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Parr/Nazraeli #1: Michel Campeau: Darkroom (first title in the "Parr/Nazraeli Series of Ten")

Publisher: Portland, Oregon: Nazraeli Press, 2007
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590051924
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 109970

$60.00

Specifics

First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Michel Campeau. Introduction by Martin Parr. 80 pp., with 70 four-color plates. 12 x 12 inches.

Condition

New in publisher's shrink wrap.

Description

From the publisher: "'For a photographer like myself, who in fact has not worked in a darkroom for over years, these images are horribly familiar. Those fix stains in the sink, the eerie red light, reminiscent of a brothel, the wonky enlarger and a profusion of different tapes holding the whole thing together... I feel lucky to have escaped and yet there is something very alluring about these images...' -- from the introduction by Martin Parr. Darkroom is the first book in a series edited by Martin Parr, for Nazraeli Press, with the aim of presenting work that has never before been published in book form but which most definitely 'should have been.' This evocative set of images has risen from visits to over darkrooms in Campeau's native Canada, and while it might be a stretch to imagine a less promising subject matter, the end result is a superb and fascinating tribute to an increasingly rare working environment. Michel Campeau lives and works in Montréal."