E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  10.09.13 Vol 12.94
 Table of Contents
 Book of the Week: A Pick by Michael Schmelling




Book of the Week: A Pick by Michael Schmelling
Once A Year by Axel Hoedt


"Small, 100 pages, simple glossy jacket, some kind of cat-like figure on the cover — I almost passed this by in the bookstore, thinking it was a children's book. And maybe it actually could be a spooky children's book - something you know will maybe give you nightmares, but you look at it anyway. Like Grimms' Fairy Tales, which were misleadingly first published as 'Children's Tales,' you're fooled by something that seems kind of cute and magical. But look twice, you realize there's nothing really cute about it. Caught off-guard, you're left with an open-ended sense of foreboding. This is a strange and impressive accomplishment, especially when you consider that there's no real attempt to create fantasy here (and when you consider how often we've seen masked subjects in photography, from Irving Penn to Phyllis Galembo). I can imagine how the photographer made the work, I can see the seamless and the tape - and I know these are people in costumes in a studio, but I'm still left uneasy." — Michael Schmelling

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Michael Schmelling is the author of five photo books: Shut Up Truth (J+L Books, 2002), The Week Of No Computer (TV Books 2008), The Plan (J+L Books, 2009), Atlanta: Hip Hop & The South (Chronicle, 2010) and Land Line, released this month by J+L Books. Schmelling's work from The Plan was included in the 2013 ICP Triennial: A Different Kind Of Order. http://www.michaelschmelling.com
 New Work by Mitch Dobrowner
New Work to be released by Mitch Dobrowner

photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce the release of new work by Mitch Dobrowner. This new work expands Dobrowner's landscape series, comprised of black & white photographs from the American West Coast to the Southwest and now, Iceland. View the new work on photo-eye Gallery.

Dobrowner recently published his first trade edition book, Storms, arriving soon.

To inquire about Mitch Dobrowner's work or to purchase a print, please email gallery@photoeye.com or call 505-988-5152 ext. 121.

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 photo-eye Book Reviews


Stacy Kranitz: From the Study on Post-Pubescent Manhood

"First of all, Stacy Kranitz's new book, From the Study on Post-Pubescent Manhood is not the most elegant of books. It's a saddle-stitched affair, more of a fanzine than a book, with 80 pages of indelicate front-on portraits of American youth wasted on drugs, music and skating. However, the book is a marker for Kranitz, a statement of her intent to create a new methodology of photography, one that is experimental, performative and participatory. And in that sense the book is a fascinating step towards a photography that combines drugs and violence with a whole bunch of theory as well as the complications and contradictions of Kranitz's personal history." — from Colin Pantall's review of From the Study on Post-Pubescent Manhood by Stacy Kranitz

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 In-Print Photobook Video Series


Mila Teshaieva: Promising Waters

In video #37 of our In-Print Photobook series, Melanie McWhorter shares with us Promising Waters by Mila Teshaieva, published by photolucida and Kehrer Verlag.

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Lines, Marks and Drawings: Through the Lens of Roger Ballen

In video #38 of our In-Print Photobook series, Erin Azouz shares with us Lines, Marks and Drawings: Through the Lens of Roger Ballen, published by DelMonico Books.

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 Alexandra Huddleston: A Short Story from the (Self-Publishing) Trenches


Alexandra Huddleston: A Short Story from the (Self-Publishing) Trenches

"Although this story has a happy ending, make no mistake, the path to the decision to self-publish was filled with frustrations and disappointments. Although photographs from the body of work from Timbuktu were readily accepted into two of the most prestigious archives in the US, in five years I found no one willing to truly back the publication of a book (i.e. make a financial commitment)... Last summer, I decided to stop the cycle of frustration. I stopped submitting my manuscript. I stopped applying for contests, grants, reviews, and shows. Instead, I decided to spend my time and money on projects that had concrete results and that were all aimed at building toward self-publishing 333 Saints. " — Alexandra Huddleston on self-publishing 333 Saints

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 photo-eye Auctions
This week's auctions feature two takes on the marriage of fiction and photo, or photo-novels. The first, La folle d'Itteville (The Madwoman of Itteville), from 1931, features a text by Georges Simenon and images by Germaine Krull. Sweet Flypaper of Life is by far the better known of the two; the scarce hardbound edition on offer has a warm inscription from Langston Hughes dated 1958. Staying uptown, Harlem, Gordon Parks' stunning Lumiere press publication from 1997, takes as its subject two classic LIFE magazine photo essays that made his name.



Bids shown below are current as of 2:26 pm MT, 10.09.2013
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High/Opening Bid Time Left  
William Eggleston: SIGNED Print from The Democratic Forest: William Eggleston: SIGNED Print from The Democratic Forest $2,395
23h 38m
Gordon Parks: Harlem (Lumiere Press, SIGNED, Limited Edition 1/200): Gordon Parks: Harlem (Lumiere Press, SIGNED, Limited Edition 1/200) $395
23h 48m
 	Roy DeCarava & Langston Hughes: The Sweet Flypaper of Life (INSCRIBED by Langston Hughes) : Roy DeCarava & Langston Hughes: The Sweet Flypaper of Life (INSCRIBED by Langston Hughes) $1,165
23h 53m
Roni Horn: Folds (Ísland: To Place, vol. 2): Roni Horn: Folds (Ísland: To Place, vol. 2) $495
23h 58m
William Klein: Moscow (SIGNED): William Klein: Moscow (SIGNED) $2,495
1d 0h 3m
Disfarmer (Twin Palms Monograph, SIGNED by the Publisher): Disfarmer (Twin Palms Monograph, SIGNED by the Publisher) $195
1d 0h 8m
 	Ed Van Der Elsken: Jazz (1st edition!): Ed Van Der Elsken: Jazz (1st edition!) $150
1d 0h 13m
Nina Korhonen: Anna. Amerikan mummu (SIGNED): Nina Korhonen: Anna. Amerikan mummu (SIGNED) $325
1d 0h 18m
Germaine Krull (Georges Simenon): La folle d'Itteville : Germaine Krull (Georges Simenon): La folle d'Itteville $995
1d 0h 23m
Werner Bischof: 24 Photos: Werner Bischof: 24 Photos $300
1d 0h 28m
Andres Serrano: Body and  Soul: Andres Serrano: Body and Soul $95
1d 0h 33m
Andres Serrano: History of Sex: Andres Serrano: History of Sex $95
1d 0h 38m
 [Various photographers]. XI Slet Vsesokolsky (Design by Vilém Ambrosi) : [Various photographers]. XI Slet Vsesokolsky (Design by Vilém Ambrosi) $195
1d 0h 43m
Louis Stettner: Early Joys + New York, 1950s-1990s (BOTH SIGNED): Louis Stettner: Early Joys + New York, 1950s-1990s (BOTH SIGNED) $295
1d 0h 48m
Robert Frank: The Americans (SIGNED): Robert Frank: The Americans (SIGNED) $995
1d 0h 53m
 Robert Heinecken: Friends of Photography Monograph (SIGNED, Ltd. Ed.)  + SIGNED 1973 Catalogue: Robert Heinecken: Friends of Photography Monograph (SIGNED, Ltd. Ed.) + SIGNED 1973 Catalogue $395
1d 0h 58m
Antoine D'Agata: Insomnia (SIGNED): Antoine D'Agata: Insomnia (SIGNED) $495
1d 1h 3m
 photo-eye Bookstore Events
Autophotography Book Signing
Friday, October 18th from 5-7pm at photo-eye Bookstore
370 Garcia Street, Santa Fe NM 87501


Since the 1800s, New Mexico has provided inspiration to some of the best photographers in the world. Since the 1920s, many great photographers have located here and produced some of the most compelling modern work in the medium. For Autophotography, Axle Contemporary has assembled an exhibition and catalog which includes many of the most compelling photographers working now in the state. We've invited these artists to exhibit works of self-portaiture. The participants include:

Robert Stivers, Kate Russell, Ward Russell, Anne Staveley, Jennifer Schlessinger Hanson, Jennifer Esperanza, Celia Luz Santos, Lisa Law, Jane Phillips, Delialh Montoya, Meridel Rubenstein, Sondra Goodwin, Brandon Soder, Eric Cosineau, David Schienbaum, James Hart, Laura Shields, Patti Levey, Jamey Stillings, Chris Enos, Willis F. Lee, Guy Cross, Laurie Tumer, Will Wilson, Matthew Chase-Daniel, Nancy Sutor, Jonathan Morse, Louis Leray, Melanie West, Francesca Yorke, Ungelbah Davilla, Zoe Zimmerman, Gay Block, Jessamyn Lovell, Nick Merrick, Brad Belmear, Iscah Hunsdsen Carey, Tony O'Brien, Steve Fitch, Nic Nicosia, Daniel Quat, Carrie Tafoya, Tamara Lichenstein, Henry Aragoncillo, Gabriella Marks, Carola Clift, Catie Soldan, Suzanne Sbarge, Janet Russek, Duane Monczewski, Andrea Senutovitch, Laurie Archer, Herb Lotz, Kirk Gittings, Teresa Neptune, Lauren Greenwald, Joseph Mougel, Martin Stupich, Sharon Stewart, Phillip Augustin, Antone Dolezal, Megan Jacobs, Tara Russo, Dave Reichert, Sarah Moore, and Joan Zalenski.

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