Join renowned British photographer Martin Parr at the launch and book signing of his new publication “The Protest Box” (Steidl, 2011); a set which brings together five books from Parr’s inimitable collection as facsimile reprints.
Parr has selected diverse books which each deal with the subject of protest in quite different ways. From the documentation of various protest movements to the actual book being a form of protest, all these reprints are gems within the history of photographic publishing. A few are known but many are new, even to the connoisseur of photography books. All these books are virtually impossible to locate, so these reprints will make a substantial contribution to our understanding of this sub-genre of the photobook. The box set is accompanied by a booklet which includes an introduction by Martin Parr, an essay discussing the wider context of these books by Gerry Badger, and English translations of all the texts in the books.
Parr is the publisher of many monologues, as well as the editor of a vast collection of books including The Photobook: A History (Phaidon 2004), Postcards (Chris Boot, 2008) and Objects (Chris Boot, 2008). In addition to signing copies of “The Protest Box” (RRP £338.00), a selection of Parr’s back catalogue will be available to purchase at the event, including “Martin Parr” edited by Val Williams, “Think of England”, “Boring Postcards” and “Martin Parr” edited by Sandra S. Phillips.
Tuesday 25th November
18:00 - 20:00
Magnum Print Room
63 Gee Street
London, EC1V 3RS