E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  01.08.14 Vol 13.2
 Table of Contents
 Book of the Week: A Pick by Barbara Tannenbaum




Book of the Week: A Pick by Barbara Tannenbaum
Holy Bible by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin


"Over the holidays, I found myself an exciting and provocative read: Holy Bible. Between its black leatherette covers are all the makings of a grand epic: sex, love, poverty, war, and death. There was, however, no clear path to redemption, because the authors of my particular Holy Bible were Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin.

Let me backtrack a bit... the promise of salvation can be found in the text, which is a facsimile of the King James Version. Laid over the familiar typography are photographs selected by the artists from the Archive of Modern Conflict, a massive, eclectic photography collection that had its start focusing on images of war and violence but then greatly expanded its scope. Broomberg + Charnarin found pictures that cover the range of human experience from procreation, familial affection, erection and evacuation, pleasure and pain to trained poodles and violent death. Why the pairing of the images with their particular two-page spread? One or more lines of text underlined in red purport to provide clues."

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Barbara Tannenbaum is Curator of Photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where she recently organized Hank Willis Thomas (on view through March 8) and DIY: Photographers and Books, the first museum exhibition focusing on print-on-demand photobooks.
 photo-eye Book Reviews


Carlos Spottorno: The Pigs

"In an age where fake TV news shows deliver relevant reporting, Carlos Spottorno has created a book that spoofs The Economist business magazine and brings to light the causes and conditions of the economic trouble Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain (PIGS) are now encountering. Like all good magazines there is a companion website offering more information. All of the pictures captions are on the website. Even the lone fake ad for WTF Bank has a website too. It is not only the economists' opinions but the business media in general that Spottorno is aiming at." — from Tom Leininger's review of The Pigs by Carlos Spottorno

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 Art Photo Index
Featured Artist: Amy Friend

"My current body of work employs found vintage photographs. These photographs were removed from their original sources, yet a number of them contain written information indicating identity, location, time period and brief details regarding the circumstances of the photographs. The notes found on these images provide some guidance in regard to their history or context; however they are only able to offer a faint indication of a much greater narrative."
 photo-eye Deep Discounts
Deep Discounts

This week's selection of sale books includes three great softbound titles. Each selected book is discounted up to 40% off the original price. Limited stock is available, and once we sell out of them we will not be getting any more in stock. The discounted items this week include:

Problems with Decomposition by Sam Falls
Softbound Original Price $65 — photo-eye Price: $39.95 (Save 39%)
Only 7 copies in stock

Sunday by Paul Kooiker
Softbound Original Price $54.50 — photo-eye Price: $32.95 (Save 40%)
Only 13 copies in stock

Spleen and Ideal by Tiane Doan Na Champassak
Softbound Original Price $65 — photo-eye Price: $39.95 (Save 39%)
Only 7 copies in stock

See other great titles now on sale here.
 Best Books 2013
Last week we were thrilled to announce this year's Best Books featuring the selections by 30 personalities from across the photo world. This year we did things a little bit differently, releasing a few lists every day over the course of the past week. We hope this method made the Best Books of 2013 a bit more digestible while also creating a week of discoveries. All of the contributors lists are now live and can be viewed below. The contributors are:


View the top 26 picks on photo-eye Blog
 photo-eye Gallery
Photo Objects & Small Prints

"For the last month, we have been highlighting the work of three artists every week in our current exhibition, Photo Objects & Small Prints. You can read about the work in the show in the artists' own words here, here and here. This week I have asked David Emitt Adams, Kevin O'Connell and Zoë Zimmerman to elaborate on their pieces in the show." —Erin Azouz

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 photo-eye Books available through Amazon
photo-eye Books available through Amazon

photo-eye strives to offer a wide variety of signed, esoteric, limited edition photobooks. In addition to promoting some of the best photobooks produced today, we also offer our clients the opportunity to order many readily available trade edition books through the Amazon Affiliation program. For each trade edition book purchased through the "Order from Amazon" link on our website, photo-eye receives a percentage of the total sale.

This week, we're featuring two great photobooks available to purchase through the Amazon link directly on our website:
Self-Portraits by Vivian Maier
Harlem Street Portraits by Harvey Stein
 photo-eye Auctions
For this first week of 2014, we're leading off with a deeply evocative image from Andres Serrano—printed in lush platinum— that continues the artist's longstanding interest in religious symbolism. If you've ever wanted to own the landmark Japanese books of the 'Provoke' period but can't get near the steep prices of the rare first editions, you must own The Japanese Box, a gorgeous set of facsimile reprints of six landmark publications, designed in collaboration with Karl Largerfeld. Also on the block this week:
  • Doug Rickard: A New American Picture (First Edition—SIGNED, Limited Edition, 200 copies!)
  • Leigh Ledare: Pretend You're Actually Alive (SIGNED)
  • Antoine D'Agata: Insomnia (SIGNED)
  • Don Hong-Oai: Photographic Memories (Limited Edition with Print)

  • Bids shown below are current as of 2:38 pm MT, 01.08.2014
    If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
    Auction Item High/Opening Bid Time Left  
    The Japanese Box (Ltd. Ed. Collection of Provoke Era Books--Araki, Moriyama, Nakahira & Others) : The Japanese Box (Ltd. Ed. Collection of Provoke Era Books--Araki, Moriyama, Nakahira & Others) $795
    23h 21m
    Andres Serrano: Istanbul (Sisters), 1996 (Signed Platinum Print): Andres Serrano: Istanbul (Sisters), 1996 (Signed Platinum Print) $795
    23h 26m
    Leigh Ledare: Pretend You're Actually Alive (SIGNED)    : Leigh Ledare: Pretend You're Actually Alive (SIGNED) $475
    23h 31m
    Mark Borthwick: Le Maison Martin Margiela (SIGNED) + All Events Are Even + Synthetic Voices   : Mark Borthwick: Le Maison Martin Margiela (SIGNED) + All Events Are Even + Synthetic Voices $325
    23h 36m
    Antoine D'Agata: Insomnia (SIGNED)  : Antoine D'Agata: Insomnia (SIGNED) $495
    23h 41m
    Aglaia Konrad: Elasticity : Aglaia Konrad: Elasticity $145
    23h 46m
    Lisette Model (Aperture Monograph, 1st Edition): Lisette Model (Aperture Monograph, 1st Edition) $245
    23h 51m
    Doug Rickard: A New American Picture (First Edition--SIGNED, Limited Edition, 200 copies!): Doug Rickard: A New American Picture (First Edition--SIGNED, Limited Edition, 200 copies!) $695
    23h 56m
    Masao Yamamoto: A Box of Ku (SIGNED) : Masao Yamamoto: A Box of Ku (SIGNED) $195
    1d 0h 1m
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Total Solar Eclipse: Wolfgang Tillmans: Total Solar Eclipse $195
    1d 0h 6m
    Don Hong-Oai: Photographic Memories (Limited Edition with Print): Don Hong-Oai: Photographic Memories (Limited Edition with Print) $695
    1d 0h 11m
    Bill Brandt: Shadow of Light   : Bill Brandt: Shadow of Light $295
    1d 0h 16m
    Herbert Bayer: The Complete Work: Herbert Bayer: The Complete Work $95
    1d 0h 21m
     	Todd Hido: House Hunting : Todd Hido: House Hunting $295
    1d 0h 26m
     	Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan: Evidence (2003 reprint, double signed!): Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan: Evidence (2003 reprint, double signed!) $195
    1d 0h 31m

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