NEW ARRIVALS +  02.08.14 Vol 10.6

New Arrivals

Damaged Negatives by Glen Luchford was selected by Blake Andrews as one of his Best Books of 2013. Andrews writes, "I'm a sucker for happy accidents, and this small pamphlet embraces the spirit of serendipity from its subject matter — water-damaged photos — to its high/low mix of fashion and snapshot, to its inverted colophon design. When life gives you lemons, let the lemonade run down the gutter."

Anatomy by Malerie Marder blurs the line between documentary and fine art photography in this exquisite photobook. Spanning six years, Marder's thirty-seven color photographs of prostitutes in the Netherlands command our attention — often posing on beds, in the nude or barely clothed, the collection of photographs evaporates our moral judgments as the women seeringly look into the camera, gazing back at the viewer. The photographs are haunting — sometimes intimate, sometimes distant — and we cannot look away.

Twentythree Bankers by Jochen Manz is comprised of twenty-three portraits of bankers, mid-blink. The book was published in 2009 at the peak of America's banking crisis — but no crisis is evident here as we are presented with the bankers’ smirks and closed eyes.

The sixteen photographs in Louie Palu's Mira Mexico are printed individually on a sheet of newsprint, allowing the viewer to become journalist, curator and editor. The format begs the viewer to dismantle the newspaper in which the images are presented — photographs of the Mexican drug war — and thus, to contemplate the distribution of news and to inspire the viewer to think critically about the politics of journalism.

Selected by Matthew Carson, Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich of 10x10 Photobooks as one of the Best Books of 2013, Veins by Anders Petersen & Jacob Aue Sobel is now available to order. They write, "This is classic Petersen and classic Sobol. Two great Nordic poets working in tandem together. Never have two photographers so closely echoed one another. This is a truly amazing collaboration of two extreme and extremely talented artists. Both descend into their rugged and authentic worlds and the viewer is presented with something akin to immersive theater. Sobel and Petersen rapidly get under the skin of their environments and gain their sustenance straight from the veins of their subject's."

LDN2 by Antony Cairns was reviewed by Adam Bell for photo-eye Blog. Bell writes, "Antony Cairn's LDN2 is an odd architectural record. A metallic hallucinatory fever dream of London at night. Gone are the romantically lit city streets. Instead, light, fog and chemical drips become architectural forces — imposing themselves in from all sides, overriding the buildings and industrial alleyways. The lamposts and lit signs reveal and conceal a new city of diaphanous concrete and plate glass. The odd inversions and solarized lights sculpt the night, surrounding buildings, partially blocking them from sight while also offering a glimpse of a little seen city, a city glanced over and quickly forgotten when the street lamps come on."

Male Dancers Wanted provides a rare glimpse into a New York strip club in 1976. Photographer Gilles Bonnecarrere captured the on-and-off-stage personas of the male dancers, allowing the photographs to become portraits of intimacy and distance. Sentimental exchanges between the dancers backstage provide an engaging and personal look behind the curtain. The male dancers perform for male onlookers, whose faces remain mostly obscured in the photographs. These images complicate the intimate narrative presented in the off-stage photographs as the viewer becomes another voyeur in the club.

1000 by Satoshi Machiguchi takes a look at over 1,000 influential photobooks throughout history. 1000 was selected by John Gossage and Tomoki Matsumoto as one of their Best Books of 2013. John Gossage writes, "What you remember from the books you love in 1000 pages." Tomoki Matsumoto writes, "A view inside the brain of a wonderful designer, Satoshi Machiguchi. This book can be an important key to figuring out how he approaches photobook making."

Best wishes,
Erin Azouz
photo-eye Newsletter Editor

This Week's Auctions

This week's outstanding selection of auction items includes an unbelievable, one-of-a-kind, presentation copy of the already super-scarce hardbound edition of Philip Jones Griffiths' Vietnam, Inc. that is inscribed to a noted editor at Macmillan who acquired the book. It also includes copies of letters that speak to the book's enormous import. A truly remarkable document of American history!

We delve into history quite a bit this week: Ein Ghetto im Osten is the Modernist gem by Moï Ver documenting the Jewish ghetto within the Lithuanian city of Vilnius. Check out Eric's Photobook Remix #13 below, which pairs it with the traditional Yiddish melody 'Eli, Eli.' Also on the block, rare and unusual propaganda books from the Nazi and Soviet periods as well from the period of the military dictatorship in 1940s Argentina. Also on the block:

  • Rinko Kawauchi: Utatane (Nap) — first edition
  • Robert Doisneau: La Banlieu de Paris — first edition in dust jacket
  • Berlin in the 80s — Michael Schmidt: Waffenruhe (Ceasefire) + Einar Schleef: Zuhause (Home) — two books
  • A. Liberman: Art & Technique of Color Photography — signed by Beaton, Kertesz, Horst and six others
  • Mark Neville: Port Glasgow

  • Don't Forget: All books shown in the Post-Auction Sale Inventory are available at the low opening bid prices shown!
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    Glen Luchford
    Damaged Negatives
    Malerie Marder
    Jochen Manz
    WP#03 23 Bankers - SIGNED
    Anders Petersen
    Louie Palu
    Mira Mexico - SIGNED
    Gilles BonnecarrÈre
    Male Dancers Wanted
    Satoshi MacHiguchi
    Antony Cairns
    Moshé Vorobeichic (Moï Ver): Ein Ghetto im Osten (Wilna) [A Ghetto in the East--Vilnius]
    Robert Doisneau: La Banlieu de Paris (First Edition in Dust Jacket)
    Dirk Alvermann: Eine Handvoll Glück (A Handful of Happiness)--SIGNED!
    Rinko Kawauchi: Utatane (Nap)--First Edition
    Josef Koudelka: Reconaissance Wales
    Berlin in the 80s--Michael Schmidt: Waffenruhe (Ceasefire) + Einar Schleef: Zuhause (Home)
    A. Liberman: Art & Technique of Color Photography (SIGNED by Beaton, Kertesz, Horst & 6 others)
    Chris Killip: In Flagrante
    Kazuo Kenmochi: Narcotic Photographic Document
    Philip Jones Griffiths: Vietnam, Inc. (Rare HB 1st Ed.--Unique Presentation Copy w/ Extras)
    Mark Neville: Port Glasgow
    Naoya Hatakeyama: Limeworks (First Edition!)
    Daido Moriyama: '71/NY
    [East German Propaganda] 10 Jahre Deutsche Grenzpolizei (German Border Police, 10 Years)
    Stanley McClatchie: Look to Germany (American Fascist Propaganda) + 1 other
    URSS in Construction, No 5 (1933) + 1 other
    Hans-Otto Göpfert: Dreams are free of peso or: The Children of COCA COCA
    Sylvia Plachy and James Ridgeway: Red Light--Inside the Sex Industry (SIGNED Ltd. Ed. with Print)

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