Our collection of over 5000 photobooks has been carefully curated by Martin Parr. While the library is primarily dedicated to works from Britain and Ireland, it also contains some of the best photobooks from around the world. Our tailor-made electronic catalogue of the collection makes searching the stacks simple.

The library is open one day a week, with priority booking available to members of the Foundation. Contact us at to book either an early (10-1pm) or late (2-5pm) session from the following dates:

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Twin Lens Reflex

The Portrait Photographs of Bandele “Tex” Ajetunmobi and Harry Jacobs – depicting post-war Black Britain.

Auto fictions

A definitive record of 20 years of photography and film by Trish Morrissey.

Scumb Manifesto

Justine Kurland cut up 150 books by straight white men and made something beautiful.

The Arnolfini Works 1984

A previously unpublished selection of stunning photographs from Peter Fraser’s exhibition (alongside William Eggleston) in Bristol.