Phaidon's Classic Photographers Collection
Phaidon's Classic Photographers Collection

A great photo overview in 7 classic books

Buy our Classic Photographers Collection and gift a trove of images by Martin Parr, Steve McCurry and others

Photography is an art best enjoyed in series. One Martin Parr picture from New Brighton in Merseyside can be charming, yet the shot, accompanied by similar images by Parr from Badminton Horse Trials, a Yorkshire Baptist Chapel and Surrey commuter station really fill you in on the artist’s sensibilities and vision.

 

Martin Parr, Badminton Horse Trials, 1986-1989, Gloucestershire, England
Martin Parr, Badminton Horse Trials, 1986-1989, Gloucestershire, England

Pair Parr with monographs by Nan Goldin, Daido Moriyama, Joel Meyerowitz and Steve McCurry, and a wealth of photographic opportunities open up.

Phaidon has combed through its extensive back catalogue to bring together a series of collections, covering the worlds of art, architecture, photography food and design.

 

Afghan Girl near Peshwar, Pakistan, 1984, by Steve McCurry
Afghan Girl near Peshwar, Pakistan, 1984, by Steve McCurry

Each of these seven titles in our Classic Photographers Collection, offers an excellent overview of a certain photographer: Daido Moriyama; Steve McCurry; Joel Meyerowitz; Martin Parr; Dorothea Lange; Guy Bourdin; and Nan Goldin. Yet the collection adds up to much more than a sum of its parts, whether given to friends or bought for oneself. Browse through our Classic Photographers Collection here, and take a look at the other collections in this range here.