Martin Parr

The Photobook

Martin Parr  -  Book Launch  -  16 August 2005

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Edinburgh photographic book shop, Beyond Words.

Talk at Stills Gallery, 23 Cockburn Street

Tuesday, 16 August 2005

6.00pm to 7.00pm

Here is Beyond Words' press release for the event on Tuesday, 16 August 2005, together with a few photos that I took on the evening.

 

 

Martin Parr

Edinburgh  -  16 August 2005  -  Portrait of Martin Parr

 Peter Stubbs  -  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk         Photograph taken:  16 August 2005

Martin Parr is one of Britain's best-known photographers and member of the Magnum agency. 

Many of his books such as The Last Resort and Think of England are renowned as classics of the genre. 

He will be speaking briefly about the recently published The Photobook: a history (Phaidon), co-authored with Gerry Badger. 

He will be able to sign copies of this and other titles. (Anyone wishing to ensure they get a signed copy of a particular title should contact Beyond Words at least two weeks in advance of the event.)

 

 Edinburgh  -  16 August 2005  -  Martin Parr signs books at Stills Gallery

 Peter Stubbs  -  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk         Photograph taken:  16 August 2005

Please note that this event runs from 6 to 7 p.m. only. 

Martin Parr will also be speaking at 12.45 the same day at the Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Weston Link, National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound. 

He will explain how his work has developed over his 35 year career.  Please note, however, that there will be no book-signing at the lunchtime event.

 

While at Stills Gallery on 16 August, Martin Parr took a few photos for customers with their cameras

 

Edinburgh  -  16 August 2005  -  Martin Parr takes a photograph of a customer at Stills Gallery

 Peter Stubbs  -  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                            Photograph taken:  16 August 2005

He also had his photograph taken with a cell phone by one of the customers.

 

Edinburgh  -  16 August 2005  -  Martin Parr has his photograph taken with a cell phone

 Peter Stubbs  -  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                             Photograph taken:  16 August 2005

 

 

'Beyond Words'

The Edinburgh book shop, 'Beyond Words', specialises in photographic and photographically illustrated books.

In recent years 'Beyond Words' has arranged a number of book launches and other events involving prominent photographers.

The 'Beyond Words' web site gives further details of past events and forthcoming events.

 

 

 

 

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