Book

March 2013

 

 

Mario Algaze

Portfolio

 

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12X9½”, 151 pages
Quadtones, printed unto PhoeniXmotionXantur 170 gms.
$125.00 USD
Di Puglia Publisher
Books and Books, Miami;
Photo Eye, St. Fe, NM.


 

Ernesto Bazan

Bazan Cuba

 

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Bazan Cuba is award-winning photographer Ernesto Bazan’s black-and-white book of photos set in Cuba, where he lived, taught, and raised a family for fourteen years during the Special Period. Cuba’s Special Period was marked by the withdrawal of Soviet support, and its resulting severe hunger and economic deprivation.

The 280-page Bazan Cuba features 118 black-and-white photographs that convey the very personal 14-year journey through the island by the photographer. As the famous writer Vicki Goldberg pointed out in her insightful afterword to the book: “The singular apparition that is Bazan’s Cuba is not what just any camera would register, but Ernesto’s way of seeing, and no one else’s. Of the thousands of pictures of Cuba by Cubans and foreign photographers, none that I know look very much like these. The images here are stamped throughout with the photographer’s name, his perceptions, his mind, and they tell a story that belongs to him alone.”

12 x 12”, 218 pages
Spanish and Italian editions $80
How to Buy information: simply write to ernesto_bazan@hotmail.com


Ernesto Bazan

Al Campo

 

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Al Campo is Ernesto Bazan’s searing sequel to his first book. It’s an intimate book of color photos grounded in the Cuban countryside, where he lived and shot among the farmers for five years. The result is images that resound with a singular, insider’s point of view and unprecedented access for a photographer in Cuba.

Regularly returning to visit his friends Fidel, Miguel, Josè, Inesita and their families, Ernesto Bazan achieved a profound level of intimacy with his subjects, absorbed in their daily rituals—working the fields; sharing meals; smoking sugar-tasting cigars rolled adeptly by the farmers’ own hands; sipping shots of rum; and talking about the sowing and harvesting of crops, about their families, and about life—and profoundly impacting how Bazan made his photos. Taking pictures became part of this ritual—it was no longer the main priority but a component in this rich exchange among human beings. In 2006, the photographer became exiled from Cuba; these photos stand as an unrepeatable testament and farewell to a land and people he loved.

The 200-page Al Campo features 88 color photographs, and essays by Colin Westerbeck and Letizia Russo Bazan, the photographer’s mother, printed on heavy-weight German luster paper, utilizing the latest of dynamic inks, and providing each image with an unprecedented, almost tri-dimensional chromatic depth and appearance.

10 x 15”, 196 pages
cost:$85
How to Buy information: simply write to ernesto_bazan@hotmail.com


Jack Beckham Combs
Foreword by Jennifer L. McCoy
, Essay by Julia E. Sweig

The Cubans

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“Once in a while somebody hits the mark. When Jack Combs fell in love with sweet Cuba years ago he yearned for a lifetime relationship. He wanted to go deep into the soul, the breadth, the heart and the very life of Cuba. Jack’s work is about gesture and color, yet it is in total balance with the social significance he has so well studied. Jack Combs takes us on a photographic journal from which we do not ever want to return.” – David Alan Harvey, Magnum Photos

“Jack Combs’ images peel away surface impressions to capture the candid rhythm of a people alive with joy, hope and hardship. This book of intimately revealing photographs is an important addition to the continuing story of the Cuban Revolution, and visual documentation of its people.” – Ken Light, social documentary photographer; Director, Center for Photography, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkley; and author Witness In Our Time: Working Lives of Documentary Photographers

Asked to conjure an image of Cuba, most Americans see a country of elegant, crumbling buildings and old American cars. While it is true that the buildings in this small section of the city, many of which are 300 years old, have been crumbling for 150 years, and many of the cars are from the pre-Revolution era, this quaint image bears little reality to the country and its people. The documentary photographer Jack Combs has been making photographs of the Cuban people over the course of six years and fifteen visits to the island. His images range from the urban to the rural, from saturated colors and polished night skies to vibrant street scenes full of movement and sere agricultural landscapes. Much of Combs’ time was spent outside Havana, traveling to cities, smaller towns, villages, and farms in every Cuban province. His pictures of agricultural life are beautiful pastoral compositions. Rarer still is the emphasis his eye places on ordinary people living their everyday lives. Their faces and settings demonstrate that Cubans may have less than they need, but they are nonetheless a people of strength, good humor, and great national pride. The breakup of the Soviet Union and the end of its massive economic subsidies may have shattered the Cuban leaders’ dream of economic independence, but not the people’s spirit.

Jack Beckham Combs, a photographer for more than fifty years, lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This is his first book. Jennifer L. McCoy is Director of the Carter Center’s Americas Program and Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University. Editor of and contributor to several books on Latin American politics, McCoy organized and accompanied former President Carter’s trip to Cuba in 2002. Julia E. Sweig is the David and Nelson Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin American Studies and Director for Latin American Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her books include Cuba: What Everyone Needs To Know and Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground.

8.75 x 11.61″ 192 pages,
$49.95
http://www.upress.virginia.edu/order/

 


 

Daniel Kramer

Cuban Fire

 

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“Beginning with the Pope’s historic visit in 1998 through Carnivale in 2000 I made six extended, self-financed trips to Cuba to document daily life.

“With a film grant from Kodak – 2,000 rolls of Kodachrome – and a freelance photojournalist visa from The Village Voice, I photographed the Pope, the Castro brothers, teen prostitutes, dancers, mechanics, artists, athletes, fishermen, farmers, Ernest Hemingway’s Captain, members of the Buena Vista Social Club.

“I documented Saturday night keg parties, martyrs on their way to a leper colony, psychiatric hospitals and the first legal Christmas midnight mass in 40 years.

“I traveled the length and breadth of the country many times, capturing Cuban life along the way. My book of the resulting images contains 87 color photographs.”

Daniel Kramer is a photographer, writer and educator currently living in Houston, Texas. He was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, received his B.A. in Journalism from the University of Minnesota and his M.F.A. in Documentary Photojournalism from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Daniel’s work was syndicated by Sygma News Photos and published in Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, Stern, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times among many others. He received a film grant from Kodak to retrace Mark Twain’s route around the world (1995-96). In 1996-97 Kramer photographed the Green Bay Packers for the book Green Bay Replay. Fifty photographs from the project then toured Wisconsin as a traveling exhibition for three years. In 1998 he covered the Pope’s visit to Cuba for The Village Voice and continued working in Cuba until 2000. Work from his Cuba project has been exhibited at the International Photography Gathering in Aleppo, Syria, and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. For more information, please visit: http://dankphotos.com/Info/Bio/1/ 

13×11 inches, 92 pages $125
http://www.blurb.com/b/2197661-cuban-fire

 


 

Rose M. Barron

The Garden

 

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The Garden is a fine art photography book featuring tableaux of performances and interpretations of the The Last Supper evolving through scenes from Bosch’s Garden of Delights. The tableaux are staged performances and the artist’s interpretations which incorporate naked acrobatics. This series of photos was taken by Rose M. Barron in a Decatur backyard beginning with the artist’s series Art History Blonded over a period of four years with many of the same people who have appeared at Eyedrum in such performances as the Naked CabaretIn the Skin and in the series of Spencer Tunick inspired naked site performances done in Freedom Park between 2003 and 2006.

Performers include Beth Heidelberg, Rose M Barron, Mitch Lindsey, Chris McMahan, Bill Pacer, Lesley Ann Price, Marti Renee, Priscilla Smith, Steve Seaberg, Ronnag Seaberg, Mark Wolf, LaDonna, Rahim, and La Banana.

The youngest of four children, Rose M. Barron was born in Columbus, Indiana, and was influenced by the art making of her eldest sister at an early age. Receiving scholarships and art awards, she began her fine arts study at Ball State University, transferred to the University of Georgia and obtained her BFA. Moving to Atlanta to pursue art and teaching, Rose discovered her passion for photography and film. Rose finished her Master’s Degree at Georgia State University with a concentration in Photography, and is now pursuing her MFA in photography at Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the recipient of the 2012-2013 Lee Kimche McGrath Graduate scholarship.

9 x 12″, 32 pages
$50.00
Self Published
Contact: Rose M. Barron at rosembarron.com 

 


 

Perry Julien

Secrets

 

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The words in a personal journal given to him by a model after a photoshoot in a soon to be condemned hotel became the inspiration for Perry Julien’s SECRETS.

“There is often no clear boundary between what may be posing and performing for the camera and what may be reality. It is quite possible that we reveal knowingly or unknowingly more of ourselves than we imagine when we are in front of the camera.” Each of the 24 visual narratives in the book are accompanied by passages written by the subjects and inspired by the photographs in the series.

Most of the subjects in SECRETS are photographed nude and, combined with their thoughts and feelings expressed in their own words, create both a sense of vulnerability and empowerment; acknowledging how what we are on the inside ultimately creates what appears on the outside.

Perry Julien is a photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. As an artist he is drawn to the spontaneity and immediacy of the photographic image. His inspiration comes from the interaction between his subject, the passion and energy they project, and the surroundings he photographs in.

Although known nationally for his live music photography, Julien is equally passionate about creating fine art that pushes the boundaries of many genres of photography, yet not being defined by any one style.

Self-Published March 2013
Designed by Mat Thorne for Sevenbay
200 pages 104 photographs
12×12″ Hardcover limited edition of 25 (includes signed 12×18″ print) 350 dollars
8 x8″ Softcover edition 50 dollars
To order contact : PERRY@JULIENPHOTOGRAPHY.COM 

 


 

Karen Keating

Cubans, Watching and Waiting

 

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Cubans, Watching and Waiting is a collection of black-and-white photographs that capture the everyday moments of city and rural life. Individually each one has narrative possibilities. Together they form the image of Cuba and its people that developed in my mind’s eye during four visits, 2000-2003. Cuba means many things to many people: a study in economics, a social revolution, a political football, an astonishing health care system, an island of 1950’s nostalgia. For me, it is an island of cultured people going about their lives the best that they can – they work, laugh, worry, wait and meet each day with hope and purpose. Locked on an island, watching and waiting, the people of Cuba reflect the dignity, perseverance and struggle inherent in daily life. My life is richer from observing the Cuban people’s daily rituals and seeing that life is the moment we are living right now.”

Local fine art photographer and educator, Karen Keating is president of Photoworks at Glen Echo Park and is the photo studio teacher at The Field School, Washington, D.C.

Keating has an MFA in photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art and has studied at the Corcoran School of Art, Maine Photographic Workshops and the Santa Fe Workshops with Keith Carter, Arno Minkinnen, Debbie Fleming, Eugene Richards, Sam Abell and Ernesto Bazan.

Keating is a member of Multiple Exposure Gallery, Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia.

Awards include: 2010 Center’s Excellence in Teaching Award, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Best in Show Ellipse Arts Center, Fairfax, Virginia, 2001; Runner-up Artist of the Year, Torpedo Factory, 2001; and Teacher Recognition Award from Tufts University, 1998.

Keating has recently published her photography book, Cubans, Watching and Waiting from four trips to Cuba, 2000-2003.

Karen’s images focus on the ordinary moments of living, the beauty of the unremarkable and the solitude found in the everyday. This focus takes on a documentary genre – observing people of other cultures with portfolios from Honduras, Bulgaria, Uganda, Kenya, Greece and most recently, Cuba.

Anaconda Press
8.5 x 8.5″, 73 pages
$35
May purchase through Multiple Exposures Gallery, Studio 312, Torpedo Factory Art Center,
Old Town Alexandria, VA 22314, phone: 703-683-2205; may purchase through photographer, Karen Keating: 5310 Falmouth Road,
Bethesda, MD 20816; kwkeating@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

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