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Martin Parr
British, b. 1952 (Member)
There is no better artist than Martin Parr to conjure up the contemporary world and depict tourism practices in the system of globalization. In his series Life’s a Beach, Martin Parr deals with the subject matter in a humorous fashion and the utmost tenderness in countries as diverse as Brazil, Japan, Great Britain, Spain and Australia.

In the same vein, he has written a new chapter during a summ Read full story
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Jun 15, 2017
The Savoy Hotel, London, opened it’s doors in 1889 and has been welcoming guests into it’s 268 rooms ever since. Favoured by the rich and famous the hotel has welcomed the likes of Oscar Wilde, Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe and The Beatles.

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May 30, 2017
The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most prestigious Formula 1 racing events in the world, drawing an extravagant crowd to the French Riviera year after year.

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Apr 4, 2017
Between February 22-28 2017, the fashion world descended on the Italian city of Milan for Milan Fashion Week.
Martin Parr went along to capture the downtime between shows and the goings-on backstage.

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Feb 24, 2017
Getting online in Cuba has never been an easy process. With all internet services controlled by the state-owned telecoms company Etecsa, internet access in private houses is practically unheard of. Recently however, the situation has begun to change, with wifi hotspots popping up across Cuba’s major cities, Cubans are beginning to embrace the internet revolution.

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Feb 24, 2017
Despite opening its doors to American tourists last September, the predicted tourism boom in Cuba has been smaller than expected, with US airlines cutting direct flights and tourists favouring alternative Caribbean destinations.
Tourism from other countries however is on the up, and Cuba managed to attract 4 million travellers in 2016.

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