The photobook: a history

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Phaidon, 2006 - Art - 336 pages
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Gerry Badger and Martin Parr, provides the story of photography though the history of the photobook. Follows the critically-acclaimed The Photobook: A History Volume 1 (2004) and features over 200 photobooks bringing the history of the medium fully up to date.

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This second volume not only continues and updates the history of the photobook but also approaches the subject differently. Volume 1 approached the photobook from the curator/historian's perspective ... Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Martin Parr has worked on numerous photographic projects and developed an international reputation for his innovative imagery, his oblique approach to social documentary, and his input to photographic culture within the UK and abroad. In 1994 he joined Magnum Photo Agency. In 2002 a large retrospective was initiated by the Barbican Art and is touring internationally through to 2008.

Badger is a photographer, architect and curator. He currently teaches history of photography at Brighton University.