Parade by Mark Neville
. First edition (2019). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch. Shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020
Starting in 2016, upon the day Britain voted to leave the European Union, Mark Neville began work on a project based in Guingamp, Brittany (“little Britain”). Commissioned by the Centre d’Art GwinZegal, over a three-year period, he produced a layered portrait of a provincial agricultural region, where the local football team and Breton dance Fêtes are main cultural activities. Exhibiting the work at the local football stadium, the farming community, which constitutes the primary demographic among Guingamp's supporters, became both the subject of, and the principal audience for his project. Outside these communal pastimes, Neville also explored the economic drivers of the region. Blurring lines between the planned, constructed photograph, and spontaneous imagery, Neville photographed the different agribusinesses in the community from small sustainable farms with only a handful of animals to large agricultural industries.
Statement by Mark Neville
Notions of utopia, or ecotopia, underpin these images of farmers, nuns, Breton dancers, baton twirlers, people breeding pigs, dogs, or horses, supermarket shoppers, football supporters and football players, families on the beach or attending a beauty pageant.
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