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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.

For complete interview please visit Numéro.

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. 

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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."

Read on at telegraph.co.uk

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/art/1043...

Artist News: Martin Parr: See “Unseen” photos of The City of London featured by The Memo

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Martin Parr was first recognized for his black-and-white photography in the north of England and later became known for his lurid hyperreal photos of Brighton in the ’80s. He’s always been good at capture his subjects at their most intimate.

“This major exhibition opens up the City of London in a way never before seen,” said Katherine Pearce, curator at the Guildhall Art Gallery.

Read more about this exhibition at The Memo.

Please visit City of London for dates and times .

Chris Killip discusses reprint of photobook "In Flagrante" with Martin Parr

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Martin Parr, an avid collector of Chris Killip's photographic work, sat down to discuss the reprinting of the Photobook In Flagrante.  Twenty-eight years past the Errata edition, Killip has edited down to the essentials and reintroduced two new images to finally: In Flagrante Two, published by Steidl, 2015.

"I worked on a dummy of the book during 2014, figuring out the image size and I also thought about the original texts. I still liked the John Berger and Sylvia Grant text that introduced the book in the way that its an oblique commentary, but I didn’t want to use the William Butler Yeats poem or my short text. It was a good moment when I decided to start with the Len Tabner painting image as it was a good substitute for the Yeats text as I felt in reality that he was painting his dreams with the addition of all those seagulls in this drama when in fact it was far to windy for them to fly. The image was also a very good comment on photography and its very distinct relationship with reality." -Killip

Read the entire conversation between Parr and Killip on TIME.com

Source: http://time.com/4185463/chris-killip-marti...

Martin Parr, Selfportrait from the publisher Xavier Barral

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The publisher Xavier Barral has just published “Martin Parr, autoportrait”, the new edition of the original work that came out in England in 2000 (Dewi Lewis). This new edition has been updated with more than 70 previously unpublished photographs.

For about two decades, Martin Parr has played the game of the souvenir self-portrait that he brings back after each of his many journeys  on assignments. Through the portraits in this book, each one more kitsch than the last, we rediscover the British photographer’s well-known taste for theatricality and self-mockery.

This gallery of self-portraits taken in the four corners of the world by a professional photographer, a local amateur, or even in a photo booth, play the popular game of the holiday snap. From digital photographs manipulated to excess, to studio shots against an exotic background, to colorized portraits as a cosmonaut, or a judoka standing next to Vladimir Putin, we discover the artist’s own humor and irony as he evolves down the years from 1996 to 2015. This whimsical little book was designed like one of those playful and universal objects that Martin Parr is so fond of: we can even have fun getting inside the photographer’s head thanks to the maze game embedded in the cover.

BOOK
Martin Parr, autoportrait (selfportrait)
Editions Xavier Barral
4.3 x 6.1 Inches
144 pages
87 color photographs
ISBN : 978-2-36511-081-5
Purchase the book from EXB HERE.

For more information visit Martin Parr's ARTIST PAGE.

Source: http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/2015/...

Review of Parr's "Life's a Beach" on "Connect Savannah"

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Take the Plunge into Martin Parr's Life’s a Beach 

by Lauren Flotte

Margate, UK, 1986

Margate, UK, 1986

THE GAZE of Telfair Museums' Curator of Fine Arts and Exhibitions, Courtney McNeil, falls across the gallery to a Martin Parr photograph. A group of 60 to 70-somethings donning bathing caps wade into the sea forming two semi-distinct lines.

A hazy pier jutting out in the distance compliments their formation. It is a simple image with gravity, humility and the perfect touch of humor.

“If you were standing 100 yards away and saw that happening, this is not any monumental occurrence. There’s nothing that would jump out at the average viewer as being poetic about this moment, but the way he captures it really just heightens it,” she appreciates.

While the British photographer is known for his sharp social commentary in “Life’s a Beach,” opening this Friday at the Jepson Center, Parr shows his true talent to be observation, not sarcasm.

Ocean Dome, Miyazaki, Japan, 1996

Ocean Dome, Miyazaki, Japan, 1996

The complete review is available over at ConnectSavannah.