Tag: self-published

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Illness, health, and the place in between

Reading Time: 3 minutes Due to ongoing illness, Robert Darch spent a majority of his twenties at home, surrounded and isolated by rural landscapes. In his new photobook Vale, the photographer reflects upon this time

8 January 2021

Tate acquires Martin Parr's 12,000-strong photobook collection

Reading Time: 3 minutes “I have always wanted my photobook collection to go to a public institution in the UK and with the recent commitment to photography from Tate, this was a very easy decision to make. I’m also very happy that thanks to Maja and LUMA, the city of Arles will embrace the photobook phenomenon,” says Martin Parr. Well-known as an avid photobook collector, co-author of the seminal three-volume anthology The Photobook: A History, and a respected photographer, the Magnum Photos member has given his entire collection to Tate. Built up over 25 years and including 12,000 photobooks, it is a world-class library which includes a broad geographical scope and many different approaches to photography, and includes self-published amateur work and mass-produced books alongside iconic publications by artists such as Hans Bellmer, Nobuyoshi Araki and Robert Frank. 

11 September 2017