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Books In Stock at photo-eye: Signed Photobooks In celebration of our moving sale we're sharing a ANOTHER selection of covetable in stock books. Order now for 20% off! Details inside.

In celebration of our moving sale we're sharing a selection of covetable in stock signed books. All books are in stock at the time of this post but many will sell out quickly! Place your order this weekend for 20% off!

Enter the code SPRING20 in the “Special Instructions” box at checkout. Offer valid Saturday, April 19th - Monday, April 21st. Discount will be applied when your payment is processed. Find more in stock titles on our website and select the "In-stock at photo-eye" option from the drop down box when searching. Find more information here.
By Guy Archard
$65.00 Signed
Bemojake

"In this book, Guy Archard takes me on a visual journey with his poetic photography, which ranges from portraits to landscapes, through still lifes or just simple colors. I really appreciate how he goes from concrete to completely abstract without trying to mimic painting and staying within the medium of photography." —Regina Anzenberger


Books In Stock at photo-eye: Signed Photobooks In celebration of our moving sale we're sharing a selection of covetable in stock books. Order now for 20% off! Details inside.

In celebration of our moving sale we're sharing a selection of covetable in stock signed books. All books are in stock at the time of this post but many will sell out quickly! Place your order this weekend for 20% off!

Enter the code SPRING20 in the “Special Instructions” box at checkout. Offer valid Saturday, April 19th through Monday, April 21st. Discount will be applied when your payment is processed. Find more in stock titles on our website and select the "In-stock at photo-eye" option from the drop down box when searching. Find more information here.

By Martin Parr
$33.00 Signed
Multistory

"Nosey Parr-ker hits it out of the park with this hysterically funny yet humane look at working class women in the English West Midlands. While the magazine format initially seemed like a joke, it actually prompted me to look at an otherwise invisible population and consider my own cultural bias." Alec Soth

By Danny Lyon
$59.95 Signed
Bleak Beauty Press

Family snapshots of Danny Lyon's ancestors in czarist Russia and pre-World War II Germany combine with his photographs of his children to create an unusual and imaginative time-travel narrative.

Sale! Moving Sale! We’re happy to announce that photo-eye Gallery will be relocating to the Railyard Arts District and photo-eye Bookstore will be moving into the current gallery space at 376-A Garcia Street in Santa Fe. Due to our exciting yet laborious move, we’re offering a 20% discount on all in-stock books this weekend only! Details inside.


20% off ALL IN-STOCK BOOKS
INCLUDING signed, sale and limited edition books*

We’re happy to announce that photo-eye Gallery will be relocating to the Railyard Arts District and photo-eye Bookstore will be moving into the current gallery space at 376-A Garcia Street in Santa Fe.

Book Review Deletrix By Joan Fontcuberta Reviewed by Sarah Bradley Deletrix presents a collection of photographs of censored documents in the collection of European libraries, an on-going project by Joan Fontcuberta. With dates spanning between the 15th and 20th centuries, the images depict a range of scholarly, historical, religious and artistic texts, all the victims of censorship.

Deletrix. By Joan Fontcuberta.
Ediciones Poligrafa, 2013.
 
Deletrix
Reviewed by Sarah Bradley

Deletrix
By Joan Fontcuberta
$63.00 Signed
Ediciones Poligrafa, 2013. 96 pp., 44 color illustrations, 9x11".

"Deletrix is conceived as a rejection of any kind of censorship, wherever it comes from, and embodies this rejection in highly evocative images from the annihilating brutality of censorship" -- Carme Arenas, Present of the Catalan PEN Centre

Deletrix presents a collection of photographs of censored documents in the collection of European libraries, an on-going project by Joan Fontcuberta. With dates spanning between the 15th and 20th centuries, the images depict a range of scholarly, historical, religious and artistic texts, all the victims of censorship. The work is presented with and in support of the Catalan branch of the writer's association PEN and are accompanied by a number of well-written essays that will re-ignite the passions of the converted. Apart from the bona fide cause of raising awareness, I'm wary of the expectation that depictions of the subject of protests inherently speak to the topic beyond the visual example. By viewing historical censorship are we able to understand something fundamental about current battles for freedom of expression?

Book Review Eden and After By Nan Goldin Reviewed by Blake Andrews After studying Nan Goldin's recent book Eden and After, I wanted to look through one of her older books to remind myself why I liked her photos. I pulled out my tattered copy of The Ballad of Sexual Dependency from the shelf. It was my first time thumbing through it in a while but the photos were just as powerful as I'd remembered.

Eden and After. By Nan Goldin.
Phaidon, 2013.
 
Eden and After
Reviewed by Blake Andrews

Eden and After 
By Nan Goldin
$100.00
Phaidon, London, 2013. 320 pp., 300 color illustrations, 10¼x10¾".

After studying Nan Goldin's recent book Eden and After, I wanted to look through one of her older books to remind myself why I liked her photos. I pulled out my tattered copy of The Ballad of Sexual Dependency from the shelf. It was my first time thumbing through it in a while but the photos were just as powerful as I'd remembered. They had the force of a dime-store dream. They were raw, seedy, descriptive, confessional, vulnerable, and expressed an impeccable sense of casual precision. In short they were everything we think of when we think Nan Goldin.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Morten Andersen Photographer Morten Andersen selects Shikishima by Tamiko Nishimura published by Zen Foto Gallery as photo-eye Book of the Week.

Shikishima. By Tamiko Nishimura.
Zen Foto Gallery, 2014.


This week's Book of the Week selection comes from photographer Morten Andersen who has selected Shikishima by Tamiko Nishimura published by Zen Foto Gallery.

photo-eye Gallery Photographer's Showcase: Svjetlana Tepavcevic's Means of Reproduction — New Work photo-eye Gallery is pleased to release a new portfolio of images from Svjetlana Tepavcevic's Means of Reproduction series on the Photographer's Showcase. Tepavcevic talks about the new images with photo-eye Gallery's Erin Azouz.
photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce the release of a new portfolio of work by Svjetlana Tepavcevic, Means of Reproduction  New Work. The new images are a continuation of the series by Tepavcevic that we published last year (read the first interview we did with her on photo-eye Blog). Means of Reproduction is a vivid, colorful exploration of the world of seeds and seedpods, which hold the code for life and allude to the passage of time, death and rebirth. I asked Svjetlana to discuss some of the new photographs in this series and how the project has evolved. —Erin Azouz

Svjetlana Tepavcevic, Means of Reproduction no. 524
Erin Azouz:     You've stated that coming across the seeds and seed pods naturally, such as on hikes in the wilderness, is important to you. Can you talk about how that informs your work?

Svjetlana Tepavcevic:     It is important to me to be aware of the world around me — not just on hikes in the wilderness, but every day, wherever I happen to be at the moment. Our environment is fascinating and enormously complex, but we mostly go through life not paying attention to its complexities. And that’s the whole point of the project — to show the essential elements of life in a new and unfamiliar way, to make people more aware of the world around them.

EA:     Can you tell us about the experience of encountering some of the seed pods in this new portfolio? How and where did you find them?

ST:     About half of the images in this new portfolio are of the seeds and seed pods I found, mostly going about my daily life, in totally unadventurous scenarios, such as picking up clothes at dry cleaners, where I found the silver maple samaras. The Japanese maple is from my neighborhood.

Book Review Ongaku By Junichi Taguchi Reviewed by George Slade I was forewarned that this book had something to do with music. Its title is the Japanese word for music. Naturally, then, I brought it to my violinist friend for any general comments and asked her to translate the inscriptions on the cover.

Ongaku. By Junichi Taguchi.
Tosei-Sha, 2013.
 
Ongaku
Reviewed by George Slade

Ongaku
By Junichi Taguchi

$44.00
Tosei-Sha, 2013. 73 pp., 36 color illustrations, 10¼x7¾".


I was forewarned that this book had something to do with music. Its title is the Japanese word for music. Naturally, then, I brought it to my violinist friend for any general comments and asked her to translate the inscriptions on the cover. To me, the notations Fl, Xyl, Vib, and Voice at the beginning of four staffs were cryptic.

Stephanie casually informed musically-challenged me that these were the parts of a composition for flute, xylophone, vibraphone, and voice. To her eyes, their meaning was simple and clear. I then wondered how inscrutable the book’s contents would be.

There is, fortunately for us, more visual language here than musical. Ongaku presents two worlds made by hand. One world produces the ethereal realm of sound, while the other refers to the entirely physical environment of rock, mineral, and wood.


Books In Stock at photo-eye: Signed Photobooks Under $20 Four signed in stock photobooks from Yann Gross, Murray Brott and Jim Krantz all under $20.


Book Review William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography By Mirjam Brusius, Katrina Dean, & Chitra Ramalingam Reviewed by Alexandra Huddleston William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography is an illustrated collection of twelve academic essays on the eponymous inventor of numerous early photographic technologies.

William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography.
 By Mirjam Brusius, Katrina Dean, & Chitra Ramalingam.
Yale University Press, 2013.
 
William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography
Reviewed by Alexandra Huddleston

William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography
By Mirjam Brusius, Katrina Dean, and Chitra Ramalingam

$75.00
Yale University Press, New Haven, 2013. 328 pp., 100 color illustrations, 7x10".


William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography is an illustrated collection of twelve academic essays on the eponymous inventor of numerous early photographic technologies. The stated aim of the work is to use recent research on Talbot’s archive of manuscripts, notebooks, correspondences, and photographs to contextualize Talbot and his photographic discoveries within the framework of his other research and of the historical, cultural, and scientific context he inhabited.

As a collective, the essays effectively do just that, and a quick glance at the biographies of their authors shows why the essays are so persuasive and why the subtitle is aptly ‘beyond photography.’ Talbot was the quintessential polymath, and his work on photography’s discovery is only the most well know of his many research topics. He was also a botanist (with a particular interest in mosses), a mathematician (with a focus on elliptic functions), an Assyriologist (who worked on the early decipherment of cuneiform), and an amateur fiction writer. His accomplishments in many of these fields may never have been groundbreaking, but they are significant enough that the expertise of the historians of mathematics, science, and Ancient Middle Eastern science who have contributed some of the included essays brings a necessary perspective to Talbot’s work and his place in art and scientific history.

William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography. By Mirjam Brusius, Katrina Dean, & Chitra RamalingamYale University Press, 2013.

Individual readers will most likely choose their favorite essays depending on their own particular interests and preoccupations, and there is a wide range to choose from. I was particular fascinated by Larry J Schaaf’s piece 'The Caxton of Photography:' Talbot’s Etchings of Light since I was not aware that Talbot discovered the halftone dot and developed early techniques of photogravure.

William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography. By Mirjam Brusius, Katrina Dean, & Chitra RamalingamYale University Press, 2013.

Perhaps the most startling quote for readers who only know of Talbot as Britain’s contestant for the inventor of photography is Eleanor Robson’s statement at the end of her essay “Bel and the Dragon: Deciphering Cuneiform after Decipherment”: “Assyriology provided, in short, a limitless source of apparently unattractive and intractable problems of the sort that Talbot had relished since he was a child. From this perspective it is clear that Talbot’s Assyriology was far from an irrelevance, an old man’s hobby with which he idled away the quiet decades between his great invention and his death. On the contrary—indeed, to be deliberately contrarian—one could even argue that photography was just a phase he went through on the way to finding his true vocation.”

William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography. By Mirjam Brusius, Katrina Dean, & Chitra RamalingamYale University Press, 2013.

William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography is part of a series of works on British art published by the Yale Center for British Art and the Paul Mellon Center for Studies in British Art. There are relatively few photographs in the book, and the work makes no apologies for its academic approach—and it has no reason to. However, a reader seeking an image-rich study or a more introductory text on early British photography would probably be more likely to enjoy a different work (such as Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negative, 1840-1860 or a the fairly recent publication of a reproduction of The Pencil of Nature). Nonetheless, anyone who enjoys lifting higher the veil thrown by the obscurities of time and culture over the past, will enjoy the light shed by the essays of this book on one of photography’s pioneers.—ALEXANDRA HUDDLESTON


ALEXANDRA HUDDLESTON is an American photographer who was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and grew up in the Washington, DC area and in West Africa. She holds a BA from Stanford University and an MS in broadcast journalism from Columbia University. Her work has been published in The New York TimesZeit Magazine, and National Geographic Explorer, and exhibited in group and solo shows worldwide. Among other honors, she has received a Fulbright Grant for her photographic work. Her prints are in the permanent collection of the US Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African Art Eliot Elisofon Photo Archives. In 2012 Huddleston published the collaborative artists’ book Lost Things under her own imprint, The Kyoudai Press. 333 Saints: A Life of Scholarship in Timbuktu is her second book and Searching for Lost Time: Night Photographs from Timbuktu is her third. http://www.alexandrahuddleston.com

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Jim Stone Photographer and educator Jim Stone selects We Shall by Paul D'Amato published by DePaul Art Museum as photo-eye Book of the Week.

We Shall. By Paul D'Amato.
DePaul Art Museum, 2013.

This week's Book of the Week selection comes from photographer and educator Jim Stone who has selected We Shall by Paul D'Amato published by DePaul Art Museum.

Video In-Print Photobook Video #44: Camouflages By Joan Fontcuberta With Erin Azouz Erin Azouz presents Joan Fontcuberta's Camouflages in #44 of our in-print photo book video series.
In video #44 of our In-Print Photobook series, Erin Azouz shares with us Camouflages by Joan Fontcuberta co-published by Contrasto.

Book Review Water By Edward Burtynsky Reviewed by Blake Andrews Edward Burtynsky has never been one to dabble in small gestures. Whether the subject is oil, China, or mining, his focus is on large-scale processes. And his technical practices go hand in hand. He uses large format equipment to produce wall-size prints. His books are dense. In the words of Geoff Dyer, Burtynsky "is as close to stadium rock as a landscape photographer is likely to get."

Water. By Edward Burtynsky.
Steidl, 2013.
 
Water
Reviewed by Blake Andrews

Water
By Edward Burtynsky

$128.00
Steidl, 2013. 228 pp., 114 color photographs, 14¼x11½". 


Edward Burtynsky has never been one to dabble in small gestures. Whether the subject is oil, China, or mining, his focus is on large-scale processes. And his technical practices go hand in hand. He uses large format equipment to produce wall-size prints. His books are dense. In the words of Geoff Dyer, Burtynsky "is as close to stadium rock as a landscape photographer is likely to get."

Books In Stock Books from Parr & Badger's The Photobook: A History Vol. III Four in stock titles from Max Pam, Roe Ethridge, Rob Hornstra and Lieko Shiga featured in Martin Parr & Gerry Badger's The Photobook: A History Vol. III.



In celebration of the third and final volume of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's The Photobook: A History, we're happy to share a few titles from the 200 books featured in the publication that we currently have in stock. All copies are first edition unless otherwise noted. Read Melanie McWhorter's review of The Photobook Vol. III.


Book Review Anders Petersen By Anders Petersen Reviewed by Karen Jenkins Writing of Anders Petersen’s devotion to photography’s analogue mode, in film cameras and silvery papers, essayist Hasse Persson likens his underground darkroom to a “gateway to heaven.” And Petersen’s giant new retrospective catalog from Max Ström surely showcases gorgeous tonal contrasts and expressive finesse in black and white, from a master of the old school.

Anders Petersen. By Anders Petersen.
Max Ström, 2013.
 
Anders Petersen
Reviewed by Karen Jenkins

Anders Petersen
By Anders Petersen

$75.00
Max Ström, 2013. 384 pp., 264 black & white illustrations, 9x13". 


Writing of Anders Petersen’s devotion to photography’s analogue mode, in film cameras and silvery papers, essayist Hasse Persson likens his underground darkroom to a “gateway to heaven.” And Petersen’s giant new retrospective catalog from Max Ström surely showcases gorgeous tonal contrasts and expressive finesse in black and white, from a master of the old school. Yet it’s also a funny analogy, in that a transcendence of this world seems so unlikely for a photographer so thoroughly rooted on earth, entwined in its mundane messiness and unexpected elegance. A young Petersen kicked off his photographic life in Hamburg in the late 1960s, frequenting a bar in the red light district and making those pictures that would form his celebrated book, Café Lehmitz published in 1978. This new volume situates that collection within a career-spanning sweep through the subsequent decades. Those he encountered in the street and at home (in private dwellings and institutional quarters) are at once fragile and hardened, weighed down and carefree. Tattoos are a shield and a revelation. Sexuality is frank, but only rarely lurid. Animals too run the gamut — as pets, and meat and wild things, flailing, restrained and stuffed.