Martin Parr booklet by Phaidon

  • Bericht auteur:

The small book “Martin Parr” from Phaidon has a relatively extensive introduction (I mean: for such a small book) to the work of Martin Parr. We see how he develops from a black and white photographer of British life into the critical flash & color photographer of life’s peculiarities as we know him today. 

The book  furthermore is a guide to how you can read a picture. Maybe a bit over the top now and then:

… the picture recalls Bernini’s sculpture of Daphne sprouting leaves and branches… (picture of girl on school party).

It must also refer to the psychological complexity of attending school”(boy with mother a grammar school).

Wonderful pictures of a stuffed owl, sausages, a cup of tea, and many other ordinary objects and scenes depicted in Parr’s unique manner.

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