DATE: 1/11/2012 | BY CORY REYNOLDS
Please visit us at booth B-424, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, January 12 - 16!
We are proud to feature the very best in new and classic photography monographs, surveys, criticism and writings as well as a selection of books related to exhibitions and talks at the fair.
Programming and Book-signing highlights include MOBY, CHARLOTTE DUMAS, ED PANAR and CATHERINE OPIE. Scroll down for more information about these ARTBOOK events.
MOBY| KEYNOTE & BOOK SIGNING
Saturday | January 15 | 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Moby has been photographing longer than he's been making music. Destroyed, his recent book of photographs, explored his life on the road, a seemingly endless journey through airports punctuated with various performances worldwide. This was further refined in his recent work where he concentrated on his view from the stage, where night after night he faces a massive crowd of people, always different yet always the same.
ANIMAL MAGNETISM | A CONVERSATION WITH CHARLOTTE DUMAS AND ED PANAR. MODERATED BY MIKE SLACK.
Saturday |January 14 | 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Join photographers, Charlotte Dumas and Ed Panar as they discuss their new books from The Ice Plant: Retrieved and Animals That Saw Me: Volume One.
Already in its second printing, Retrieved continues Dumas' documentation of working animals through a powerful series of portraits of the last surviving search and rescue dogs deployed after the attacks of September 11. Animals That Saw Me - chosen as one of Alec Soth's top 20 photo books of the year - is an ingenious/hilarious commentary on chance encounters between species, rounding up images made by Panar over 16 years of wandering with a camera.
Photographer and publisher Mike Slack will moderate the conversation, comparing and contrasting these two bodies of work, exploring ideas about the relationship between the human and non-human, and discussing the role of books in each photographer's work.
CATHERINE OPIE | KEYNOTE & BOOK SIGNING
Sunday | January 14 | 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Regarded as one of America's foremost photographers, Catherine Opie has long captured the faces and landscapes of American communities both inside and outside the mainstream. Join her for a discussion of her career and practice, and a signing of Inauguration, a new book of photographs documenting the historic day when over one million people gathered on the national mall to see the swearing in of President Barack Obama.