrimsographs + Eight Photos)
  • Nan Goldin: Ballad of Sexual Dependency (First Edition)
  • Eikoh Hosoe: The Butterfly Dream (Butoh Master, Kazuo Ohno)


  • Bids shown below are current as of 1:15 pm MT, 08.14.2013
    If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
    Auction Item High/Opening Bid Time Left  
      Les Krims: Lot of 6 Items ( 3 Boxed Sets + Chicken Soup* + Fictcryptokrimsographs + Eight Photos) : Les Krims: Lot of 6 Items ( 3 Boxed Sets + Chicken Soup* + Fictcryptokrimsographs + Eight Photos) $1,165
    1d 0h 49m
    Eikoh Hosoe: The Butterfly Dream (Butoh Master, Kazuo Ohno): Eikoh Hosoe: The Butterfly Dream (Butoh Master, Kazuo Ohno) $895
    1d 0h 54m
     	Nan Goldin: Ballad of Sexual Dependency (First Edition): Nan Goldin: Ballad of Sexual Dependency (First Edition) $95
    1d 1h 4m
    Nobuyoshi Araki: Pseudo-Diary + Pseudo-Reportage (2 Books): Nobuyoshi Araki: Pseudo-Diary + Pseudo-Reportage (2 Books) $595
    1d 1h 19m
    Nobuyoshi Araki: Romantic Images,: Araki's Alices + Ikonta Story (2 Books): Nobuyoshi Araki: Romantic Images,: Araki's Alices + Ikonta Story (2 Books) $595
    1d 1h 24m
    Olafur Eliasson: Your Engagement has Consequences; On the Relativity of Your Reality: Olafur Eliasson: Your Engagement has Consequences; On the Relativity of Your Reality $175
    1d 1h 29m
    Joel-Peter Witkin: Songs of Innocence and Experience (SIGNED Limited Edition): Joel-Peter Witkin: Songs of Innocence and Experience (SIGNED Limited Edition) $295
    1d 1h 34m
    Stephen Shore: The Nature of Photographs : Stephen Shore: The Nature of Photographs $195
    1d 1h 34m
    Josef Koudelka: Invaze. '68 (SIGNED)--Rare Czech Edition!: Josef Koudelka: Invaze. '68 (SIGNED)--Rare Czech Edition! $495
    1d 1h 39m
    Ernest Cole: The House of Bondage: Ernest Cole: The House of Bondage $175
    1d 1h 44m
     Art Photo Index
    Featured Artist: Bill Armstrong
     photo-eye Book Reviews


    Edited by Julian Stallabrass: Memory of Fire

    "Memory of Fire: Images of War and the War of Images is a collection of critical essays and interviews first compiled as part of the 2008 Brighton Photo Biennial by curator Julian Stallabrass. With its publication delayed, it is now a somewhat expanded take on the biennial theme of photographic depictions of war and the ways in which photography is used as a weapon of war... What Memory of Fire does exceptionally well is consider the changing nature of the photographer's practice in the context of modern warfare." — from Karen Jenkins' review of Memory of Fire edited by Julian Stallabrass

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    Kisei Kobayashi: Kemonomichi

    "Kemonomichi is a meandering look at the Nagano region of Japan through the lens of the Onbashira festival, a 1200 year old tradition of renewing the Suwa Grand Shrine that occurs every six years. The festival centers around the felling of huge trees that are then dragged down mountainsides to reach the shrines — some men test their fortitude by riding the massive timbers down the slopes." — from Sarah Bradley's review of Kemonomichi by Kisei Kobayashi

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    Aaron Huey: Mitakuye Oyasin

    "Aaron Huey's Mitakuye Oyasin is a challenging book of photographs, heavy with the weight of history, of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, USA. The English translation of the title is All My Relations, but, as you might expect, something is lost in that translation, which doesn't cover the depth of the phrase's meaning. Relations is not just your blood. It's community, land, sky, plants, insects, friends, enemies... Understanding the full meaning of the title is imperative to understanding where Huey is coming from. He's dealing with an extremely difficult subject. The history of white people photographing brown people is usually the history of power politics, ethnic and cultural bias, and preconceived notions." — from David Ondrik's review of Mitakuye Oyasin by Aaron Huey

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     In-Print Photobook Video Series


    Palíndromo Mészáros: The Line

    In video #31 of our In-Print Photobook series, Erin Azouz shares with us The Line self-published by Palíndromo Mészáros.

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     Nudes/Human Form Newsletter
    photo-eye's Nudes/Human Form Newsletter features books that explore the human form in a variety of ways. Past editions can be found here.

    Jane Hilton's new monograph, Precious, explores the lives of women working in Nevada's brothels. After completing a BBC commission of ten documentary films on the subject, Hilton returned to Madam Kitty's Cathouse with her plate camera, creating a series of engaging color portraits that give the viewer a glimpse into the lives of these working women.

    Breasts is a small saddle-stitched collection of found images compiled by Belgian graphic designer Jurgen Maelfeyt. The images are culled from vintage girly magazines, each cropped to feature just the breasts and some small hints at the contents of complete photograph.

    Purienne's self-titled debut book has a few surprises as well as his trademark standards. There is no lack of femme fatales, but Purienne also includes a healthy mixture of exterior landscapes, sophisticated looking cars, and grungy South African and Californian interiors. Purienne's lens captures a uniform world of sex-soaked, wet-haired women and steel blue eyes; the world of James Bond on vacation.

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     photo-eye Bookstore Events


    Patricia Galagan: The Green Fuse

    Where: photo-eye Bookstore, 370 Garcia Street, Suite A Santa Fe, NM
    When: Saturday, August 24th through Friday, October 18th, 2013

    The Green Fuse, photographs by Patricia Galagan will be on display in photo-eye Bookstore, 370 Garcia Street, Santa Fe from Saturday, August 24 through Friday, October 18th, 2013. photo-eye will have signed copies of her exhibition catalogue The Green Fuse.

    The Green Fuse project documents the visual and biological transformation of a forest in the days, months, and years following a major wildfire. These photographs confirm that although a wildfire reduces trees to standing charcoal and the ground to ash, the cycle of nature resumes with new green growth as soon as there is moisture.

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