Social Media

Great Signed Titles Still in Stock

We had a good response to last week's post featuring a variety of great signed books that we still have in stock, so we thought we'd highlight a few more this week -- especially considering these books have wonderful write ups, reviews and even an interview to go with them. But once again, get them while you can. For some of these titles, we have only limited copies available and won't be getting more in stock.

Sasha by Claudine Doury
Sasha looks into the transition from child to adult, captured by the subject's mother. The often magically-tinged images are evocative of traversing the gap between these two worlds, and the book is a thoughtful meditation on the age, featuring an introduction from photo-eye's own Melanie McWhorter.

"Sasha is a story of a girl becoming a woman. Sasha’s mother, Claudine Doury, starts the book with a picture of Sasha gazing into a shiny ball, looking at what the future might hold. Next she is in the woods, standing in a sun-dappled glade amidst of sea of dry ice... The mystery continues as Sasha walks into water, a baptism that leaves her reborn and immortal, able to walk on water and conquer the world – until the next picture at least where she wades with a clump of water weed on her head, a teenage creature from the Black Lagoon." -- from Colin Pantall's review of Sasha

The State of Ata by Mike Mandel and Chantal Zakari
The State of Ata is a uniquely designed photobook and document investigating the image of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in contemporary Turkish society, a collaboration between American photographer Mike Mandel and Turkish artist Chantal Zakari. We were lucky enough to interview Mandel and Zakari about their ambitious and multifaceted book:

"The State of Ata is a little like a combo of [Lee] Friedlander's appreciation of the American monument and [Robert] Frank's curiosity about the icons that might symbolize a time in this country's zeitgeist. In this instance, when Chantal explained to me the ubiquitous presence of the public imagery of Atatürk, the dead leader of the Turkish revolution subsequent to the Ottoman collapse after World War I, and how his imagery has become embroiled in the contest between secularism and political Islam in Turkey. It seemed like a natural opportunity for Chantal and me, Turk and American, to initiate a project together from the perspective of outsider/insider." -- from photo-eye's interview with Mike Mandel and Chantal Zakari

purchase/view images from The State of Ata -- limited quantities available

One Block by Dave Anderson
Following up 2006's Rough Beauty, One Block is Dave Anderson's look into the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Focusing on a single block, Anderson's images document the physical and psychological reconstruction process.

"One Block is Dave Anderson's homage to a block in New Orleans located in the Lower Ninth Ward, an area where the floodwaters of Katrina dealt an especially hard blow. In documenting the rebuilding that went on there between 2006 and 2010, Anderson includes numerous portraits of the residents of this block, some at work -- painting, leveling, measuring, planting, sanding, and so forth -- others caught in the still moments between. Some of the portraits are more formal, others less so. Although the captions speak to the various concerns of these people, the photographic narrative centers around the evolution of homes; we see the before and after pictures, from sheets of plastic to fresh coats of paint, from dumpsters filled with rubble to new windows, walls, and roofs, all observed over the years Anderson returned to document the process of recovery." -- from the review by Ellen Rennard

purchase/view images from One Block -- limited quantities available

Iraq | Perspectives  by Benjamin Lowy
Iraq | Perspectives has been widely discussed since its publication in 2011 (did you see Ben Lowy on The Daily Show?), and rightly so. We're happy to have a few signed copies left to share -- but the numbers are limited.

"The perspectives are straight forward: literal views from the eyes of the soldiers — through the windows of Humvees and the green aura of night vision goggles. The technique is as clever as it is simple, but renders results that far outstrip what could potentially feel gimmicky in lesser hands. The twice framed images in 'Windows' show a street view reality of life for Iraqis, complete with blast walls, trash, rubble and decay. Through the small windows we catch glimpses of life in a country devastated by war, yet it is a restrictive view. It would be easy to gaze through these windows as if you were watching TV, removing yourself from the realities of these environemnts, but the pane of glass and lens between Lowy and his subject doesn’t twice remove the viewer of this book — the acknowledgement of the extra filter somehow draws us closer." -- from the blog post by Sarah Bradley

purchase/view images from Iraq | Perspectives -- limited quantities available