Richard Billingham at Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds

To mark the launch of Ray’s a Laugh, join Richard Billingham for a special Q&A screening of his acclaimed 2018 drama Ray & Liz plus book signing. In partnership with Village Books, Leeds. 

Tickets available here

Thursday 11 April
18:00 BST

Hyde Park Picture House
73 Brudenell Rd

About Ray’s a Laugh

First published in 1996, Richard Billingham’s Ray’s a Laugh is one of the most significant photobooks of the turn of the twentieth century, as well as a cornerstone work of the Young British Artists generation. Formed of starkly intimate images of Billingham’s often chaotic parental home under the heavy effects of alcoholism and poverty, the book was produced in the 1990s with editors Michael Collins and Julian Germain. This new edition restores Billingham’s original vision for his deeply personal work for the first time. Including numerous unseen images and a distinct approach to sequencing inflected by Billingham’s training as a painter: it constitutes a ‘director’s cut’ and reintroduces a vital and consistently challenging work for a new era.

The publication of this new edition is accompanied by Ray’s a Laugh: A Reader, edited by Liz Jobey, which traces the book’s compelling history from Billingham’s ‘discovery’ at Sunderland University, through his Turner Prize nomination, to the present reworked edition. 

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