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Darkroom.
Photographs by Michel Campeau. Introduction by Martin Parr.
Nazraeli Press, Tucson, 2007. 80 pp., 18 four-color illustrations, 12x12".



Publisher's Description
'For a photographer like myself, who in fact has not worked in a darkroom for over 20 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 75 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 Montreal.

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