Theory & Practice

Souvenir

A touring exhibition by Martin Parr

Martin Parr

Martin Parr From 'The Last Resort'. Brighton, England. 1983-85. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr The East Mainland Show. Orkney, Scotland. 2007. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr Galway Races. From 'Luxury'. Galway, Ireland. 1997. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr Clare College May Ball. Cambridge, England. 2005. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr DIFC Gulf Art Fair. Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 2007. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr Snow Polo World Cup. From 'Luxury'. St Moritz, Switzerland. 2011. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr Acropolis. From 'Small World'. Athens, Greece. 1991. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
'Souvenir' exhibition by Installation photo of Martin Parr's Souvenir exhibition at Fotografiska. Stockholm, Sweden. 2015.
'Souvenir' exhibition by Installation photo of Martin Parr's Souvenir exhibition at Fotografiska. Stockholm, Sweden. 2015.

“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.” – Thomas Weski, curator.

 

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