Martin Parr

Martin Parr

New Brighton, England, 1985

Martin Parr is a British documentary photographer and photojournalist. Born in 1952, he is most known for his anthropological and satirical photo works. His 80s documentary series “The Last Resort” was a color series of families on summer vacation in New Brighton in response to the “Thatcher Years”. The 40-photo series was shot with a medium format camera and daylight flash. The photos illustrate everything associated with families and summer vacation complete with bulging, grotesque bodies and dripping ice cream cones against seaside attraction park backgrounds. At the same time, the photos offer up a realistic glimpse of Britain’s working class and solidified Parr’s status as an iconic photographer.

New Brighton, England, 1985

New Brighton, England, 1985

New Brighton, England, 1985

Riva del Garda, Lake Garda, Italy, 1999

New Brighton, England, 1985

New Brighton, England, 1985

New Brighton, England, 1985

Minehead, England, UK. From 'Think of England, 1995-99'

Knokke, Belgium, 2001

Berlin, Germany, 2002

Bristol, England, 1995

Jockey Fashion for Suddeutsche Zeitung, England, United Kingdom, 2004

The Karen Country Club, Nairobi, Kenya, 2010

St Petersburg, Russia, 1992

Salford, Manchester, 1986

New Brighton, England, 1985

New Brighton, England, 1985

New Brighton, England, 1985

New Brighton, England, 1985

New Brighton, England, 1985

New Brighton, England, 1985

New Brighton, England, 1985

 

Images courtesy of Martin Parr / Magnum Photos
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