Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade: The List

PhotoIreland Festival announces Martin Parr’s selection of the 30 most influential photobooks of the last decade. The selection, on show at the National Photographic Archive of Ireland until the 31st of July, is featured in the exhibition catalogue, limited to an edition of 500.

The catalogue includes Martin Parr’s comments on each book, together with illustrations and ‘Author’s notes’. These are mostly unpublished texts by the photographers, publishers and curators of the works – personal statements on the process and raison d’être of each book.

The catalogue is available for purchase at the PhotoIreland Web site.

Images of the catalogue:

The list

Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade

Ryan McGinley
The Kids are Alright

Geert van Kesteren
Why Mister Why

Christien Meindertsma
Checked Baggage

Sakaguchi Tomoyuki

Paul Graham
A Shimmer of Possibilities

Dash Snow
Slime the Boogie

Viviane Sassen

JH Engstrom
Trying to Dance

Daniela Rossell
Ricas y Famosas

Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs
The Great Unreal

Archive of Modern Conflict
Nein, Onkel

Florian van Roekel
How Terry likes his coffee

Empty Bottles

Alessandra Sanguinetti
On the Sixth Day

Alec Soth
Sleeping by the Mississippi


Rinko Kawauchi

John Gossage
Berlin in the time of the Wall

Leigh Ladare
Pretend You’re Actually Alive

Simon Roberts
We English

Doug Rickard
New American Picture

Miguel Calderon
Miguel Calderon

Miyako Ishuichi

Jules Spinatsch
Temporary Discomfort: Chapter 1-V

Uchihara Yasuhiko
Son of a Bit

Donovan Wylie

Stephen Gill
Hackney Wick

Susan Meiselas
In History

Michael Wolf
Tokyo Compression

Nina Korhonen
Anna, Amerikan Mummu

Hans Eijkelboom
Portraits & Cameras 1949-2009

Published on the occasion of the exhibition
Photobooks: Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade
Curated by Martin Parr
16 July—31 July 2011
National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
In the framework of PhotoIreland Festival 2011
International Festival of Photography and Image Culture

Catalogue edited by Moritz Neumüller & Ángel Luis González
Assistant Researcher Claudia Nir
Design by Conor & David
Book Photography by David Monaghan
Published by PhotoIreland, 2011

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Printed and bound in an edition of 500 by Impress Printing Works in Dublin, Ireland


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