martin parr

March 23, 2008

Sarcastic and hilarious, visceral commentary on modern consumeristic life. British sensibility a la Monty Python. Strong, saturated colors, macro-closeups bordering on the grotesque. Totally fun to look at.

“A Martin Parr photograph is like a painting by William Turner, a sentence written by Thomas Mann, the voice of Frank Sinatra or the scent of Chanel No. 5. Parr’s imagery is so characteristic that we recognize it immediately. And it is strong enough to condition our perception: once we leave a Parr exhibition, we find that we, too, are viewing the people and objects surrounding us from Parr’s perspective.” — from article at Deutsche-Boerse

More Martin Parr here




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