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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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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.

Web access is not cheap, Etesca internet... More...
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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.

In January of this year, Martin Parr visited Cuba and turned... More...
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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...