Martin Parr

b. 1952, Surrey, UK

Martin Parr is a pioneer of contemporary photographic culture, an avid photography book collector and the president of Magnum Photos. In addition to large-scale retrospectives of his work in the Barbican Art Gallery in London (2002), Haus de Kunst in Munich (2008) and other prestigious venues, Parr's accolades have included the Dr. Erich Salomon Award of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh) (2006) and Photo Espania lifetime achievement prize (2008). He is the co-author of three volumes of the highly influential The Photobook: A History, and wrote a book about the History of Chinese Photobook that published in spring 2015. Parr has published over 80 books of his own work and edited another 30. Martin Parr currently lives in Bristol, UK.

About the vintage prints (1985)

On Parr's first visit to China in 1985, he captured the mundane yet dramatic facets of everyday life in China, depicting it with his shrewd and sensitive photographic language. The six featured gelatin silver prints are officially exhibited for the first time.
Exhibition details of "PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai 2016" (9 - 11.9.2016) 
About Hong Kong project (2013) 

Martin Parr’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong is a diverse showcase of the work of Parr who is famous for his satirical and humourous social documentary on modern life. The exhibition spotlights select works from his recent Hong Kong project (2013) commissioned by Blindspot Gallery, alongside selections from two of his iconic past series, The Last Resort (1983 to 1985) and Luxury (1995 to present). An art book titled Hong Kong Parr is launched accompanying the exhibition.

Exhibition details of "Photo Shanghai 2015" (11-13.9.2015)
Exhibition details of "Martin Parr" (6.9 - 1.11.2014)
About the artbook - Hong Kong Parr

Essay by Thomas Weski
Artist Biography

Media coverage (LEAP - pop eyes, December 2015)
Media coverage (ArtReview Asia, Summer 2015)
Media coverage (International New York Times, 18.9.2014)
Media coverage (Milk X, October 2014)
Media coverage (South China Morning Post - 48 Hours, 18.9.2014)