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The American Book Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is commemorating the 20th anniversary of Charles Bukowski‘s passing with events and activities to honor the beloved author — including a tribute window with photographs by Joan Gannij.

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March 9, 2014: Opening of an exhibit featuring Bukowski photographs by personal photographer Joan Gannij. During the event,  Henk van der Does will interview Gannij about her friendship with Bukowski, and the photographer and others will read from Bukowski’s work. Gannij will sign copies of her limited-edition commemorative poster — available for sale at the ABC store — and visitors can take selfies with a life-sized photo of Bukowski. For more information, visit the American Book Center.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Charles Bukowski’s passing,  Joan Gannij is offering her portrait of the author in a limited-edition poster, signed by the photographer for just $20 (plus shipping and handling). Available starting March 9, 2014, this collector’s item belongs in every Buk lover’s home! To place your order, send an email to Joan Gannij — joangannij@gmail.com.

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ABOUT JOAN GANNIJ: Born in New York City, raised in L.A., and based in Amsterdam since 1987, Joan Gannij started her career as a photojournalist, freelancing for the LA TimesLos Angeles magazine, and many other publications. Her pictorial interviews with Henry Miller and Mohammad Ali, along with a syndicated radio program “Off the Record” (interviewing guests like Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, and John Lennon) gave her a reputation as a pop culture provocateuse.  It was ”by accident” that she crossed paths with Charles Bukowski, when asked by a friend to shoot photos to accompany his Rolling Stone interview. One photographic encounter led to another, and then a few more. Bukowski was touched when she gifted him with a box of photographs and appointed her his ”official book jacket photographer.” Her candid portraits Bukowski have appeared on his book translations around the world: from Israel and Iran to Finland and Japan.