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In Conversation | with Martin Parr

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A live conversation with award-winning documentary photographer and photojournalist Martin Parr. This talk is presented in association with Canon UK.

Friday 5th March, 6-7pm

YouTube link provided prior to the start of this course. You can register here.

Autoportrait, Geeta's Colour Lab, Shiv Market, Chandi chowk, Delhi, India, 2010 © Martin Parr Collection / Magnum Photos

Join prolific documentary photographer and photojournalist Martin Parr for a live interview and Q&A session. Martin will discuss his incredible career, alongside the projects he has been working on over the last year in lockdown. He’ll then take questions from the audience about his wider practice. This live talk is in association with Canon UK.

Martin Parr is a chronicler of our age. In the face of the constantly growing flood of images released by the media, his photographs offer us the opportunity to see the world from his unique perspective. Opened in 2017, the Martin Parr Foundation supports emerging, established and overlooked photographers making work in and around the British Isles.

Parr’s activity as storyteller extends beyond taking photographs into collecting photography and photo books, publishing, teaching and curating. He was Professor of Photography at The University of Wales Newport campus from 2004 to 2012; President of Magnum Photos between 2013-2017 (joined in 1994); Guest Artistic Director for the Rencontres d’Arles in 2004; Guest curator at New York Photo Festival in 2008; Curator of the Brighton Photo Biennial in 2010 and the Strange and Familiar exhibition at the Barbican, London in 2016. He has published over 100 books of his own work and edited another 30. 

YouTube link provided prior to the start of this course. You can register here.

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Speaker

Martin Parr

Martin Parr

Martin Parr is a British documentary photographer known for his photographic projects that take an intimate, satirical and anthropological look at aspects of modern life, in particular documenting the social classes of England.

He has continuously exposed our contemporary world; from 80’s working classes holidaying in New Brighton (The Last Resort, 1983–85); or Thatcher-era rising middle class (The Cost of Living, 1987–89); mass tourism (Small World, 1987-1994); British society in various institutions or moments of celebration; our relationship to food; and much more.

Martin Parr Foundation

Martin Parr Foundation

Martin Parr Foundation supports emerging, established and overlooked photographers who have made and continue to make work focused on the British Isles.  They preserve a growing collection of significant photographic works and strive to make photography engaging and accessible for all.