Born in 1952 in Epsom, Surrey (England), Martin Parr was graduated from
photography at Manchester Polytechnic in 1973.
In 1994, he became a full member of Magnum Photographic Corporation and
was guest artistic director for Rencontres d’Arles in 2004 and for New
York Photo Festival in 2008.
A photographer, a filmmaker and a collector of miscellaneous objects,
Martin Parr 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.