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Book Review The Epic Love Story of a Warrior. By Peter Puklus Reviewed by Adam Bell Framed as a comically grandiose romance, The Epic Love Story of a Warrior by Peter Puklus ambitiously covers almost 100 years of European history in a metaphoric collage that references everything from World War I to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

The Epic Love Story of a Warrior
By Peter PuklusSPBH, 2016.
 
The Epic Love Story of a Warrior.
Reviewed by Adam Bell

The Epic Love Story of a Warrior.
Photographs by Peter Puklus.
SPBH, London, England, 2016. 468 pp., color and black-and-white illustrations, 6x7¾".



photo-eye Gallery Jamey Stillings & Mitch Dobrowner 2016 IPA Winners photo-eye Gallery is honored to announce that Represented Artists Jamey Stillings and Mitch Dobrowner have won 2016 International Photography Awards.



photo-eye Gallery is honored to announce that Represented Artists Jamey Stillings and Mitch Dobrowner have won 2016 International Photography Awards. Every year the International Photography Awards conducts an ambitious and comprehensive competition to acknowledge the world's best contemporary commercial and fine art photographers. This year the IPA's jury of distinguished photographic professionals handed out over 240 awards in 10 primary categories, and are proud Stillings and Dobrowner are among the 2016 recipients.

Jamey Stillings


The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar
By Jamey StillingsSteidl, 2015.
 
Jamey Stillings The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar received 1st Place in IPA's Monograph category as well as taking home the overall Best Book honors for 2016. In 2010, Jamey Stillings began a three-and-a-half-year aerial survey of the complete construction of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant producing 392 megawatts of electricity on 14 square kilometers of public land. Stillings’ photographs explore the transformative interactions between raw natural forms and the project’s precise geometric lines, visually stunning with hundreds of thousands of mirrors reflecting across the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert.

“I am fascinated by the visual energy and tension created at the intersections of nature and human activity. Uniquely as a species, we consciously modify and use the environment for our perceived needs or enjoyment.” –Jamey Stillings

Stillings photographing on location at Ivanpah Solar




Stillings’s The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar culminated in a beautifully reproduced monograph, published by Steidl in 2015, which also received 'Best Book' honors from photo-eye Bookstore and Time Magazine's Lightbox blog last year. The book reproduces 60 of Stillings’ images with essay contributions from Bruce Barcott, Robert Redford and Anne Tucker.


View The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar  •  Purchase a copy of the Book  •  Read More about the Project


Mitch Dobrowner

Lightning Strikes, 2016, © Mitch Dobrowner 
Mitch Dobrowner’s dramatic and sublime STORMS series received a 1st place finish in IPA’s Fine Art Landscape category. In 2009 Mitch Dobrowner actively started seeking out tempests and twisters in the company of professional storm chasers, and since that time, storm chasing has evolved into a passion for the photographer.

Storms are living breathing phenomenons born when all the various elements come together in unison. The images presented capture what I see and feel while standing in front of these amazing creations of Mother Earth.” – Mitch Dobrowner

A popular series, STORMS has been published in National Geographic, as well as numerous online sources, and the 2013 monograph from Aperture is sold out. Just this September, Dobrowner released nine striking new works in the ongoing STORMS series. This is the second time Dobrowner has won this award; he was previously honored in 2011.

View Dobrowner's 2016 STORMS releaseRead More about STORMS 


Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Christopher J Johnson Christopher J Johnson selects The Moon 1968-1972 by Tom Adler as Book of the Week.

The Moon 1968-1972. Edited by Evan Backes & Tom Adler. 
T. Adler Books, 2016.
Christopher J Johnson selects The Moon 1968-1972 Edited by Evan Backes & Tom Adler from T. Adler Books as Book of the Week.


Image from Erika Larsen's The Hunt Series
Take/Aim
By Christopher J Johnson

Take/Aim
Arizona State University’s Northlight Gallery
In collaboration with Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art
Curated by: William LeGoullon
October 21st – December 2nd 2016


Book Review Take/Aim Arizona State University’s Northlight Gallery By Christopher J Johnson Hunting is, perhaps, the oldest artist-rendered profession that we have a record of.


Book Review Hello Camel By Christoph Bangert Reviewed by George Slade "The two-page, full-bleed spreads teem with surprising, unanticipated details: travel posters offering vicarious transport, usually to more aquatic climes; a cardboard, plastic-lined German toilet, situated in the middle of nowhere[...]"

Hello CamelBy Christoph BangertKehrer Verlag, 2016.
Hello Camel
Reviewed by George Slade

Hello Camel.
Photographs by Christoph Bangert.
Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2016. 96 pp., 40 color illustrations, 9½x13¼".



photo-eye Gallery RICHARD TUSCHMAN: The Paintings Behind the Photo In his own words, Gallery Artist Richard Tuschman describes how his love for masterworks by Van Gogh and de Chirico play a pivotal role in his most recent series Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz.

The Potato Eaters, 2014 © Richard Tuschman | 18 x 24" Ed. of 5, $2,300

As we near the closing of Once Upon A Time in Kazimierz, the most recent series by Richard Tuschman currently on view at photo-eye Gallery, we thought it appropriate to revisit a few of the original works in which Tuschman pays homage to. The exhibition has been widely well received and a common reaction or question we hear is “are these photographs or paintings!?” The works are in fact contemporary photographs and have an undoubtedly painterly quality. Through Tuschman’s unique process, he is able to recreate the lighting and compositions of the master painters who have inspired him, while having the works remain his own. Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Balthus and de Chirico directly inspired the series and the photographers he accredits are Bill Brandt, Duane Michals, Roman Vishniac, and Alter Kacyzne.

The Potato Eaters, 1885 - Vincent Van Gogh
"I was a painter before I was a photographer. As a very young person I was especially drawn to old master paintings for their beauty and technical virtuosity. As I got older my taste naturally expanded to include the expressive possibilities of more modern paintings, like Van Gogh’s The Potato Eaters and de Chirico’s Mystery And Melancholy of A Street. I have loved both of those images for many years, and when I started the Kazimierz project they just seemed to pop into my head, and I knew from very early on that I wanted to somehow incorporate them. It is more or less the same with Bill Brandt. I first saw his images many years ago, and was blown away by their dramatic compositions and surreal mood. So again, I think these two images were in the back of my head. I did then search them out, of course, and look at lots of other images by Brandt as well. 
I am always on the lookout for, and taking note of, images that particularly affect me, whether they be paintings, photographs, posters, whatever. They can be either historical or contemporary, fine art or commercial. I keep a folder of these images on my computer, and also on my phone, so that I can refer to them wherever I am, for example on the subway. When I am in the early stages of a project, I am particularly interested in visual ideas I come across that I might be able to incorporate into that particular project. I am a big believer in stealing other people’s ideas, as long as it is out in the open, and I feel I have put enough of myself into it to make it my own. In moments of self-doubt I fall back on the Picasso quote, “I will steal from anyone but myself”. For me, this has been a very effective inoculation against writer’s block (knock on wood)." -Richard Tuschman 



Choshech (Darkness) 2015 © Richard Tuschman
24 x 18" Ed. of 5, $1,800
Nude Campden Hill, London, 1947 - Bill Brandt

Portrait of a Young Girl, Eaton Place, 1955 - Bill Brandt

Mystery And Melancholy of A Street, 2016
© Richard Tuschman | 24 x 18" Ed. of 5, $1,800

Mystery And Melancholy of A Street, 1914
- Giorgio de Chirico


In Tuschman's first project, Hopper Mediations, the artist largely pays tribute to, of course, Edward Hopper. Regarding Hopper, Tuschman says, “Hopper was a master at using light to expressively illuminate his subject. I also like the fact that almost all of his human subjects are contemplative. There is, for the most part, no action. This sense of quietude contributes to the open-ended quality of the narratives, and leaves room for significant emotional depth. This seems a lot like real life, and what I would like to carry over in my work.”  

Morning Sun, 1952 - Edward Hopper 
Morning Sun, 2012 © Richard Tuschman
18 x 24" Ed. of 9, $1,500
Morning In A City, 1944 - Edward Hopper
Morning In A City, 2012 © Richard Tuschman
18 x 24" Ed. of 9, $1,500
For additional information, and to purchase prints, please contact the Gallery Staff at 505-988-5152 x 202 or gallery@photoeye.com

Once Upon A Time in Kazamierz installed at photo-eye Gallery.






Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Forrest Soper Forrest Soper selects I’ll See You Tomorrow, Until I Can’t by Devin Yalkin as Book of the Week.

I’ll See You Tomorrow, Until I Can’t
By Devin YalkinS U N, 2016.
Forrest Soper selects I’ll See You Tomorrow, Until I Can’t by Devin Yalkin from S U N as Book of the Week. 


Books 2016 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards: PhotoBook of the Year Shortlist Established in 2013, the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, Photography Catalogue of the Year, and PhotoBook of the Year.

Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards
Established in 2013, the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, Photography Catalogue of the Year, and PhotoBook of the Year.

The shortlist selection was made by Ann-Christin Bertrand, Curator, C/O Berlin; David Campany, independent curator and writer; Lesley A. Martin, Creative Director, Aperture Foundation and Publisher, The PhotoBook Review; Becky Senf, Phoenix Art Museum and Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; and Christoph Wiesner, Artistic Director, Paris Photo.

Book Review The Light of Coincidence: The Photographs of Kenneth Josephson. By Kenneth Josephson Reviewed by Blake Andrews Kenneth Josephson, who recently turned 84, has been making photographs for over six decades. Translated into photographer years, that's almost 200 billion 1/60ths.
The Light of Coincidence: The Photographs of Kenneth Josephson.
By  Kenneth Josephson. University of Texas Press, 2016. 
 
The Light of Coincidence. 
Reviewed by Blake Andrews

The Light of Coincidence: The Photographs of Kenneth Josephson.
Photographs by Kenneth Josephson.
University of Texas Press, Austin, USA, 2016. 344 pp., 254 black-and-white illustrations, 11x12".



photo-eye Gallery Wendel White: Schools for the Colored – Exhibition and Portfolio Introduction In partnership with CENTER, photo-eye is pleased to announce Wendel White's Schools for the Colored – now on view in our Bookstore + Project Space through November 26th, 2016.  In this  series of black-and-white images, Wendel White photographs the remains, transformation, or imagined footprint of structures once used as segregated schools along the northern border of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Marshalltown School, Mannington, New Jersey, 2008 – © Wendel White
In partnership with CENTER, photo-eye is pleased to announce Wendel White's Schools for the Colored – now on view in our Bookstore + Project Space through November 26th, 2016.  In this series of black-and-white images, Wendel White photographs the remains, transformation, or imagined footprint of structures once used as segregated schools along the northern border of the Mason-Dixon Line. White has been invited to participate in 2016's Review Santa Fe, which runs November 2nd through the 6th, and photo-eye is proud to have his powerful project on display during the festival.


"Schools for the Colored is an extension of the ideas that formed my project Small Towns, Black Lives, in that; it is a continuation of my journey through the African American landscape. I began making photographs of historically African American school buildings during the very first weeks of the Small Towns, Black Lives project more than twenty years ago. In Schools for the Colored, I began to pay attention to the many structures and sites (also making photographs of places where segregated schools once stood) that operated as segregated schools.

These photographs depict the buildings and landscapes that were associated with the system of racially segregated schools established at the southern boundaries of the northern United States. This area, sometimes referred to as “Up-South,” encompasses the northern “free” states that bordered the slave states. Schools for the Colored is the representation the duality of racial distinction within American culture. The “veil” (the digital imaging technique of obscuring the landscape surrounding the schools) is a representation of DuBois’ concept, informing the visual narrative in these photographs. Some of the images depict sites where the original structure is no longer present. As a placeholder, I have inserted silhouettes of the original building or what I imagine of the appearance of the original building. The architecture and geography of America’s educational Apartheid, in the form of a system of “colored schools,” within the landscape of southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois is the central concern of this project."

— Wendel White



Wendel A. White has taught photography at the School of Visual Arts, NY; the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, NY; the International Center for Photography, NY; and the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Art at Stockton University. He is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Photography, three artist fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a photography grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and a New Works Photography Fellowship from En Foco Inc. His work is represented in numerous museum and corporate collections.



Books 2016 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards: Photography Catalogue of the Year Shortlist Established in 2013, the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, Photography Catalogue of the Year, and PhotoBook of the Year.

Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards
Established in 2013, the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, Photography Catalogue of the Year, and PhotoBook of the Year.

The shortlist selection was made by Ann-Christin Bertrand, Curator, C/O Berlin; David Campany, independent curator and writer; Lesley A. Martin, Creative Director, Aperture Foundation and Publisher, The PhotoBook Review; Becky Senf, Phoenix Art Museum and Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; and Christoph Wiesner, Artistic Director, Paris Photo.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Christian Michael Filardo Christian Michael Filardo selects Public Secrets by Visvaldas Morkevicius as Book of the Week.
Public Secrets. By Visvaldas Morkevicius. Self-published, 2016.
Christian Michael Filardo selects Public Secrets self-published by Visvaldas Morkevicius as Book of the Week.


Books 2016 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards: First PhotoBook Shortlist Established in 2013, the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, Photography Catalogue of the Year, and PhotoBook of the Year.

Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards
Established in 2013, the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, Photography Catalogue of the Year, and PhotoBook of the Year.

The shortlist selection was made by Ann-Christin Bertrand, Curator, C/O Berlin; David Campany, independent curator and writer; Lesley A. Martin, Creative Director, Aperture Foundation and Publisher, The PhotoBook Review; Becky Senf, Phoenix Art Museum and Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; and Christoph Wiesner, Artistic Director, Paris Photo.

Book Review A Spectacle And Nothing Strange. By Ahndraya Parlato Reviewed by Adam Bell The pull between immanence and transcendence lies at the heart of any mystic tradition—to be in the world, but also to escape, or see beyond the veil, is essential. A decidedly literal medium, photography has always fought against its grounding in the world.

A Spectacle And Nothing Strange
By Ahndraya ParlatoKehrer Verlag, 2016.
 
A Spectacle And Nothing Strange.
Reviewed by Adam Bell

A Spectacle And Nothing Strange.
Photographs by Ahndraya Parlato. Text by Christian Hawkey.
Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2016. In English. 104 pp., 56 color illustrations, 11¾x9½".


photo-eye Gallery Rachel Phillips: Fixed – Portfolio & Interview photo-eye Gallery is thrilled to publish Fixed, a new series by artist Rachel Phillips to the Photographer's Showcase. Fixed follows this summer’s Divinations series, and continues to explore notions of antique ephemera, vernacular photography, and photography's role in the Everyday. Fixed celebrates both the history of early photography and the shared humanity a simple portrait can convey.

Superman, Archival Pigment Print, Encaustic Wax, Wood Panel, 12 x 12 inches, Edition of 8 – $600
photo-eye Gallery is thrilled to publish Fixed, a new series by artist Rachel Phillips, to the Photographer's Showcase. This summer, photo-eye was proud to introduce and exhibit Phillips's Divinations alongside our Michael Kenna retrospective, and, following suit, Fixed continues to explore notions of antique ephemera, vernacular photography, and the photograph's role in the Everyday. Injecting the work with a sense of play, Fixed is created by Phillip's fictional alter-ego Madge Cameron, born 1935, Founding Archivist at the Pacific Library Privé and Special Collections, and each work is the product of an 'interruption' during the process of digitizing the library's photographic holdings. Gallery Associate Lucas Shaffer asked Phillips to detail more about Madge, how the project came to be, as well as how it fits in with Phillips's previous work.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Christopher J Johnson Christopher J Johnson selects Inappropriate Repetitions by Katrien de Blauwer as Book of the Week.
Inappropriate Repetitions . By Katrien de Blauwer. Red Fox Press, 2012.
Christopher J Johnson selects Inappropriate Repetitions by Katrien de Blauwer, published by Red Fox Press as Book of the Week.