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Martin Parr
British, b. 1952 (Member)
There is no better artist than Martin Parr to conjure up the contemporary world and depict tourism practices in the system of globalization. In his series Life’s a Beach, Martin Parr deals with the subject matter in a humorous fashion and the utmost tenderness in countries as diverse as Brazil, Japan, Great Britain, Spain and Australia.

In the same vein, he has written a new chapter during a summ Read full story
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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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Dec 23, 2015
As City of London photographer-in-residence since 2013, Parr has been granted unprecedented access to high-profile occasions where guests have included Her Majesty The Queen and dignitaries. The resulting images offer a new perspective on the City of London and create a significant documentary record of its colour and character for years to come.

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Jul 16, 2015
For a Parisian summer time in Paris, Martin Parr show his new series on beaches in an exclusive exhibition with clichés never seen before.
The beach is a territory dear to the heart of Martin Parr, who follows the vernacular tradition of beach photography. Great Britain being an island, the sea is never more than 120 kilometers away. The beach is a national pastime. To Martin Parr, it is an open-air... More...
Jun 22, 2015
For the NICE 2015. PROMENADE(S) DES ANGLAIS exhibition, Martin Parr treats visitors to a real-time photo shoot using the Promenade as a backdrop in his photographic study of the city of Nice.
The Martin Parr Studio team will be throwing themselves into a veritable 4-day photographic marathon to create, edit, print and exhibit the photographs, as Parr takes them, in the studio set up in the Artists’... More...
Jun 1, 2015
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 together.

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