NEW ARRIVALS +  07.20.13 Vol 9.81

Photographer Alec Soth and writer Brad Zellar team up for the fifth installment of their series, LBM Dispatch. In this issue, LBM Dispatch #5 — a newsprint publication of photographs by Soth and writings by Zellar — the two trek through the state of Colorado documenting small towns and the people they meet as they crisscross the Continental Divide. Charming portraits mixed with vast, snowy landscapes give us a sense of life in Colorado's small towns during the Spring.

In Tom Leininger's review of Poland: In Search of Diamonds by Tomasz Wiech, he writes, "Tomasz Wiech and Michal Olszewski roam Poland looking for the bland and boring. With Wiech's photographs and Olszewski's writing they present a country in transition and willing to try anything. They do this with a wry sense of humor and a clear-eyed contemporary photographic vision. The photographs confront both the urban and rural land that has a long history and an open future. Wiech mixes bits of the past within the present landscape."

This small, softbound monograph, Michael Kenna, was published as a companion reader to the black & white landscape photographer's first exhibition in London in seven years. Containing his timeless, iconic photographs as well as newer work, the catalogue also boasts a comprehensive biography and in-depth interview with the master photographer.

Between Planting and Picking explores rural farm life from California to Massachusetts. Sandi Haber Fifield spent two growing seasons traversing the United States with her camera in tow — producing beautiful, quiet photographs that illustrate the simplicity of life on a farm and the cycles of the growing season.

Arriving Soon

da.gasita by Satoru Watanabe is a wandering, nostalgic recollection of memories of a cold winter from the photographer's childhood. The black & white photographs are empty and haunting — as though Watanabe retraced his childhood memories, aiming to capture fleeting moments that made an impression on him as a young child. A flock of birds flies overhead, a thermostat reads ten degree Celsius, a town is covered in several feet of snow. Occasional captions give more insight into Watanabe's childhood memories and sublime photographs.

Somehow Familiar Places is an appropriate title for Kazuo Kitai's new monograph arriving soon. The black & white photographs document daily life in Japan — a place I have never been — but somehow, these places feel familiar to me. Kitai captures the ubiquity of the everyday, hum drum moments that few photographers would be compelled to photograph. But the common threads we find in first world cultures — military presence, consumerism, growth and expansion, finding respite in nature — leave us with a sense of déjà vu.

Shinan, also known as "The Island of Angels," is comprised of 1,004 untouched islands off the South West coast of Korea. In Michael Kenna's forthcoming monograph he offers a stunning pictorial survey of Shinan — one of the last places on Earth unaltered by the modern world. The first printing of Shinan is limited to 3,000 slipcased copies. A limited edition of 250 copies, signed and numbered by the artist, will also be available. Both can be pre-ordered now.

The 2014 Michael Kenna Wall Calendar is now available for pre-order. The annual calendar published by Nazraeli Press has become a yearly tradition for many and this year features thirteen of Michael Kenna's exquisite black & white photographs taken mostly in Japan, China and South Korea, but also France and Easter Island.

Best wishes,
Erin Azouz
photo-eye Newsletter Editor

This Week's Auctions
In his weekly presentation, Eric considers this week's featured listings:
  • Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison: The Book of Life (SIGNED Limited Edition with 11 Platinum Prints)
  • Todd Hido: Taft Street (One Picture Book, No. 6 — 4 Vol. Set with 4 Variant Prints!)
  • Daido Moriyama.: The Complete Works (4 volumes, 1964-2003)—ALL SIGNED!
  • John Gossage: The Romance Industry (SIGNED)

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Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison: The Book of Life (SIGNED Limited Edition with 11 Platinum Prints)
Daido Moriyama.: The Complete Works (4 volumes, 1964-2003)--ALL SIGNED!
Todd Hido: Taft Street (One Picture Book, No. 6--4 Vol. Set with 4 Variant Prints!)
John Gossage: The Romance Industry (SIGNED)
Chan Chao: Echo (SIGNED)
Daido Moriyama: Vintage Prints (Limited Edition with SIGNED Print)
The Japanese Box (Limited Edition Collection of Landmark Provoke Era Books) + SPECIAL BONUS!
Nobuyoshi Araki: Midori (Rare 1982 First Printing)
Alec Soth & Brad Zellar
LBM Dispatch #5: Colorado
Tomasz Wiech
Poland - SIGNED
Michael Kenna
Michael Kenna (Chris Beetles Gallery Catalogue)
Sandi Haber Fifield
Between Planting and Picking - SIGNED
Satoru Watanabe
da.gasita - SIGNED
Kazuo Kitai
Somehow Familiar Places - SIGNED
Michael Kenna
Michael Kenna
2014 Michael Kenna Wall Calendar

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