Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Round Two

Here are the results from Round One of the Photobook Tournament (upsets in italics):

New York Regional

1. Diane Arbus (self-titled) defeats Ugo Mulas, New York The New Art Scene, 110-2
2. DeCarava and Hughes, The Sweet Flypaper of Life def. Allen Ginsberg Photographs, 55-42
3. Helen Levitt, A Way of Seeing def. Walker Evans, Many Are Called, 72-40
4. Bruce Davidson, East 100th St. def. Berenice Abbott, Changing New York, 79-29
5. Garry Winogrand, The Animals def. Lisette Model (self-titled), 86-18
6. Lee Friedlander, Self Portrait def. Andy Warhol's Index, 93-14
7. Weegee, Naked City def. Nan Goldin, Ballad of Sexual Dependency, 71-45
8. William Klein, Life is Good & Good for You in New York def. Avedon/Capote, Observations, 73-34

Middle America Regional

9. Walker Evans, American Photographs def. Wright Morris, The Inhabitants, 102-7
10. Harry Callahan Photographs def. Aaron Siskind Photographs, 61-29
11. Larry Clark, Tulsa def. Bill Owens, Suburbia, 61-48
12. Robert Adams, The New West def. Emmet Gowin, Concerning America, and Alfred Stieglitz..., 75-24
13. Joel Sternfeld, American Prospects def. Lange and Taylor, An American Exodus, 75-22
14. William Eggleston's Guide def. Lothar Baumgarten, Carbon, 103-5
15. L. Baltz, The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine, CA def. Michael Lesy, Wisconsin Death Trip, 50-34
16. Edward Weston, Fifty Photographs def. Ed Ruscha, Every Building on the Sunset Strip, 53-43

Europe Regional

17. H. Cartier-Bresson, The Decisive Moment def. Ed Van der Elsken, Jazz, 93-12
18. Robert Capa, Slightly Out of Focus def. Doisneau and Cendrars, The Suburbs of Paris, 58-31
19. Brassai, Paris By Night def. Andre Kertesz, Day of Paris, 53-38
20. August Sander, Face of Our Time def. J.H. Lartigue, Diary of a Century, 59-28
21. Josef Sudek, Fotografie def. A. Renger-Patzsch, The World is Beautiful, 56-24
22. Eugene Atget, Photographs of Paris def. L. Moholy-Nagy, Painting Photography Film, 68-22
23. May Ray, Photographs 1920-24 def. The Bechers, Anonymous Sculptures, 50-40
24. Bill Brandt, The English at Home def. Gilles Peress, Telex Iran, 49-35

Misfits Regional

25. Robert Frank, The Americans def. Richard Prince, Adult Comedy Action Drama, 106-2
26. Jim Goldberg, Rich and Poor def. Hosoe and Mishima, Killed by Roses, 50-28
27. Danny Lyon, The Bikeriders def. Bill Burke, I Want to Take Picture, 48-29
28. D. Moriyama, Bye Bye Photography def. Eugene Smith, Minamata, 47-45
29. R. E. Meatyard, The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater def. Alexey Brodovitch, Ballet, 45-43
30. Kikuji Kawada, The Map def. Joan Fontcuberta, Fauna, 41-22
31. Susan Meiselas, Carnival Strippers def. Araki Nobuyoshi, Sentimental Journey, 52-30
32. Sultan and Mandel, Evidence def. Lucas Samaras, Samaras Album, 65-13

There were ten first round upsets, compared to seven in the first round of the 2011 NCAAs. Blame sloppy seeding. Conceptualists were among the big losers, as Lesy, The Bechers, Warhol, Fontcuberta, Prince, and (arg!) Ruscha all went down early. Round one had quite a few blowout decisions but I expect the competition to tighten up in later rounds.

Here's how the bracket looks now:

Round Two is now open in the right sidebar. Many intriguing matchups. Polling ends next Tuesday, 3/29, at midnight Pacific. Happy voting.


Jin said...

Awww crap, Rich and Poor is up against The Americans. There goes my underdog...

Semilog said...

Telex Iran, and my bracket, go down in the first round. And by The English at Home? Really?

Blake Andrews said...

Sorry. Just remember that all but one will have to lose at some point.

Phill said...

Some of that 2nd round voting is tight