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Tate acquires Martin Parr's 12,000-piece Photobook collection - British Journal of Photography

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The Tate acquires Martin Parr's comprehensive 12,000-piece photobook collection.  Selected books will be included in displays and exhibitions at Tate’s galleries, and the entire collection will be catalogued and made available to the public through the reading room at Tate Britain.

David Bailey’s Box of Pin Ups 1965. From The Martin Parr Collection, Tate, purchased with funds generously provided by the LUMA Foundation and with the assistance of Tate Members, Art Fund, Tate Americas Foundation, Tate Photography Acquisitions Committee, Tate Latin American Acquisitions Committee, Tate Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee, Tate Russia and Eastern Europe Acquisitions Committee and Tate Middle East and North Africa Acquisitions Committee

David Bailey’s Box of Pin Ups 1965. From The Martin Parr Collection, Tate, purchased with funds generously provided by the LUMA Foundation and with the assistance of Tate Members, Art Fund, Tate Americas Foundation, Tate Photography Acquisitions Committee, Tate Latin American Acquisitions Committee, Tate Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee, Tate Russia and Eastern Europe Acquisitions Committee and Tate Middle East and North Africa Acquisitions Committee

“I have always wanted my photobook collection to go to a public institution in the UK and with the recent commitment to photography from Tate, this was a very easy decision to make. I’m also very happy that thanks to Maja and LUMA, the city of Arles will embrace the photobook phenomenon,” says Martin Parr.

Well-known as an avid photobook collector, co-author of the seminal three-volume anthology The Photobook: A History, and a respected photographer, the Magnum Photos member has given his entire collection to Tate. Built up over 25 years and including 12,000 photobooks, it is a world-class library which includes a broad geographical scope and many different approaches to photography, and includes self-published amateur work and mass-produced books alongside iconic publications by artists such as Hans Bellmer, Nobuyoshi Araki and Robert Frank.

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The Ceremony of Life by Martin Parr on view at The Photographers' Gallery in London

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Martin Parr's early work, captured in black and white instead of with vibrant color films, will be on view at The Photographers' Gallery in London in the exhibition The Ceremony of Life. The exhibition will be on view from 3 March until 23 April, 2017.

Martin Parr, Glenbeigh Races, County Kerry, Ireland, 1983

Martin Parr, Glenbeigh Races, County Kerry, Ireland, 1983

The Ceremony of Life is an upcoming exhibition of rarely seen black and white prints from world-renowned British photographer, Martin Parr, best known for his acerbic, bold, colour portraits charting the customs and peculiarities of British culture with wry wit and trademark unflinching gaze.

These early works – taken in the 1970s and early 1980s – reveal a gentler, less critical lens, unearthing a young photographer with superlative observational skills, passionate about capturing the unsung rituals of everyday life.
-Katy Cowan of Creative Boom

For more exhibition information, please see thephotographersgallery.org.uk for details.

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The MMM Exhibition at Philharmonie de Paris

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Benidorm, Spain, 1997 © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos. (© Martin Parr / Magnum Photos )

Benidorm, Spain, 1997 © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos.
(© Martin Parr / Magnum Photos )

Philharmonie de Paris is currently hosting The MMM Exhibition, on view through January 29, 2017. 

The show is the culmination of a meeting between two personalities - a musician, Matthieu Chedid, with a definitive visual incline, and an iconic figure in contemporary photography, Martin Parr.

At The MMM (Matthieu aime Martin or Martin meets Matthieu) Exhibition, the artists converge in a dialogue held together by two separated and diverse environments. Functioning as a mini-retrospective with more than 500 photographs, Parr’s work is grouped in nine thematic chapters featuring themes such as animals (real and imaginary), headdresses and congregations, each paired with a unique soundtrack, specially composed by Chedid, which is arranged around one music instrument (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, celesta etc). The composer’s “homage” allows for a hybrid experience, halfway between sight and sound, a heartfelt mano a mano.

For complete details, please visit, PhilharmoniedeParis

Unconventional: An outsider's look at the RNC featuring Photographs by Martin Parr

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By Benazir Wehelie, For CNN

A Florida delegate holds up a Donald Trump doll during the event.

A Florida delegate holds up a Donald Trump doll during the event.

(CNN)We've seen a lot so far at this week's Republican National Convention, but there's also plenty that has been going on off the stage each night.

While television provides us with clear-cut views of the speeches, photographer Martin Parr shows us the convention, unconventionally.

"Until you get to these things, you never quite know what you're going to see," Parr said before the convention started in Cleveland. "This is not boring, everyday life. This is people with extreme political convictions."

The Magnum photographer, known for humorously capturing the quirks of British life, has never covered anything quite as politically focused.

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Cult photographer Martin Parr sits down to eat with “Real Food”

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On the release of his new culinary book entitled “Real Food”, the great English photographer was grilled at a round table animated by a Le Monde journalist and the founder of Fooding at the MK2 Quai de Loire. An encounter.

Martin Parr, Tokyo, Japan, 1998 © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos. Real Food, Martin Parr, Phaidon (page 35) .© Martin Parr/Magnum Photos. Real Food, Martin Parr, Phaidon.

Martin Parr, Tokyo, Japan, 1998 © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos. Real Food, Martin Parr, Phaidon (page 35) .© Martin Parr/Magnum Photos. Real Food, Martin Parr, Phaidon.

Numéro: Why have you done a book about food?

Martin Parr: I started taking photographs of food 25 years ago. I’ve always liked that. At the time no one else was doing it because mobile telephones didn’t exist. I started because I wanted to find another angle to my documenting photos, one that was less sad. And food seemed like a perfect solution.

How did you chose the 200 shots in the book (hamburgers, kitsch cakes in the shape of little men or animals, crazy cupcakes, ice-creams, dripping hot dogs, chips, donuts, neon sushi, fatty sausages etc), from 25 years of taking photos around the world?

Cheap junk food often looks better than a 26 dish tasting menu for 400 euros in one of the best restaurants in the world. I'm a pretty snobby foodie what it comes to what I eat personally, and while I have tasted some of the dishes in the book when it comes to the photos I just chose what looks best.

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Photo London 2016 opening 19 May, 2016 - ROSEGALLERY stand B7

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Photo London 2016 will be open to the public from the 19th to the 22nd of May, 2016 at Somerset House.  Visit ROSEGALLERY at Stand B7 to view selected works by Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston, Evelyn Hofer and Martin Parr.  

Martin Parr, Sand Bay, c. 1997

Martin Parr, Sand Bay, c. 1997

Public Hours:
THR 19 May,  12:00 - 8:30 pm
FRI 20 May,  12:00 - 7:30 pm
SAT 21 May,  12:00 - 6:00 pm
SUN 22 May,  12:00 - 6:00 pm

PHOTO LONDON 2016 ARTSY PREVIEW

 

Visit photolondon.org for full fair details.

Martin Parr's Strange and Familiar faces of Britain at the Barbican

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Martin Parr curated exhibition Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers at the Barbican Centre is a cultural hit with favorable attention across the globe. The exhibition features 23 international photographers with images created in Britain from 1930 and onward. 

Martin Parr

Martin Parr

Jim Dow, Southward’s Sweet Shop, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 3 June, 1983

Jim Dow, Southward’s Sweet Shop, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 3 June, 1983

"...Not only is this exhibition a multifaceted history of Britain charted by very different sensibilities through the decades, it also charts the developing medium of photography itself, as various strands of social documentary give way to fine-art photography and colour floods in. In the show’s later rooms, places and people are increasingly given separate portrayals, whether Rineke Dijkstra’s 1990s teenage girls all togged up for a night out in Liverpool’s Buzz Club, or Jim Dow’s rammed shop window displays and his empty Edward Hopper-esque Peckham eel and pie shop."

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"Real Food" by Martin Parr reveals how we eat

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Pioneer of food photography, Martin Parr's Tongue-and-cheek view of how we eat and what we eat is now in a 200 plus slate book Real Food published by Phaidon in April 2016.  

Real Food by Martin Parr, published by Phaidon, 2016

Real Food by Martin Parr, published by Phaidon, 2016

With meals taken from 36 countries around the globe, Martin peers into the kelidescope of what we can see in a society from the plate of food before them.  “You can tell a lot about society, who we are and what we like doing, by looking at the food we eat,” he says in an interview. “As a subject matter, it’s quite revealing. It’s like a new social landscape so it’s been good to explore food all around the world."

“I am showing food as it really is because we are surrounded by images in magazines where you see food looking glorious and beautiful, and we know that most people don’t surround themselves with food like that. It is like the propaganda of food sales.”

Feeling hungry?  Buy your copy of Real Food from Phaidon.com
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