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Martin Parr
British, b. 1952 (Member)
Martin Parr has been photographing beach life over many decades, documenting all aspects of this tradition including close ups of sun bathers, swimming dips and picnics in the UK as well as in countries as far apart as China, Argentina and Thailand. This exhibition demonstrates Parr engagement with a cherished subject matter, where all absurdities and quirky National behaviours seamlessly fuse tog Read full story
May 13, 2016
Kunst Haus Wien (Vienna, Austria) presents from June 3 to November 2, 2016 the exhibition "Photographic Journey" by Martin Parr.

The exhibition provides a profound insight into Parr’s oeuvre. Parr, who has been totally committed to colour photography since 1982, directs our view to the rather odd and absurd aspects of everyday life and exposes these, often resulting in the amusement of the viewers.

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Mar 28, 2016
A fun collection of Martin Parr's food pictures, which documents the simple notion that 'we are what we eat'.

Real Food celebrates all things food through the eyes of the renowned British photographer Martin Parr - a kaleidoscope of foods the world over, from hot dogs to sticky buns and langoustine to lemon meringue pie.

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Mar 1, 2016
View the City of London through the lens of acclaimed Magnum photographer Martin Parr. Explore the pomp, ceremony and behind-the-scenes activity as Parr brings the City to life, capturing the traditions and people who make up the colourful Square Mile.

Martin Parr has been the City of London's photographer-in-residence since 2013. From 2013 to 2015 he has documented the life of the City, across three... More...
Feb 29, 2016
The Guardian has published a selection of images from Martin Parr's recently-reissued book, "Autoportrait." View the article here or access the book's images here.... More...
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Jan 13, 2016
This is a fully revised and updated edition of Martin Parr’s highly successful book Autoportrait which was first published in 2000.
Redesigned, it features a playable ‘labyrinth’ puzzle on the front cover and includes a large number of new images taken since its first publication.
The book shows the remarkable shift from analogue to digital photography that has taken place over the period.

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