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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
Sep 21, 2016
Since the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, Northern Ireland has witnessed a dramatic economic resurgence. The tourism industry has flourished, bringing large-scale investment and unprecedented numbers of overseas visitors to the city. In recent years the tourist industry has been predominantly shaped by two key historical events; the legacy of the Titanic, the ill-fated ship that was built in the Belfast... More...
Jul 20, 2016
The English social season runs between Easter and August 12th, comprising of a number of social and sporting events. The season originated as a way to keep the social elite entertained while Parliament was sitting, and ended just as grouse shooting began. Today tickets are more widely available, and dress codes have been relaxed, but the events are still heavily steeped in tradition.

This season Martin... More...
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Jun 1, 2016
A book of Martin Parr's Vienna work released to coincide with his 2016 exhibition at the Anzenberger Gallery. A simultaneous exhibition of Parr's older black and white work will be up at the Kunst Haus Wien.

The book explores the know cliches of Vienna - the balls, the patisseries and the tourists. Martin photographed 5 of the 36 balls that make up the "ball season" in Vienna - the highest concentration... More...
Jun 1, 2016
On occasion of the exhibition at Kunsthaus Vienna, the Anzenberger Gallery will show Martin Parr's 'Early Black and White Works'. Pictures from series such as 'Bad Weather', 'A Fair Day' and 'The Non-Confirmists' are included in this exhibit. These images, taken in the 70s and early 80s, predate his 'Last Resort' project which launched a period of vigorous revival in European photography, and the mode... More...
Jun 1, 2016
(From Kunst Haus Wien:)

Martin Parr (*1952) is one of the most renowned photographers worldwide. The “chronicler of our times” made his international breakthrough in the mid-1980s with his series Last Resort showing British beach holiday scenes. His “terribly beautiful pictures” have since influenced countless photographers in the fields of documentary photography and street photography.

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