photo-eye, with Radius Books and Soth Photography, is pleased to announce The Auckland Project, a book by two vastly important American photographers -- Alec Soth & John Gossage. The trade edition of The Auckland Project will be available signed by both Soth & Gossage, and the limited edition of 40 copies will include a signed and numbered color archival pigment print by each artist and is presenting in a unique housing containing both the book and prints.
In the Spring of 2009, John Gossage and Alec Soth traveled together to New Zealand to work on a joint photography project. For both, it was a trip of departures. Gossage has been creating photographic literature in black-and-white for over 40 years, and this trip yielded one of the first bodies of work he had ever produced in color. Soth’s work with the 8×10 view camera has inspired an entire generation of his contemporaries, and leaving it behind was key to approaching the world from a fresh visual perspective.
|John Gossage, print that accompanies The Auckland Project limited edition|
Alec Soth, print that accompanies The Auckland Project limited edition
Essentially two books in one, The Auckland Project showcases a playful attention to materials and presentation by showcasing the two photographers' work separately but creatively combined through the device of the book and its housing.
Signed copies and limited editions will be available in early December 2010. For more information and purchasing price, click here.