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Books In Stock at photo-eye: Signed Three signed titles from Max Pinckers, Graham MacIndoe and Guy Tillim.
Will They Sing Like Raindrops Or Leave Me Thristy
By Max Pinckers
$100 — Purchase Signed Book

The new book from The Fourth Wall photographer Max Pinckers. Copies on Amazon start at $140.

"The work revolves around the expression of love in India, including its problematics and wondrous beauty. A key subject throughout the series are the Love Commandos, an organisation who help young runaway couples from harassment and prosecution by their disapproving families. One such couple started their relationship by secretly talking to each other across their rooftops. This inspired me to stage an image based on this event." Max Pinckers in Rooms

Book Review Italia O Italia By Frederico Clavarino Reviewed by Colin Pantall I went on holiday with my family to Crete this summer. We spent most of our time on the beach and in the sea, but the day before we left we visited the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. There are sections dedicated to Greek and Roman art but it’s the Minoan relics that are the real treasures.

Italia O Italia. By Frederico Clavarino.
Akina, 2014.
 
Italia O Italia
Reviewed by Colin Pantall

Italia O Italia
Photographs by Frederico Clavarino
Akina, 2014. 136 pp., 66 color illustrations, 7½x10".


I went on holiday with my family to Crete this summer. We spent most of our time on the beach and in the sea, but the day before we left we visited the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. There are sections dedicated to Greek and Roman art but it’s the Minoan relics that are the real treasures.

The Minoans ruled Crete before the Greeks and the Romans took over. They made amazing art. They put it on their walls, on their pots, on every little knick-knack you can imagine. It is glorious stuff and it stands the test of time. Look at their decorated plates and you see where Picasso got his ideas from. Check out the clay vases and suddenly the Constructivists don’t seem quite so bold. The variety and dynamism of their Leaping Bulls and wriggling squid are really a sight to behold.

photo-eye Gallery Interview & Portfolio: Rita Maas – 20th Century Plastics photo-eye gallery is pleased to announce a new portfolio titled 20th Century Plastics by Photographer’s Showcase artist Rita Maas. In this project, Maas images the consequence of time and atmosphere on photographic film – presenting the evidence of an object, image, and moment reduced to an abstract color field. photo-eye Gallery's Lucas Shaffer asked Maas to tell us more about this series.
Untitled 14.05 (1989 - 2014)  – Rita Maas

photo-eye gallery is pleased to announce a new portfolio titled 20th Century Plastics by Photographer’s Showcase artist Rita Maas. In this project, Maas images the consequence of time and atmosphere on photographic film – presenting the evidence of an object, image, and moment reduced to an abstract color field. These vibrant plastic windows, reminiscent of stained glass, serve as statements about photography’s ephemeral nature, an elegy for its chemical history, and perhaps hope for its future. All prints are produced with archival pigments on cotton rag paper, and come in three editioned sizes.

Video A Year's Worth of Photobooks In Just Over 2 Minutes In celebration of World Photobook Day, we present a year's worth of photobooks from our online catalog at photoeye.com.
In celebration of World Photobook Day, we present a year's worth of photobooks from our online catalog at photoeye.com.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Andrea Botto Photographer Andrea Botto selects Amc2 Journal Issue 9 — Amore e Piombo: The Photography of Extremes in 1970s Italy edited and with an essay by Roger Hargreaves & Federica Chiocchetti as Book of the Week.
Amc2 Journal Issue 9 — Amore e Piombo: 
The Photography of Extremes in 1970s Italy 
edited and with an essay by Roger Hargreaves&
 Federica Chiocchetti. AMC Books, 2014.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from photographer Andrea Botto who has selected Amc2 Journal Issue 9 — Amore e Piombo: The Photography of Extremes in 1970s Italy edited and with an essay by Roger Hargreaves & Federica Chiocchetti from AMC Books.

Book Review The Epilogue By Laia Abril Reviewed by Adam Bell As a journalist and documentarian, sometimes the most important thing to remember is to let your subject speak. Photographers, and journalists, often forget this and plow ahead with a self-assurance that clouds their subject. Sometimes the best thing to do is shut up and quit the theatrics.


The Epilogue. By Laia Abril.
Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2014.
The Epilogue
Reviewed by Adam Bell

The Epilogue
Photographs by Laia Abril
Dewi Lewi Publishing, 2014. 172 pp., illustrated throughout, 7½x9¾".

As a journalist and documentarian, sometimes the most important thing to remember is to let your subject speak. Photographers, and journalists, often forget this and plow ahead with a self-assurance that clouds their subject. Sometimes the best thing to do is shut up and quit the theatrics. From the multimedia presentation A Bad Day to the 2012 zine Thinspiration, Laia Abril has explored the devastating social and personal effects of eating disorders. In her latest book, The Epilogue, Abril focuses her attention on the life of one woman, Cammy Robinson, who tragically lost her life to bulimia in 2005. Striking in its restraint, The Epilogue brings Cammy to the foreground and allows her family and loved ones to tell her story. Although edited and compiled by Abril, her own images never attempt to upstage the more compelling narrative and documents from Cammy’s life. Drawing on transcribed interviews, family photographs, and documents, The Epilogue communicates the sorrow, grief and tragedy of a young woman’s passing with remarkable power and insight that linger long after the book is closed.

Books In Stock at photo-eye: Out of Print Four out of print titles from Kenro Izu, Bruce Gilden, Terri Weifenbach and Adam Fuss.

We're excited to feature a new selection of out-of-print books from our collection here at photo-eye. Due to limited availability, purchase links will put you in touch with us via email. The images in this post depict the actual books for sale. Questions? Send us an email.

Book Review Töchter By Clara Bahlsen Reviewed by Janelle Lynch Clara Bahlsen is not driven by new technologies or trends. There is nothing jarring or seductive about her images, no bones, no flesh. Photoshop is not a factor. Indeed, Töchter (Daughters) is a welcome reprieve from work that is made to shock or be the next new, cool thing.

Töchter (Daughter). By Clara Bahlsen.
Self-Publish, 2014.
 
Töchter
Reviewed by Janelle Lynch

Töchter (Daughter)
Photographs by Clara Bahlsen
Self-Published, 2014. 64 pp., 22 black & white and 22 color illustrations, 11x14¾".


Clara Bahlsen is not driven by new technologies or trends. There is nothing jarring or seductive about her images, no bones, no flesh. Photoshop is not a factor. Indeed, Töchter (Daughters) is a welcome reprieve from work that is made to shock or be the next new, cool thing. It sustains the viewer’s interest with the quiet strength of its inquiry into what it means to grow up and define one’s identity.

Born in 1979 in a small village near Hannover, Germany, Bahlsen lives and works in Berlin where she studied visual communication at the University of the Arts and photography at the Ostkreuz School for Photography. Töchter, self-published in 2013, was awarded the 10th Aenne Biermann Prize for Contemporary Photography the same year.

Book Review Dioramas By Hiroshi Sugimoto Reviewed by Karen Jenkins Standing before the glowing dioramas of New York’s American Museum of Natural History in 1974, closing one eye, Hiroshi Sugimoto saw things differently; sparking a photographic vision in the form of a career-spanning daydream. In his black and white alternate reality, those perfect specimens of bird and bear statically restaged in their ideal landscapes are brought back to life in that sweet spot in-between now and then, true and fake.

Dioramas. By Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Damiani, 2014.
 
Dioramas
Reviewed by Karen Jenkins

Dioramas
Photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto
Damiani, 2014. 118 pp., 56 black & white illustrations, 10¼x11¼".


Standing before the glowing dioramas of New York’s American Museum of Natural History in 1974, closing one eye, Hiroshi Sugimoto saw things differently; sparking a photographic vision in the form of a career-spanning daydream. In his black and white alternate reality, those perfect specimens of bird and bear statically restaged in their ideal landscapes are brought back to life in that sweet spot in-between now and then, true and fake. In Sugimoto’s reverie, there are no fantastical mash-ups or improbable antics, as he keeps one foot planted in the real, the representational, to be found within these even-keel dramas of gentleman scientists who themselves dreamed of statuesque predators and dignified prey. Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas assembles 56 of the photographer’s large-scale diorama photographs made at New York’s iconic museum and around the United States. It is the first of a new series from Damiani and Matsumoto Editions that will also showcase his series Seascapes, Theaters, Architecture and Lightning Fields.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Daniel Boetker-Smith Daniel Boetker-Smith from the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive selects Dominion by Wawi Navarroza as photo-eye Book of the Week.
Dominion. By Wawi Navarroza.
E. Stephanian, 2014.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Daniel Boetker-Smith from the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive who has selected Dominion by Wawi Navarroza published by E. Stephanian.

Book Review Manifestations of the Spirit By Minor White Reviewed by Blake Andrews Is photography in crisis again? Well then, it must be time for another Minor White retrospective. The sage teacher has long inspired self-examination within the medium, and also few retrospectives.

Manifestations of the Spirit. By Minor White.
Getty Publications, 2014.
 
Manifestations of the Spirit
Reviewed by Blake Andrews

Manifestations of the Spirit
Photographs by Minor White
Getty Publications, 2014. 200 pp., 4 color and 160 black & white illustrations, 9½x11".


Is photography in crisis again? Well then, it must be time for another Minor White retrospective. The sage teacher has long inspired self-examination within the medium, and also few retrospectives. The first one in 25 years is currently exhibiting at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. For those who can't make the show in person, the accompanying book Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit will have to suffice. Written and compiled by Paul Martineau, it's not an exactly a fresh look at the old master; there are too many familiar photos and thoughts for that. But it's a good opportunity to revisit the legacy of a pivotal figure in photography.

Interview H. Lee on Grassland Sarah Bradley talks to the photographer of Grassland, a stunning collection of photographs documenting marijuana cultivation in Humboldt County, released under the pseudonym H. Lee.

Grassland. By H. Lee.
Kehrer Verlag, 2014.
We’ve long joked about marijuana, but the medicinal, recreational and perhaps mystical plant has become a serious part of the national dialogue like never before. Overwhelming legalization seems to be only a matter of time, and in the few states where laws have already changed a formally covert part of the national economy and agricultural system is suddenly finding itself exposed. Nowhere is this transition more apparent than Northern California’s Humboldt County. Though craftily hidden, the well-established marijuana cultivation of the area became legend. Glimpses into this world could be found in a scant few places, but new laws have allowed for bigger reveals. The growers of Humboldt County are now at a turning point, moving from a long ingrained culture of concealment to a community cautiously testing openness. 

Photographer H. Lee spent years visiting Humboldt County before ever taking a photograph of the industry that made it a household name, but as marijuana laws loosened, it became apparent that the timing was right for the story to be told. Lee took particular care to respect the privacy of her subjects and not overstep the trust she had built up over her years visiting this community. As a result, her photographs occasionally have the tender feel of a stolen glance — few faces are seen and Lee protected her subjects' privacy by concealing her own — H. Lee a pseudonym. The resulting photobook, Grassland, is structured around the growing and harvest seasons, bring us into the fields, drying houses and trim rooms. Thumbnails with captions end the book, giving context to what we are seeing, but the raw beauty captured in many of the images keep the book from feeling like a straight documentary project. Lee’s photographs function as documents, but also revel in the allure of the landscape and small moments of cultivation.

Book Review Dust By Nadav Kander Reviewed by Christopher J Johnson British photographer Nadav Kander is currently making some of the most iconographic portraits in the medium, but despite the high level of work behind these well-known photographs, for me portraiture, strangely enough, is not his strength. The fulcrum of his capabilities are shown in his latest collection Dust.

Dust. By Nadav Kander.
Hatje Cantz, 2014.
 
Dust
Reviewed by Christopher J. Johnson

Dust
Photographs by Nadav Kander
Hatje Cantz, 2014. 128 pp., 50 color illustrations, 13½x10½".


British photographer Nadav Kander is currently making some of the most iconographic portraits in the medium, but despite the high level of work behind these well-known photographs, for me portraiture, strangely enough, is not his strength. The fulcrum of his capabilities are shown in his latest collection Dust.

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.

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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