Charlie Montoyo’s Classic Salsa

Monday, December 22, 2014
Durham Herald-Sun. December 21, 2014.  (Thanks to Carl Rist for the image).

Durham Herald-Sun. December 21, 2014. (Thanks to Carl Rist for the image).

All of us in Durham continue adjusting to news of Bulls’ manager Charlie Montoyo’s promotion to the coaching staff of the Tampa Bay Rays.  The depth of his impact is measured by the mix of elation and loss many feel.  Yesterday the Bulls took out this full-page ad in the Herald-Sun to thank Charlie.  His listed achievements speak for themselves.

A couple of years ago I was working on a piece about Charlie for Paris Review Daily (“Field Notes,” August 20, 2012, a version of this piece is in the Bull City Summer book).  

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Bull City Summer Book – the Perfect Gift

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Available everywhere.  Hailed by the New Yorker, the New York Times, Harper’s, Slate, Mother Jones, ARTnews, and more.  Get it directly from the publisher, Daylight. From Letters Bookshop in downtown Durham.  From Regulator Bookshop in Durham.  From the gift shop at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, open year-round.  From Amazon other sources.

Bull City Summer Cover A Season at the Ballpark



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Bull City Summer Film in Two Festivals this Weekend

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Leaving Traces, the documentary film based on Bull City Summer by Ivan Weiss and Rock Fish Stew Institute of Literature and Materials, will be featured in two exclusive and very different film festivals this coming weekend.

*Saturday September 20, available online on demand, Leaving Traces, will be screened as part of the On Photography Film Festival, which is part of FOTOWEEK in Holland.  This is your chance to check out the film in the comfort of your own home.

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BCS in New Yorker Magazine’s Photo Booth

Thursday, August 14, 2014


The New Yorker magazine featured Bull City Summer this week in their Photo Booth blog.

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Two BCS Events in Raleigh this Week

Monday, August 11, 2014

It’s hard to believe the summer is almost over, the Bulls’ season almost over, the BCS exhibitions at the North Carolina Museum of Art and CAM Raleigh almost over.  Catch two BCS events in Raleigh this week:

Tuesday night.  August 12.  7:30pm.  Quail Ridge Books.  BCS writers Adam Sobsey and Howard Craft, photographer Leah Sobsey, and project director Sam Stephenson will present and discuss their work for BCS.  For more information go HERE.

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Update on BCS Press and Media Coverage

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Recently BCS has been featured in the New York Times, ARTnews, and one of Kate Joyce’s works gets a full page treatment in the August 2014 issue of Harper’s magazine (print edition only – on news stands any day now).

In addition, WUNC public radio and public television covered BCS, including a 5-minute video for North Carolina Now featuring new interviews with Leah Sobsey and Ivan Weiss.

For a full listing of BCS media coverage, go HERE.

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Upcoming Bull City Summer Events

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Bull City Summer book cover.

Bull City Summer book cover.

There will be a series of BCS book events in July and August, plus a screening of Ivan Weiss’ 75-minute film, Leaving Traces, documenting the documentarians of BCS.  Admission is free to all events.  Here are those dates and details, including BCS artists confirmed for each event.

July 10.  7pm.  Regulator Bookshop.  Durham, N.C.  A BCS book event featuring reading by Adam Sobsey, the book’s primary writer, to be followed by a Q&A with Sobsey and book editor, Sam Stephenson.

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Bull City Summer in Fisheye Magazine

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The most recent issue of Fisheye Magazine, a highly regarded photography publication in Paris, features a spread on Bull City Summer. We don’t have a translation readily available, but check out the article below:

fisheye pt 1 fisheye pt 2

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Bull City Summer Book Now Available

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Limited Edition, Fine Art Hardback Documents 2013 Season with the Durham Bulls

DURHAM, NC — The culminating piece of the Bull City Summer documentary project, a 216-page book chronicling the entire 2013 season at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, is now available at the stadium’s team store.

The limited edition hardback, published by Daylight Books, features 129 fine art photographic reproductions from nationally acclaimed photographers including Alex Harris, Frank Hunter, Kate Joyce, Elizabeth Matheson, Leah Sobsey, Alec Soth, Hank Willis Thomas, Hiroshi Watanabe, Ivan Weiss, and Jeff Whetstone.

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Bull City Summer at CAM Raleigh: Celebrating the Art & Craft of Baseball

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Photo by Ivan Weiss.

Photo by Ivan Weiss.

Durham, NC — Bull City Summer opens on May 22, 2014 at CAM Raleigh with a community celebration and book launch party from 6 to 8 pm. Directed by Sam Stephenson, Bull City Summer chronicles the 2013 minor league baseball season at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Featuring photography and video, the Bull City Summer exhibition will be on view at CAM through August 31st. The fine art Bull City Summer book is published this month by Daylight Books.

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