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Martin Parr
British, b. 1952 (Member)
Martin Parr has been photographing beach life over many decades, documenting all aspects of this tradition including close ups of sun bathers, swimming dips and picnics in the UK as well as in countries as far apart as China, Argentina and Thailand. This exhibition demonstrates Parr engagement with a cherished subject matter, where all absurdities and quirky National behaviours seamlessly fuse tog Read full story
Featured Essays
Oct 16, 2018
“I always like going to art fairs because the people that show up are pretty interesting,” says Magnum photographer Martin Parr. With his quasi-anthropological bent, the people-watching artist turns his lens on to his own artistic milieu, observing the art-world from within, during this week’s Frieze Art Fair in London.

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Oct 12, 2018
In Life’s a Beach, one of Britain’s most beloved photographers takes us on a color-saturated journey through a place loved by all, the seaside, with its general absurdities and local quirks. Martin Parr has been photographing this subject for many decades, documenting all aspects of the tradition, including close-ups of sunbathers, rambunctious swimmers caught mid-plunge, and the eternal sandy picnic... More...
From the Archive
Sep 18, 2018
Russian debutantes are paying the price for the icy relations between Britain and Moscow after the annual Russian Debutantes Ball in London was canceled because wealthy visitors cannot get visas. Martin Parr was given exclusive access to the Ball in 2016.

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Jun 13, 2018
The Grand National horse race has been held annually at Aintree Racecourse since 1839. Martin Parr attended on Ladies Day 2018.

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Jun 6, 2018
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is perhaps the most famous flower and landscape garden show in World. Taking place in May every year, the show attracts thousands of visitors and counts the Royal Family amongst it’s guests. Martin Parr attended Chelsea Flower Show 2018 over two days.

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