Portland’s Blue Sky Gallery Books

United States, written by Elizabeth Avedon

Portland’s Blue Sky Gallery Books © Soody Sharifi

Portland’s Blue Sky Gallery, now in its fortieth year of exhibiting great photography, has never outgrown “the populism and exuberance of its Seventies roots.”

The Portland Art Museum has just produced a major exhibition, "Blue Sky: The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40", with more than 120 works by artists shown at Blue Sky, demonstrating the importance that the gallery has played in the history of photography.

Lorenzo Tugnoli et Francesca Recchia : The Little Book of Kabul

Afghanistan, written by Laurence Cornet

© Lorenzo Tugnoli - An actress runs through the ruins of Darulaman Palace during the recording of a music video filmed by Jump Cut, a collective of young independent filmmakers.

The year 2014 has seen many books about Afghanistan. Some are retrospective, putting the war in perspective, while others are historical, which offers even more perspective. The one just published by photographer Lorenzo Tugnoli and writer Francesca Recchia is of another kind, anchored in both the present and the future, at a time when the country seems to have found a new leader.

New York Walther Collection : Samuel Fosso

United States, written by Jonas Cuénin

Samuel Fosso, Emperor of Africa, 2013 © Samuel Fosso / Courtesy The Walther Collection and Jean Marc Patras / Galerie

With its large collection of African art assembled by its founder, Arthur Walther, the Walther Collection in New York is holding an exhibition of the work of Cameroonian photographer Samuel Fosso from now through January. It looks back at the history of the first studio opened by Fosso in Bangui, Central African Republic, at the age of 13, after fleeing the civil war in Nigeria.

8th anniversary of Russian Tea Room Gallery Paris

France, written by La Rédaction / The Staff

© Antanas Sutkus « First Bikers . Klaipeda », 1974

To celebrate the 8th anniversary of the Russian Tea Room Gallery, its director Liza Festissova wrote those words about the restrospective exhibition HAPPY!

The European Press Review by Michel Philippot

France, written by Michel Philippot

The Times. UK, zoo de Londres. Ce gorille fête ses 40 ans et mange non pas le chapeau de la reine mais un gâteau d’anniversaire préparé par un maître pâtissier local. © Jeff Moore.

I don't have anything new to say—it's the same old, death, disgrace and infamy—but French speakers should rush to read this brilliant piece by Pierre Barthélémy in Le Monde. I love science. It makes me dream and feeds my imagination. It allows one to take stroll through chaos, galaxies and the microscopic. Everything's fine, I'll see you next week

Le prix POPCAP’ 2014- Prix Africa

South Africa, written by Jeanne Mercier

© Patrick Willocq

For the third edition of the prize, the Prix POP CAP is exhibiting the work of its five winners from different countries at several international events Art Basel,  the Festival Photo Ireland in Dublin and the Festival International de Photographie in Cape Verde and the Addis Fotofest in Ethiopia.

Auctions Fine art photography Book Viviane Esders

France, written by La Rédaction / The Staff

Lot 298 ANNIE LEIBOVITZ "Shooting Stars" 1973 - 2.700 euros

Collectors and enthusiasts of fine art photography, Viviane Esders and her team guides you for all your purchases and sales of modern and contemporary historical photographs. The first part was sold in lots at 11:00am unreserved received a very warm welcome. 73 lots was sold on the 78 lots presented. The second part included two private collections was followed by many foreign collectors, American and 40 registered bidders online. Here are the ten best books sold.

You are invited!
Private view : Month of Photography

France, written by La Rédaction / The Staff

Une exposition pour les 20 ans du festival mois de la photo–OFF

Paris will have a dozen of openings in November. A number of galleries and institutions invite you, the readers of The Eye of Photography, to come to their opening. We will announce each day.

Les week-ends de novembre : Vos coups de cœur photographiques

France, written by La Rédaction / The Staff

Exposition de Chema Madoz aux Rencontre d'Arles 2014 © Ericka Weidmann
Throughout the month of November, readers will have the chance to share with us their favorite exhibitions and photo events. Send us a photograph with a caption and commentary to info@loeildelaphotographie.com. With the European Month of Photography being celebrated in Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Minsk and Bratislava, this November we'll be living and breathing photography. Even if you're not in one of these cities, surely there's an exhibition nearby that you would like to share. Your favorites from around the world will be published every week on L'Oeil de la Photographie.