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Best Books 2014: Anne Kelly

Best Books 2014 Best Books 2014 Anne Kelly Best Books picks from photo-eye Gallery Director Anne Kelly.

By Julie Blackmon
Radius Books

In Homegrown, a continuation of her series Domestic Vacations, Julie Blackmon creates images of domestic life  with a surreal twist. Blackmon's images are light and whimsical, while simultaneously referencing art history and personal and popular fictions.
By Hiroshi Watanabe
Daylight Books/Tosei-Sha

In the form of small-scale intimate color photographs, Watanabe observes the ordinary with an eye towards the beautifully fragile and ephemeral parts of life sourced from his everyday life.
Edited by Russell Joslin
Candela Books

Black Forest is a haunting collection of images by over 50 contemporary photographs, edited by photographer Russell Joslin.
By Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb
Radius Books

In Memory City, Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb explore Rochester, New York after the closure of Eastman Kodak.
By Richard Misrach

Another great addition Nazraeli’s One Picture Book series, iPhone Studies  is a collection of small-scale studies of dried vegetation, shot with an iPhone, as the title suggests. The images in this collection were originally shot as studies for Misrach’s large-scale work, but have since taken on a life of their own.
By Various Photographers

A collection of celestial images ranging from the 19th century to contemporary.
By Renate Aller
Radius Books

Ocean and Desert is a combination of Aller's ongoing series Oceanscapes and her new series of images of sand dunes shot in New Mexico and Colorado. With each turn of the page, both series are transformed, as they are paired into diptychs.
By Michelle Frankfurter

In Destino, Michelle Franfurter takes us on a journey across Mexico on a freight train, in the company of central American migrants.
By Michael Lange
Hatje Cantz

Michael Lang explores the heavily wooded forests of Germany in the last hour of light — an exploration of memory, inner silence and landscape.
By Lucas Foglia

Lucas Foglia has been photographing in rural communities across the United States over the last ten years. Frontcountry takes a closer look at the recent mining boom and ranching in rural towns in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming.
Dave Hyams

Anne Kelly is Gallery Director of photo-eye Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. Her interest in photography developed at an early age, influenced by her mother’s love for the medium. Originally from Colorado, she moved to Santa Fe 15 years ago to further her studies in photography under the direction of David Scheinbaum at the College of Santa Fe, where she received her BFA.