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Book Review Aaron Siskind: Another Photographic Reality By Aaron Siskind Reviewed by Adam Bell As both an artist and educator, Aaron Siskind (1903-1991) has influenced countless photographers and played a central role in defining the medium in the late 20th century. Given the recent vogue for photographic abstraction, the need to understand the work of Siskind has become all the more important.


University of Texas Press, 2014.
 
Aaron Siskind: Another Photographic Reality
Reviewed by Adam Bell

Aaron Siskind: Another Photographic Reality
Photographs by Aaron Siskind
University Of Texas Press, Austin, 2014. 200 pp., 150 duotone illustrations, 10x12".


As both an artist and educator, Aaron Siskind (1903-1991) has influenced countless photographers and played a central role in defining the medium in the late 20th century. Given the recent vogue for photographic abstraction, the need to understand the work of Siskind has become all the more important. Aaron Siskind: Another Photographic Reality charts the evolving nature of the artist, demonstrating the fluidity with which he moved between different styles and how, even at his most abstract, he remained firmly rooted in the world and its visual pleasures.

photo-eye Gallery Selected Works - Nick Brandt and James Hajicek & Carol Panaro-Smith photo-eye Gallery's current exhibit titled Selected Works is a group show of photographic prints highlighting the diverse styles and subject matter embraced by photo-eye Gallery artists. This week we feature Nick Brandt and James Hajicek & Carol Panaro-Smith.

Selected Works is a group show of photographic prints currently on view at photo-eye Gallery highlighting the diverse styles and subject matter embraced by our represented artists. For the next few weeks, covering the duration of the exhibition, we are engaging the featured artists about their photographs inviting them to tell the stories behind their images.

In this Selected Works segment we reached out to gallery artists Nick Brandt and James Hajicek and Carol Panaro-Smith for some background details concerning their exhibition images.  Nick Brandt bears witness to an emotional scene while James and Carol complete a decade long investigation.


Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Russet Lederman Russet Lederman selects Student Radicals, Japan 1968 – 1969 by Takashi Hamaguchi as Book of the Week.
Shashasha, 2014.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Russet Lederman who has selected Takashi Hamaguchi's Student Radicals, Japan 1968 – 1969 from Shashasha.

Book Review Songbook By Alec Soth Reviewed by Blake Andrews At this point in Alec Soth's career, it might be easy to forget that he began as a newspaper photographer shooting general stories for a small-town paper near Minneapolis. That period didn't last very long. He soon developed the blend of large format color portraiture and Americana landscapes for which he is now best known.

Songbook. By Alec Soth.
Mack, 2014.
 
Songbook
Reviewed by Blake Andrews

Songbook
Photographs by Alec Soth
Mack, 2014. 144 pp., 75 tritone plates, 11¼x10½x½".


At this point in Alec Soth's career, it might be easy to forget that he began as a newspaper photographer shooting general stories for a small-town paper near Minneapolis. That period didn't last very long. He soon developed the blend of large format color portraiture and Americana landscapes for which he is now best known. Sleeping By The Mississippi established him immediately as a rising star in the art world. Niagara and Broken Manual sealed the deal. His blog, publishing house, and strong social media presence kept his name circulating and hinted at a restless spirit. These strands have combined to make Soth perhaps the most prominent photographer of his generation, the flavor-du-jour in certain photo circles and broadly influential. It's 2015. The photo world is his oyster. Any photo project he undertakes will gain attention. Any book will sell out.

Book Review Life in War By Majid Saeedi Reviewed by Tom Leininger Life in War explains this book by Majid Saeedi simply. The pictures elegantly describe life in contemporary Afghanistan and do not document the American war but how life is for Afghans. Americans soldiers are rarely shown. What is shown is how long term war has shaped life in a country that at times has seemingly yet to enter the 21st century.

Life in War. By Majid Saeedi. FotoEvidence, 2014.
 
Life in War
Reviewed by Tom Leininger

Life in War
By Majid Saeedi
FotoEvidence, 2014. 120 pp., 85 duotone illustrations, 8x12½".

Life in War explains this book by Majid Saeedi simply. The pictures elegantly describe life in contemporary Afghanistan and do not document the American war but how life is for Afghans. Americans soldiers are rarely shown. What is shown is how long term war has shaped life in a country that at times has seemingly yet to enter the 21st century.

Photographer's Showcase Portfolio & Interview: Clay Lipsky on Atomic Overlook photo-eye is pleased to announce Atomic Overlook a portfolio of color images by photographer Clay Lipsky, new to the Photographer’s Showcase. Atomic Overlook re-contextualizes a legacy of atomic bomb tests in order to keep the ongoing nuclear threat fresh and omnipresent.
Atomic Overlook: 01 – Clay Lipsky

photo-eye is pleased to announce Atomic Overlook, a portfolio of color images by photographer Clay Lipsky, new to the Photographer’s Showcase. Atomic Overlook re-contextualizes a legacy of atomic bomb tests in order to keep the ongoing nuclear threat fresh and omnipresent. It also speaks to the current state of the world, a voyeuristic, tourist filled culture where catastrophe is viewed as entertainment by increasingly desensitized masses. The iconic mushroom cloud, a loaded symbol burned into our collective subconscious, represents a triumph of science, apocalyptic destruction and even national pride, but in this case also serves as metaphor for larger societal issues such as global warming, nuclear power, industrialization and pollution. Archival pigment prints are available in limited editions of 10.

Book Review Where Mimosa Bloom By Rita Puig-Serra Costa Reviewed by Janelle Lynch Mimosa trees bloom clusters of bright yellow flowers each spring in Rita Puig-Serra Costa’s native city of Barcelona. They grow asymmetrically tall though not often several stories, as the one in her family’s garden. A photograph of it in Where Mimosa Bloom, her new book, shows its towering anthropomorphic presence in the dense urban landscape.

Where Mimosa Bloom. By Rita Puig-Serra Costa.
Editions du Lic, 2014.
 
Where Mimosa Bloom
Reviewed by Janelle Lynch

Where Mimosa Bloom
By Rita Puig-Serra Costa
Editions du Lic, Oslo, Norway, 2014. 96 pp., 54 color illustrations,, 6¼x8¾".


Mimosa trees bloom clusters of bright yellow flowers each spring in Rita Puig-Serra Costa’s native city of Barcelona. They grow asymmetrically tall though not often several stories, as the one in her family’s garden. A photograph of it in Where Mimosa Bloom, her new book, shows its towering anthropomorphic presence in the dense urban landscape. A still life of a dried mimosa branch from the same tree appears later in the book, an indication, like title itself, of the tree’s symbolism. Puig-Serra Costa combined these and other images with memorabilia to create a lyrical visual elegy to her mother, Yolanda Costa Rico (1959-2008).

photo-eye Gallery Selected Works - Steve Fitch and Ernie Button photo-eye Gallery's current exhibit titled Selected Works is a group show of photographic prints highlighting the diverse styles and subject matter embraced by photo-eye Gallery artists. This week we feature Steve Fitch and Ernie Button.
Selected Works is a group show of photographic prints currently on view at photo-eye Gallery highlighting the diverse styles and subject matter embraced by our represented artists. For the next few weeks, covering the duration of the exhibition, we are engaging the featured artists about their photographs inviting them to tell the stories behind their images. This week, Steve Fitch discusses classic road-side neon and Ernie Button gives us a glimpse into the painstaking process of making his Vanishing Spirits photographs.



photo-eye Bookstore + Project Space Opening Friday: John Chervinsky - An Experiment in Perspective photo-eye Bookstore + Project Space is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by John Chervinsky entitled An Experiment in Perspective opening Friday, February 20th, from 5-7pm.

The Hand of Man and An Experiment in Perspective Limited Edition
John Chervinsky

Opening: Friday February 20th from 5 – 7pm
photo-eye BOOKSTORE + PROJECT SPACE, 376 Garcia Street Suite A, Santa Fe

“A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.”-Marshall McLuhan

photo-eye Bookstore + Project Space is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by John Chervinsky entitled An Experiment in Perspective. In this enigmatic series, Chervinsky creates table-top still lifes that utilize optics to challenge sensory perception. While immediately confronting our spatial awareness, Chervinsky’s images also reveal allusions to broader human conditions and relationships. This exhibition of nine black and white prints is accompanied by a limited edition hand made book of the same title created by Chervinsky during his prestigious Light Work residency in Syracuse, NY.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Yumi Goto Yumi Goto selects Tsugaru by Kojima Ichiro as Book of the Week.
Tsugaru by Kojima Ichiro
Izu Photo Museum and NOHARA, 2014.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Yumi Goto who has selected Tsugaru by Kojima Ichiro published by Izu Photo Museum and NOHARA.

Book Review One No One and One Hundred Thousand By Nicholas Albrecht Reviewed by George Slade Read, or seen, any good ghost stories recently? How about wraiths? When did you last see a wraith, a shape-shifter, or a succubus? Out by the Salton Sea, I hear, they proliferate. Poltergeists and various apparitions are out there too. Maybe they’re just mirages. But can you photograph a mirage?

One No One and One Hundred Thousand.
By Nicholas Albrecht. Schilt Publishing, 2014.
 
One No One and One Hundred Thousand
Reviewed by George Slade

One No One and One Hundred Thousand
Photographs by Nicholas Albrecht
Schilt Publishing, 2014. 96 pp., illustrated throughout, 7½x9½".


Read, or seen, any good ghost stories recently? How about wraiths? When did you last see a wraith, a shape-shifter, or a succubus? Out by the Salton Sea, I hear, they proliferate. Poltergeists and various apparitions are out there too. Maybe they’re just mirages. But can you photograph a mirage?

Book Review Camera Era By Barbara Levine and Martin Venezky Reviewed by Sarah Bradley The image following the essay in Barbara Levine’s Camera Era sticks in my mind. A man lies on his side on a beach, a camera in one hand, reaching up to a man in a suit. The second man’s head is cropped out of the shot, but he meets the outstretched arm with an indiscernible object in one hand, a large bottle of something in the other.

Camera Era. By Barbara Levine and Martin Venezky.
Project B, 2014.
 
Camera Era
Reviewed by Sarah Bradley

Camera Era
By Barbara Levine and Martin Venezky
Project B, 2014. 96 pp., color illustrations, 4x5¾".


The image following the essay in Barbara Levine’s Camera Era sticks in my mind. A man lies on his side on a beach, a camera in one hand, reaching up to a man in a suit. The second man’s head is cropped out of the shot, but he meets the outstretched arm with an indiscernible object in one hand, a large bottle of something in the other. Shot from the sand, the foreground is out of focus: a muddled mess of sand and blankets and emulsion. In the background stands a man in a sweater and swim shorts, one of a number of blurry beach goers. Slightly tilted with nothing quite in focus, the shot is marked by elements of a “bad” photograph, yet it is carried by spontaneity, strong composition and the mystery captured in the frame. I don’t know why I respond to this photograph, but its pull is direct. For those of us compelled by vernacular photography, that strange unknowable connection can be very strong, at times profound. In her introduction, Levine explains that she feels rescued by these images. The intensity of her love is woven into every page of Camera Era, a selection of photographs from her personal collection that is described as a “meditation on the camera and its complicated hold on our lives.” It is as much a celebration of these images as an exploration of our response to them.

photo-eye Bookstore + Project Space Interview: John Chervinsky - An Experiment in Perspective photo-eye Bookstore + Project Space is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by John Chervinsky entitled An Experiment in Perspective opening Friday, February 20th, from 5-7pm. Chervinsky talked to photo-eye's Melanie McWhorter about the series, the prints and the creation of the limited edition.

Abstract Implosionism, 2007 - John Chervinsky

photo-eye is excited to announce that our next exhibition in photo-eye Bookstore + Project Space, John Chervinsky's An Experiment in Perspective, opens Friday, February 20th from 5-7. This series of black and white table-top still-lifes challenge our spatial awareness by layering three-dimensional objects with chalk drawings, creating compelling scenes of baffling dimensionality and perspective. An engineer working in the field of applied physics, Chervinsky's photographs incorporate object symbolic of his personal life, objects that reflect our idea of perception and time and chalkboard drawings that relate to the science of simple machines up to the highly complex scientific concepts.

Book Review Neither By Kate Nolan Reviewed by Karen Jenkins The search for cultural identity and a sense of self is a decidedly betwixt and between proposition for the women Kate Nolan depicts in Neither. Residents of Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave situated between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea, their roots are neither deep nor firmly placed here.

Neither. By Kate Nolan.
Self-Publsihed, 2014.
 
Neither
Reviewed by Karen Jenkins

Neither
Photographs by Kate Nolan
Self-Published, 2014. 74 pp., 47 illustrations, 9½x12½".

The search for cultural identity and a sense of self is a decidedly betwixt and between proposition for the women Kate Nolan depicts in Neither. Residents of Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave situated between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea, their roots are neither deep nor firmly placed here. After its destruction in World War II, the former German city of Köenigsburg was annexed by the USSR, renamed and repopulated – its native citizens expelled or emigrated out, as Soviets were relocated in their place. During the Cold War, Kaliningrad was heavily militarized; closed off and cut off from the motherland. With the fall of the USSR, this military presence, and its economic support, disintegrated. Today, its residents are at a geographical, political and psychological remove from Russia, facing economic pressures, travel restrictions and tension with neighboring EU states. Neither is a combination of pensive portraits and largely austere takes on Kaliningrad today. A mixed bag of cultural markers manifest in its structures, corridors and corners, in faded signs and worn remains, and everything damp. The images are animated by two sets of writings. Both the diaristic musings of her contemporary subjects and the reflective texts of Russian women relocated to Kaliningrad in 1945 tap into present anxieties and future hopes, and a sought after distillation of self and home.

photo-eye Gallery Selected Works - Brad Wilson and Mitch Dobrowner photo-eye Gallery's current exhibit titled Selected Works is a group show of photographic prints highlighting the diverse styles and subject matter embraced by photo-eye Gallery artists. For the first segment in our Selected Works series we reached out to gallery artists Brad Wilson and Mitch Dobrowner about why they find their work to be personally important and professionally challenging.

Selected Works is a group show of photographic prints currently on view at photo-eye Gallery highlighting the diverse styles and subject matter embraced by our represented artists. For the next few weeks, covering the duration of the exhibition, we are engaging the featured artists about their photographs inviting them to tell the stories behind their images.

For the first segment in our Selected Works series we reached out to gallery artists Brad Wilson and Mitch Dobrowner about why they find their work to be personally important and professionally challenging. Brad Wilson speaks to his desire for spontaneity and serendipity after working in a controlled commercial environment, while Mitch Dobrowner pursues perfection and the poetry of light in Iceland.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Guilherme Gerais Guilherme Gerais selects Conversations by Remi Coignet as Book of the Week.
Conversations by Remi Coignet
The Eyes Publishing, 2014.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Guilherme Gerais who has selected Remi Coignet's Conversations from The Eyes Publishing.

Book Review L.A., 1971 By Anthony Hernandez Reviewed by Allie Haeusslein Opening Anthony Hernandez’s recent book, L.A., 1971, feels akin to pushing open the imposing, space-aged door depicted across the publication’s aluminum cover. The only information about the location appears cryptically on the left-hand door, “OPEN 8-12 NO SUNDAYS.”


L.A., 1971. By Anthony Hernandez.
Silas Finch, 2014.
 
L.A., 1971
Reviewed by Allie Haeusslein

L.A., 1971
By Anthony Hernandez
Silas Finch, 2014. Unpaged, 12 tritone Illustrations, 12½x8".

Opening Anthony Hernandez’s recent book, L.A., 1971, feels akin to pushing open the imposing, space-aged door depicted across the publication’s aluminum cover. The only information about the location appears cryptically on the left-hand door, “OPEN 8-12 NO SUNDAYS.” Hernandez’s photograph provides no further context — no building façade, no neighboring shops, no sidewalks. The door stands alone.

Books In Stock at photo-eye: Sale Four newly marked down titles from Paul Kranzler, Johan van der Keuken, J.H. Engström and Margaret Stratton, all in stock at photo-eye Bookstore.

Tom
Photographs by Paul Kranzler published by Fotohof Editions
Signed $65 $37.95 — Purchase Book

"Tom is a photo-reportage over the domestic circumstances of a young man reaching puberty. Tom lives in a small village in the countryside in Upper-Austria. He works at a construction company, lives together with his mother, his stepfather and his stepbrother on a desolate farm in the middle of nowhere… From 2004 until 2006, Paul Kranzler photographed Tom, his family and his surroundings."—Fotohof Editions








Book Review Tranquillity By Heikki Kaski Reviewed by Adam Bell The American landscape is dotted with towns whose names boldly and unapologetically declares their aspirations. In California alone one can find Nice, Paradise, Angel’s Camp, of course, Los Angeles, but also Mecca, Arcadia, and many others. One such small town, Tranquillity, CA, is located in the San Joaquin Valley, just west of Fresno.


Tranquillity. By Heikki Kaski.
Lecturis, 2014.
 
Tranquillity
Reviewed by Adam Bell

Tranquillity
By Heikki Kaski
Lecturis, New York, 2014. 118 pp., numerous color illustrations, 7½x10½x½".

The American landscape is dotted with towns whose names boldly and unapologetically declares their aspirations. In California alone one can find Nice, Paradise, Angel’s Camp, of course, Los Angeles, but also Mecca, Arcadia, and many others. One such small town, Tranquillity, CA, is located in the San Joaquin Valley, just west of Fresno. Ostensibly the subject of Heikki Kaski’s Tranquillity, the town and its inhabitants are the subject of Kaski’s photographs, but the book is far from a straight portrait of this ramshackle, forgettable town. At first, it’s easy to dismiss Tranquillity as an ironic portrait of town that falls short of its name, but that’s not the case. More fever dream than faithful document, Kaski’s highly subjective work offers an oblique and strangely unsettling portrait of a transitory and provisional landscape. Despite its chaotic images, Tranquillity places itself comfortably in the eye of a storm. Surrounded by geysers, unearthed trees, and blinding light, but safely below the birds that circle above, Kaski’s work creates a space of unnerving calm amidst the chaos, heat and blinding light.

photo-eye Gallery Selected Works - Series Introduction photo-eye Gallery was proud to open our latest exhibit Selected Works on a snowy evening last Friday in Santa Fe, a group show of photographic prints highlighting the diverse styles and subject matter embraced by photo-eye Gallery artists. Beginning next week and continuing for the duration of the exhibition, we will run a series of short interviews engaging the artists about their work.


photo-eye Gallery was proud to open our latest exhibit Selected Works on a snowy evening last Friday in Santa Fe. Selected Works is a group show of photographic prints highlighting the diverse styles and subject matter embraced by photo-eye Gallery artists, and is the first group show in our new home in the Railyard Arts District. The exhibition includes works from fifteen different contemporary artists including Nick Brandt, Ernie ButtonColette Campbell-Jones, Keith CarterMitch DobrownerSteve FitchDavid H. GibsonJames Hajicek & Carol Panaro-SmithBear KirkpatrickMichael LevinChris McCawRaymond MeeksLaurie TümerJo Whaley and Brad Wilson. You can view a collection of installed works on our Artsy page.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Ken Schles Ken Schles selects Unnamed Road by Jungjin Lee as Book of the Week.
Unnamed Road by Jungjin Lee
MACK, 2014.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Ken Schles who has selected Unnamed Road by Jungjin Lee published by MACK.

Book Review Wild Pigeon By Carolyn Drake Reviewed by Colin Pantall Wild Pigeon by Carolyn Drake packs it in. It comes in five visual sections and the page size marks off each chapter. There’s also a little booklet stuck onto the back end-page that contains studio portraits photoshopped into exotic backdrops. Most importantly, the book is accompanied by a short story that gives the publication rather more than your usual photobook point.

Wild Pigeon. By Carolyn Drake.
Self-Published, 2014.
 
Wild Pigeon
Reviewed by Colin Pantall

Wild Pigeon
By Carolyn Drake. An allegory, retold through visual collaborations with Uyghurs in Xinjiang. Original story by Nurmuhemmet Yasin.

Self-Published. 128 pp., 9½x12¼".

Wild Pigeon by Carolyn Drake packs it in. It comes in five visual sections and the page size marks off each chapter. There’s also a little booklet stuck onto the back end-page that contains studio portraits photoshopped into exotic backdrops. Most importantly, the book is accompanied by a short story that gives the publication rather more than your usual photobook point. The short story's called Wild Pigeon and its writer was sentenced to 10 years for writing it. His name is Nurmuhemmet Yasin and he's from Xinjiang Province in China. It's a province that is home to the Uyghur people, a population who, like many Chinese minority populations, are not enamoured with Beijing rule.

Book Review Polaroids By Carlo Mollino Reviewed by Christopher J Johnson There is something fetishistic contained in the Polaroid, something that is akin to possession. Polaroid photos are always a one-off, whether or not they are gathered into a book — there is always only one original; this quality makes them items that are relished as they contain one moment in time, one face and body out of a sea of faces and bodies, or, even, one moment of imperfection when they don’t turn out.

Polaroids. By Carlo Mollino.
Damiani, 2014.
 
Polaroids
Reviewed by Christopher J. Johnson

Polaroids
Photographs by Carlo Mollino
Damiani, 2014. 288 pp., 400 color illustrations, 8½x10½".

There is something fetishistic contained in the Polaroid, something that is akin to possession. Polaroid photos are always a one-off, whether or not they are gathered into a book — there is always only one original; this quality makes them items that are relished as they contain one moment in time, one face and body out of a sea of faces and bodies, or, even, one moment of imperfection when they don’t turn out.

Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Vol. 9 photo-eye's Nudes/Human Form Newsletter features books that explore the human form in a variety of ways. Today we highlight titles from Mona Kuhn, Dafy Hagai, 9mouth, John Ciamillo, Miroslav Tichy and Sasha Stone.
photo-eye's Nudes/Human Form Newsletter features books that explore the human form in a variety of ways. Past editions can be found here.




Private — SIGNED
Photographs by Mona Kuhn

For her fifth book with Steidl, Mona Kuhn has entered the heart of the American desert and returned with a sequence of pictures that is seductive, enigmatic and a little unsettling. Private proposes a world in which concrete reality and the imaginary are one.


Book Review Printed in Germany By Christopher Williams Reviewed by Adam Bell Christopher Williams is an acquired and erudite taste. His dense and discursive photographs tell complex stories about their subjects and production, which are both immensely pleasurable and maddeningly obtuse. Similar in many ways to The Pictures Generation, who are his rough contemporaries, Williams occupies a unique niche.


Printed in Germany. By Christopher Williams.
Walther König, 2014.
Printed in Germany
Reviewed by Adam Bell

Printed in Germany
Photographs by Christopher Williams
Walther König, 2014. 372 pp., 138 color illustrations, 8¼x10¾".


Christopher Williams is an acquired and erudite taste. His dense and discursive photographs tell complex stories about their subjects and production, which are both immensely pleasurable and maddeningly obtuse. Similar in many ways to The Pictures Generation, who are his rough contemporaries, Williams occupies a unique niche. Stubbornly hermetic, Williams utilizes both appropriated and rephotographed images, as well as his own photographs and those by professional photographers. Although drawn from a variety of different sources and taken by various photographers, the work maintains a uniform, detached, commercial look. The second volume in a three-volume catalog, Printed in Germany not only playfully deconstructs the exhibition catalog but also questions the language of photographic representation and exposes the knotty reality that informs and supports the images that surround us.

photo-eye Gallery Opening Friday at photo-eye Gallery: Selected Work by photo-eye Gallery Artists photo-eye Gallery is excited to announce a new group exhibition showcasing the stylistic diversity of photo-eye Gallery artists, our first full scale multi-artist exhibition launched by photo-eye Gallery in its new venue located within Santa Fe’s Railyard Arts District.

Starlite Motel, Mesa, Arizona, December 28, 1980 - Steve Fitch
Spectacled Owl #1, St. Louis, MO, 2012 - Brad Wilson
Glengoyne 117 - Ernie Button

Opening: Friday January 30th from 5-7pm
photo-eye Gallery, 541 South Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Exhibition runs through March 14th, 2015

photo-eye Gallery is excited to announce a new group exhibition showcasing the stylistic diversity of photo-eye Gallery artists. Featured work will include striking East African animal portraits by Nick Brandt, the atmospheric and sunburned landscapes of Chris McCaw, Pentti Sammallahti’s impeccably composed colloquial scenes, the midland tempests of Mitch Dobrowner, Steve Fitch’s urbanized American West, and the vivid planetary abstractions of Ernie Button’s Vanishing Spirits series – among others. The Group Show is also the first full scale multi-artist exhibition launched by photo-eye Gallery in its new venue located within Santa Fe’s Railyard Arts District, and the gallery is proud to feature a full compliment of artists in this dynamic space.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Rémi Coignet Rémi Coignet selects I do not want to disappear silently into the night by Katrien de Blauwer as Book of the Week.
 I do not want to disappear silently into the night 
by Katrien de Blauwer. AVARIE, 2014.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Rémi Coignet who has selected I do not want to disappear silently into the night by Katrien de Blauwer published by AVARIE.

Book Review We All We Got By Javier Carlos Ortiz Reviewed by George Slade A dead body, laid out on the ground where and when life left it, is a small thing. Under a sheet and across the street or seen through the frame of a police car’s window, the recently deceased looks desolate, bereft of context, a bit of jettisoned material adrift on concrete.

We All We Got. By Carlos Javier Ortiz.
Red Hook Editions, 2013.
 
We All We Got
Reviewed by George Slade

We All We Got
By Carlos 
Javier Ortiz
Red Hook Editions, 2014. 179 pp., black & white illustrations, 7½x9½".

A dead body, laid out on the ground where and when life left it, is a small thing. Under a sheet and across the street or seen through the frame of a police car’s window, the recently deceased looks desolate, bereft of context, a bit of jettisoned material adrift on concrete.