"With photography, I like to create fiction out of reality. I try and do this by taking society's natural prejudice and giving this a twist."

- Martin Parr

b. 1952


Based in Bristol/London, UK


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Martin Parr was born in 1952 in Epsom, Surrey. He is one of the best-known documentary photographers of his generation. With over 100 books of his own published, and another 30 edited by Parr, his photographic legacy is already established.

Parr also acts as a curator. He has curated two photography festivals, Arles in 2004 and Brighton Biennial in 2010. In 2016, he curated the Barbican exhibition, Strange and Familiar. Parr has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1994 and was president from 2013 to 2017. In 2013, he was also appointed the visiting professor of photography at the University of Ulster.

Parr’s work has been collected by many of the world’s leading museums, from Tate in the UK to the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He established the Martin Parr Foundation in 2017.

Selected works


Revisiting Martin Parr’s Last Resort

Martin Parr

Parr’s early work at New Brighton Beach evokes the resilient spirit of 80s northern England

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