THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF MICHAEL DUNEV
PARALLAX is a monograph in four sections: Waypoints, Liquid, Passages, and Nightmoves, presenting a selection of photographs shot in Peru, Mexico, the United States and Europe, places where the author has lived or spent long periods, that trace his personal development in the field of photography since 1970.
Bilingual edition in English and Spanish published in July 2015 by Ediciones Polígrafa S.A., Barcelona, in a first edition of 1000.
Hardbound with dust cover
11 x 11 inches; 208 pages
102 tritone images.
A special limited edition of 25 plus 10 artist’s proofs in a black cloth-covered archival clam-shell box. Each copy is delivered signed and numbered and contains an original photograph measuring 24 x 24 cm (approx. 10 x 10 in.) produced expressly for this project that the collector can choose from the selection below.
Price: 450 euros
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With over 400 one-person exhibitions throughout the world to his credit, Michael Kenna’s photography can be found in the permanent collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, amongst others. He has seen published twenty monographs on his work and has done commercial work for such clients as Volvo, Rolls Royce, Audi, Sprint, Dom Perignon and The Spanish Tourist Board.
Curator Emeritus of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco and active professor at the San Francisco Art Institute, he is the author of numerous books, including Anonymous, Being Human and The Face in the Lens, which showcase the anonymous photographs collected by the author over many years.
A private art dealer, collector, and author, Stuart Denenberg opened his first public gallery on Boston’s Newbury Street in 1965. He represents the estate of Kahlil Gibran, the Lebanese-American author of The Prophet. Denenberg’s own first book of poetry was published by Leonard Baskin’s Gehenna Press in 1997.
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What others have said:
“The camera works here to sculpt the space with light allowing us to almost feel its optic chisel.”
Frank Hyder, artist
“Pictures of great beauty that suggest TS Elliot when he writes: “We live on the brink, in danger of enchantment.” Images that are fragments of reality but are individualized, distancing themselves from the unit to which they belong and which transmit an unexpected stillness and timeless vision.”
Miguel Morales Ruiz, artist
“They have a simplicity that subjugates, it’s hard to look away from them (something that not every photograph achieves) and one wants to taste them slowly, unhurriedly, like a fine wine.”
Alex Talese, gallerist
“The photographs of Michael Dunev exhibit a sophisticated understanding of modernist attention to structure, perspective and the dynamic framing of imagery. The fragments of experience his lens capture are, more often then not, spare and restrained with the moisture of extraneous detail wrung out. They elicit a de Chirico mood of retrospection in their elegant angled vacancies…. doors left open for our eyes and minds to enter and inhabit.”
Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
“Haunting images in this beautiful book by photographer and gallery owner. Using images from his many years of taking pictures for his own pleasure, Michael Dunev has now selected some of the best to share with the public. The book is divided into four sections entitled Waypoints, Liquid, Passages and Nightmoves. Parallax pulls together images from Peru, Mexico, Spain and other parts of the world he has visited and photographed to produce a remarkable series of haunting images.”
“A rich collection of images, ranging from ghostly vignettes, to elemental architectural forms, to spare landscapes, to vibrant portraits that pull you in with their intimacy & intensity. Unifying this vision are an acute aesthetic sensibility, a respect for natural forms at their purest, & a deep engagement with universal human emotions. With its breadth, Parallax expands your world view as it narrows your focus to irretrievable moments in time. Hopefully, only the first book of many to follow by a singular photographer.”
“The fine art photography of Michael Dunev transcends the camera with design and composition attributable to the Expressionist painters of the twentieth century.“