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Martin Parr

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Martin Parr (born 23 May 1952 in Epsom, Surrey) is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector. He is known for his photographic projects that take a critical look at aspects of modern life, in particular provincial and suburban life in England. He is a member of Magnum Photos.

Parr's approach to documentary photography is intimate, anthropological and satirical. Macro lenses, ring flash, high-saturation colour film, and since it became an easier format to work in, digital photography, all allow him to put his subjects "under the microscope" in their own environment, giving them space to expose their lives and values in ways that often involve inadvertent humour.

Parr has had almost 50 books published, and featured in around 80 exhibitions worldwide.

Recent Exhibits

Martin Parr participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2015 Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector
Barbican Art Gallery
 
Dec, 2014 Coletiva: Photography
Galeria Laura Marsiaj
 
Nov, 2014 Blow Up!
Galeria LUME
 
Nov, 2014 Blow Up!
Galeria LUME
 
Oct, 2014 Magnum Contact Sheets
C/O Berlin
 
Oct, 2014 Hunting
Flatland Gallery
 
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FotoMuseum Fabrica
Three Shadows Photography Art Centre Hasted Kraeutler
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