Martin Parr

Guest photographer at the festival planches contact 2020

Martin Parr
Martin Parr

Invited to the festival planches contact 2020

Martin Parr is one of the most celebrated documentary photographers of his generation. With more than 100 books and 30 others published by him, his photographic legacy is already established.
Parr also acts as a curator and editor. He has curated two photographic festivals, Arles in 2004 and the Brighton Photo Biennial in 2010. Most recently, he curated the exhibition Strange and Familiar at the Barbican Center in London.
Martin Parr has been a member of the Magnum agency since 1994 and served as its President from 2013 to 2017. In 2013, Parr was appointed Associate Professor of Photography at the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland).
Martin Parr's works are among the collections of major museums, such as the Tate, the Centre Pompidou and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2017, Martin Parr established the Martin Parr Foundation.
In 2019, the National Portrait Gallery in London hosted a major exhibition of his work titled "Only Human".


In 2020, a year marked by the Brexit, Planches Contact wanted to make a nod to England with iconic photographs by Martin Parr and by dedicating an exhibition to him in Deauville for the first time. The choice fell on the series "The last resort", a work realized from 1982 to 1985, on the vacations of families with modest incomes in New Brighton, a seaside resort in decline. With irony, sarcasm, and sometimes tenderness, he tells the story of the transformation of lifestyles and the development of consumer society. This series, published and presented at the Rencontres d'Arles in 1986, has become a cult. 


Exhibition from October 17 to January 3, 2020 - On the beach - In front of the Place Claude Lelouch


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