RRB Photobooks are delighted to present the latest publication by Martin Parr, A Year in the Life of Chew Stoke Village. This book is comprised of images from Martins time spent in Chew Stoke in 1992 and includes text from Robert Chesshyre, from a piece originally commissioned for the Telegraph Magazine. Through the book gain an insight into the delicate social structure of Chew Stoke and the individuals who make the village what it is.
This new lavishly printed book includes over 40 previously unpublished images from the the 1992 project. A new text by Diane Smyth brings the work into a 2022 context both as documentary work and as a piece of Parr's long and varied career.
Early Works covers the early part of Parr’s career, comprised of images shot between 1970 and 1984, mainly in the north of England and Northern Ireland.
The book contains many of Parr’s iconic early images, as seen in earlier publications such as Bad Weather and A Fair Day. The work weaves Parr’s better known black and white work with over 20 previously unpublished images, adding new breadth and perspective to Parr’s prolific body of work.