Trained as a fine artist, Richard Billingham took up photography whilst an art student as a way to inspire his paintings. In 1996, his book "Ray's a Laugh" brought him to the attention of the photography and art worlds. The photographs focused on Ray, Billingham's alcoholic father, and trod a delicate path between voyeurism, social commentary, and intense self-exposure. Over recent years, Billingham has photographed increasingly within the landscape and this new book brings together this work for the first time. The images are contemplative and thoughtful and reflect his primary concern for the 'making' of an image. Billingham first exhibited in 1995 at the Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, who still represent him. His work has received significant international acclaim - in 1997 he won the Citibank Photography Prize and his work was one of the talking points of 'Sensation', the exhibition of Contemporary British Art from the Saatchi Collection. He was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2001.
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 953 g
Dimensions: 242 x 295 x 18 mm
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