John Myers will deliver an artist talk in the MPF gallery to launch his new photobook, Life As It Is, published by RRB Photobooks, 2022.
Life As It Is features eighty previously unpublished photographs from the archives of John Myers, taken in and around Stourbridge in the 1970s and 80s.
The focus of Myers’ photography is the ordinary and underappreciated and this book combines both portraits and landscape to re-imagine a day in the life of Stourbridge. The images were taken in the living rooms, workplaces, backyards and asphalt streets of his suburban hometown.
Followed by questions from the floor.
‘Although RRB have already published the landmark trilogy of John Myers we are fortunate that more photographs have recently come to light and are published here for the first time. Even more fortunate is the fact that many of these are Myers’ terrific portraits. This volume confirms Myers’ role as one of the key portraitists of post-war Britain.’ – Martin Parr
This event is part of our ongoing series sponsored by WEX Photo Video. The evening will take place in the MPF gallery. Doors will open at 6.30pm.
21 APR 2022, 7pm BST
£6 / regular
£4 / MPF members
£4 / students