NEW ARRIVALS +  06.21.14 Vol 10.25

Moonshine by Bertien van Manen is a thirty-year documentation of the habitants of Appalachia. Van Manen investigates small towns in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia with her own unique style, developing close personal relationships with her subjects that shine through their candid expressions and body language. Seventy-eight color and black & white photographs comprise the book.

The Photographer’s Playbook, edited by Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern, includes over 250 photo assignments, ideas and anecdotes to inspire new ways of documenting the world. From tips on starting new bodies of work to the final editing process, The Photographer's Playbook is designed to stimulate creativity and motivate photographers to find new ways of seeing.

Selected as Book of the Week by Morten Andersen, he writes, "[Tamiko Nishimura] is quite close to some of her contemporaries and in Shikishima she takes us on a journey we kind of have been on before with some of her more famous fellow travelers in the are, bure, boke style. It's tilted, sometimes blurry, grainy etc... mostly from a train through some of the more remote regions of Japan in 1969-1972. Not sure if we can talk about a female touch here but there is something. Even if the style and the subject is familiar there is something fresh, free and poetic in there that makes me totally in love with her work! Shikishima was first published in 1973 and if you, like me, didn’t catch the train back then I recommend you do it now with this brand new modest but beautiful rerelease from Tokyo based Zen Photo."

Spomenik by Jan Kempenaers is now back in stock at photo-eye. The project documents Spomeniks — the thousands of monuments erected to commemorate World War II all over the Balkans. The sculptures, whose shapes echo those of flowers, crystals and DNA, dot the landscape in former Yugoslavia but are now far removed from their original meaning. Kempenaers investigates these strange and beautiful sculptures, questioning how their legacy has transformed over time.

The West Behind Us explores four small towns in Oregon by Portland-based photographer Bobby Abrahamson. Forty-four photographs fill the pages of The West Behind Us, as well as extensive interviews with local residents, presenting a sobering documentation of the economic hardships facing these rural communities. Author Lisa Wells offers an insightful narrative written in first-person based on her experiences talking with the locals. A limited edition is also available with an 8"x10" original silver-gelatin print.

Floating World by Brigitte Carnochan is a beautiful selection of photographs paired with poetry by women. The photographs are sensual, delicate female nudes, lightly tinted and inscribed with Japanese characters. The book itself is also finely crafted with a wooden latch and a tipped-in photograph on the cover.

Go No Go by Ad van Denderen presents a somber look into the lives of young men displaced by economic hardship in eastern Turkey, who are forced to leave their families behind in pursuit of the riches of the West. Over one hundred black & white photographs tell the stories of the young men who struggle to reconcile the disparity between rich and poor, the West and the East, and the harrowing reality they face in their often fruitless efforts to lift their families out of poverty.

Best wishes,
Erin Azouz
photo-eye Newsletter Editor

This Week's Auctions

We lead off this week's auction listing with an absolutely stellar inscribed copy of the 1964 El Mochuelo Gallery monograph on the work of Harry Callahan, included in Andrew Roth's The Book of 101 Books — considered the definitive survey of Callahan's varied career. Also up on the block this Solstice weekend:
  • Two wildly scarce Josef Koudelka titles: Divadlo za branou 1965-1970 (survey of early theater photography) & Periplanissis. Following Ulysses' Gaze — inscribed
  • Bertolt Brecht: Kriegsfibel (War Primer) — 1955 First Edition
  • Alec Soth: Sleeping by the Mississippi — Signed, First Edition, First Printing
  • Les Krims: Fictcryptokrimsographs — Limited Edition with Print

  • Don't forget, all books shown in the Post-Auction Sale Inventory are available at the low opening bid prices shown! Invitation to Consign: Do you have photobooks or prints you'd like to sell? For consignment inquiries as well as discreet, expert advise on building or selling your collection, be sure to contact Eric Miles Director of Rare Books & Online Auctions.

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    Bertien Van Manen
    Jason Fulford & Gregory Halpern
    The Photographer's Playbook
    Tamiko Nishimura
    Shikishima - SIGNED
    Jan Kempenaers
    Bobby Abrahamson
    The West Behind Us - SIGNED and Limited Edition
    Brigitte Carnochan
    Floating World - SIGNED
    Ad Van Denderen
    Go No Go
    Harry Callahan: Photographs (El Mochuelo Gallery Monograph)--INSCRIBED Association Copy
    Bertolt Brecht: Kriegsfibel (War Primer)--1955 First Edition!
    Les Krims: Fictcryptokrimsographs (Limited Edition with Print!)
    Graciela Iturbide: Pajaros (Limted Edition with Print)
    Alec Soth: Sleeping (SIGNED, First Edition, First Printing)
    Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb: Violet Isle (Limted Edition with Two Prints)
    Josef Koudelka: Fotografie. Divadlo za branou 1965-1970 (Theatre Beyond the Gate 1965-1970)
    Josef Koudelka: Periplanissis. Following Ulysses' Gaze--INSCRIBED
    Garry Winogrand: Public Relations (Hardbound) + The Animals (2 Books)
    Lewis Baltz: Candlestick Point (Limited Edition)
    Robert Frank (with Jack Kerouac and Alfred Leslie): Pull My Daisy + Zero Mostel Reads a Book
    Bruce Weber (1991 Exhibition Catalogue)--Inscribed
    Keith Carter: Three Signed Books (The Blue Man + Mojo + From Uncertain to Blue)
    Stephen Shore: 3 SIGNED Books: 2007 Phaidon Monograph + Mose + Nature of Photographs
    Mario Carrieri: Milano, Italia
    Joel-Peter Witkin (ed.): Harms Way (First Edition, SIGNED)

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