Also seen in London: Only Human by Martin Parr in NPG April 2019


Because I am organizing, mapping and naming the research I did this year, I come across exhibitions that I have photographed. For example: Martin Parr ( I am a fan) in the National Portrait Gallery in London.

It was a fairly traditional retrospective where they showed a large number of series from Parr’s career.  Fortunately, there were a few exceptionally wacky projects among them.

The exhibition:

‘Martin Parr is one of the most celebrated and influential photographers of our time. Over four decades, he has transtormed and revitalised social documentary photography, revealing the eccentricities of modern life with affection and insight. ‘

‘Martin Parr is both a social documentary and a commercial photographer, exhibiting and selling prints through galleries while at the same time accepting commissions for editiorial, fashion and, less frequently, advertising work’ (this exhibition was supported by Gucci).


‘When a commission involves celebrity portraiture, he approaches each sitting with the same distinct visual language posing sitters often with a hint of mischief and humour’.


‘Parr shows that our identities are revealed in part by how we spend our leisure time. Comissioned by Italian coffee manufacturer Lavazza Parr has phototgraphed all four international Grand Slam tennis tournaments’.






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