Past Exhibition

Martin Parr’s Black Country Stories

The Martin Parr Foundation exhibits an exploration of West Midlands traditions

Martin Parr

Martin Parr Food Bank, Wolverhampton. Black Country. England, Great Britain, 2012. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Between 2010 and 2014, Martin Parr was commissioned by Multistory to photograph the four boroughs of the Black Country. This extensive body of work looked at what remained of the Black Country’s traditions, such as chain making and confectionary production, as well as more modern features like the Merry Hill shopping centre in Dudley. The Martin Parr Foundation will present highlights from the show originally exhibited at The New Art Gallery Walsall and Wolverhampton Art Gallery in 2014/15.

Free admission

Martin Parr Making sticks of rock at Teddy Gray's, confectionary manufacturer. An area in the midlands, The Black Country gained its name in the mid nineteenth century due to the smoke from the many thousands (...)
Martin Parr Father & son, Brian & Ross Cartwright. Griffin Woodhouse Ltd, chain makers. An area in the midlands, The Black Country gained its name in the mid nineteenth century due to the smoke from the many t (...)
Martin Parr Mark Evans with No. 21 at the Tipton Pigeon Racing Club. An area in the midlands, The Black Country gained its name in the mid nineteenth century due to the smoke from the many thousands of ironwor (...)