Martin Parr's Best Books of the Decade: the list.

Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade: the list.

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 These are mostly unpublished texts by the photographers, publishers and curators of the works – personal statements on the process and raison d’être of each book.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 online priced €20.00, or signed by Martin Parr for €40.00. A special collectors edition, signed and numbered 1-30, in a handmade box, can be purchased priced at €100.00, all prices exclude shipping costs. Please note that not all numbers of the special edition are still available.

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We would like to thank the following people for their time and contribution to the production of ‘Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade’ catalogue: Lara Asole, Tomoka Aya, Gerry Badger, Chris Boot, Miguel Calderon, David Chandler, Alison Crosby, JH Engström, Hans Eijkelboom, Carolina Faustmann, Göster Flemming, Patrick Frey, Stephen Gill, John Gossage, Paul Graham, Thijs Groot Wassink, Peter-Frank Heuseveldt, Miyako Ishuichi, Motoi Kato, Rinko Kawauchi, Geert van Kesteren, Nina Korhonen, Nico Krebs, Peter Lau, Leigh Ledare, Kristen Lubben, Ruben Lundgren, Sheila Matthes, Ryan McGinley, Christien Meindertsma, Susan Meiselas, Poppy Melzack, Elizabeth Moy, Lars Müller Baden, Mariam Nahavandi, Taiyo Onorato, Alwina Pampuch, Martin Parr, Doug Rickard, Simon Roberts, Florian van Roekel, Daniela Rossell, Tomoyuki Sakaguchi, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Viviane Sassen, Markus Schaden, Sue So, Susumu Shimonishi, Alec Soth, Jules Spinatsch, Hiroshi Suganuma, Carrie Thompson, Hannes Wanderer, Michael Wolf, Donovan Wylie, Peter Yardley, and Uchihara Yasuhiko.

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 Home

Paul Graham A Shimmer of Possibility

Dash Snow Slime the Boogie

Viviane Sassen Flamboya

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

WassinkLundgren Empty Bottles

Alessandra Sanguinetti On the Sixth Day

Alec Soth Sleeping by the Mississippi

Rinko Kawauchi Utatane

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 Mother’s

Jules Spinatsch Temporary Discomfort: Chapter 1-V

Uchihara Yasuhiko Son of a Bit

Donovan Wylie Scrapbook

Stephen Gill Hackney Wick

Susan Meiselas In History

Michael Wolf Tokyo Compression

Nina Korhonen Anna, Amerikan Mummu

Hans Eijkelboom Portraits & Cameras 1949-2009


EDITORIAL NOTES 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 PhotoIreland 64 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2, Ireland info @ photoireland.org www.photoireland.org +353 876856169 © The artists, the authors. The moral rights of the authors have been asserted. All rights reserved. No part of this publicationmay be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, whether electronic or mechanical, inclusing photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission in writing of the publisher. Printed and bound in an edition of 500 by Impress Printing Works in Dublin, Ireland


5 Comments to Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade: the list.

  1. Lenny

    thank you very much for posting the list!

  2. Some of the most good-practice in photography. Thank you very much for the list.

  3. A fantastic and intriguing list from Martin. I love, but don’t always agree, with Martin’s picks (his tastes are supremely ecclectic!). A number of the photographers here I’ve never heard of and are new to me, so its great to have a few recommendadtions to look into.

    What is such a shame is that many of these books are out of print and are now out of the price range of photography fans – many of the titles above are now in the £300 – £400 price bracket! Hopefully with Martin’s recommendations, some of these will be given a second print run so that us mere mortals can afford them!

    Rich

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