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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
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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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Jan 29, 2018
An exhibition of Martin Parr’s travel and holiday documentary photographs opens in Germany

"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,... More...
Jan 23, 2018
Martin Parr’s seaside work comes to Spain

Martin Parr’s exhibition Life’s a Beach comes Huelva, south of Spain, at the occasion of the photography festival Latitudes.

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... More...
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Oct 16, 2017
For more than 25 years Martin Parr has been taking photographs in Scotland. From the streets of Glasgow to an island agricultural show in Orkney, Parr has built a huge archive of photographs. This body of work - Parr’s largest previously unpublished archive - weaves together some of the expected visual iconography of Scotland, such as highland games and stunning landscapes, but all with the Parr twist... More...
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