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 These are mostly unpublished texts by the photographers, publishers and curators of the works – personal statements on the process and raison d’être of each book.
is was 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, was produced priced at €100.00 – all prices exclude shipping costs. Please note that the book is sold out and we only have a few copies available for our own archive – we may make them available in the future.
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.
Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade
The Kids are Alright
Geert van Kesteren
Why Mister Why
A Shimmer of Possibility
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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Printed and bound in an edition of 500 by Impress Printing Works in Dublin, Ireland