In July 2011, PhotoIreland will present Martin Parr’s Best photo books of the Decade, an exhibition of 30 publications from all over the globe, hand-picked by the world-famous photographer and photographic bibliophile. These photo books have not only fantastic images, but also have exceptional production value which, and become classics of their own time. Often quite radical, and sometimes taking a good amount of time to let their merits be appreciated, all of these books are bound to go down as important contributors to the ongoing photographic book culture.

Book Fair
As we have seen a clear appetite for it, we will host a Book and Magazine Fair where national and international publishers will showcase their latest publications.

Open Call 2011
In cooperation with Blurb, this year we will search for the best contemporary photo books within our audience, via our international call for submissions. The best books will be printed and they will be available for all to see at the Book Fair. The dates for the Open Call will be made public by the end of next week.

And to make sure we all learn from the experience, Blurb will run a bookmaking seminar – to which we will add some practical workshops.

Submit your books now!