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Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Christopher J Johnson Christopher J Johnson selects Walking by Yusuf Sevincli as Book of the Week.

Walking. By Yusuf Sevincli. Filigranes Editions, 2015.
Christopher J Johnson selects Walking by Yusuf Sevincli published by Filigranes Editions as Book of the Week.


Book Review Maybe By Phillip Toledano Reviewed by George Slade When we are young, our parents may project upon us and imagine what we might become as adults. I remember a Mad magazine comic strip on this topic, in particular one in which parents, watching their child tear around the dining room, envision a track star.

MaybeBy Phillip Toledano
Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2015.
 
Maybe
Reviewed by George Slade

Maybe.
Photographs by Phillip Toledano.
Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport, England, 2015. 76 pp., 37 color illustrations, 7x10".


When we are young, our parents may project upon us and imagine what we might become as adults. I remember a Mad magazine comic strip on this topic, in particular one in which parents, watching their child tear around the dining room, envision a track star. The strip traveled into the future to show that headlong, juvenile eagerness resulting in a suited businessman lustfully chasing a woman (secretary, administrative assistant, intern?) around a desk. We become the person we are meant to become, regardless of interventions.

photo-eye Gallery Portfolio and Interview: Rachel Phillips – Divinations photo-eye Gallery is excited to publish Divinations a series by California based photographer Rachel Phillips on the Photographer's Showcase. Divinations layers new black-and-white imagery on top of antique ephemera lending old objects new context, meaning, and aesthetic. Phillips combines imagery based on divinations, styles of fortune-telling, with 19th Century cabinet card portraits in, as the artists describes, a "playful and poignant attempt at using the proverbial crystal ball to see into the lost past, rather than the unknown future."

Divination by Cards, 2015, and Divination by Double Take, 2015 © Rachel Phillips
Displayed in Stands Made by the Artist 

photo-eye Gallery is excited to publish Divinations a series by California based photographer Rachel Phillips on the Photographer's Showcase. While Divinations is Rachel's first portfolio on the Photographer's Showcase, a selection of prints from her Field Notes series were on view in our 2014 Photo Objects and Small Prints exhibition. Like Field Notes, Divinations layers new black-and-white imagery on top of antique ephemera lending old objects new context, meaning, and aesthetic. Phillips combines imagery based on divinations, styles of fortune-telling, with 19th Century cabinet card portraits in, as the artists describes, a "playful and poignant attempt at using the proverbial crystal ball to see into the lost past, rather than the unknown future." The result is a unique and sumptuous object filled with whimsy, intrigue, and a touch of mystery. Selections from Divinations are currently on view at photo-eye Gallery alongside Michael Kenna: A Retrospective, and Lucas Shaffer spoke with Rachel Phillips to learn more about how the series came to be.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Sarah Bradley Sarah Bradley selects Motsure Hotsure Tsumugu by Marco van Duyvendijk as Book of the Week.

Motsure Hotsure Tsumugu. By Marco van Duyvendijk. 
Self-published, 2016.
Sarah Bradley selects Motsure Hotsure Tsumugu self-published by Marco van Duyvendijk as Book of the Week.

Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Vol. 25 Volume 25 of photo-eye's Nudes/Human Form Newsletter featuring titles from Coco Capitán, Tiane Doan na Champassak, Renée Jacobs, Deana Templeton, and more.
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Nudes Curated By Julie Dossena
Photographs and text by Coco Capitán

French designer Julien Dossena has worked towards a contemporary vision of femininity for the Paco Rabanne fashion house since 2013, most recently by commissioning Spanish photographer Coco Capitán to revisit Clemmer’s images in a new portfolio shot on the grounds of the 1920s Villa Noailles. Poems by Capitán accompany the sensual and bold images.

photo-eye is taking pre-orders for copies of Nudes Curated By Julie Dossena. If our supplier runs out, orders will be fulfilled in the order in which they are received. The cutoff time for ordering is Tuesday, August 16th at 12:00 PM Mountain Time.

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Interview Will Steacy on Deadline Volume 2 photo-eye Bookstore Manager Christopher J Johnson speaks to Will Steacy about Deadline: Volume 2.

Deadline Volume 2By Will Steacyb.frank books, 2016.
 
Deadline: Volumes 1 and 2 is the culmination of 7 years of work for photographer Will Steacy, five of those years spent in intensive documentation of the newsroom and printing facilities of The Philadelphia Inquirer as the paper was in the midst of a serious downturn. This was by no means an isolated case — newspapers nation-wide have seen a sharp decline in circulation and ad revenue resulting in significant lay-offs and downsizing — but Steacy was uniquely position to tell this story. Blake Andrews describes Steacy in his review of Deadline: Volume 1: “Enter Will Steacy, photographer by trade, journalist by heritage. His father was a newsman (an editor for The Philadelphia Inquirer), along with his grandfather, as was his great-grandfather and so on, back to great great-great-grandfather Hyram Young, proud founder of a daily paper in 1876. Steacy escaped the cycle, sort of, pursuing a profession outside of newspapers, but it remained in his blood.” Given unrestricted access, Steacy meticulously photographed The Philadelphia Inquirer as it contended with a shifting industry making considerable changes itself, including layoffs (Steacy’s father, an editor with the Inquirer for 29 years, among them) and a move from their 526,000 square foot offices in the iconic Tower of Truth to a single floor of an office building.

photo-eye Gallery Remembering Elaine Ling On Monday August 1st, 2016 photo-eye was very sad to hear of the loss of our colleague, collaborator, and friend Elaine Ling. We would like to take a moment to recognize and celebrate Ling’s life and work.




On Monday August 1st, 2016 photo-eye was very sad to hear of the loss of our colleague, collaborator, and friend Elaine Ling. We would like to take a moment to recognize and celebrate Ling’s life and work.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Colin Stearns Colin Stearns selects The Narcissistic City by Takashi Homma as Book of the Week.
The Narcissistic City. By Takashi Homma. 
Mack, 2016.
 
Colin Stearns selects The Narcissistic City by Takaishi Homma published by Mack as Book of the Week.

"More often than not, I gravitate to photobooks that leave me asking questions, and Takaishi Homma’s The Narcissistic City certainly satisfies this requirement for gravity. The Narcissistic City is a physically engaging photobook that visually leads us through urban landscape images of Japan and the United States.

Newsletters In Stock at photo-eye: August 2016 In stock titles by Ken Grant, Ikuru Kuwajim, Jenny Källman and André Cepeda.
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A Topical Times for These Times
Book of Liverpool Football
Photographs by Ken Grant

Since the 1980’s Ken Grant has photographed football culture in Liverpool, his home city. With football serving as a central thread in the working and social lives of his contemporaries, it has always been an element of Grant’s wider work about the city. This book brings together his pictures of the game, the land and the people who populate it.

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Book Review Seeing Things By Joel Meyerowitz Reviewed by Blake Andrews What's gotten into the water at Aperture Foundation? Based on its recent run of book titles, readers might wonder if they've tapped a fountain of youth. In 2014 Jason Fulford's delightful This Equals That targeted the under five demographic.

Seeing Things: A Kid's Guide to Looking at Photographs.
By Joel MeyerowitzAperture, 2016.
 
Seeing Things
Reviewed by Blake Andrews

Seeing Things: A Kid's Guide to Looking at Photographs.
Text by Joel Meyerowitz.
Aperture, New York, USA, 2016. In English. 80 pp., 8¼x11¼".

What's gotten into the water at Aperture Foundation? Based on its recent run of book titles, readers might wonder if they've tapped a fountain of youth. In 2014 Jason Fulford's delightful This Equals That targeted the under five demographic. This was followed by Alice Poujansky's kid activity book Go Photo! Sandwiched in between were two efforts — a photographer's playbook and photographer's cookbook — which, while not overtly aimed at children, put a buoyant, informal twist on the material. These books have all come out in the past two years, on the heels of Aperture's 50+ year history of sober, ceremonious monographs.

There seems a conscious effort afoot by Aperture to deflate their pompous reputation, pivot to the future, and expand the audience. The cause of this shift is less clear. Is it indeed a fountain of youth? Editors of child-bearing age? A publisher's midlife crisis? Some broader cultural shift among photobook makers? I'm not sure. But regardless of cause, the editorial winds at Aperture have shifted in a sprightly direction.

Interview Michael Kenna photo-eye Gallery is honored to host the revered Michael Kenna for an artist reception this upcoming Friday for Michael Kenna: A Retrospective. The exhibition features selected work from 30 years of Kenna's career and from countries around the globe. Regarded as one of today’s most influential photographers, how does one lay the groundwork for such a prolific career? Gallery Associate Savannah Sakry asked Kenna to share a bit of his background and inspirations.
Ratcliffe Power Station, Study 59, Nottinghamshire, England, 1993 – © Michael Kenna
Gelatin-Silver Print | 6 x 9" | $2500

photo-eye Gallery is honored to host the revered Michael Kenna for an artist reception this upcoming Friday for Michael Kenna: A Retrospective. The exhibition features selected work from 30 years of Kenna's career and from countries around the globe. Regarded as one of today’s most influential photographers, how does one lay the groundwork for such a prolific career? Gallery Associate Savannah Sakry asked Kenna to share a bit of his background and inspirations. 

Michael Kenna: A Retrospective is on view at photo-eye Gallery through September 10th. The artist reception and book signing will take place on Friday, August 5th from 5 – 7 PM.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Laurence Vecten Laurence Vecten selects A Song for Windows by Takashi Homma as Book of the Week.
A Song for Windows. By Takashi Homma. 
Libraryman, 2016.
 
Laurence Vecten selects A Song for Windows by Takashi Homma from Libraryman as Book of the Week.

photo-eye Newsletters Japanese Photobooks Newsletter Vol. 7 Volume 7 of photo-eye's Japanese Photobooks Newsletter featuring titles from Daido Moriyama, Daisuke Yokota, Watanabe Koichi & Hiroshi Takizawa.
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Record No.32
Photographs by Daido Moriyama

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Shipping in the first weeks of September!

"About half a century ago, I used to spend most of my days wandering around in the streets of Kobe. I was just over twenty, and as I particularly liked ships and harbors, the exotic city of Kobe was for me a thrilling wonderland sort of place.

"...the city of Kobe, that pretty urban area sandwiched between the sea and the beautiful mountains with a single railway running right through it, hasn’t changed at all!"— Daido Moriyama

photo-eye is taking pre-orders for SIGNED copies of Record No.32. If our supplier runs out, orders will be fulfilled in the order in which they are received. The cutoff time for ordering in our shipment is Tuesday, August 2nd at 12:00 PM MDT.

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Book Review The Traveller By Harvey Benge Reviewed by Karen Jenkins Harvey Benge’s traveler seems to be the rootless kind, moving along an ambiguous course, forked off a forgotten beginning, with an unknown end. His photographs suggest a largely solitary journey, with appearances by unnamed characters on emotional flyby and layover; guest stars out of place and time.
The TravellerBy Harvey Benge
Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2016.
 
The Traveller
Reviewed by Karen Jenkins

The Traveller.
Photographs by Harvey Benge.
Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport, England, 2016. 96 pp., 88 color illustrations, 8¼x11½".


Harvey Benge’s traveler seems to be the rootless kind, moving along an ambiguous course, forked off a forgotten beginning, with an unknown end. His photographs suggest a largely solitary journey, with appearances by unnamed characters on emotional flyby and layover; guest stars out of place and time. Relationships are opaque — with figures out of focus or closed-off, encased and disguised. A blond woman is recognizable in recurring depictions and inhabits her own skin with increasing agency throughout the series of photographs; yet her relationship to the traveler remains unknown. Several headless female nudes and the occasional more outward-facing, from-the-hip street views are disorienting additions to the cast. Benge’s own image pops up five times in the form of photo booth strips, suggestive of a passport portrait. Handwritten annotations situate him in Paris, year after year. He looks in turn bemused and circumspect, even tired. They are our only anchor to the specificity of place and the passage of time; in his face, his identification, an ever-modulating, equivocal emcee.

photo-eye Gallery Michael Kenna: A Retrospective – Exhibition and Portfolio Introduction photo-eye Gallery is excited to formally debut three online portfolios corresponding with our exhibition Michael Kenna: A Retrospective on view this Friday, July 29th.


photo-eye Gallery is excited to formally debut three online portfolios corresponding with our exhibition Michael Kenna: A Retrospective on view this Friday, July 29th, as a part of the Railyard Arts District's Last Friday Art Walk. While the exhibition showcases more than 50 beautifully installed black-and-white works, the gallery has over 70 total prints available by the artist. Michael Kenna: A Retrospective features selected works produced by the artist between 1987 and 2016 and includes images made in Japan, China, France, Egypt, South Korea and the United States, among other countries. Continuing through September 10th, 2016, an opening, artist reception, and book signing will take place on Friday, August 5th from 5 – 7 PM. 

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Forrest Soper Forrest Soper selects Retrospecting Sandy Hill by Chris Shaw as Book of the Week.
Retrospecting Sandy HillBy Chris ShawMorel, 2015.
Forrest Soper selects Retrospecting Sandy Hill by Chris Shaw from Morel as Book of the Week.

Book Review Indago By Yurian Quintanas Reviewed by Sarah Bay Gachot There is one short paragraph of quoted text in Yurian Quintanas’ Indago, his dark photographic foray into nature. It’s from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden: “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
Indago. By Yurian Quintanas. editions 77, 2016.
Indago
Reviewed by Sarah Bay Gachot


Indago
Photographs by Yurian Quintanas
editions 77, Paris, France, 2016. In English. 80 pp., 37 black-and-white illustrations, 9½x12½".


There is one short paragraph of quoted text in Yurian Quintanas’ Indago, his dark photographic foray into nature. It’s from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden: “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” Printed small, Quintanas ends the book with this, at the top of an otherwise grey light-rag-textured page. It’s a relatively well-known quote from the section of Walden in which Thoreau writes on “Where I’ve Lived, and What I’ve Lived For,” but I would argue the words following this passage are more appropriate to Quintanas’ black-mirror view of nature displayed in Indago: “...I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life... to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world.” The images of Indago are raw, tangled, and full of wet dirt. They depict the night mystery of nature — this sentiment of meanness, of sucking the marrow out of life, suit their sublimity well.


photo-eye Gallery Nick Brandt - Behind the Photo: UNDERPASS WITH ELEPHANTS, 2015 (Lean Back, Your Life is On Track) In this Behind the Photo segment, Nick Brandt describes his intentions while creating Underpass with Elephants, 2015 (Lean Back, Your Life is On Track), one of the most compelling images from his latest series Inherit the Dust.
In this Behind the Photo segment, Nick Brandt describes his intentions behind Underpass with Elephants, 2015 (Lean Back, Your Life is On Track), perhaps the most compelling image from his latest series Inherit the Dust. In his own words, Brandt expands on the transformative power of context and the loss of mankind's connection to nature. Inherit the Dust is currently on view at photo-eye Gallery through July 23rd, 2016.

Underpass with Elephants, 2015 (Lean Back, Your Life is On Track) – © Nick Brandt

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Maggie Blanchard Maggie Blanchard selects The Power of Nature by Lori Nix as Book of the Week.
The Power of Nature. By Lori Nix. Wienand Verlag, 2016.
 
Maggie Blanchard picks The Power of Nature by Lori Nix from Wienand Verlag as Book of the Week.

"Lori Nix — The Power of Nature is a catalogue from the exhibition of the same name held at the Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany in 2015. The book contains two bodies of work, The City and Lost, but as both projects focus on the power of nature and the non-existence of mankind, having them together is not incongruous.

Newsletters In Stock at photo-eye: Books on Photobooks In stock titles investigating the art of the photobook.
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Looking In. Robert Frank's The Americans
Expanded Edition
Photographs by Robert Frank
Edited and with Text by Sarah Greenough

This edition is a reprint of the first edition. It includes reproductions of Robert Frank's contact sheets for The Americans, variant croppings of the images that changed from one book edition to another, a comparative sequencing of preliminary and subsequently published editions of The Americans, a map and chronology, correspondence and archival materials.

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Book Review Unspeaking Likeness By Arne Svenson Reviewed by George Slade Many related impressions and perhaps a few tangential thoughts arise as I regard this strange and remarkable book.
I’m aware of the scale of the book. Its dimensions could easily form the width and breadth of a box capable of containing a human head.

Unspeaking LikenessBy Arne Svenson
Twin Palms Publishers, 2016.
 
Unspeaking Likeness
Reviewed by George Slade

Unspeaking Likeness
Photographs by Arne Svenson
Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, 2016. 112 pp., 49 duotone illustrations, 11x14".


Many related impressions and perhaps a few tangential thoughts arise as I regard this strange and remarkable book.

I’m aware of the scale of the book. Its dimensions could easily form the width and breadth of a box capable of containing a human head. I can hold the book in front of myself and convincingly replace my head with one of the reconstructed heads in Svenson’s photographs. Thinking of heads in boxes reminds me of what happened to Tracy, Gwyneth Paltrow’s character in the 1995 film Seven, and of Mills, her husband, played by Brad Pitt, who discovers the box and its contents.

photo-eye Gallery Nick Brandt - Behind the Photo: WASTELAND WITH ELEPHANT, 2015 In this Behind the Photo segment, Nick Brandt describes the creation of Wasteland with Elephant, the signature image from his new series Inherit the Dust.
In this Behind the Photo segment, Nick Brandt describes the creation of Wasteland with Elephant, the signature image from his new series Inherit the Dust. In his own words, Brandt expands on the scene’s characters and context including details about the elephant, the area, and the human inhabitants. Inherit the Dust is currently on view at photo-eye Gallery through July 23rd, 2016.

Wasteland with Elephant, 2015 – © Nick Brandt

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Olga Yatskevich Olga Yatskevich selects Geografia de la diferencia by Philippe Gruenberg as Book of the Week.
Geografia de la diferenciaBy Philippe Gruenberg
Meier Ramirez, 2015.
Olga Yatskevich picks Geografia de la diferencia Philippe Gruenberg from Meier Ramirez.

Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Vol. 24 Volume 24 of photo-eye's Nudes/Human Form Newsletter featuring titles from Monika Macdonald, Hajime Sawatari, Sara Davidmann and more.
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In Absence
Photographs by Monika Macdonald

In Absence will not be distributed in the US by the publisher. photo-eye Bookstore is ordering copies for our US clients.

The women portrayed in In Absence all have one thing in common: their solitary search for belonging — to something or someone. This autobiographical account, which is also a psychological and intimate reflection, runs like a common thread throughout the images. The women are like-minded in their hesitation and uncertainty; in their longing, or yearning for some form of love.

photo-eye is taking pre-orders for copies of In Absence. If our supplier runs out, orders will be fulfilled in the order in which they are received. The cutoff time for ordering is Tuesday, July 12th at 12:00 PM Mountain Time.

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Book Review Astres Noirs By Katrin Koenning and Sarker Protick Reviewed by Colin Pantall There’s a lot of black in photography at the moment. Awoiska van der Molen’s photobook Sequester shows us the gradations of blacks in her European landscape work, Paul Gaffney’s Stray takes us on a night-time journey through the forest in a psychological exploration that makes us part of the landscape we live in.
Astres Noirs. By Katrin Koenning & Sarker Protick. 
Chose Commune, 2016.
 
Astres Noirs
Reviewed by Colin Pantall

Astres Noirs 
Photographs by Katrin Koenning and Sarker Protick.
Chose Commune, Paris, France, 2016. 168 pp., 79 black-and-white illustrations, 6¼x8¾".


There’s a lot of black in photography at the moment. Awoiska van der Molen’s photobook Sequester shows us the gradations of blacks in her European landscape work, Paul Gaffney’s Stray takes us on a night-time journey through the forest in a psychological exploration that makes us part of the landscape we live in. From Spain, David Jimenez and Jon Cazenave are working with extremes of light to express the sensations of land, of belonging, of home, and of the metaphysical.

photo-eye Gallery Opening Friday July 29th: Michael Kenna - A Retrospective photo-eye Gallery is excited to announce Michael Kenna: A Retrospective, an exhibition of black-and-white silver gelatin prints by seminal photographer Michael Kenna opening Friday, July 29th and continuing through September 10th, 2016.

Michael Kenna - Huangshan Mountains, Study 31, Anhui, China. 2009

MICHAEL KENNA: A Retrospective
Selected Works from 30 Years

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Christian Michael Filardo Christian Michael Filardo selects Ever After by Asako Narahashi as Book of the Week.
Ever AfterBy Asako NarahashiOsiris, 2013.
Christian Michael Filardo picks Ever After by Asako Narahashi from Osiris as Book of the Week.

Newsletters In Stock at photo-eye: MACK In stock photobooks from MACK, including signed and sale titles.
photo-eye has only a few copies of each of the following titles in-stock.
They will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

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