Rudi Thoemmes’s Favorite Book from 2021

Déjà View by Martin Parr & The Anonymous Project.   Published by Edition Textuel.

This is a splendid dialogue and pairings between two archives: Martin Parr in the left-hand corner and over on the right we have Lee Shulman’s extensive archive of slides by amateur photographers. It must have been tremendous fun for Lee to select the pairings - there is no clear winner though Martin’s use of his flash gives him a slight edge. It is unpretentious but it also has enough raw material for those who want to ponder on the meaning of it all. Essential core book for all undergraduate courses on photography and just plain fun too. Hoxton Press have published the English version.

Rudi Thoemmes is a Bristol based publisher and bookseller.