Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Martin Parr's Most Influential Photobooks of the Decade

Fresh from PhotoIreland Festival Martin Parr presents his list of the most influential photobooks of the last decade. The festival has published a catalogue which includes Martin's comments on each book, together with illustrations and "author's notes".

The list:
Ryan McGinley - The Kids Are Alright
Rinko Kawauchi - Utane
Geert van Kesteren - Why Mister Why
John Gossage - Berlin in the Time of the Wall
Christien Meindertsma - Checked Baggage
Leigh Ladare - Pretend You're Actually Alive
Paul Graham - A Shimmer of Possibilities
Doug Rickard - New American Picture
Dash Snow - Slime the Boogie
Miguel Calderon - Miguel Calderon
Viviane Sassen - Flamboya
Miyako Ishuichi - Mother's
JH Engstrom - Trying to Dance
Jules Spinatsch - Temporary Discomfort: Chapter 1-V
Daniela Rossell - Ricas y Famosas
Uchihara Yasuhiko - Son of a Bit
Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs - The Great Unreal
Donovan Wylie - Scrapbook
Archive of Modern Conflict - Nein, Onkel
Stephen Gill - Hackney Wick
Florian van Roekel - How Terry Likes His Coffee
Susan Meiselas - In History
Wassink Lundgren - Empty Bottles
Michael Wolf - Tokyo Compression
Alessandra Sanguinetti - On The Sixth Day
Nina Korhonen - Anna, Amerikan Mummu
Alec Soth - Sleeping by the Mississippi
Hans Eijkelbook - Portraits & Cameras 1949 - 2009

If you were making a shortlist these would be my top four:

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