Martin Parr2nd Edition
The only complete career monograph - updated and expanded
This new and expanded edition of the comprehensive monograph charts the career of British photographer and collector Martin Parr (b.1952), best known for his frank chronicling of British life. Features early B&W photographs of the 1970s and previously unpublished work, in addition to his most famous projects, including The Last Resort, The Cost of Living and Signs of the Times, and more recent projects such as Luxury, No Worries and Black Country Stories. Explores his position as a contemporary artist as well as documentarian of popular culture and consumerism.
Beginning with Martin Parr's early black and white work, and moving through the development into his signature colour-saturated photographs, this newly updated monograph provides a complete overview of the acclaimed Magnum photographer's career to date. By placing the everyday at centre stage, Parr is best known for his sharp and witty visual chronicling of British (and later, global) idiosyncrasies. Parr's photographs have received popular acclaim, provoked controversy, and been applauded for their critical observations of the world we have built and inhabit.
Val Williams charts Parr's development as a photographer, from his early inspirations and outings with his grandfather, through his student days in Manchester and experimentation with documentary and art photography, to his sharply critical observations of the effects on global consumerism on our daily lives.
250 x 290 mm