MARTIN PARR: The Legendary Photographer in Conversation at his Private Studio with John Jones
- Wednesday 11 December
- Private Studio in Old Street
- Nearest Tube
- Old Street (Northern)
HOLY SHIZZLE. Martin Parr is literally a LEGEND, widely regarded as one on the greatest living photographers and by some industry experts up there with the ALL TIME GREATS. Martin 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. At first glance, his photographs seem exaggerated or even grotesque. The motifs he chooses are strange, the colours are garish and the perspectives are unusual. Parr’s term for the overwhelming power of published images is “propaganda”. He counters this propaganda with his own chosen weapons: criticism, seduction and humour. As a result, his photographs are original and entertaining, accessible and understandable. But at the same time they show us in a penetrating way how we live, how we present ourselves to others, and what we value. Leisure, consumption and communication are the concepts that this British photographer has been researching for several decades (since cutting his teeth as resident photographer at Butlins holiday camps in the 1970s) now on his worldwide travels. Martin sensitises our subconscious – and once we’ve seen his photographs, we keep on discovering these images over and over again in our daily lives and recognising ourselves within them. The humour in these photographs makes us laugh at ourselves, with a sense of recognition and release. MASSIVE WOW.
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