I’m totally delighted that the Tate Modern (museum) in London acquired my book Women En Large: Images of Fat Nudes for their world renowned Martin Parr Photobook Collection. The book is in many libraries but this is extraordinarily special and important.
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Martin Parr’s personal collection of more than 12,000 photo books are to enter the National Gallery through a partnership with LUMA Foundation and the generosity of Art Fund and Tate’s supporters
Tate has announced that it is to acquire Martin Parr’s world-renowned collection of photo books. Built up over 25 years, Parr’s collection of over 12,000 photobooks is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest in the world. It covers an unprecedented range of subjects, geographies and types of photographic practice, including many of the most iconic volumes in the history of photography. The acquisition places Tate as an institutional world leader in the representation of photobooks. The collection has been part gifted by Martin Parr and acquired by Tate with the generous support of the LUMA Foundation…
A changing selection of the books will be incorporated into displays and exhibitions at Tate’s galleries, while the collection as a whole will be catalogued and made available to the public through the reading room at Tate Britain. Tate will also work in partnership with the LUMA Foundation to showcase selections from this unique collection at LUMA Arles, the new cultural centre currently being developed in Arles, France. Loans from the collection will help support the foundation’s ‘Living Archive Programme’, an experimental multidisciplinary programme which integrates diverse forms of art, including photography, design, literature, film, performance and dance, and shares these resources with the public.