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photo-eye Gallery Portfolio: Mitch Dobrowner photo-eye Gallery is excited to announce that new storm images by Mitch Dobrowner are now available. Dobrowner has always been drawn to weather — and in 2009 he actively started seeking out tempests and twisters in the company of professional storm chasers.

Storm and Last Light, 2014 — Mitch Dobrowner

We are excited to announce that new storm images by Mitch Dobrowner are now available. Dobrowner has always been drawn to weather and in 2009 he actively started seeking out tempests and twisters in the company of professional storm chasers. Since that time, storm chasing evolved into a passion. After his first trip, I recall Dobrowner recounting the challenge of attempting to comprehend the events that he was witnessing — while also trying to capture his image. Over the years Dobrowner has found comfort in the company of epic storms, and through it all, he retains a sense of reverence and respect for the natural world. Each storm is truly unique and awe inspiring. Dobrowner’s storm chasing quests have taken him across more than 14 states — securing him front row seats for some of the most breathtaking and mind-blowing performances of mother nature. Confronting 50 miler per hour winds, pouring rain, or both, Mitch Dobrowner continues to capture absolutely sublime and magnificent moments.
I’ve asked Mitch to share a few of his recent storm chasing experiences. I hope that you enjoy! —Anne Kelly


Books 2014 Paris Photo/Aperture Photobook Awards Shortlists The 2014 shortlists for the Aperture and Paris Photo photobook prizes have been announced. We are pleased to present the list of shortlisted titles, along with photo-eye Bookstore links, bookteases and reviews when available.

This year Todd Hido presented the finalists for the First Photobook Prize and Photobook of the Year prize from Aperture and Paris Photo. The winners for both categories will be announced during Paris Photo in November. We are pleased to present the list of shortlisted titles below, along with photo-eye Bookstore links, bookteases and reviews when available.

Interested in a book currently unavailable from photo-eye? Click on the title to send us an email and we'll let you know when it becomes available.

Visit Aperture’s site, for more info on pre-jurors and their jurors’ statement.

Shortlisted Titles for PhotoBook of the Year:


The Big Book
Photographer: W. Eugene Smith
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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Read the review by Tom Leininger




Rich and Poor
Photographer: Jim Goldberg
Publisher: Steidl










Disco Night Sept. 11
Photographer: Peter van Agtmael
Publisher: Red Hook Editions
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Read the review by Christopher J. Johnson







Marrakech
Photographer: Daido Moriyama
Publisher: SUPER LABO
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Photographs for Documents
Photographer(s): Vytautas V. Stanionis
Publisher: Kaunas Photography Gallery



Ponte City
Photographers: Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse
Publisher: Steidl










Vertigo
Photographer(s): Daisuke Yokota
Publisher: Newfave
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Imaginary Club
Photographer(s): Oliver Sieber
Publisher: Editions GwinZegal/BöhmKobayashi
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Selected as Book of the Week by Gordon MacDonald







The Winners
Photographer(s): Rafal Milach
Publisher: GOST











The Arrangement
Photographer(s): Ruth van Beek
Publisher: RVB Books
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Spasibo
Photographer: Davide Monteleone
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
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Read the review by Tom Leininger







War Porn
Photographer: Christoph Bangert
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
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Read the review by Karen Jenkins








Shortlisted Titles for First PhotoBook:


everything will be ok
Photographer: Alberto Lizaralde
Publisher: Self-published









Synonym Study
Photographer: Nico Krijno
Publisher: Self-published

The Meteorite Hunter
Photographer: Alexandra Lethbridge
Publisher: Self-published

Father Figure: Exploring Alternative Notions of Black Fatherhood
Photographer: Zun Lee
Publisher: Ceiba


19.06_26.08.1945
Photographer: Andrea Botto
Publisher: Danilo Montanari
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Selected as Book of the Week by Nicoló Degiorgis



Miklós Klaus Rózsa
Photographer: Christof Nüssli and Christoph Oeschger
Publisher: Cpress/Spectorbooks

ED IT: The Substantial System for Photographic Archive Maintenance
Authors: Ola Lanko, Brigiet van den Berg, Nikki Brörmann, Simone Engelen, Sterre Sprengers Publisher: Self-published

Back to the Future
Photographer: Irina Werning
Publisher: Self-published

Inventio
Photographer(s): Yann Haeberlin
Publisher: Self-published

Euromaidan
Photographer(s): Vladyslav Krasnoshchok and Sergiy Lebedynskyy
Publisher: Riot Books

Silent Histories
Photographer: Kazuma Obara
Publisher: Self-published



Hidden Islam
Photographer: Nicoló Degiorgis
Publisher: Rorhof
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Read the review by Colin Pantall







Sequester
Photographer: Awoiska van der Molen
Publisher: Fw: Books









The American Series
Photographer: Oskar Schmidt
Publisher: Distanz



Fractal State of Being
Photographer: Sara Skorgan Teigen
Publisher: Journal
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Red String
Photographer: Yoshikatsu Fujii
Publisher: Self-published

Jannis
Photographer: Alma Cecilia Suarez
Publisher: Self-published

Photograph
Photographer: Yuji Hamada
Publisher: Lemon Books

The Epilogue
Photographer: Laia Abril
Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Snowpark
Photographer: Philippe Fragnière
Publisher: Kodoji Press


Shortlisted Titles for Photography Catalogue of the Year:

Photobooks: Spain 1905–1977
Photographers: Multiple
Publisher: Editorial RM

Christopher Williams: Printed in Germany
Photographer: Christopher Williams
Publisher: Walther König/David Zwirner


Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness
Photographer: Christopher Williams
Publisher: Art Institute of Chicago



Dark Knees
Photographer: Mark Cohen
Publisher: Le Bal/Éditions Xavier Barral
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Tsunami, Photographs, and Then: Lost and Found Project
Photographer: Munemasa Takahashi
Publisher: AKAAKA
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The Catalogue Box
Photographers: Multiple
Publisher: Verlag Kettler/The PhotoBook Museum



Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Manik Katyal Emaho Magazine editor-in-cheif Manik Katyal selects Gold Coast by Ying Ang as photo-eye Book of the Week.
Gold Coast. By Ying Ang.
Self-Published, 2014.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Manik Katyal, founder and editor-in-cheif of Emaho Magazine. Katya has selected Gold Coast by Ying Ang.

Book Review Mono No Aware By Anton Kusters Reviewed by Allie Haeusslein A quick Google search of Belgian photographer Anton Kusters produces hundreds of results on his project about the Yakuza, a Japanese crime family that controls the streets of Tokyo’s red light district. This was the artist’s first large body of work and book project, which received international praise. Three years later, he has taken a decidedly different approach with his second publication, Mono No Aware.


Mono No Aware. By Anton Kusters.
ZABROZAS, 2014.
 
Mono No Aware
Reviewed by Allie Haeusslein

Mono No Aware
Photographs by Anton Kusters
ZABROZAS, 2014. 64 pp., 32 color and black & white illustrations, 8x10¼". 


A quick Google search of Belgian photographer Anton Kusters produces hundreds of results on his project about the Yakuza, a Japanese crime family that controls the streets of Tokyo’s red light district. This was the artist’s first large body of work and book project, which received international praise. Three years later, he has taken a decidedly different approach with his second publication, Mono No Aware. While Odo Yakuza Tokyo is a documentary project, Mono No Aware is conceptually driven, focusing on an idea rather than portraying an unfolding narrative. The Japanese phrase Mono no aware alludes to the conflicting emotions experienced when considering the transience of all things; it is not simply about sorrow or wistfulness, but also the joy and intense appreciation that comes from acknowledging the beauty intrinsic to this evanescence.

Books In Stock at photo-eye: New Sale Books Four titles new to the sale page from Joan Fontcuberta, Beata Szparagowska, Kristof Guez and Patrik Budenz.

Deletrix
By Joan Fontcuberta
$63.00 SALE $39.95 — Purchase Signed Book

"Scribbles, slashes and thick lines run through the printed text of great thinkers. Some pages have been meticulously obliterated while others are carelessly scratched out. The Deletrix, The Destroyer, is immediately visible, asserting himself with audacity on the page. Each example is a case study. Is a frantic scribble the mark of an uneven mind? What can be read in the tight and measured spirals that cover the words of Albert Krantz? Do we see creativity in the marks that obscure Luciano de Samosata's Dialogos or laziness in the fluid worm-like lines that cross (but only dim) the text of Conrad Gesner's Mithridates Gesneri?"—Sarah Bradley




Book Review Slow Talk By Bohnchang Koo Reviewed by David Ondrik South Korean artist Bohnchang Koo’s Slow Talk is a quiet book of meditative, abstract black and white photographs and a catalogue of his exhibition at Ivorypress Space in Madrid, Spain. This is a book that is meant to be held and experienced physically.

Slow Talk. By Bohnchang Koo.
Ivorypress, 2014.
 
Slow Talk
Reviewed by David Ondrik

Slow Talk
Photographs by Bohnchang Koo
Ivorypress, 2014. 96 pp., color and black & white illustrations throughout, 8x9½".

South Korean artist Bohnchang Koo’s Slow Talk is a quiet book of meditative, abstract black and white photographs and a catalogue of his exhibition at Ivorypress Space in Madrid, Spain. This is a book that is meant to be held and experienced physically. The sliver-gray cover is very tactile — toothy paper with the artist’s name and book title subtly embossed on the surface invites the reader to feel as well as see. The interior pages are equally tactile, delicious to touch.

photo-eye Gallery Opening Friday: Julie Blackmon - Homegrown photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by Julie Blackmon, Homegrown, celebrating the release of her second monograph published by Radius Books. The opening and artist reception will take place on September 26th, 2014 from 5-7 pm.

Garage Sale, 2013 and cover of Homegrown — Julie Blackmon

Opening & Artist Reception Friday, September 26th, 2014 from 5-7pm
photo-eye Gallery, 541 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Exhibition runs through November 15th, 2014.


Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Tricia Gabriel Publisher Tricia Gabriel selects Proliferation by Geert Goiris as photo-eye Book of the Week.
Proliferation. By Geert Goiris.
Roma Publications, 2014.


This week's Book of the Week pick comes from publisher Tricia Gabriel who has selected Proliferation by Geert Goiris from Roma Publications.

Book Review Something Like a Nest By Andy Sewell Reviewed by Colin Pantall What is the English countryside? Is it the Cotswold ideal; the image you see on British jigsaw puzzles where rolling green hills are dotted with sheep, cows and villages populated by simple folk who live in houses with thatched roofs and cottage gardens?

Something Like a Nest. By Andy Sewell.
Self-Publish, 2014.
 
Something Like a Nest
Reviewed by Colin Pantall

Something Like a Nest 
Photographs by Andy Sewell
Self-Published, 2014. 108 pp., 54 color illustrations, 11x9".


What is the English countryside? Is it the Cotswold ideal; the image you see on British jigsaw puzzles where rolling green hills are dotted with sheep, cows and villages populated by simple folk who live in houses with thatched roofs and cottage gardens? Or is it a semi-industrialised land, one where the chickens have no feathers and the cattle are all infected with tuberculosis and live on a diet of antibiotics and growth hormones?

photo-eye Gallery Nick Brandt - Behind the Photo: Elephant with Exploding Dust, Amboseli, 2004 In early May, Nick Brandt began posting the stories behind his beautiful and evocative portraits of African animals to his Facebook page. Brandt has graciously given us permission to reproduce them on photo-eye Blog. This week, Elephant with Exploding Dust, Amboseli, 2004.
In early May, Nick Brandt began posting the stories behind his beautiful and evocative portraits of African animals to his Facebook page. Brandt has graciously given us permission to reproduce them on photo-eye Blog.

Elephant With Exploding Dust, Amboseli, 2004 — Nick Brandt


Book Review Out West By Kyler Zeleny Reviewed by Christopher J Johnson With more than half of the world’s population living in cities and outlying communities, places of long rolling fields and quietly flowing brooks become more and more a trope for the removed, for the detached and socially exiled among us — that is, to the popular mind, which is an urban mind. But nothing changes without an effect. No element many leave another element without changing its bonds.

Out West. By Kyler Zeleny.
The Velvet Cell, 2014.
 
Out West
Reviewed by Christopher J. Johnson

Out West
Photographs by Kyler Zeleny
The Velvet Cell, 2014. 112 pp., 35 color illustrations, 5¾x8¼".


With more than half of the world’s population living in cities and outlying communities, places of long rolling fields and quietly flowing brooks become more and more a trope for the removed, for the detached and socially exiled among us — that is, to the popular mind, which is an urban mind. But nothing changes without an effect. No element many leave another element without changing its bonds. As we speak of rural these days we mean either some antiquated notion of seasonal festivities and bustling country life or of, and what is more down to earth for our times, a vanishing culture in an advanced state of decomposition. It is the second of these, the real North American rural as it exists today that Out West looks to. Kyler Zeleny’s photographs may, upon initial purview, seem flat or lackluster, even a reprise of so much familiar photographic material, but there is a deeper layer to the work, which requires, perhaps, conscious engagement.

photo-eye Gallery David H. Gibson & Chaco Terada David H. Gibson & Chaco Terada recently stopped by photo-eye Gallery to present some of their newest images.

David H. Gibson and Chaco Terada at photo-eye Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.

On Tuesday August 26th Texas photographers and represented gallery artists, David H. Gibson and Chaco Terada stopped by photo-eye Gallery to present some of their newest images. This unveiling has become something of an annual tradition here at photo-eye, and spending time with these two prolific artists is simply inspiring. With artwork ranging from larger than life panoramas, to intimate handcrafted books, Gibson and Terada’s exquisite and refined images cover the gamut of photographic experiences.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Miwa Susuda Photobook consultant and publisher Miwa Susuda selects Does Yellow Run Forever? by Paul Graham as photo-eye Book of the Week.
Does Yellow Run Forever? By Paul Graham.
MACK, 2014.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Photobook Consultant and publisher Miwa Susuda who has selected Does Yellow Run Forever? by Paul Graham published by MACK.

Book Review Memory City By Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb Reviewed by Tom Leininger Photography is as intertwined with memory as it is with light, shadow and surface. The individual film or sensor choice made by the photographer determines how memory is rendered, a choice that is as important as what the photographer puts in front of their camera. In their new book, Memory City, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb investigate Rochester, New York during the time Eastman Kodak was in bankruptcy.

Memory CityBy Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb.
 Radius Books, 2014.
 
Memory City
Reviewed by Tom Leininger

Memory City
Photographs by Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb
Radius Books, 2014. 172 pp., 45 coor illustrations, 9¾x12¼".


Photography is as intertwined with memory as it is with light, shadow and surface. The individual film or sensor choice made by the photographer determines how memory is rendered, a choice that is as important as what the photographer puts in front of their camera. In their new book, Memory City, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb investigate Rochester, New York during the time Eastman Kodak was in bankruptcy. They explore how memory, photography, film and the book making process come together to make a statement about a place during a particular time.


Book Review Art Fare By Andy Freeberg Reviewed by David Ondrik Andy Freeberg’s second monograph, Art Fare, is a typology of the interminable and ubiquitous art fairs that are now an entrenched part of the contemporary art market. The homophone title works as a wonderfully to-the-point artist statement: art entertainment is art money.

Art Fare. By Andy Freeberg.
Sojourn Books, 2014.
 
Art Fare
Reviewed by David Ondrik

Art Fare
Photographs by Andy Freeberg
Sojourn Books, 2014. 88 pp., 42 color illustrations, 11x14".


Andy Freeberg’s second monograph, Art Fare, is a typology of the interminable and ubiquitous art fairs that are now an entrenched part of the contemporary art market. The homophone title works as a wonderfully to-the-point artist statement: art entertainment is art money. The photography is well done, although like all typologies shooting the subject in a consistent, analytical manner trumps other concerns. There are a few clever compositions, like where installers look to be holding back the crush of an anxious mob, or where an artist’s head is almost literally stuck up his own naked posterior. How a viewer responds to the images will depend more on how they respond to art fairs than any quality of the photography itself. Each picture of sales booths staffed with gallery owners, assistants, and the art they’re hocking are presented as “walk-by shootings.” They can’t really be spontaneous since Freeberg would need to acquire model releases and convince the artists to agree to have their art appear in the pictures. It’s entirely possible the behind the scenes legal wrangling was an extremely complicated part of this project.