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PETER MITCHEL »STRANGELY FAMILIAR« – selected by GORDON MCDOLNALD

»I first met Peter Mitchell in his house in Leeds in 2003, when I was arranging a showing of his landmark exhibition “A New Refutation of the Viking 4 Space Mission” and his inclusion in a magazine I was editing at the time. His relaxed manner and the 1964 Lambretta in the kitchen immediately drew me towards him and towards his practice. In an interview last year I asked him why he had not had a high-profile career, as many of the people he influenced in the New British Colour movement had enjoyed, to which he answered, ‘Well Gordon, I suppose I have absolutely no ambition at all.’ What is there not to like about this man? His book STRANGELY FAMILIAR, published as par t of the Nazraeli Press series of book s edited by Martin Parr, is a short introduction to the world according to Peter Mitchell. Almost entirely shot within walking distance of his house in Leeds (UK), the book shows snippets of his eye for detail, his compassion for his fellow man and his humour. Amongst the images there are some of Peter’s anecdotal accounts of meetings and his views on photography. It’s not a day in his kitchen chatting, but it’s a smashing introduction to this g reat man’s work.«

GORDON MCDOLNALD
PUBLISHER, GOST BOOKS
LONDON

PETER MITCHEL
»STRANGELY FAMILIAR«
EDITED BY MARTIN PARR
PUBLISHER: NAZRAELI PRESS, PORTLAND 2013
TEXT: MARTIN PARR (PREFACE), PETER MITCHELL
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
FORMAT: CLOTHBOUND WITH MOUNTED ILLUSTRATIONS, 30.6 × 28.5 CM, 68 PAGES
REPRODUCTIONS: 46, PRINT RUN: 1.500
ISBN: 978-1-59005-353-9

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