Martin Parr - Assorted Cocktail
5701 PP Helmond
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With a critical eye and a good sense of humor, the British Martin Parr (1952) documents human behaviour in our mass culture society. While his colourful photographs at times exaggerate certain situations, they strongly reflect on a modern western society in which mass consumption, mass tourism and fastfood reign. His images are therefore recognisable, and bring a sense of self awareness. Martin Parr is in fact an anthropoligist, as he is constantly investigating the core of human beings and their incentives to act in certain ways. He joined Magnum in 1994, continuing his documentation of modern society.
Parr’s earliest photographs featured in this exhibition are from 1983 – the year in which he made the leap from black & white to colour photography. The exhibition will include 200 photographs from eleven of his series, representing his extensive oeuvre of colour photographs. Noteworthy is that his most recent series, “Carnaval in Helmond”, was shot over a four-day period in the Dutch city during carnaval this year.
Martin Parr has been featured by GUP in the past here.