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Book Signing – Steve Fitch, Vanishing Vernacular, Saturday May, 12 2–4 pm


photo-eye Gallery Book Signing
Steve Fitch: Vanishing Vernacular
Saturday, May 12, 2–4 pm
Join us at photo-eye Gallery this Saturday, May 12 from 2–4 pm for a book signing event with Steve Fitch to celebrate the recent release of his monograph Vanishing Vernacular: Western Landscapes, from George F. Thompson Publishing.

Book Signing with Steve Fitch this Saturday, May 12, 2–4 pm
Join us at photo-eye Gallery this Saturday, May 12, 2–4 pm for a book signing event with Steve Fitch to celebrate the recent release of his monograph Vanishing Vernacular: Western Landscapes, from George F. Thompson Publishing. Much like our ongoing exhibition, the Vanishing Vernacular monograph is a comprehensive look at Steve Fitch's work covering more than 30 years of his career.
"In this fascinating and comprehensive account, we are able to join in Fitch’s expansive journey, truly an odyssey, as represented in the book’s 120 unforgettable photographs, all sequenced to mimic the open road—both during day and night. Fitch explains the project in his informative introduction, in which, interestingly, he suggests that the petroglyphs of the ancient Pueblo people have endured far better and longer than anything made during the last sixty years. Curator Toby Jurovics, in his insightful concluding essay, positions Fitch’s work in relation to that of the practitioners of the photographic style known as the New Topographics and Fitch’s own view of photography as a visual form of cultural anthropology. Vanishing Vernacular: Western Landmarks is sure to become a modern-day classic, a book that will be all the more revered as America and Americans move farther away from the highways of the past. That economy and roadside culture are vanishing like endangered species, but Fitch was along for the ride. In sharing that past, he has been witness to his own form of historic preservation."  
– George F. Thompson Publishing

photo-eye is thrilled to offer an exclusive Limited Edition of Vanishing Vernacular: Western Landscapes. Limited to just 60 copies, each hardbound book is accompanied by one of three signed and numbered prints made by the artist. Image size is 8x10 inches on 8½x11-inch Canson Platine Fibre Rag paper from digital files prepared from the original 8x10 color film negatives. Prints are in a protective sleeve and inserted into signed Trade Edition copies of the book.

Limited Edition A: 
Starlite Motel, Mesa, Arizona, December 28, 1980 – $350

 8"x10" Signed Print, Edition of 20 – © Steve Fitch 

Limited Edition B: 
Blue Swallow Motel, Hwy. 66, Tucumcari, New Mexico; July, 1990 – $1050

  8"x10" Signed Print, Edition of 20 – © Steve Fitch   (Only 2 left)

Limited Edition C: 
Motel, Raton, New Mexico; 1980 – $350


 8"x10" Signed Print, Edition of 20 – © Steve Fitch

Steve Fitch in his Studio

Steve Fitch is an American photographer born in 1949. He earned an MFA from the University New Mexico in 1978, and has taught photography at UC Berkeley, the University of Colorado in Boulder, Princeton University, and since 1990, at the College of Santa Fe. Fitch's photographs are included in the permanent collections of such museums as the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and The Chicago Art Institute.



For more information regarding the Vanishing Vernacular Book Signing, and to purchase prints from the series, please reach out to Gallery Staff at 505-988-5152 x202 or gallery@photoeye.com.

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