E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  09.11.13 Vol 12.90
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 Book of the Week: A Pick by Mark Power

"Mark Power is a photographer and lecturer from the UK and a member of Magnum Photos. His latest book, MASS, was published earlier this year." www.markpower.co.uk.
Book of the Week: A Pick by Mark Power
The Black Kingdom by Brian Griffin

"First, a confession: I love Brian Griffin. I love the man, I love his work... and I love this book.

The Black Kingdom is an autobiographical work tracing Brian's childhood in the Black Country, then at the core of industrial Britain. Archive family photos (those by his mother Edith are particularly good) weave between relevant examples of his celebrated corporate work and some extraordinary tableaux vivants, recalling Carravagio or Stanley Spencer, in which Brian often uses friends (or even himself) as models. Beautifully designed by Stuart Smith, Griffin's intimate and often humorous text is bravely set in an unusually large font, allowing the pride he clearly feels for his homeland to shine throughout the whole book.

Brian Griffin is often referred to as 'one of the most significant photographers of his generation,' but I'd go further and suggest he's still making work as fresh and ambitious as anyone out there today." — Mark Power

Reserve your signed or unsigned copy here.

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 New York Art Book Fair
photo-eye is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the New York Art Book Fair to be held at MoMA PS1 from September 19th-22nd, 2013. We will have a wide variety of in-print, self-published, signed books and zines and a wonderful selection of out-of-print photobooks from our store and online Auction.

We will also host a book signing with Todd Hido for his new book Excerpts from Silver Meadows on Friday, September 20th at 4pm. We hope if you are able to make it to the fair, that you stop by for the book signing, browse our wonderful selection and say hello to Rixon, Melanie, Eric and Vicki.

For more info on the New York Art Book Fair, visit the website.
 New Work by Tom Chambers
Middle Light (Left) and Catching Koi (Right)
Middle Light (Left) and Catching Koi (Right)
New photographs by Tom Chambers

Drawing a metaphor between young subjects on the brink of adulthood and the unbridled spirit of the wild animals pictured with them, the photographs in Tom Chambers' new body of work, Animal Visions, are both personal and universal. Two new photographs are now available from this series.

View the complete portfolio at photo-eye Gallery
Read more about Animal Visions here.

For more information about Tom Chambers' work or to inquire about purchasing a print, please contact the gallery by email or by phone at 505-988-5152 x202.
 photo-eye Book Reviews

Lorna Simpson

"Lorna Simpson presents an extensive catalogue of work by the artist, published by Prestel on the occasion of her first solo museum exhibition in Europe at the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP) and the Jeu de Paume in association with Haus der Kunst, Munich. It provides a sweeping look at three decades of Lorna Simpson's enthralling, conceptual work, from her early documentary photographs (1978-1980), photo & text pieces of the mid 1980s, recent video installations, sketches and drawings." — from Erin Azouz's review of Lorna Simpson

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Axel Hoedt: Once a Year

"Axel Hoedt's Once a Year offers a series of photographs of traditional German festival costumes, a sort of project that has become more familiar with the recent work of Charles Freger, Estelle Hanania and Phyllis Galembo. Hoedt's work falls more inline with Hanania's approach, yet his take is his own. With a background as a fashion and portrait photographer, Hoedt's photographs revel in the strangeness of their subject matter. A good fashion photographer isn't simply looking for beauty, but the moment where clothing transfigures the person wearing it — a transformation perhaps never more powerful than with costume." — from Sarah Bradley's review of Once a Year by Axel Hoedt

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Bryan Graf: Wildlife Analysis

"Sequencing is dead. Long live the photo sequence. That's the somewhat schizophrenic equation currently hanging over photography. For many fine art photographers the single image is a bygone relic. The presumption is that anyone can make one, and so the emphasis has switched to curation, projects, and the interaction between images. In this world precise sequencing is vital... Bryan Graf's Wildlife Analysis takes sequencing into a new realm. The book's pages were printed normally, then combined by computer algorithm into random order. For each book in the edition of 500, the progression of images is unique." — from Blake Andrews' review of Wildlife Analysis by Bryan Graf

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 Jim Reed on The LBM Camp for Socially Awkward Storytellers
"In March of this year, famed photographer and photobook maker Alec Soth put out a call for visual storytellers to join him at a sort of summer camp to be held at Little Brown Mushroom headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. Photographers, illustrators, writers, designers — anyone who tells stories visually — were encouraged to apply to what Soth termed 'The LBM Camp for Socially Awkward Storytellers.'

One of the fifteen selected was photographer and book maker Jim Reed of Easter Trouble Press... When we heard that Reed had taken part in the LBM Camp, we couldn't resist asking him what the experience was like. By all accounts, The LBM Camp for Socially Awkward Storytellers left a big impression." —Sarah Bradley

Read about Jim Reed's experience at The LBM Camp for Social Awkward Storytellers on photo-eye Blog.
 photo-eye Auctions
This week, an outstanding copy of one of the most sought after titles in the Latin American canon, Enrique Bostelmann's America: Un viaje a traves de la injusticia (America: Journey Through Injustice). Photobook Remix #8 pairs Bostelmann's searing images with the Manu Chao classic 'Clandestino.' From PPP Editions, the totally underrated conceptual brilliance of Nobuyoshi Araki is on full display in the gorgeous facsimile reproduction of his early notebooks, ABCD.

Other highlights this week include:
  • Frederick Sommer: Aperture 10:4 1962 (1939-1962 Photographs)—Rare Hardbound Edition!
  • Tom Wood: Chelsea Reach, Looking For Love (SIGNED)
  • Mary Ellen Mark: Ward 81 (INSCRIBED)
  • Richard Prince: Naked Nurses (SIGNED)

  • Bids shown below are current as of 4:29 pm MT, 09.11.2013
    If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
    Auction Item High/Opening Bid Time Left  
    Nobuyoshi Araki: ABCD (Limited Edition, 1/20!): Nobuyoshi Araki: ABCD (Limited Edition, 1/20!) $2,495
    21h 30m
    Enrique Bostelmann: America: Un viaje a traves de la injusticia (America: Journey Through Injustice): Enrique Bostelmann: America: Un viaje a traves de la injusticia (America: Journey Through Injustice) $1,995
    21h 35m
    Larry Clark: Los Angeles, 2003-2006 + 1999 Groninger Museum Catalogue (BOTH SIGNED): Larry Clark: Los Angeles, 2003-2006 + 1999 Groninger Museum Catalogue (BOTH SIGNED) $295
    21h 50m
    Merry Alpern: Dirty Windows: Merry Alpern: Dirty Windows $175
    21h 55m
    Keizo Kitajima: The Joy of Portraits (SIGNED, Limited Edition)  : Keizo Kitajima: The Joy of Portraits (SIGNED, Limited Edition) $275
    22h 0m
    Tom Wood: Chelsea Reach, Looking For Love (SIGNED): Tom Wood: Chelsea Reach, Looking For Love (SIGNED) $365
    22h 5m
     	Larry Clark: Kiss the Past Hello : Larry Clark: Kiss the Past Hello $395
    22h 10m
    Vik Muniz: Reflex + 1999 French Exhibition Catalogue (BOTH SIGNED!): Vik Muniz: Reflex + 1999 French Exhibition Catalogue (BOTH SIGNED!) $295
    22h 20m
      Mary Ellen Mark: Ward 81 (INSCRIBED) : Mary Ellen Mark: Ward 81 (INSCRIBED) $395
    22h 25m
     	Richard Prince: Naked Nurses (SIGNED) : Richard Prince: Naked Nurses (SIGNED) $375
    22h 35m

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