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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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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 This body of work - Parr’s largest previously unpublished archive - weaves together some of the expected visual iconography of Scotland, such as highland games and stunning landscapes, but all with the Parr twist...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...
Oct 13, 2017
Magnum photographers Olivia Arthur and Martin Parr have been commissioned by Hull UK City of Culture to create their own, unique portrait of the evolving city.

Martin Parr has explored the rich culinary culture of Hull and Olivia Arthur, the creativity of the young people of the city. Collectively, these two series of work, on display for the first time in the exhibition Hull, Portrait of a City,... More...
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Oct 2, 2017
Oxford is a collection of 118 full colour photographs documenting an academic year in the life of the University. They capture the day-to-day life of the colleges and University at work and play, and the colourful and arcane rituals that make it so distinctive. Oxford by Martin Parr (with an afterword by Simon Winchester) is released on 7 September 2017 by Oxford University Press.
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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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