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Sunday, 13 December 2015


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I have learned my lesson: Buy first, ask questions later. I look forward to my humble ed.'s thoughts on this book.

[I can't win here. People have been bugging me to know what the book of the year is. So I'm saying. But I haven't finished writing the article about it yet. This stuff doesn't write itself, you know. Sometimes it takes a while. --Mike]

I did a quick google search and found out there is currently an exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art until 2/21/2016. Thanks for posting this since I'll now get to see it in person!

I imagine you are aware but on the off chance you are not, there is an exhibit of Dave Heath's work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art running until February. See http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/829.html?page=3&events=1

"...you need to buy more books!"

Ok Mike, I trust you.

I've never heard of him or seen a picture, but I just pulled the trigger. If it's even half as good as Here, Far Away I'll thank you later.

Ordered! If you use the promotional code "25OFFBOOK" the price is reduced by $10, valid until december 16th!

An exhibit under the same name is currently showing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art:


You might want to mention to TOP readers that the extensive exhibition of Heath's photos that this book is based on is still on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and will be on until Feb. 21.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is currently exhibiting "Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath", now through Feb 2016. (Link here: http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/829.html).

I am lucky enough to live near the museum, and saw the exhibit last weekend. It is fabulous, and I plan to return several more times before it ends. To anyone living near Philly: Don't miss this!

And now on order.

My favourite book of the year is Tamas Dezso's Notes For An Epilogue. You can see many of the pictures on his website (http://www.tamas-dezso.com/index.php?page=work&id=10) but I recommend the book, which is very nicely printed, and substantial: http://www.hatjecantz.de/tamas-dezso-6588-1.html

His colour palette is simply beautiful, and the book has a beguiling melancholy and engagement with its subject, rather than the resigned detachment exhibited by so much contemporary photography.

Books have gotten TOO expensive!
Okay. With a recommendation like that, I've ordered it.

According to an entry in the Toronto public library system the exhibit continues late 2016 in Kansas City:

... and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, November, 2016-March, 2017.

As a photo baby in the late 60's, "Dialogue with Solitude" was a powerful moving experience. Twenty something years later I happened to share an elevator with several people. One a big man, with a very quiet and gentle presence. The conversation, as I stepped off the elevator, alerted me too late that the man was Dave Heath. That was twenty something years ago and I wish I could have said thank you.

There is an upcoming exhibition of Heath's photographs in Philadelphia.


Any ideas why we have not heard more about him? He is definitely working at the highest level...

Do you get the same sort of spiff from the book depository as you do from Amazon, B&H, et al.?

[Yes --Mike]

I sent the link to my wife and hope to see it under the tree. Thanks for the recommendation.

By all means see the PMA show, but plan to use both of the two days that your ticket for the museum allows. I have so far seen the show two times and still haven't digested everything.

David seems to have self-published his later work on Blurb: http://www.blurb.ca/bookstore/detail/1265921-eros-and-the-wounded-self

My comment was intended to be complimentary in at least 3 ways, and critical in zero. 1) I trust your book recommendations even when they are not part of a longer article. 2) Lots of other people trust your book recommendations and sales traffic can leave the latecomer or slow mover without a copy of the book to buy anywhere. I was indecisive about "Here Far Away" and then regretted that because it took so long to come back in stock. 3) I do look forward to reading your thoughts on this particular book -- whenever you post them.

My wife and I had already planned a trip to The Philadelphia Museum of Art over the holidays. This will sharpen our ... uh ... focus. Looks like this book is the exhibit's catalog.

What Steve said.

You need to be renamed the Book Purchase Enabler. I bought the book too.

The name Keith Davis will always hook me.

When I was about 16 and into total involvement with photography, my Aunt Alice (mother's elder sister) who had previously never mentioned any interest in photography, astonished me by mentioning that she had taken the 'photography made difficult' class with Smith. I'm still astonished, actually.

It looks like we've exhausted the UK supply, mine's coming from the US. It would be interesting to know if we cause a blip in the sales! Mike's always been reliable in the past so I'll take a punt too and give TOP a little boost at the same time.

Mike, did you ever finalise your thoughts on Lynsey Addario's It's What I Do?

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