Magnum Group The Magnum Photobook: A Catalogue Raisonné. Published by Phaidon. 2016. © Magnum Group | Magnum Photos

According to Martin Parr the photobook is the ‘underestimated asset in the cultural history of photography’.

To mark the launch of Magnum Photobook: A Catalogue Raisonné (Phaidon Press), join us for a discussion on the history of the photobook, with president of Magnum Photos, Martin Parr, and collector David Solo.

Magnum Photobook examines the history of the photobook in parallel to the history of Magnum, exploring the importance of the photographic book to our photographic culture; from it’s emergence as a ‘potential counterbalance to the tendency of mass media to subsume individual voices’, allowing for a more subjective narrative, and giving voice to experimental editing and design strategies; to the contemporary rise of self-publishing, democratising the medium and giving rise to individual expression.

Buy tickets and find out further information here.

This event is part of the Magnum Photos Now talks programme at the Barbican Centre.