Joyful New Year's Greetings from Bullock Family Photography!

We'd like to begin our first 2011 issue by thanking the many people who visited our website; became Wynn Bullock fans on Facebook; bought books, DVDs, estate prints, and original photographs; attended our exhibitions; and shared enthusiastic support through emails, letters, and personal visits.

You made 2010 an exceptionally special year for us. Renewed interest in Wynn Bullock imagery is growing at a very significant pace, and we're looking forward to more good times with you in the coming months.

Record-Breaking Sales

"When they opened the box [of photographs] you sent, they were so touched by Wynn's work that they were silent for quite a long time with tears in their eyes...."
~ Anna Lung reporting on the arrival of a print order at See+ Art Space/Gallery in China.

In 2010, we established key relationships with a few new museums and galleries here and abroad. Chief among them was See+ Art Space/Gallery in Beijing which hosted a joint show last spring of Wynn's imagery and that of Boston-based photographer Harold Feinstein.

Organized by A. D. Coleman, noted photography critic, educator,and curator, and facilitated by his wife Anna Lung, the exhibition generated serious interest in the work of these two western artists.

Since then, the director of the gallery, a woman named Hua'er, who is a gifted photographer in her own right, has continued to represent Wynn's work with great success. As a result of the efforts of Hua'er and her dedicated team as well as those of our American colleagues, sales of original photographs from our family have set new benchmarks for Wynn's work.

The highest retail price achieved in 2010 was $75,000 for a rare, early print of an iconic image. Another special print sold for a list price of $60,000 and a third for $45,000.

By December of last year we had sold 22 prints and then we received an order for 29 more from See+.

Setting aside the three highest sales, the average per print price for the remaining 48 prints sold in 2010 came to $13,500.

The result of all these sales is a major break-through for Bullock photography and we are thrilled with the recognition and valuing of Wynn's imagery this represents.

We are currently in the process of setting up a viewing room on our website where collectors will be able to acquaint themselves with the original photographs available for purchase in 2011.

Retail prices range from $8,500 to $50,000 and prospective buyers who are not clients of our representing galleries will be able to place orders directly with us.

Two New Print Programs

Two years ago, watching our limited family collections of original prints shrink and wanting to make Wynn's imagery more widely and affordably available for exhibitions and purchase, we began developing two editioned, archival print programs.

The first features contemporary prints of Wynn's Color Light Abstractions, the remarkable body of work he created in Kodachrome slide form in the early 1960s and the second offers estate prints of his renowned black & white images. The initial reception for both programs has been very positive both in terms of sales and scheduled exhibitions.

Lumiere Gallery in Atlanta, where the first exhibition of our contemporary color prints was held, is currently offering two Wynn Bullock portfolios of the editioned prints through their new Collectors' Edition program.

One for the color work and one for the classic black & white work, each portfolio consists of five archivally printed, mounted, and overmatted images, beautifully presented in a portfolio case and accompanied by our official Letters of Authentication.

This is a wonderful opportunity to get five gorgeous Wynn Bullock editioned prints for the price of four and the number of available portfolios is very limited.

For more information, contact Lumiere directly.

This spring, in addition to the online viewing room for original photographs, we will have two more sections of our website where prospective buyers may view and purchase our editioned color and black & white prints directly online.

We'll keep you updated on these three new web features on our Facebook fan page and future newsletters as well as on our site.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Spectrum Gallery in Fresno will host the third showing of our traveling Color Light Abstraction exhibition during the month of February. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, February 3 from 5 to 8pm as part of Fresno's monthly "Art-Hop" event. Gene and I, along with my sister Lynne and her husband Gil, will be in attendance, and Lynne and I will be available to sign books.

On Friday, February 4, there will be a special evening presentation from 7 to 9pm during which Wynn Bullock: Photographer, the 28-minute award-winning film by Thom Tyson will be shown. This will be followed by an informal question and answer period facilitated by noted photographer and photographic educator Steve Dzerigian. If you can get to Fresno for either of these events, we'd love to share them with you.
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For our friends in the Los Angeles area, Weston Gallery, along with 12 other internationally known dealers in Fine Art Photography, will be exhibiting at Classic Photographs Los Angeles

Saturday, January 15
and Sunday, January 16
Helm's Daylight Studio
3221 Hutchison Avenue
Los Angeles 
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director Richard Gadd will have several of Wynn's original black & white photographs to show to interested attenders.

Wynn Bullock In The Media

" 'Creativity is an ode to life,' Bullock wrote toward the end of his life. 'It is not a form of entertainment. It is a form of joy.' Perhaps the time is ripe at last to take the full measure of the distillations of his joy that he left behind."   ~ A. D. Coleman.

The January/February 2011 issue of photo technique magazine features an insightful article by A. D. Coleman titled "A Form of Joy: The Photographs of Wynn Bullock" (pp. 15-19, illustrated with six of Wynn's images - both color and black & white).

This article is an expanded version of the curatorial essay he wrote for the See+ exhibition in China last May.

Author of 8 books and over 2000 essays on photography and related subjects, Coleman's work has been translated into 21 languages and published in 31 countries. His widely read blog "Photocritic International" appears at www.photocritic.com.

Last year he received the J. Dudley Johnston Award from the Royal Photographic Society (U.K.) for "sustained excellence in writing about photography."

A downloadable PDF of the photo technique magazine article will be available on our website beginning March 1. In the meantime, we encourage you to pick up a copy of the magazine which has many other interesting features, including a beautifully illustrated interview with digital artist Maggie Taylor.

See+ Gallery is in the process of producing a catalog that documents the exhibition of Wynn's work they sponsored last year. Planned for a spring release, it will include written contributions by A. D. Coleman and me.

Also in production is the next issue of Cadillac Cicatrix, a critically acclaimed semiannual online journal of emerging and established writers and artists. We've been working closely with editor/publisher Ben Spencer and Wynn's Color Light Abstractions will be showcased in a feature that will include some text by me. Past issues have included works by Mary Austin, Robinson Jeffers, Erin Gafill, Kim Weston, and Arnold Genthe. The planned release date for the upcoming issue is early March.

Featured Image of the Month

Do you have a favorite image of Wynn's that you'd like to know more about? Have you ever wondered about what might have led to the creation of a particular image or what "inside" stories there might be associated with it?

On January 17 we're introducing a new section to our website called "Featured Image of the Month".

Our first selection is Child in Forest, 1951 and I'll be sharing some of my experiences as the child in the photograph. My commentary will be offered in both written and audio formats.

If you have a specific image you'd like to learn more about, let us know. From time to time, my sister Lynne and other family members may provide the commentaries and occasionally we'll invite special guests to offer their stories.

If you've had a special experience with one of Wynn's photographs or a deeply felt response to an image and would like to propose doing one of our features, we'd love to hear from you.

Barbara Bullock-Wilson and "Child in Forest, 1951"   

Each month you'll also have the opportunity to send us your responses to the featured image and/or commentary, and, with permission, we'll select one or more to include with the current posting. We're very excited about this new offering and we hope you'll be, too.

Until next time, warmest greetings and best wishes


Barbara Bullock-Wilson, Managing Member
Gene Bullock-Wilson
and Lynne Harrington-Bullock, Members
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