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Martin Parr – Artist Talk and Book Party

Be the first to own a copy of Life's a Beach, Martin Parr's new deluxe limited-edition photobook.

 - October 1, 2012
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Martin Parr: Life’s a Beach


Join us for an exclusive event with Magnum photographer Martin Parr and be one of the first to own a copy of his soon-to-be released deluxe limited-edition photobook Life’s a Beach. Your ticket purchase gains you access to a special artist salon with Parr and an intimate reception to celebrate the book. Each guest will receive a signed and numbered copy of this limited-edition prior to release.

This ultra-collectible publication brings to the forefront Parr’s engagement with a cherished subject. Parr has been photographing at the seaside for many decades. Featuring close-ups of sunbathers, rambunctious swimmers caught in mid-plunge, and the eternal sandy picnic, this compilation presents photos of beachgoers on far-flung shores.

American photographers may have given birth to street photography, but according to Martin Parr, “In the UK, we have the beach!”

Each copy of this signed and numbered limited-edition is presented in a slipcase and features ninety-six four-color images inserted into die-cut slots.

Tickets are limited to seventy-five. You must be present to receive a pre-release copy of Life’s a Beach. To purchase your ticket for the launch event and a copy of Life’s a Beach, click here.

Artist Talk and Book Party with Martin Parr
Monday, October 15, 2012, 6:00 pm
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
New York, NY

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