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 These are mostly unpublished texts by the photographers, publishers and curators of the works – personal statements on the process and raison d’être of each book.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:
Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade
The Kids are Alright
Geert van Kesteren
Why Mister Why
A Shimmer of Possibilities
Slime the Boogie
Trying to Dance
Ricas y Famosas
Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs
The Great Unreal
Archive of Modern Conflict
Florian van Roekel
How Terry likes his coffee
On the Sixth Day
Sleeping by the Mississippi
Berlin in the time of the Wall
Pretend You’re Actually Alive
New American Picture
Temporary Discomfort: Chapter 1-V
Son of a Bit
Anna, Amerikan Mummu
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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The moral rights of the authors have been asserted.
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Printed and bound in an edition of 500 by Impress Printing Works in Dublin, Ireland