Published by Errata Editions. Text by Charlotte Cotton, Jeffrey Ladd.
Photographer and painter Richard Billingham (born 1970) grew up in a cramped, high-rise tenement apartment with his mother and father in Birmingham, England. His father, Ray, was an unemployed, chronic alcoholic, often sleeping the whole day through, while Liz, Billingham’s overweight and heavily tattooed mother, filled her home with porcelain dolls and jigsaw puzzles, housing ten cats and three dogs. These are Billingham’s subjects. In stark comparison to conventional family photos around the dinner table or in front of the Christmas tree, Billingham’s images are raw, intimate and often uncomfortably humorous. First published in 2000, Ray’s a Laugh is now considered one of the most important British photo books of the recent past. This publication reproduces this renowned book spread by spread, including a contemporary essay by Charlotte Cotton.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 7 x 9.5 in. / 112 pgs / 65 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/31/2014 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2014 p. 96
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781935004356SDNR60 List Price: $39.95 CDN $53.95