© Martin Parr
© Martin Parr
© Martin Parr

MARTIN PARR

Martin Parr was born in Epson Surrey UK in 1952. Since he was a child his interest for photography was encouraged by his grandfather George. Parr has been initially recognized for his intimate, ironic and anthropologic photo research on many aspects of English everyday life; trough the years his accessible and comprehensive photography has become more socially involved, investigating themes such as globalization and opulence in western culture. Since 1994 he is member of Magnum Photos Inc and his work has been published in more than 40 monographic publications and exhibited all over the world with about 80 solo shows including visitors record breaking show at London Barbican Arts Center in 2002. His images are now highly recognizable for their strong, eccentric, pop visual impact, overwhelming the normality of media propaganda with his humoristic seductive contents. Photology has been working with Martin Parr since 1996 including his works in various travelling group shows such as Colorealismo (Milano, Roma) and Love and Desire (Milano). His first solo show Global - Flowers by Martin Parr premiered at Photology Noto in Sicily in 2016 and toured to rimini the same year.