Autoportrait by Martin Parr - Signed Book – Magnum Photos

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For the last thirty years, when Martin Parr has travelled on assignment throughout the world he has had his portrait taken–whether by a local studio photographer, a street photographer, or in a photo booth. The result is a true celebration of portrait taking–ranging from elaborate studio sets reminiscent of the heyday of the Victorian studio photographer, to digitally manipulated images of Parr as Mr. Universe, or images horrendously re-touched by a studio in their attempts to flatter him. Presented in chronological order, the photos follow Parr as he ages gently on his travels across continents. As with all Parr’s projects the book is not only hilarious but also comments on a world beyond the frame – not only in the apparent cultural differences between countries but also in its broader social and political references. It also reflects on identity and self, questioning the whole notion of the photographic portrait itself.

Signed by Martin Parr

  • Format: Hardback with labyrinth puzzle on the front cover
  • Pages: 144 pages; 89 color plates
  • Size: 6 x 4 in (155 x 110mm)
  • Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • ISBN: 9781907893803

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A fully revised and updated edition of Martin Parr’s highly successful book Autoportrait, first published in 2000. Redesigned, it features a playable ‘labyrinth’ puzzle on the front cover and includes a large number of new images taken since its first publication. The book shows the remarkable shift from analogue to digital photography that has taken place over the period.


For the last thirty years, when Martin Parr has travelled on assignment throughout the world he has had his portrait taken–whether by a local studio photographer, a street photographer, or in a photo booth. The result is a true celebration of portrait taking–ranging from elaborate studio sets reminiscent of the heyday of the Victorian studio photographer, to digitally manipulated images of Parr as Mr. Universe, or images horrendously re-touched by a studio in their attempts to flatter him. Presented in chronological order, the photos follow Parr as he ages gently on his travels across continents. As with all Parr’s projects the book is not only hilarious but also comments on a world beyond the frame – not only in the apparent cultural differences between countries but also in its broader social and political references. It also reflects on identity and self, questioning the whole notion of the photographic portrait itself.

Signed by Martin Parr

  • Format: Hardback with labyrinth puzzle on the front cover
  • Pages: 144 pages; 89 color plates
  • Size: 6 x 4 in (155 x 110mm)
  • Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • ISBN: 9781907893803

The Magnum Shop usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

International Orders:
Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email shop@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.

The Magnum Shop usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

International Orders:
Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email shop@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.