Nouveau démenti de la mission spatiale Viking 4 (*signed*)

@ Mitchell, Peter

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Publisher's presentation:  [ from RRB Publishing, co-publisher ]

"Peter Mitchell’s groundbreaking show was first presented at the Impressions Gallery of Photography York in November 1979, and more recently at the Rencontres d'Arles festival in 2016. Now, only 38 years overdue, it will be published as a book for the first time.

In the mid-seventies, the Viking Landers were the first to land on planet Mars. Though the alien landscape was magnificent, there were no canals or skeletons or wind-blown ruined dwellings. Today, not a single trace remains of Viking Landers 3 and 4.

But myth (and conspiracy theories) have it that an alien survey was commissioned of planet Earth.

Peter Mitchell’s A New Refutation of the Viking 4 Space Mission features photos and portraits, taken in Leeds in the 1970s. The pictures show the traditional urban landscape presented on a background of space charts, the concept being that an alien has landed from Mars and is wandering around Leeds with a degree of surprise and puzzlement.

In the Earthly vernacular these photographs are of Nowheresville. Yet, for some people, they are the centre of the universe. Usually they call it Home.

« At last we can see one of the most important bodies of work in the history of colour photography. Better late than never. »

       -- Martin Parr  "

With an essay by Val Williams. Bilingual edition English / French.

NB : Please note this book is co-published with RRB Publishing for the UK, but we are offering only the edition with the French cover, featuring the French title "Nouveau Démenti de la mission spatiale Viking 4 ".

Please note as well that we are also offering copies of the Limited Edition of this book that includes a signed print (see link at the bottom of this page).


80 pages - Hardcover w/ DJ

Clémentine de la Féronnière / RRB Publishing, 2017

Format : 24 x 24 cm

*Signed*

New - Mint condition

42,00 €

Mitchell, Peter

Peter Mitchell is a documentary photographer with a focus on Leeds, UK and the surrounding area (he was born in Manchester in 1943), which he documented since the 70's. Photo: © Telegraph and Argus
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