Saturday, August 08, 2009

Martin Parr @ Jeu de Paume - Paris

Parrworld - the Collection of Martin Parr from 30 June 2009 until 27 September 2009 @ Jeu de Paume - Paris.
Loud colours, strange patterns and concise narratives are what characterise the photographs of Martin Parr (born in Bristol in 1952). While some of his images may seem over the top, they are always astonishingly inventive and richly humorous. Over the last thirty years, Parr has been documenting Western society, and in particular his fellow citizens of the United Kingdom. However, he is also interested in phenomena linked to globalisation such as mass tourism, consumerism and so-called leisure. His work is seen as a satirical look at contemporary life which unmasks the grotesque element behind banality.


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