Richard Billingham
Ray’s A Laugh (Final Dummy)

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

'Ray's a Laugh' final book dummy

This is one of two book dummies for ‘Ray’s a Laugh’ by British artist and photographer Richard Billingham. The work offers an intimate view into the artist’s family home and deals with the struggles of alcoholism and poverty. In the snapshots on 35mm colour film, a medium associated with traditional family photography, Billingham depicts the chaos and hardships of his parental home, whilst retaining an intimate and tender view of his family.

Published by Scalo Press in 1996 to great acclaim, it became the photobook of the Young British Artists generation, with Billingham later being shortlisted for the Turner prize in 2001. In 2018 the project was adapted for cinema in a film produced and directed by Billingham entitled Ray & Liz.

The Martin Parr Foundation holds two dummies (Final Dummy & 2nd Final Dummy) which were created whilst editors Michael Collins and Julian Germain finalised the layout with Richard Billingham.

Medium
Photobook Dummy illustrated with digital laser prints.

Dimensions
Page (each): 30cm x 21.5cm
Overall (closed): 30cm x 21.5cm

Edition
1/1

Pages
99

Date
c.1996

 

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