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Martin Parr

Some works by Martin Parr in agnès b. collection of photography will be shown to celebrate Vogue's fashion night out, in our Covent Garden shop.
Come and join us for French delicacies on Thursday 8th September from 6pm!
35-36 Floral Street, London WC2E 9DJ

Martin Parr was born in Epsom, Surrey, UK, in [...] +

Some works by Martin Parr in agnès b. collection of photography will be shown to celebrate Vogue's fashion night out, in our Covent Garden shop.
Come and join us for French delicacies on Thursday 8th September from 6pm!
35-36 Floral Street, London WC2E 9DJ

Martin Parr was born in Epsom, Surrey, UK, in 1952. When he was a boy, his budding interest in the medium of photography was encouraged by his grandfather George Parr, himself a keen amateur photographer.
Martin Parr studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic, from 1970 to 1973.
Since that time, Martin Parr has worked on numerous photographic projects. He has developed an international reputation for his innovative imagery, his oblique approach to social documentary, and his input to photographic culture within the UK and abroad.
In 1994 he became a full member of Magnum Photographic Corporation.
In recent years, he has developed an interest in filmmaking, and has started to use his photography within different conventions, such as fashion and advertising.
In 2002 the Barbican Art Gallery and the National Media Museum initiated a large retrospective of Martin Parr’s work. This show toured Europe for the next 5 years.
Martin Parr was appointed Professor of Photography in 2004 at The University of Wales Newport campus.
Martin Parr was Guest Artistic Director for Rencontres D'Arles in 2004.
In 2006 Martin Parr was awarded the Erich Salomon Prize and the resulting Assorted Cocktail show opens at Photokina.
In 2008 Martin Parr was guest curator at New York Photo Festival, curating the New Typologies exhibition.
Parrworld opened at Haus de Kunst, Mucich, in 2008. The show exhibited Parr’s own collection of objects, postcards, his personal photography collection of both British and International artists, photo books and finally his own photographs. The exhibition toured Europe for the following 2 years.
At PhotoEspana, 2008, Martin Parr wins the Baume et Mercier award in recognition of his professional career and contributions to contemporary photography.
Martin Parr curated the Brighton Photo Biennial that took place in October 2010.
He is working on 3 shows for 2012, one on his Scottish photos at the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, one from a commission for the High Museum in Atlanta and also a big show for Fotofreo in Perth.
He is also working on more books about photobooks, Vol 3 for Phaidon, to supplement Vol 1&2 from them in conjunction with Gerry Badger, and also books about Latin American and Chinese photo books.

Martin Parr
Untitled, "The Last Resort" series
1992

Untitled, "Bored Couples" series
1992

 

Berlin, "Flowers" series
1997

Dorset, "Flowers" series
1998

Thaïland, "Flowers" series
1997

Keukenhof, "Flowers" series
1997

West Bay, "Flowers" series
1997

Untitled, "Signs of the Times" series
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