press release

This major retrospective explores the career of Martin Parr, arguably the most influential and innovative figure in British social documentary photography. Through pictures that are humorous, provocative and incisive, Parr has established an utterly distinctive vision. Bringing together around 150 works and several installations, the exhibition combines the startling colour series’ of the 1980s, including The Last Resort and The Cost of Living, with more recent projects including Common Sense (1999) and Cherry Blossom (2000). Also featured is a significant selection of Parr’s lesser-known black and white work from the 1970s, much of it made in West Yorkshire and the Northwest of England. The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensively illustrated book written by Val Williams and published by Phaidon.

The exhibition is curated by Val Williams, and originated by the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, Barbican Gallery, London and Magnum Photos, London.


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Martin Parr: Photographic Works 1971-2000
Kurator Val Williams