Les non-conformistes (*French ed.*)

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Presentation by Aperture, publisher of the English edition :

"The Non-Conformists features Martin Parr’s first major body of work from the mid-1970s, published here for the first time in book form. A wonderful and charming surprise for Parr enthusiasts and fans of traditional reportage, this body of black-and-white imagery predates the cutting color work that earned him his fame in the 1980s. In 1975, fresh out of art school, Martin Parr found poor footing in the London photography scene, so he moved to the picturesque Yorkshire Pennine mill town of Hebden Bridge. Over a period of five years, he documented the town in photographs, showing in particular the aspects of traditional life that were beginning to decline. Susie Parr, whom he had met in Manchester, joined him in documenting a year in the life of a small Methodist chapel, together with its farming community.

In words and pictures, the Parrs vividly and affectionately document cobbled streets, flat-capped mill workers, hardy gamekeepers, henpecked husbands, and jovial shop owners. The best Parr photographs are interleaved with Susie Parr’s detailed background descriptions of the society they observed."

The images on this page come from the English (Aperture) version of this book but please note we are offering only the French version of this book, with French-only texts.

168 pages - Hardcover w/ DJ

Textuel, 2013

Format : 20 x 24 cm

New - Mint condition

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35,00 €

Parr, Martin

Martin Parr (1952, Epsom, UK) is a British photographer. He studied photography in Manchester, an industrial city in the North, from 1970 to 1973, where he embarked on a study of proletarian culture. Photo: © self-portrait
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