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IntroductionBorn in Epsom, Surrey, Martin Parr has studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic (1970-73) and gained early recognition in Europe and abroad as he won three successive awards from the Arts Council of Great Britain in the late 1970s.
To support his career as a freelance photographer, he took on various teaching assignments between 1975 and the early 1990s. Then, after much heated debate because of his provocative photographic style, he became a Magnum member in 1994, and his work has been widely exhibited in Europe and the United States and acquired by a large number of public collections.
In recent years Parr, a prolific photographer who best expresses himself through books, has continued shooting assignments in medium-format color, but has also experimented with fill-in flash and a 35mm ringflash camera. His subject matter continues to be the study of the idiocies of mass tourism as well as the spiritual crisis of the lower classes and the middle class. He shows us an environmentally destroyed world in which the major saving grace is a gritty, very British sense of humor. He has shot several film documentaries and a TV documentary, "Think of England".Bio
1952 Born in Espom, Surrey, UK 1970–73 Studies Photography at Manchester Polytechnic, UK 1975/79 Arts Council of Great Britain Photography Award 1975-82 Visiting lecturer at National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and Chelsea School of Art 1982/84 Visiting lecturer at School of Documentary Photography, Newport 1983-90 Visiting lecturer, West Surrey College of Art and Design 1990/92 Visiting Professor of Photography, University of Industrial Arts, Helsinki since 1994 Member of Magnum Photographic Corporation since 2004 Professor of Photography, University of Wales, Newport Exhibitions
2005 Swissness, Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago – MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL Martin Parr: Oeuvres 1971-2000, MEP, Paris 2004 Martin Parr: Photographische Werke 1971-2000, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg Shanghai surprise, Lothringer13, Munich 2003 Martin Parr: Fotografías 1971-2000, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid Kunsthalle Rotterdam National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen Studio Trisorio, Naples 2002 Rose Gallery, Los Angeles Rocket Gallery, London Martin Parr Photographic Works 1971-2000, Barbican Art Gallery and major European tour Sirieuze Zaken, Amsterdam Rose Gallery, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica The Phone Show, Rocket Gallery, London (catalogue) 2001 England, Rocket Gallery, London (catalogue) Ars Futura, Zurich 2000 Kulturbeutel, Old Post Office, Mitte Berlin Gallery du Jour, Paris Japonais Endormis, Kunsthalle, Rotterdam Autoportrait, Tom Blau Gallery, London (catalogue) 20/21 Gallery, Essen 1999 Benidorm, Sprengel Museum, Hanover Ars Futura, Zurich Common Sense, 43 locations worldwide 1998 Gallery Riis, Oslo Japonais Endormis, Gallery du Jour, Paris (catalogue) Ooh La La, National Museum of Photography, Bradford 1997 West Bay, Rocket Gallery, London (catalogue) 1996 Janet Borden, New York 1995 Small World and From A to B, National Centre of Photography, Paris Small World, Photographer’s Gallery, London (catalogue) 1994 Curitiba Photo Festival, Brazil From A to B, 27 Welcome Break Service Stations, UK (catalogue) 1993 Home and Abroad, Watershed Gallery, Bristol and international tour (catalogue) Bored Couples, Gallery du Jour, Paris and tour (catalogue) A Year in the Life of Chew Stoke, Chew Stoke Village Hall, Bristol (catalogue) 1992 Kiek in de Kok Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia Signs of the Times, Janet Borden, New York 1991 Gallery Jacques Gordat, Paris Janet Borden, New York 1989 The Cost of Living, Royal Photographic Society, Bath and tour (catalogue) 1988 Kodak Gallery, Tokyo and Osaka 1987 Spending Time, National Centre of Photography, Paris ICP Midtown, New York 1986 Amsterdam Manifestation Fotograficentrum, Stockholm Arles Festival Museum Folkwang, Essen The Last Resort, Serpentine Gallery, London (catalogue) Point of Sale, Salford City Art Gallery 1985 George Eastman House, Rochester 1984 A Fair Day, Orchard Gallery, Derry and tour (catalogue) British Photographic Society, Geology Museum, Beixing 1983 International Photography Festival, Malmo 1982 Bad Weather, Photographer’s Gallery, London and tour (catalogue) Rural Irish Photographers, Neikrug Gallery, New York (catalogue) 1981 The Non-Conformists, Camerawork, London 1978 Fotomania Gallery, Barcelona 1977 Photographer’s Gallery, London 1976 Beauty Spots, Impressions Gallery, York and tour 1974 Home Sweet Home, Impressions Gallery, York and Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (catalogue)
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