FOTOFEST 2012 BIENNIAL Fine Print Auction

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79. Luis González Palma
Córdoba, Argentina and Antigua, Guatemala
Variation #1, 2007


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Inkjet Print on Matte Paper, Printed in 2011
Edition 8/15
12 ½ x 29 ½”
Signed with a certificate
Donation of the artist 


$5,000


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Luis González Palma

An internationally known artist, Luis González Palma is recognized for his groundbreaking work exploring the tragic heritage of colonialism in Latin America and its impact on the native cultures of Guatemala.  He has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries throughout Europe, the United States, and Latin America. His work has been published in many monographs, including Luis González Palma (Buenos Aires: La Azotea, 1993), Il Silencio Dei Maya (Verona, Italy: Peliti Associati, 1998), and Poems of Sorrow (Santa Fe: Arena Editions, 1999). His work is internationally collected by leading museums and teaching institutions, including the Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris; and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires.  He was born in Guatemala. 

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80. Christina Laptuta, Portland, Oregon
Image #613, 2011


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Platinum Palladium Print, Printed in 2011,
Artist Proof 1/5
3 ½ x 7 ¼”
Signed and titled in pencil on front
Donation of the artist

$1,600


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Christine Laptuta

Christine Laptuta’s work has been included in museum exhibitions at venues such as the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, where she is represented in their permanent collections. Her work is also in the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; and Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California, as well as many private collections. She has won several awards and has been published locally and internationally.  She received her B.F.A. in fine arts with honors from York University in Toronto. After she graduated, her photographs were published and exhibited by the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, and the National Film Board of Canada. After exploring areas of creativity in the business world, she returned to pursue photography on a full-time basis in 2006.  She had a solo show recently at the De Santos Gallery in Houston.  She currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

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Sep 11, 2009 – Golestan, Farah Province, Afghanistan
A US Marine from the 2nd MEB of the 2/3 Marines searches 
for insurgents on “Fighting Mountain” aka “Kohe Tengay” 
which in Pashto means “Three Kings” after his unit was 
ambushed by insurgents near the Buji Bast Pass (aka Bhuji 
Bast in Golestan, Farah Province, where US Marines have
been deadlocked in a bitter counterinsurgency campaign
and conflict with insurgents using mainly improvise
Explosive Devices (IED’s).


81. Louie Palu, Washington, DC
and Toronto, Canada
A US Marine conducting battle damage assessment after an ambush on Fighting Mountain in the Buji Bast Pass, Farah, Afghanistan, 2009


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Silver Gelatin Print, Printed in 2012
Edition 1/5
7 ¼ x 17 ¾”
Signed and titled in pencil on back
Donation of the artist


$1,500


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Louie Palu

Canadian-born Louie Palu is a documentary photographer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, festivals, and exhibitions internationally, including the photojournalism festival Visa pour L’Image in Perpignan, France, and the New York Photo Festival. He has received a number of awards:  Canadian Photojournalist of the Year, Hasselblad Master Award, an Alexia Foundation Photography grant, awards from the White House News Photographers Association, and the Hearst Photography Biennial Award. His work has been featured in the United States in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Economist, and The Wall Street Journal; in Canada in The National Post, The Toronto Star, and The Globe and Mail; and in the United Kingdom in the Sunday Times Magazine. He has worked on international assignments, focusing on the war in Afghanistan and prisoners at Guantanamo Bay over the course of the last five years.  

www.louiepalu.com

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82. Elaine Ling, Ontario, Canada
Baobab, Tree of Generations #6, Mal, 2008


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Archival Inkjet Print,
from Polaroid 55 4x5 negative
Printed in 2011, Edition 6/18
40 x 30”
Signed and titled in pencil on back
Donation of the artist

$2,800


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Elaine Ling

Elaine Ling describes herself as an exuberant adventurer, traveler, and photographer who is most at home while backpacking her view camera across the great deserts of the world and sleeping under the stars. Her photographs have been widely exhibited and published throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Asia.  They are in the permanent collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris; Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark; Centro Português de Fotografia, Porto, Portugal; Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium; Fototeca de Cuba, Havana; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; and Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa. Ms. Ling’s first book is entitled Mongolia, Land of the Deer Stone (Revere, Pa.: Lodima, 2009).

www.elaineling.com

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