Documentary photographer Vinca Petersen joins Martin Parr for the fourth instalment of the MPF series 'Sofa Sessions: Conversations with Martin Parr'. They discuss Vinca’s seminal work ‘No System’, which explores the sub-culture of travelling sound systems and life on the road. The Foundation holds the original No System photobook dummy and a portfolio of No System prints. Highlights from the portfolio can be seen in the archive section of the MPF website: https://www.martinparrfoundation.org/... Subscribe to the Martin Parr Foundation channel and click the bell to hear from more from established and emerging photographers in conversation with Martin Parr, at the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol. Produced by the Martin Parr Foundation. Filmed and edited by Alex Parkyn-Smith.
Published on 18 Aug 2016
According to Martin Parr (born 1952) the Photobook is the ‘supreme platform’ for photographers to disseminate their work to a mass audience. The increase in self-publishing platforms, specific prizes for photobooks, and a growing body of collectors is testament to the growth of the photobook genre within photographic practice.
This discussion marked the launch of The Photobook: A History, Volume III. Hear Martin Parr and co author Gerry Badger in conversation with Simon Baker, Curator of photography and international art at Tate, and Hannah Watson of Trolley Books.
Source (Tate Talks
It’s the morning after the opening of the pop up show at Nice’s Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image. Over the past three to four days I have been photographing the beach, the promenaders and anything that caught my eye along the seven km stretch of the iconic Promenade des Anglais.
During this project, my team from London were processing files, making prints and hanging the show, all in front of a stream of visitors who could watch the whole process. Twice a day I would return to base, download the recently shot images and – after an edit – pass on the next batch of images to be printed.
Martin Parr Chinatown 1984 SOLD OUT
Martin Parr (born 23 May 1952) is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector. He is 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, and more broadly the wealth of the Western world. His major projects have been rural communities (1975–82), The Last Resort (1983–85), The Cost of Living (1987–89), Small World (1987–94) and Common Sense (1995–99).
Since 1994, Parr has been a member of Magnum Photos. He has had around 40 solo photobooks published, and has featured in around 80 exhibitions worldwide – including the international touring exhibition ParrWorld, and a retrospective at the Barbican Arts Centre, London, in 2002.
Source (http://www.caferoyalbooks.com) words (https://en.wikipedia.org)
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.