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.
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