To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Charles Bukowski’s passing, we have raffled off a limited-edition commemorative poster by Joan Gannij – donated by the photographer.

Congratulations to our winner:

Denise Enck (Bellingham, Washington)

NOTE: To purchase a signed copy of the limited-edition poster for just $20 (plus shipping and handling), send an email to Joan Gannij  —

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER: 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. Visit her at