NEW ARRIVALS +  11.30.13 Vol 9.100

Book of the Week: A Pick by Svetlana Bachevanova
We Are Still Here by Dick Bancroft

"We Are Still Here: A Photographic History of the American Indian Movement makes much of [Dick] Bancroft's archive available for the first time. We Are Still Here provides an inside look at the movement that fundamentally changed the relationship between the United States and the Indian tribes. The book both documents the movement and continues AIM's mission by reminding the viewer that Native Americans are still here and still face discrimination and hardship, that AIM continues to inspire and support those who seek justice for Native Americans.” — Svetlana Bachevanova

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New Arrivals

Another Happy Day is a collection of more than seventy vernacular photographs, found and collected by Jonah Samson. Largely figurative, the collection features odd studio portraits, staged circus images, snapshots, press photos and ordinary photos made remarkable by film or developer error. Samson's interest lies in uncanny gestures, magical and disturbing moments — where the casual snapshot reveals more than what lies before the camera. Samson scoured eBay for such strange photographs and presents them in this wildly entertaining and odd collection.

Seldom Seen by George Tice is a brilliant exploration of four major themes in Tice's work: Paterson, Urban Landscapes, Lincoln and Hometowns. All of the one hundred exquisite, beautifully printed photographs published in Seldom Seen are being published here for the first time — bringing to life more than forty years' worth of Tice's work locked away in his archive. The first publication from printer Brilliant Graphics, the book also includes thoughtful essays by Michael More and August Kleinzahler.

Lohos by Petros Efstathiadis is a response to the turbulent political climate of Greece following the 2010 riots and the spectacle watched around the world on YouTube. Setting up a parallel universe, Efstathiadis styled and posed residents of his small hometown as rebels with their faces obscured, performing the roles of the demonstrators who set Athens on fire.

Bad Liver and a Broken Heart by São Trindade finds fourteen photographs of staged crime scenes shot in black & white — an aesthetic made popular by Weegee in New York in the 30s and 40s. Trindade’s body appears unconscious and abandoned in a variety of places including homes, hotels and alleyways. This small, softbound monograph engages photography’s ability as a vehicle for story telling by using it to document performative, staged scenes.

The Candidate by Antonio Julio Duarte follows Fernando Chui Sai On, the sole candidate for Macau's chief executive election in 2009. Formally a Portuguese colony, Macau was transferred back to Chinese control in 1999. Duarte followed Fernando Chui Sai On while he was campaigning in the streets of Macau in the summer of 2009. The thirty-four color photographs do not pay mind to Sai On as much as they do the security around him — which draws an ominous comparison to the corporate bodies responsible for his election.

"Where's the Monkey? is a new small book featuring David J. Carol's photographs captured around the world. The title comes from Carol's advice for emerging photographers published last summer in PDN. Carol described seeing a Garry Winogrand photograph featuring an interracial couple carrying two children in their arms — an interesting enough photograph on its own, but the children held by the couple aren't human — they're chimpanzees. It's the monkeys that make the image special, providing the metaphor for Carol's advice to finding the monkey. 'Monkeys' are everywhere in this little saddle stitched book, from the terrifying clown and baby in the empty parking lot to the stripped legs of a Manhattan stilt-walker to the dapper little boy checking the bottom of his shoe, illustrating both Carol's humor and his remarkable ability to find 'monkeys' wherever he goes." —from Sarah Bradley's post on photo-eye Blog

The Good Earth by Andreas Weinand documents three elderly people in Germany's Ruhr Valley who have cultivated the land for the last twenty years. Instead of quietly passing the years in an armchair, Weinand’s subjects have actively created their own kind of Eden. Weinand provides commentary for the more than one hundred color photographs, ruminating on the childhood desire to play in the garden that may give a deeper understanding of the photographs in the series.

John Divola's As Far As I Could Get revisits ten major bodies of work by this important photographer. Starting with the Vandalism series taken throughout the 1970s in abandoned and vandalized homes and buildings all over Southern California, to the recent Theodore Street, Divola's vast and varied bodies of work speak to his finesse in straddling genres within the photographic medium. Engaging commentary from Kathleen Stewart Howe, Britt Salvesen, Karen Sinsheimer and an interview with Simon Baker and the artist explore the themes of existentialism, built and natural environments, and California photography in the 1970s.

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Forgottonia by Bruce Morton documents the cycles of life in rural Illinois. Mixing black & white and color photographs to develop the narrative, Morton photographs the idiosyncrasies of the people and places that comprise what he describes as a "forgotten land."

(No) Soy de Aqui by Gustavo Aleman explores Murcia, a city in southeastern Spain. Tension permeates the thirty-four color photographs that are oddly juxtaposed in this petite, softbound monograph. As Aleman explains, "(No) soy de aqui is a self portrait, made by one of its confused inhabitants, of a place impossible but real."

Cadets by Ellen Kok is an insightful look into today's military in America, as explored through the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, or JROTC, a program sponsored by the US Army. Over seventy color photographs grace the pages of Cadets, and allow us to contemplate the importance of military in American culture.

Best wishes,
Erin Azouz
photo-eye Newsletter Editor

This Week's Auctions

The Photobook Remix is back with the stunning 1979 book Ich Liebe Dich (I Love You) by Dirk Alvermann (best-known for Algerien) paired with music from seminal Krautrock band Can. The track "Vitamin C" comes from their classic 1972 record Ege Bamyasi.

Also on the block this week:
  • Henri Cartier-Bresson: America in Passing (SIGNED)
  • Ruven Afanador: Torero. Matadors of Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Spain (SIGNED)
  • Bruce Weber: Calvin Klein Jeans (Iconic 1992 Catalogue!)
  • SIGNED books by Irving Penn and much more!

  • Holiday Season is here! Bring some joy to your favorite photobook lover: all books shown in the Post-Auction Sale Inventory are available at the low opening bid prices shown!

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    Jonah Samson
    Another Happy Day
    George Tice
    Seldom Seen - SIGNED
    Petros Efstathiadis
    SÃo Trindade
    Badliver and a Broken Heart
    AntÓnio JÚlio Duarte
    The Candidate
    David J. Carol
    "Where's the Monkey" - SIGNED
    Andreas Weinand
    The Good Earth - SIGNED
    John Divola
    As Far as I could Get
    Bruce Morton
    Gustavo Alemán
    (No) soy de aquí
    Ellen Kok
    Christer Strömholm: Till minnet av mig själv [In Memory of Myself]
    Ken Magazine (Rare Japanese Photo & Graphics Quarterly--3 Issues--Complete Set!)
    Takashi Hamaguchi: The Shudders of Narita Airport (Document Ju Nen no Kiroku)
    Kyoichi Sawada: Dusty Death (with Obi) + Battlefield (Two Books)
    Josef Koudelka/Robert Delpire: Le Matin (Four 1981 Inserts with 1968 Prague Invasion Photos)--RARE!
    Henri Cartier-Bresson: America in Passing (SIGNED)
    Ruven Afanador: Torero. Matadors of Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Spain (SIGNED)
    Bruce Weber: Calvin Klein Jeans (Iconic 1992 Catalogue!)
    Robert Cumming: The Weight of Franchise Meat
    Kazuo Kenmochi: Narcotic Photographic Document
    Irving Penn (Photographs: A Donation in Memory of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn)--SIGNED
    Irving Penn: A Notebook at Random (INSCRIBED)
    Christien Meindertsma: Checked Baggage. 3264 Prohibited Items (Complete with Prohibited Object)
    Thomas Demand: Model Studies (INSCRIBED Association Copy)

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