Fotograf Magazine

Martin Parr

There are few personalities among contemporary photographers as popular, influential and respected (as well as so frequently criticized) as Martin Parr. This is not due solely to his own extensive body of work, which has played and continues to play a major role in the evolution of both British and international documentary photography, influencing countless photographers worldwide, but also thanks to his other activities. For Martin Parr is also an outstanding curator, displaying a brilliant erudition in the history and current photography and a sense for discovering forgotten and underappreciated works in the prepa- ration of various exhibitions, including the preparation last year of the entire program of the Rencontres d’Arles festival, through which (together with Francois Hébel) he succeeded in salvaging the festival’s reputation, after the damage it sustained in the 1990s.

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