Rays a Laugh, Photobook (hard back, 22 x 28cm, 96 pages)

Billingham, Richard ORCID: 0000-0002-6474-5656 (1996) Rays a Laugh, Photobook (hard back, 22 x 28cm, 96 pages). Scalo, Zurich. ISBN 978-3908247371

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Rays a Laugh, 1996, published by Scalo, Zurich, (hard back, 22 x 28cm, 96 pages), is considered one of the most important contemporary photobooks. It is an edited sequenced of photographs made by Billingham from 1990 – 1996 of his immediate family: father ‘Ray’, mother ‘Elizabeth’ and brother ‘Jason’. There is no text inside the book, the idea being that the images stood for themselves. There was a short text on printed on the back of the book by Billingham with a quote by photographer Robert Frank. Ray’s a Laugh was re printed once in paperback in 2000. In May 2014, Errata Editions published a book study of ‘Ray’s a Laugh’ called ‘Book on Books 18, Richard Billingham: Ray’s a Laugh’ (hard back w/ dust jacket, 108 pages, 90 colour illustrations, ISBN: 978-1-935004-35-6) with essays by Charlotte Cotton and Jeffrey Ladd. This series ‘Ray’s a Laugh’ is also Included in ‘The Photobook: A History Volume II’ by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger. Certain images from ‘Ray’s a Laugh’ were drawn on to create scenes for the recent BAFTA nominated feature film for cinema ’Ray & Liz’, 2018, written and directed by Richard Billingham, produced by Jackie Davies and shot by DoP Daniel Landin

Item Type: Book
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Arts > Photography
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice as Research
Depositing User: Richard Billingham
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2019 15:19
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 15:19
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6884

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