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Martin Parr (Britsh, 1952- ) was born in Epsom, Surrey, U.K. When he was a boy, his budding interest in the medium of photography was encouraged by his grandfather George Parr, himself a keen amateur photographer. Parr studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic, from 1970 to 1973. Since that time, he has worked on numerous photographic projects. He 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. In 1994 he became a full member of Magnum Photographic Corporation. In recent years, Parr has developed an interest in film-making and has started to use his photography within different conventions, such as fashion and advertising. In 2002 a large retrospective of Parr's work was initiated by the Barbican Art Gallery and the National Museum.
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Martin Parr
 

Exhibition: Before The Shift
December 13 - Feb 22, 2014

Exhibition: After a Fashion
November 5 - Dec 30, 2010

Exhibition: Martin Parr
February 5 - Apr 3, 2010

Exhibition: "There'll Always be an England!"
September 11 - Oct 9, 2009

Exhibition: Art Basel 39
June 4 - Jun 8, 2008

Exhibition: A Selection of Exceptional Vintage Photographs
September 7 - Oct 27, 2007

Exhibition: Contemporary Review
September 8 - Oct 20, 2006

Exhibition: Martin Parr: Fashion Show
January 6 - Mar 4, 2006

Exhibition: Summer in the UK
June 17 - Jul 30, 2005

Exhibition: Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists
September 10 - Oct 30, 2004

Exhibition: Martin Parr: Common Sense
March 5 - Apr 24, 2004

 
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