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Martin Parr’s “Souvenir” in Bogota

The British photographer’s work exploring tokens and trinkets travels to Bogotá

Martin Parr

Martin Parr From 'The Last Resort.' New Brighton, England. Great Britain. 1983-85. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr From 'The Last Resort.' New Brighton, England. Great Britain. 1983-85. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr Galway Races. From 'Luxury.' Galway. Ireland. 1997. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr Clare College May Ball. From 'Luxury.' Cambridge, England. Great Britain. 2005. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr Acropolis. From 'Small World'. Athens. Greece. 1991. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr From 'Small World.' Kleine Scheidegg. Switzerland.

1994. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr Westbay. England. Great Britain. 1996. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Collection Martin Parr Autoportrait. To Sang Photostudio. Martin Parr Collection. Amsterdam. Holland. 2000. © Collection Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

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.

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