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CREDIT: © Martin Salter / from Memory Lane

The Photobook Club at the RPS: Martin Salter

Event info

The Photobook Club and the RPS present a monthly series of talks from photographers and artists. Curated by Tom Broadbent the series features members of The Photobook Club during the course of 2022. Books, zines and postcards from 26 Photobook Club members are available from the RPS at each event and during normal opening hours. Each speaker will be signing books after their presentation. 

This event is live and online. Book here

Martin Salter has an extensive photo book collection and has recently published Memory Lane. He will be talking about how to go about making a photobook, the process of getting a photobook in to the marketplace, setting it within a wider history of the photobook and collecting.

He will be drawing on both the history of the photo book, how this influenced his own photographic practice and how this in turn led up to the publication of Memory Lane some years after he had moved away from photography as his central creative practice. Martin Parr commented when he saw an initial edit of the book "Where has he been hiding all these years". He will be giving some context to this.

Martin will use Memory Lane as a key example, looking at the sequencing, design and print stages which was done in collaboration with the young designer Tom Booth Woodger and the publisher and street photographer Matt Stuart. Val Williams, in her introduction writes: 'To spend time with Martin Salter’s Memory Lane is to enter into a kind of meditation. It is a narrative of strangeness, of chance encounters, mysterious occurrences against the flimsy solid background of ‘ordinary’ Britain. His photographs pose the question about ‘who we are’ and ‘where we are’, how we dwell within our urban, rural and coastal landscapes, the patterns of existence we make.'.

IG: @martinsalterstudio

Event Organiser

Michael Pritchard


Venue Information

All areas are fully accessible with a lift, ramps and restrooms on each floor. If you have any specific requirements, please contact us on so we can assist you during your visit.

There is public parking in Paintworks. We also have reserved parking spaces we can make available for those with accessibility requirements. Please contact us in advance if you would like to reserve a space. From ground level there are lifts to reach RPS House on the raised ground floor.

Cancellation policy

This is a hybrid event. The RPS will do its best to ensure that it keeps to the published timings and runs as planned. In the unlikely event that the event has to be cancelled all registrants will be advised by email at the earliest opportunity and a full refund made.  No responsibility will be accepted for any consequential losses.


RPS House

337-340 Paintworks

Arnos Vale



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