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Martin Parr Mumbai. India. 2016. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Spend an exciting week shooting alongside one of the most influential British photographers. Martin Parr’s unmistakable eye for the quirks of ordinary life has made him a distinctive voice in visual culture for more than 30 years. As a photographer and collector, he has left a mark on a generation of photographers.

During this workshop photographing in Delhi under the guidance of Parr, you will benefit from an incredible opportunity to see the city from his unique perspective.

Begin the week with a day of introductions and presentations of participants’ images, followed by a discussion with Martin Parr about his own photographic practice and career to date. Take part in daily shooting sessions, group critiques, short photographic assignments and opportunities to share successes, as well as problem-solve challenges that arise from the realities of photographing in Delhi.

The workshop will offer shooting time, lectures, critiques and editing sessions as well as social time spent together as a group.

"India is one of the most photographed countries in the world, yet there is a surprising lack of images that really show the wonderful chaos of the streets of the country."

- Martin Parr

Where & When

Delhi, India – exact location TBC
24th – 28th January, 9.30am to 5pm with evening shooting and activities.

We advise participants to arrive on the 23rd and leave on the 29th of January.

Language

The workshop will be held in English

Fees

This workshop is now fully booked, click here to join the waiting list.

Early bird price (incl. VAT): $1,800 until 17 November 2019
Regular price (incl. VAT): $2,000 after 18 November 2019

Terms and Conditions apply

See the bottom of this page for more details.

Join the Waiting List

Click here to join the waiting list for this workshop.

Selection and Requirements

Workshop open to 12 participants. The places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Contact

For enquiries relating to this project please email Dubheasa Lanipekun: dubheasa.lanipekun@magnumphotos.com

Martin Parr Chowpatty Beach. Mumbai. India. 2018. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr Kovalam. Kerala, India. 2016. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Biography

Martin Parr

Martin Parr is a chronicler of our age. In the face of the constantly growing flood of images released by the media, his photographs offer us the opportunity to see the world from his unique perspective.

At first glance, his photographs seem exaggerated or even grotesque. The motifs he chooses are strange, the colours are garish and the perspectives are unusual. Parr’s term for the overwhelming power of published images is “propaganda”. He counters this propaganda with his own chosen weapons: criticism, seduction and humour. As a result, his photographs are original and entertaining, accessible and understandable. But at the same time they show us in a penetrating way how we live, how we present ourselves to others, and what we value.

Leisure, consumption and communication are the concepts that this British photographer has been researching for several decades now on his worldwide travels. In the process, he examines national characteristics and international phenomena to find out how valid they are as symbols that will help future generations to understand our cultural peculiarities. Parr enables us to see things that have seemed familiar to us in a completely new way. In this way he creates his own image of society, which allows us to combine an analysis of the visible signs of globalisation with unusual visual experiences. In his photos, Parr juxtaposes specific images with universal ones without resolving the contradictions. Individual characteristics are accepted and eccentricities are treasured.

The themes Parr selects and his inimitable treatment of them set him apart as a photographer whose work involves the creation of extensive series. Part of his unusual strategy is to present and publish the same photos in the context of art photography, in exhibitions and in art books, as well as in the related fields of advertising and journalism. In this way, he transcends the traditional separation of the different types of photography. Thanks to this integrative approach, as well as his style and his choice of themes, he has long served as a model for the younger generation of photographers.

Martin Parr sensitises our subconscious – and once we’ve seen his photographs, we keep on discovering these images over and over again in our daily lives and recognising ourselves within them. The humour in these photographs makes us laugh at ourselves, with a sense of recognition and release.

Introduction text by Thomas Weski

Terms and Conditions

• Magnum Photos reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 8 participants. Students will be given a full refund. In the event of cancellation, students will be given at least 2 weeks advance notice
• Magnum Photos reserves the right to change or alter the program advertised
• Travel insurance is mandatory.
• The workshop fee does not include international transport, accommodation in Delhi or ground expenses.
• For International applicants, Magnum Photos is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case the workshop is cancelled. We highly recommend that you buy refundable tickets and/or travel insurance
• Cancellations: Magnum will reimburse the totality of the ticket price is cancellation is made at least 21 days before the start of the workshop, minus a $50 administrative fee. We will charge 50% of the ticket price if cancellation is made between 15 and 21 days before the workshop and 100% of the ticket price if cancellation is made less than 15 days before the start of the workshop.

Martin Parr Windamere Hotel. Darjeeling, India. 2005. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos