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50 YEARS, 50 BOOKS

MASTERWORKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF MARTIN PARR

1 July - 22 September

10H00 - 19H30

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For the 50th anniversary of the festival, the Luma Foundation and the Rencontres d’Arles are coproducing an exhibition based on Martin Parr’s collection of books of photography, recently acquired by the Tate, with support from the Luma Foundation, its repository for the Living Archive Program. In collaboration with the photographer and the Tate, this first project on the book offers a selection made by these institutions: one book, and one year, from 1970 to 2018. Parr’s library shares the festival’s multidisciplinary conception of photography, representing the medium in its broadest diversity. The selection assumes its own inevitable subjectivity, combining Martin Parr’s perspective with those of each of the institutions. A testament to the importance of the book as object in the history of photography in the West and elsewhere, the exhibition seeks to give these works the tribute they deserve.

Exhibition curator: Matthieu Humery.
Exhibition coproduced by the Luma Foundation, Tate Modern and the Rencontres d’Arles.

Purchased with funds generously provided by the Luma Foundation and with the assistance of Tate Members, Art Fund, Tate Americas Foundation, Tate Photography Acquisitions Committee, Tate Latin American Acquisitions Committee, Tate Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee, Tate Russia and Eastern Europe Acquisitions Committee and Tate Middle East and North Africa Acquisitions Committee and partial gift from Martin Parr 2017.