woensdag 28 september 2011

The times they were a changin' The Protest Box Martin Parr Gerry Badger Photography

The Protest Box

Martin Parr’s collection of photo books is one of the finest to have ever been assembled and THE PROTEST BOX is a box set which brings together five books from that collection as facsimile reprints. Parr has selected diverse books which each deal with the subject of protest in quite different ways. From the documentation of various protest movements to the actual book being a form of protest, all these reprints are gems within the history of photographic publishing. A few are known but many are new, even to the connoisseur of photography books. All these books are virtually impossible to locate, so these reprints will make a substantial contribution to our understanding of this sub-genre of the photobook. The box set is accompanied by a booklet which includes an introduction by Martin Parr, an essay discussing the wider context of these books by Gerry Badger, and English translations of all the texts in the books.

Five books in a box with a booklet, including essays by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, and English translations of all texts from the original books
  • Enrique Bostelmann: América: un Viaje a traves de la injustica
    176 pages, 11.2 x 7.9 in. / 28 x 20 cm, tritone, hardcover
    Paolo Gasparini: Para verte major, América Latina
    180 pages, 9.7 x 8.7 in. / 24.5 x 22.2 cm, tritone, softcover
    Dirk Alveramnn: Algeria
    224 pages, 4.3 x 7.1 in. / 10.8 x 18 cm, tritone, hardcover
    Kitai Kazuo: Sanrizuka
    184 pages, 7.1 x 9.6 in. / 18 x 24.3 cm, tritone, softcover
    Paolo Mattioli and Anna Candiani: Immagini del No
    124 pages, 3 x 3.9 in. / 7.5 x 9.8 cm, tritone, softcover
    Limited edition of 1,000 boxed sets
  • 5 volumes
  • 888 pages
  • 20 cm x 28 cm
  • Softcover
  • Steidl
  • ISBN: 978-3-86930-142-6

 KITAI, Kazuo

Tokyo: Nora-sha, 1971, the photographer's second book. A documentation of the Sanrizuka farmers' opposition and resistance to the government's plan to build Narita airport. Perhaps the most powerful and fully-realized production of all the Japanese protest books on this subject. Although not an official member of Provoke, Kitai was a pioneer in the photographic style championed by the group. His first book, Resistance, published in 1965, was greatly admired by Daido Moriyama and Takuma Nakahira

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