Martin Parr

United Kingdom 1952


Martin Parr
Martin Parr
United Kingdom
October 17, 2014
Music, Gestalt, .

Being the chronicler of our times is not an easy task at all, yet Martin Parr curiously perceives that role as a matter of perfect choice. During his several decades-long career, the artist has primarily focused on depicting different social classes; especially the population of rural England has been represented in several series. With vigor and wit, Parr constructed strong satirical shots and his photographs are not only documents of past times and changing contexts, rather they are well conducted anthropological studies which semantically provide much more than just a visual impression.

The british photographer became a member of magnum world agency in 1994 and became internationally recognized
Martin Parr – Welcome to Belfast

Exposed to Photography

Martin Parr was born in Epsom, Surrey, UK, in 1952. From the early age, he showed tremendous interest in the medium of photography and was largely encouraged by his grandfather George Parr, who was an amateur photographer and member of the Royal Photographic Society. The artist studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic, from 1970 to 1973, and 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.

Anthropological look at aspects of modern life

His photos depicted sights form resort street various events and festivities in both UK and globally
Martin Parr – Cakes and balls

Notable Academic And Curatorial Career

Simultaneously with his artistic practice, Martin Parr has been a successful lecturer and curator. From 2004 to 2012 he was Professor of Photography at The University of Wales Newport campus, and in 2013 was appointed visiting Professor of Photography at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. In 2008 Martin Parr was the guest curator at New York Photo Festival, while in 2010 the artist curated the Brighton Photo Biennial in October. One of the last projects titled Strange and Familiar was curated by Parr in 2016 at the Barbican. The show examines how international photographers from 1930s onward have photographed in the UK.

One of the main features of Parr’s work is close-up

The photos from resort street or other public spaces are perfect view of class differentiation in society
Martin Parr – Milan Fashion week

Martin Parr and Magnum

The artist joined famous Magnum Photos as an associate member in 1988. Several years later, Parr applies for membership, yet Philip Jones Griffiths tries to influence other members not to include him in the organization. Nevertheless, Parr achieved the necessary two-thirds majority by one vote. Interestingly, Magnum membership helped him not only in further development of photojournalist style, but enabled him to work on editorial photography for Paul Smith, Louis Vuitton, and other clients. In 2014 Parr was voted in as president of Magnum Photos International.

Martin Parr has depicted the royalty as well

Parr’s photo book was on view in exhibitions so audience were in direct contact with the work
Martin Parr – Unseen city

The Recurrent Themes in Parr’s Work

The lens of Martin Parr are always on a search for strange, grotesque and twisted motifs. The subjects or more precisely the situations which he captures are accentuated with vivid colors and the perspectives. By focusing mostly on leisure, consumption, and communication, the artist critically articulates human activity, so from this time distance, it can be even said that his most common topics are consumerism, babbitry, and globalization. Whether the images depict modern life in provincial England or are made during his travels, they are humorous, seductive, and provide a new insight in how interaction is affected by cultural peculiarities and context.

Parr is known for a critique of mass tourism

You can like the works of this photographer and read black letter texts about his works
Martin Parr – Cuba Tourism

Dissecting The Social Tissue

The first mature work Parr did was realized in West Yorkshire, where he spent five years photographing rural life in the area, focusing on the Methodist (and some Baptist) non-conformist chapels, a focal point for isolated farming communities that in the early 1970s were closing down. At the beginning of 80’s, he photographed working-class people at the seaside in nearby New Brighton, while during 1987 and 1988 he completed his next major project, on the middle class, who were at that time becoming increasingly affluent under Thatcherism. With a project, Small World (1987–1994) Parr dealt with mass tourism and with Common Sense (1995–1999) he was focused on global consumerism.

The intimate portraits of common people

The Films of Martin Par

Besides taking photography to a higher level by conjoining it with different genres, such as fashion and advertising, Martin Parr has developed a particular interest in film-making, From 1990–92 he has collaborated with Nick Barker, during a shooting of Barker’s film Signs of the Times. A couple of years later, the artist began producing his own television documentaries with Mosaic Film. He was the cameraman on the film It’s Nice Up North (2006), while in 2014 Parr created Turkey and Tinsel, a 60 minute deadpan and often hilarious observational video documentary about faux Christmas in small town England.

The movie ironically examines the idea that the further North you travel, the friendlier people become

Grand Retrospection

Parrworld opened at Haus de Kunst, Munich, in 2008. The show exhibited Parr’s own collection of objects, more than 1,000 examples of photo books from the 19th century through to the present day, postcards, photography prints by both British and International photographers, and a new project from Parr entitled Luxury. The items from his collections have been used as the basis for publications and exhibitions. Interestingly, since the 1970s, Parr has collected and publicized the postcards made between the 1950s and 1970s by John Hinde and his team of photographers. The exhibition toured Europe for the following 2 years.

Martin Parr is one of the British best photographers

 Photographer traveled around the world made a black book with those works which were like postcards
Martin Parr – Cakes and balls

The Shift of Reality On Photographs of Martin Parr

Apparently, throughout the years, the career of Martin Parr has developed in different directions but he has kept the ability to carefully note our age. Therefore, it is no wonder the artist has been awarded a number of honors such as the Erich Salomon Prize in 2006 or Baume et Mercier award in recognition of his professional career and contributions to contemporary photography at PhotoEspana in 2008. Works in various collections, over 90 books of his own work published, vast personal collection, notable academic career make the artist person of outstanding domains. The photographs of Martin Parr offer us sensitizes our subconscious, they are memorable and are the pure reflection of all the aspects of our daily existence.

Martin Parr lives and works in Bristol.

Featured image: Portrait of Martin Parr – image from WW archive
All images used are courtesy of the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Swans, Gloves, Roses & PancakesTower Bridge, London, United KingdomSolo
2016FoodJanet Borden, Brooklyn, New York, USASolo
2016Welcome to BelfastBelfast Exposed, Northern IrelandSolo
2016UntitledFestival Images Vevey, SwitzerlandSolo
2016MMMPhilharmonie de Paris, Paris, FranceSolo
2016So Near and So FarRoscommon Arts Centre, IrelandSolo
2016Work & LeisureFirstsite, Colchester, United KingdomSolo
2016Early Black and WhiteAnzenberger Gallery, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2016Flowers Photology Noto, SicilySolo
2016Strange ParadiseThe Harts Gallery, New Milford, USASolo
2016A Photographic JourneyKunst Haus Wien, AustriaSolo
2016Parrtificial Museum of Image and Sound, Sao Paulo, BrazilSolo
2015The Satirist Linzhou Foto Festival, Lianzhou, ChinaSolo
2015Oops…Chocolate! Expo, Milan, ItalySolo
2015Al Nivel de Parr Guatephoto, GuatemalaSolo
2015Martin Parr Book CoversGaleria Lume, Soa Paulo, BrazilSolo
2015Martin Parr in Tehran AG Galerie, Tehran, IranSolo
2015A Place in the Sun Barbado Gallery, Lisbon, PortugalSolo
2015Life’s a Beach Ville d’Evian, Evian, FranceSolo
2015MMMLe Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, FranceSolo
2015Life’s a BeachLe Theatre de la Photographie, Nice, FranceSolo
2015ParrbooksFotobook Festival, Kassel, GermanySolo
2015Martin Parr at the Beach Le Bon Marche, Paris, FranceSolo
2015Black Country Stories Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, United KingdomSolo
2015SouvenirFotografiska, Stockholm, SwedenSolo
2015A Taste for MulhouseLa Filature, Mulhouse, FranceSolo
2015The Non ConformistsCompton Verney, Warwickshire, United KingdomSolo
2015Bad WeatherJB Space, Geneva, SwitzerlandSolo
2015Only in England (The Non-Conformists) with Tony Ray-Jones Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, United KingdomSolo
2014 The Amalfi Coast Studio Trisorio, Napoli, ItalySolo
2014Kamel Mennour Paris, FranceSolo
2014Life’s a Beach State Museum and Exhibition Centre, St Petersburg, RussiaSolo
2014A Birds Eye ViewPics Gallery, London, United KingdomSolo
2014We Love Britain Sprengel Museum, Hannover, GermanySolo
2014UntitledBlindspot Gallery, Hong KongSolo
2014Black Country Stories New Art Gallery Walsall, United KingdomSolo
2014Signs of the TimesBeetles Gallery, London, United KingdomSolo
2014Say CheeseArt of Dining, London, United KingdomSolo
2014UntitledKnokke-Heist Photo Festival, BelgiumSolo
2014The Real World with Rimaldas VikstraitisTbilisi Photo Festival, GeorgiaSolo
2014The Non Conformists La Virreina Image Centre, Barcelona, SpainSolo
2014LiberationJersey Museum, Jersey, The Channel IslandsSolo
2014Life’s a Beach and Machu Picchu Lima Photo Biennial, Lima, PeruSolo
2014 Martin Parr’s Paris, MEP, Paris, FranceSolo
2014 Only in England (The Non-Conformists) with Tony Ray-Jones, National Media Museum, Bradford, United KingdomSolo
2013 Life’s a Beach and Machu Picchu, Lima Photo Biennial, Lima, PeruSolo
2013 Liberation, Jersey Museum, Jersey, The Channel IslandsSolo
2013 The Non Conformists, La Virreina Image Centre, Barcelona, SpainSolo
2013 The Real World with Rimaldas Vikstraitis, Tbilisi Photo Festival, GeorgiaSolo
2013 Life’s a Beach,Centre Culturel Juliobona, Lillebonne, FranceSolo
2013 Made in the UK, Katara Cultural Centre, QatarSolo
2013 No Worries, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, AustraliaSolo
2013 Life’s a Beach, Aperture, New York, USASolo
2013 America in Color, Janet Borden, New York, USASolo
2013 Liberation, Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery, Guernsey, The Channel IslandsSolo
2013 Martin Parr Retrospective, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, 2013Solo
2013 Only in England (The Non-Conformists) with Tony Ray-Jones, The Media Space, London, United KingdomSolo
2012 Every Man and Women is a Star: Photographs by Martin Parr and Tom Wood, Walker Art, Gallery, Liverpool, United KingdomSolo
2012 Luxury, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, RussiaSolo
2012 Life’s a Beach, Nicola von Senger, Zurich, SwitzerlandSolo
2012 Souvenir, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, SwitzerlandSolo
2012 Life’s a Beach, Schirmer, Mosel Showroom, Munich, GermanySolo
2012 Think of Finland, Laboratory, Helsinki, FinlandSolo
2012 No Worries, part of Fotofreo, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Freemantle AustraliaSolo
2012 New Pictures 6, Minneapolis Winter Games, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USASolo
2012 The Last Resort (with Tom Wood), Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomSolo
2012 Assorted Cocktail and newly commissioned work taken at Helmond Carnival, Gemeentemuseum, Helmond, The NetherlandsSolo
2012 Souvenir, CCCB, Barcelona, SpainSolo
2012 Small World, Phototheatron, The Athens House of Photography, Athens, GreeceSolo
2012 The Last Resort, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, RussiaSolo
2012 Life’s a Beach, Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, FranceSolo
2012 Playas, Paraty em Foco, Paraty, BrazilSolo
2012 Luxury and Beaches, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, ChinaSolo
2012 Luxury, Plymouth College of Art, United KingdomSolo
2012 Think of England, Musee Geo-Charles, Echirolles, FranceSolo
2012 No Worries, Brisbane Power House, Brisbane, AustraliaSolo
2012 Martin Parr in Focus, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, AustraliaSolo
2012 Time Off, Rocket Gallery, London, United KingdomSolo
2012 Christ’s Hospital, Christ’s Hospital School, West Sussex, United KingdomSolo
2011 Assorted Cocktail, DOX, Prague, Czech RepublicSolo
2011 The Real World, Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2011 The Goutte d’Or, Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris, FranceSolo
2011 The Pleasures of the Immediate, Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall, United KingdomSolo
2011 On The Beach, Photomed Festival, Sanary-sur-mer, FranceSolo
2011 Black Country Stories, Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton, United KingdomSolo
2011 Luxury, Bogota Photography Festival, ColombiaSolo
2011 What Would You Save in a Flood? In association with Oxfam, Proud Gallery, London, United KingdomSolo
2011 Common Sense, Galerie Asbaek, Copenhagen, DenmarkSolo
2011 Small World, Guernsey Photography Festival, Guernsey, The Channel IslandsSolo
2011 Albania 1990, Common Sense & Small Word, The National gallery of Arts, Tirana, AlbaniaSolo
2011 Bristol and West, M Shed, Bristol, United KingdomSolo
2010Untitled Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, USASolo
2010 Luxury, Getxophoto, Getxo, SpainSolo
2010 Luxury, Wellington College Arts Festival, United KingdomSolo
2010 Playas, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, MexicoSolo
2010 Martin Parr at PHOTOINK, New Delhi, IndiaSolo
2010 Playas, Arts Center of San Luis Potosi Centenario, MexicoSolo
2010 Working Men’s Clubs, Earlswood Working Men’s Club, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomSolo
2010 Luxury, Janet Borden, New York, USASolo
2010 Four Decades, Studio Trisorio, Napoli, ItalySolo
2010 Luxury, Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid, SpainSolo
2010 The Real World, Kaunas Photo Gallery, LithuaniaSolo
2010 Un Monde a Parr, Luxury, Rennes, FranceSolo
2010 Black Country Stories, The Public, West Bromwich, United KingdomSolo
2010 Luxury, Month of Photography, BratislavaSolo
2010 The Albert Street Years, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, United KingdomSolo
2010 All Things Parr, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, USASolo
2009 Parr-O-Rama, Janet Borden, New York, USASolo
2009 Planete Parr, Jeu De Paumme, Paris, FranceSolo
2009 Playas, Kamel Mennour, Paris, FranceSolo
2009 Martin Parr Paris-Beijing Photo Gallery, Beijing, ChinaSolo
2009 Luxury, GunGallery, Stockholm, SwedenSolo
2009 Luxury, Nicola Von Senger, Zurich, SwitzerlandSolo
2009 Playas, Galeria AFA, Santiago, ChileSolo
2009 ParrWorld, Baltic, Gateshead, United KingdomSolo
2009 Fashion and Luxury, Andre Simoens Gallery, Knokke, BelgiumSolo
2009 Assorted Cocktail, CasalSolleric, Palma, Majorca, SpainSolo
2009 Playas, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, BrazilSolo
2009 Martin Parr ‘Sei Fotografie’, Macro, Rome, ItalySolo
2009 Retrospective of Books, Rocket Gallery, London, United KingdomSolo
2009 Think of England, SP Photo Fest, Sao Paolo, BrazilSolo
2009 Luxury, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, USASolo
2009 Luxury, Rencontres d’Arles, FranceSolo
2008Untitled Dubai, The Third Line, Dubai, United Arab EmiratesSolo
2008 ParrWorld, Haus der Kunst, Munich, GermanySolo
2008 Assorted Cocktail, Santralistanbul, TurkeySolo
2008 ParrWorld, Breda Design Museum, The NetherlandsSolo
2008 Small world, Breda Photo, The NetherlandsSolo
2008 Parking Spaces, Hit the Road! Fotodok, (Flatland Gallery), The NetherlandsSolo
2008 At the Races, Melbourne Cup, Niagara Gallery, Melbourne, AustraliaSolo
2007 Autoportriat, Galeria ZPAF I S->KA, Krakow, PolandSolo
2007 A8 and Parking Spaces, Rocket Gallery, London, United KingdomSolo
2007 Retrospective, Seoul Arts Centre, South KoreaSolo
2007 Fashion Magazine, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, JapanSolo
2007 Fashion Newspaper, Paul Smith Space, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2007untitled Mexico, Kamel Mennour, Paris, FranceSolo
2007 Retrospective, Kulturhuset, StockholmSolo
2007 Assorted Cocktail, CO Berlin, GermanySolo
2007Untitled Mexico, Espacio Minimo, Madrid, SpainSolo
2006 Fashion Show, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, USASolo
2006 Food, Nordic Light International Festival of Photography, NorwaySolo
2006 Think of England, Rose Gallery, USASolo
2006 Fashion Magazine, Danziger Gallery, New York, USASolo
2006 Retrospective, Martin Parr Photoworks 1971 – 2000, Preus Museum, NorwaySolo
2006Untitled Port Eliot House, Port Elliot Literary Festival, Cornwall, United KingdomSolo
2006Untitled Tutta Roma, Festival Internazionale di Roma, ItalySolo
2006 Retrospective, Martin Parr Photoworks 1971 – 2000, Forma Gallery, Milan, ItalySolo
2006 Assorted Cocktail, Photokina, Cologne, GermanySolo
2006 Mexico, Janet Borden Gallery, USASolo
2006 Mexico, 212 Berlin, Mexico City, MexicoSolo
2006 Fashion Magazine, Ellen Curlee Gallery, Saint Louis, USASolo
2005 Think of England, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, CanadaSolo
2005 Parking Spaces, PhotoEspana, Madrid, SpainSolo
2005 Think of England and Think of Germany, Kunsthalle Mannheim, GermanySolo
2005 Life along the A8 Corridor, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, United KingdomSolo
2005Untitled Rocket Gallery, London, United KingdomSolo
2005Untitled Montreal Festival of Photography, CanadaSolo
2005Untitled Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, AustraliaSolo
2005 Summer in the UK, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, USASolo
2005 Swissness, Nicola von Senger Gallery, Zurich, SwitzerlandSolo
2005 Think of England, Kamel Mennour Gallery, Paris, FranceSolo
2005 Fashion Show, Rocket Gallery, London, United KingdomSolo
2005 Fashion Show, Le Bon Marche, Paris, FranceSolo
2005 Retrospective, Martin Parr Photoworks 1971 – 2000, MEP, Paris, FranceSolo
2005 Common Sense, Niagra Gallery, Melbourne, AustraliaSolo
2005 Common Sense, Mamco, Geneva, SwitzerlandSolo
2004 Retrospective, Martin Parr Photoworks 1971 – 2000, Deichtorhallen Hamburg: House of Photography, GermanySolo
2004Untitled Andre Simoens Gallery, Knokke, BelgiumSolo
2004Untitled Think of England, Janet Borden, New York, USASolo
2004 Common Sense, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, USASolo
2003 Phone Project and Common Sen, Studio Trisorio, Naples, ItalySolo
2003 Parr Pictures (still cheap), 20.21 Galerie, Essen, GermanySolo
2003 From a Global World, Gallery Ludovic Wavrin, Paris, FranceSolo
2003 Benidorm, Galerie Asbaek, Cophenhagen, DenmarkSolo
2003 Small World, Sirius Art Centre, County Cork, IrelandSolo
2003 Retrospective, Martin Parr Photoworks 1971 – 2000, Kunsthalle Rotterdam, The NetherlandsSolo
2003 Retrospective, Martin Parr Photoworks 1971 – 2000, Reina Sofia, MadridSolo
2003 Food, Abergavenny Food Festival, United KingdomSolo
2003Untitled2021 Essen, GermanySolo
2003Untitled Martin Parr Photoworks 1971 – 2000, The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, DenmarkSolo
2002 The Phone Show, Rocket Gallery, London, United KingdomSolo
2002 Mobile Phones, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica USASolo
2002 Home and Abroad, State Museum of Fine Arts, Almaty, KazakhstanSolo
2002 The Phone Book, Serieuze Zaken, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsSolo
2002 The Last Resort and The Phone Book, Galerie Albrecht, Berlin, GermanySolo
2002 Home and Abroad, Carvasla Modern Art Gallery, Tbilisi, GeorgiaSolo
2002 Retrospective, Martin Parr Photoworks 1971 – 2000, National Museum of Photography, Film, and Television, Bradford, United KingdomSolo
2002 Retrospective, Solo
2002 The Phone Book, Rocket Gallery, London, United KingdomSolo
2002Untitled Rose Gallery, Los Angeles, USASolo
2001 Home and Abroad, Sarajevo Foto Gallery, Sarajevo, BosniaSolo
2001 Home and Abroad, Centrar Zakulturu, Mostar, BosniaSolo
2001 Home and Abroad, Kowick Cultural and Educational Centre, PolandSolo
2000 Autoportrait, Tom Blau Gallery, London, United KingdomSolo
2000Untitled Jiri Jaskmanicky Gallery, Prague, Czech RepublicSolo
2000 Home and Abroad, Zapovendik, RussiaSolo
2000 Home and Abroad, Solo
2000 Home and Abroad, State Museum of Fine Art, Samara, RussiaCernyshevsky Museum, Saratov, RussiaSolo
2000Untitled2021 Gallery, Essen, GermanySolo
2000 Centre for Contemporary Art, Tirana, AlbaniaSolo
2000 Common Sense, Andre Simoens Gallery, Knokke, BelgiumSolo
2000 Benidorm, Die Brandenburgischen Kunstsammlungen, Cottbus, GermanySolo
2000 Japonais Endormis, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, The NetherlandSolo
2000 Home and Abroad, Fotoforum West, Innsbruck, AustriaSolo
2000 Autoportrait and Flowers, Galerie du Jour Agnes B, Paris, FranceSolo
2000 Kulturbeutel, Old Post Office, Mitte Berlin, GermanySolo
2000 Think of England, Rocket Gallery, London, United KingdomSolo
2000Untitled arsFutura Galerie, Zurich, SwitzerlandSolo
2000 Small World, Ancien Carmel, Tarbes, FranceSolo
1999Untitled Benidorm, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, GermanySolo
1999 Home and Abroad, New Town Hall, Prague, Czech RepublicSolo
1999Untitled J Miron Theatre, Ostravia, Czech RepublicSolo
1999 Home and Abroad, Moravian-Silesian Museum, Opava, Czech RepublicSolo
1999 Home and Abroad, Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech RepublicSolo
1999 Home and Abroad, Fine Art Museum, RussiaSolo
1999Untitled Sguardi Gardesani, Museo Civico Riva del Garda, Italy (with John Davies)Solo
1999 Home and Abroad, St Peter and Paul Fortress, RussiaSolo
1999 Common Sense, Amsterdams Centrum voor Fotografie, The NetherlandsSolo
1999 Common Sense, Harvard University, Massachussetts, USASolo
1999 Common Sense, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomSolo
1999 Common Sense, Gallery of Photography, Dublin, IrelandSolo
1999 Common Sense, Rocket Gallery, London, United KingdomSolo
1999 Common Sense, Vox Populi, Le mois de la photo a Montral, CanadaSolo
1999 Common Sense, Janet Borden Inc, New York, USASolo
1999 Common Sense, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, CanadaSolo
1999 Common Sense, Australian Centre for Photography, Paddington, AustraliaSolo
1999 Common Sense, Galerie du Jour, Paris, FranceSolo
1999 Common Sense, Tatra Gallery, Poprad, SlovakiaSolo
1999 Common Sense, Glasgow Film and Video Workshop, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomSolo
1999 Common Sense, House of Filmakers, Moscow, RussiaSolo
1999 Common Sense, BWX at the Exchange, New ZealandSolo
1999 Common Sense, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, New ZealandSolo
1999 Common Sense, Buro fur Fotografie, Stuttgart, GermanySolo
1999 Common Sense,, Cologne, GermanySolo
1999 Common Sense, Camera Austria, Graz, AustriaSolo
1999 Common Sense, arsFutura Galerie, Zurich, SwitzerlandSolo
1999 Common Sense, Bilder Till Salu, Stockholm, SwedenSolo
1999 Common Sense, Galerie Asbaek, Copenhagen, DenmarkSolo
1999 Common Sense, Jiri Jaskmanicky Gallery, Prague, Czech RepublicSolo
1999 Common Sense, Fondazione Marangoni, Florence, ItalySolo
1999 Common Sense, Institute of Visual Arts, University of Milwaukee, USASolo
1999 Common Sense, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, NorwaySolo
1999 Common Sense, Livingstone Art Museum, ZambiaSolo
1999 Common Sense, British Council, Lusaka, ZambiaSolo
1999 Common Sense, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USASolo
1999 Common Sense, b. Yourself! Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1999 Common Sense,agnes b. Aoyama, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1999 Common Sense, agnes b. Osaka, JapanSolo
1999 Common Sense, agnes b. Shibuya, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1999 Common Sense, agnes b. Sapporo, JapanSolo
1999 Common Sense, agnes b. Kyoto, JapanSolo
1999 Common Sense, agnes b, Fukuoka, JapanSolo
1999 Common Sense, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, BelgiumSolo
1999 Common Sense, Lopdell House Gallery Waitakere Centre for the Arts, Auckland, New ZealandSolo
1999 Common Sense, Wetterling Teo Gallery, SingaporeSolo
1999 Common Sense, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, ItalySolo
1999 Common Sense, The British Council, Turin, ItalySolo
1999 Common Sense, The British Council, Bologna, ItalySolo
1999 Common Sense, Galleria Franca Speranza, Milan, ItalySolo
1999 Common Sense, The British Council, Naples, ItalySolo
1999 Common Sense, Son and Kelly Boutique, SingaporeSolo
1999Untitled Harley Gallery, Nottingham, United KingdomSolo
1999Untitled La Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, FranceSolo
1998Untitled Ooh La La, National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, United KingdomSolo
1998 Japonais Endormis, Gallery du Jour Agnes B, Paris, FranceSolo
1998 Home and Abroad, Fotogaleria Teatro General San Martin, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaSolo
1998 Home and Abroad, Centro Cultural Villa Victoria, Mar del Plata, ArgentinaSolo
1998Untitled Gallery Riis, Oslo, NorwaySolo
1998 Galway Races, Galway Arts Festival, IrelandSolo
1998 Home and Abroad, Biblioteca Bernandino Rivadavia, Bahia Blanca, ArgentinaSolo
1998Untitled West Bay, Galeria Palmira Suso, Lisbon, PortugalSolo
1997Untitled West Bay, Rocket Gallery, London, United KingdomSolo
1997 Home and Abroad, Victoria Memorial, Durbar Hall, Calcutta, IndiaSolo
1997 Home and Abroad, Bangkok Centre for Art, Bangkok, ThailandSolo
1997 Home and Abroad, Hoseo Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1997 Home and Abroad, Instituto Chileno Britanico de Cultura, Santiago, ChileSolo
1997 Souvenirs, The Jerusalem School of Photography, IsraelSolo
1997Untitled Shadai Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1996 Home and Abroad, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong KongSolo
1996 Home and Abroad, Drik, Dhaka, BangladeshSolo
1996 Small World, Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh, United KingdomSolo
1996 Small World, Fundacion “La Caixa”, Palma, SpainSolo
1996 Home and Abroad,The Queen’s Gallery, New Delhi, IndiaSolo
1996 Signs of the Times, Herefordshire Photography Festival, United KingdomSolo
1996Untitled Janet Borden, New York, USASolo
1995 Small World, The Photographer’s Gallery, London, United KingdomSolo
1995 Home and Abroad, Staaliche Galerie Moritzburg, Halle, GermanySolo
1995 Home and Abroad, Photography Museum, Antwerp, BelgiumSolo
1995 Home and Abroad, Cultural Centre Strombeek, Brussels, BelgiumSolo
1995 Home and Abroad, Les Chiroux, Liege, BelgiumSolo
1995 Home and Abroad, Museum of Modern Art, Sofia, BulgariaSolo
1995 Home and Abroad, International Photography Meeting, Plovdiv, BulgariaSolo
1995 Small World and From A to B, National Centre of Photography, Paris, FranceSolo
1995Untitled Gallery du Jour, Paris, FranceSolo
1994 From A to B, 27 Welcome Break service stations, United KingdomSolo
1994 Home and Abroad, Peri Center of Photography, Turku, FinlandSolo
1994 Home and Abroad, Galerie Augustus, Berlin, GermanySolo
1994 Home and Abroad, Fotografii Ltf, Lodz, PolandSolo
1994Untitled Curitiba Photo Festival, BrazilSolo
1993 A Year in the Life of Chew Stoke, Chew Stoke Village Hall, United KingdomSolo
1993 Bored Couples, Gallery du Jour, Paris, France and subsequent tourSolo
1993 Bored Couples, Galerie du Granfit, Belfort, FranceSolo
1993 Cambridge Darkroom Gallery, Cambridge, United KingdomSolo
1993 Home and Abroad, Watershed Gallery, Bristol, United Kingdom and tourSolo
1992 Signs of the Times, Janet Borden, New York, USASolo
1992Untitled Kiek in de Kok Gallery, Tallinn, EstoniaSolo
1991Untitled Janet Borden, New York, USASolo
1991 The Cost of Living, Gallery Jacques Gordat, Paris, FranceSolo
1990 The Cost of Living, The Photographers Gallery, London, United KingdomSolo
1990 The Cost of Living, Modern Art, Oxford, United KingdomSolo
1989Untitled Fotogallery, LuxembourgSolo
1989 One Day Trip, Musee de Boulogne-sur-Mer, FranceSolo
1989 Spectrum Photogalerie, Hannover, GermanySolo
1989The Cost of Living, Royal Photographic Society, Bath, United Kingdom and tourSolo
1988Untitled Bad Weather, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FinlandSolo
1988Untitled Kodak Gallery, Tokyo and Osaka, JapanSolo
1988Untitled Galerie les Pipots, Boulogne-sur-Mer, FranceSolo
1987Untitled ICP Midtown, New York, USASolo
1987 Art and Reserch Exchange, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomSolo
1987 Spending Time, National Centre of Photography, Paris, FranceSolo
1986 Point of Sale, Salford City Museum and Art Gallery, United KingdomSolo
1986 Watershed Gallery, Bristol, United KingdomSolo
1986 The Last Resort, Serpentine Gallery, London, United KingdomSolo
1986Untitled Oldham Art Gallery, Oldham, United KingdomSolo
1986Untitled Museum Folkwang, Essen, GermanySolo
1986Untitled Arles Festival, FranceSolo
1986 Fotograficentrum, Stockholm, SwedenSolo
1986 Amsterdam Manifestation festival, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsSolo
1985Untitled George Eastman House, Rochester, USASolo
1985Untitled Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, IrelandSolo
1985Untitled Creative Photography Gallery, Dayton, USASolo
1984 British Photographic Art, Geology Museum, Beijing, ChinaSolo
1984 A Fair Day, Orchard Gallery, Derry, Ireland and tourSolo
1984 Piece Hall Art Gallery, Halifax, United KingdomSolo
1983 International Photography Festival, Malmo, SwedenSolo
1983 Ffotogallery, Cardiff, United KingdomSolo
1982 Rural Irish Photographers, Neikrug Gallery, New York, USASolo
1982 Bad Weather, Photographer’s Gallery, London, United Kingdom and tourSolo
1982 Abandoned Morris Minors of the West of Ireland, Albert Street Workshop, Hebden Bridge, United KingdomSolo
1982Untitled Uppermill Library, Oldham, United KingdomSolo
1981 The Non-Conformists, Camerawork, London, United KingdomSolo
1981 Gallery of Photography, Dublin, IrelandSolo
1981 Abandoned Morris Minors of the West of Ireland, Galway Arts Festival, IrelandSolo
1979 Photogallery, St-Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, United KingdomSolo
1979 Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse, United KingdomSolo
1978Untitled Fotomania Gallery, Barcelona, SpainSolo
1978 This is Your Life, South Pennine Information Centre, Hebden Bridge, United KingdomSolo
1978 Documentary Martin Parr, Piece Hall Gallery, Halifax, United KingdomSolo
1977 Hebden Bridge and Beauty Spot, The Photographer’s Gallery, London, United KingdomSolo
1976Beauty Spots, Impressions Gallery, York, United Kingdom and tourSolo
1976 The Chimney Pots Show, North West Arts, Manchester, United KingdomSolo
1974 Home Sweet Home, Impressions Gallery York, United KingdomSolo
1974Home Sweet Home, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, United KingdomSolo
Versailles Commissions and Exhibits 5 Renowned Photographers

The twelfth edition of contemporary art exhibitions at the Palace of Versailles features various commissioned interventions of five distinct photographers.

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Brexit Britain, As Captured by Martin Parr, at NPG

The National Portrait Gallery in London is staging an exhibition of Martin Parr's previously unseen works, including his take on Brexit Britain.

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12 Photography Books That Changed History

We have gathered the best photography books that have questioned the very nature of photography. Each edition changing the course of the photo history.

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Martin Parr, The Last Resort

Documenting an urban seaside resort, The Last Resort by Martin Parr was instrumental in establishing his reputation as a photographer.

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Early, Rare and Vintage - Martin Parr at Huxley-Parlour Gallery

The exhibition at Huxley-Parlour Gallery will showcase Martin Parr's early works that explore the roots of his artistic output.

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20 Artists to Follow on Instagram

We have compiled a list of 20 best Instagram accounts run by urban and contemporary artists. Check out their fun, addictive and creative photos.

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How Does Contemporary Art Deal with Aging?

In a society that bows to the cult of youth, the exhibition Aging Pride at Belvedere Museum attempts to break stereotypes surrounding old age.

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Martin Parr Foundation to Open with the "Black Country Stories" Exhibition

As the inaugural show at the Martin Parr Foundation, the audience can see the photographer's recent body of work taken in the Black Country.

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Paris Photo 2017 - Bringing Together Two Centuries of Photography

Proposing the largest and most qualitative selection of photography-based art and programming, Paris Photo 2017 should definitely be in your art calendar.

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ICP Celebrates 70 Years of Magnum Photos with a Remarkable Show!

The International Center of Photography (ICP) prepared an exhibition of Magnum photos, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the collective.

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Photo London 2017 - The UK Photography Event of the Year

Photo London 2017 will bring together the world's leading galleries for a major international photography Fair at Somerset House.

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PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai 2016 - A Photography Fair More International Than Ever

PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai comes back for the 3rd time to welcome curators, collectors and 50 international galleries dedicated to photography and its history

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Things to Do in Vienna - An Old New Art Capital

Forget all you think you know about the hings to do in Vienna and learn more how this city is in fact one of the major art centers in the world.

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City Photography - The Alluring Beats of the Urban Life

Capturing the urban movement - read about city photography, its prominent photographers, the law, as well as TIPS on how to improve your own shots!

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Portraiture in Photography - An Everlasting Classic

From first photographic portraits following the conventions of painted portrait, the medium has evolved into powerful means of exploration and reflection.

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