In Celebration of 40th Anniversary, photographer Rodney Smith will Publish Limited Edition Book and hold Exhibit at Eckhart Gallery
In order to celebrate 40 years as a photographer, on October 15, 2009 Mr. Rodney Smith will release a new limited-edition art book entitled The End, which has been ten years in the making. On November 8, 2009, Mr. Smith will then open an exhibition at Eckhart Gallery. Mr. Smith is well known in photography circles as a respected practitioner of the art of black and white photography. He has worked editorially and commercially for clients ranging from The New York Times and GQ to Starbucks and Visa.
Limited to 1,000 signed and editioned copies, the book is a 200-page survey of the last 20-year segment of Mr. Smith’s work. It is printed by Blanchette Press, in Vancouver, Canada on the highest quality of Mohawk Paper. At 16x20 inches, it is much larger than most photography books. David Meredith designed the book, and Walter Thomas wrote the text.
Retailing for $750, The End will be available 15 October directly from Mr. Smith’s studio, through a limited number of American bookstores—including Rizzoli in New York City—and the Eckhart Gallery in The Hague. Mr. Smith will be on hand at the Eckhart Gallery (Noordeinde 160 2514 GR The Hague, The Netherlands) on November 8, 2009 to sign books and greet attendees.
Smith states that this book is “something that has been a labor of love over the past 10 years, and is really a cathartic experience as I complete this stage of my work and look for something else.” Nan Talese of Doubleday said, “I have admired Rodney Smith’s clever, joyful work for decades. Underneath his wit and playful juxtapositions lie an eye and mind for darker truths. His vision is to be celebrated and The End is the perfect way to do so.”