Society

Common Sense

Martin Parr takes a candid look at our everyday excess and social stereotypes to reveal our connection to global consumer culture

Martin Parr

Martin Parr | Common Sense Bangkok, Thailand. 1998. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr | Common Sense Sand Bay, England. 1997. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr | Common Sense Zurich, Switzerland. 1997. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr | Common Sense Zurich, Switzerland. 1997. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr | Common Sense Love cakes. Florida, USA. 1998 © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

From kitsch to grotesque, Common Sense documents modern consumerist culture. These vivid and often lurid photographs are both funny and sad, taking a forensic look at everyday items. A smorgasbord of over-the-top visuals, highlighting everything from tacky clothes and jewelry to different kinds of junk food.

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