96 pages, colour & black and white illustrations, 18 x 24 cm, hardback, English
Martin Parr (1952) is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and photo book collector from Epsom, Surrey. His work characterizes itself by the raw manner in which he depicts mundane every day life. His work is critical, intimate, anthropological, satirical and somewhat voyeuristic. Parr uses Macro lenses, a ring flash and high-saturation colour film, which allow him to put his subjects “under the microscope”, in their own environment. Exposing people’s life’s and values, while maintaining a certain amount of humour. The result is a collection of images that make the viewer unsure whether to laugh or cry.