Exhibition: Compulsion, Alex Prager (USA) Location: Yancey Richardson Gallery (535 West 22nd Street, 3rd floor) Dates: 5 April - 12 May 2012 Opening reception: Thursday, 5 April 2012, from 6 to 8
New York Antiquarian Book Fair 2012
Exhibition: New York Book Fair 2012, by Sanford L. Smith and Associates Location: Park Avenue Armory (643 Park Avenue, New York) Dates: Friday, 13 April - Sunday, 15 April 2012 VIP Preview Thursday, 12 April 2012 from 5 to 9
Oculus. Ken Schles.
Oculus. Ken Schles (USA). Photographs by Ken Schles Concept, text and design by Ken Schles Published by Noorderlicht, September 2011. The first edition is limited to 1,000 copies. [Purchase Ken Schles, photo-eye, Dashwood Books, and special editions here] Oculus. Such a beautiful latin word. It means “eye” and refers to a “circular window” used to admit light and air...
Exhibition: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters, Taryn Simon (USA) Location: Museum of Modern Art, MoMA (11 West 53rd Street, New York) Dates: 2 May - 3 September 2012
The Present. Paul Graham.
The Present. Paul Graham (UK). Photographs by Paul Graham Published by MACK, February 2012. First Edition. [Purchase: Dalpine, Photo-eye] The Present is Paul Graham’s contribution to street photography. It also completes Graham’s trilogy project on America (with American Night (2003) and a shimmer of possibility (2007)). Most of the photographs were taken in the busiest parts of...
Vie et Mort d'un Toro Brave. Yvan Dalain.
Vie et mort d’un toro brave (Life and Death of a Fighting Bull). Yvan Dalain. Photographs by Yvan Dalain Text by Jean Cau Published by Editions Denoel, Paris, 1963. [Purchase AbeBooks] The Swiss-French photographer Yvan Dalain was a master of creating narrative through images. He believed that photographs were independent from text, and captions were only the complement. Yvan Dalain...
Ed Panar: Book signing
Event: Book signing with Ed Panar Book: Animals That Saw Me, Published by The Ice Plant, Los Angeles, 2011 Location: ICP (1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York) Date: Friday, 30 March 2012, from 6 to 7:30
C.E.N.S.U.R.A. Julian Baron.
C.E.N.S.U.R.A. Julián Barón (Spain) Photographs by Julián Barón Published Editorial RM, November 2011. Edition of 1,000. [Purchase: Photo-eye] C.E.N.S.U.R.A. is a book by Spanish photographer Julián Barón. He has a strong opinion about politics in Spain and especially about its censorship and manipulations. Julián Barón found his unique style using powerful flashes and overexposure. His...
Photobooks and zines: St. Mark's Bookshop
Exhibition: Photobooks and zines, Arts & Sciences PROJECTS Location: St. Mark’s Bookshop (31 Third Avenue, NY) Dates: 18 March - 8 April 8, 2012 Opening reception: Tuesday, 20 March 2012, from 7 to 9
House of Coates. Alec Soth.
House of Coates. Alec Soth (USA). Photographs by Lester B. Morrison Text by Brad Zellar Design by Hans Seeger Published by Little Brown Mushroom, March 2012. First edition of 1,000. (The second edition was printed with the cover in brown colour.) [Purchase: LBM] And here it is, the most recent publication by Little Brown Mushroom (LBM). Lester B. Morrison (LBM) is a known figure in Alec...
...Let Me Feel The Lack. Clint Woodside.
…Let Me Feel The Lack. Clint Woodside (USA). Photographs by Clint Woodside Self-published, color xerox. Edition of 200. [Purchase: Clint Woodside] A lovely self-published photo zine by Clint Woodside. Let Me Feel the Lack documentsClint’s first year in Los Angeles where he moved from Philadelphia, PA. Images of new friends, surfing, buildings, random places, streets, experiences....
Tsukuba-Narita 2011/03/13. Jens Liebchen.
2011/03/13 Tsukuba-Narita. Jens Liebchen (Germany). Photographs by Jens Liebchen Text by Christopher Schaden Designed by Müller & Wesse Published by Spector Books, 2011. Edition of 500. [Purchase: Motto] Jens Liebchen is a German photographer who lives between Tokyo and Berlin. The pictures for Tsukuba-Narita 2011/03/13 were taken on a 90 mins bus trip from Tsukuba to Narita aeroport....
Alec Soth about Broken Manual
If you are interested in photography books, Alec Soth is one of the artists to follow. He creates his projects thinking in a book format. This Sunday Alec Soth gave a walk through tour of his exhibition Broken Manual at Sean Kelly Gallery in New York. This was a wonderful opportunity to see the artist presenting his exhibition and talking to the public. Broken Manual, a project created over a...
VOLTA NY 2012: photobooks
VOLTA NY 2012 does not offer a lot on photography books but there were two wonderful presentations on photobooks. Booth #F4 [Robert Morat Galerie] Redheaded Peckerwood by Christian Patterson is a visual crime dossier in a book form. The book is a re-construction of American crime story: in 1958 two teenagers Charles Stakweather and Caril Ann Fugate murdered eleven people during a three-day...
Exhibition: Francesca Woodman Location: Guggenheim Museum (1071 Fifth Avenue, New York) Date: 16 March - 13 June 2012
Ontem. Andre Cepeda.
Ontem (Yesterday). André Cepeda (Portugal). Photographs by André Cepeda Texts by Miguel von Hafe Perez Published by Le Caillou Bleu, 2010. [Purchase Le Caillou Bleu, photo-eye] Ontem, the title of the book, refers to the sense of timelessness (it means Yesterday in Portuguese). Andre Cepeda is Portugese photographer concerned with social issues, especially social injustice and poverty. The...
The AIPAD Photography Show
Exhibition: The AIPAD Photography Show Location: Park Avenue Armory (643 Park Avenue, New York) Dates: Thursday, 29 March - Sunday, 1 April 2012 AIPAD Opening Gala Night: Wednesday, 28 March 2012, from 5 to 9 2009 AIPAD Photography Show
Brad Zellar & Alec Soth: Book Signing.
Event: Book signing with Brad Zellar & Alec Soth Book: House of Coates published by Little Brown Mushroom Location: Dashwood Books (33 Bond Street, New York) Date: Thursday, 8 March 2012, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Rome Pocket Guide. Harvey Benge.
Rome Pocket Guide. Harvey Benge (New Zealand). Photographs by Harvey Benge Self-published, 2011. Limited edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered. 48 photographs over 48 pages, printed on 150 gsm art paper, 158 x 108mm. [Purchase: directly from Harvey Benge] The project was inspired by Alec Soth’s La Belle Dame Sans Merci, but with idea to create a simple book, of a guide book...
Richard Mosse: Book Signing
Event: Artist Talk and Book Signing Book: Infra, photographs by Richard Mosse, text by Adam Hochschild Location: Aperture Gallery (547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor) Date: Monday, 5 March 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Sasha. Claudine Doury.
Sasha. Claudine Doury (France). Photographs by Claudine Doury Text by Christian Caujolle and Melanie McWhorter Published by Le Caillou Bleu, October 2011. [Purchase Le Caillou Bleu, photo-eye] Sasha. A beautiful book, with calm colours and a cloud of mystery, tells a story of a girl who turns into a woman. Claudine Doury, Sasha’s mother, shares personal moments of this process....