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    Born in 1952 in Epsom, Surrey (England), Martin Parr was graduated from photography at Manchester Polytechnic in 1973. In 1994, he became a full member of Magnum Photographic Corporation and was guest artistic director for Rencontres d’Arles in 2004 and for New York Photo Festival in 2008.
    A photographer, a filmmaker and a collector of miscellaneous objects, Martin Parr has developed an international reputation for his innovative imagery, his oblique approach to social documentary, and his input to photographic culture within the UK and abroad.
    He was awarded the Erich Salomon Prize for photojournalism in 2006 and wins the Baumier Mercier award at PhotoEspana in 2008 in recognition of his professional career and contributions to contemporary photography.

    SELECTED COLLECTIONS

    Arts Council of Great Britain
    Union Bank of Finland, Helsinki
    Museum for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
    Victoria and Albert Museum, London
    George Eastman House, Rochester
    Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris
    Museum of Modern Art, New York
    Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    Calderdale Council, Halifax
    Getty Museum, Malibu
    Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
    Kodak, France
    Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
    Seagrams Collection, New York
    Museum of Modern Art, Tempere, Finland
    British Council, London
    Irish Arts Council
    Australian National Gallery
    Paris Audiovisual
    Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
    Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
    Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
    Tate Modern, London

    SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

    2016
    A photographic journey, Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna, Austria
    Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr, The Guildhall, London, United Kingdom
    The Rhubarb Triangle and Other Stories, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, United Kingdom
    Early Black and White, Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria
    Work and Leisure, Firstsite, Colchester, United Kingdom
    Martin Parr’s Strange Paradise, The Harts Gallery, New Milford, Connecticut, USA
    Parrtificial, MIS, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Unseen City, Thames Pathway (north side) near Blackfriars, London, United Kingdom
    Only in England, The Beaney, Canterbury, United Kingdom
    So Near and So Far : Roscommon in the 1980s, Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon, Ireland

    2015
    Life’s a Beach / Evian Under the Eye of Martin Parr, Palais Lumiere, Évian, France
    Rocket Gallery, London, United Kingdom
    Life’s a Beach, le Théâtre de la Photographie, Nice, France
    Black Country Stories, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, United Kingdom
    Martin Parr at the Beach, Le Bon Marché, Paris, France
    Martin Parr, Galeria Lume, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Bad Weather, JB Space, Geneva, Switzerland
    The Non Conformists, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK
    A Taste for Mulhouse + The last Resort + Signs of the times, La filiature, Mulhouse, France

    2014
    Martin Parr’s Paris, MEP, Paris, France
    Only in England (The Non-Conformists) with Tony Ray-Jones, National Media Museum, Bradford, United Kingdom
    Say Cheese, Art of Dining, London, United Kingdom
    Signs of the Times, Beetles Gallery, London, United Kingdom
    Kamel Mennour, Paris, France

    2013
    Martin Parr, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, Belgium
    Life’s a Beach, Aperture, New York, USA

    2011
    The Real World, Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria
    The Goutte d’Or, Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris, France
    What Would You Save in a Flood? In association with Oxfam, Proud Gallery, London
    The Truth is Not in the Mirror, collective exhibition, Haggerty Museum of Art, USA
    Photography Calling!, collective exhibition, Sprengal Museum, Hannover, Germany

    2010
    Dreamlands, collective exhibition, The Pompidou Centre, Paris
    Playas, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City
    Martin Parr at PHOTOINK, New Delhi
    Luxury, Janet Borden, New York
    Luxury, Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid

    2009
    Martin Parr in Beijing, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Beijing, China
    Planète Parr, le Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
    Martin Parr ‘Sei Fotografie’, Macro, Rome

    2008
    ParrWorld, Haus der Kunst, Munchen, Germany
    Dubai, The Third Line, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Assorted Cocktail, Santralistanbul, Turkey
    ParrWorld, Breda Photo, the Netherlands
    Melbourne Cup, Niagara Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
    Street & Studio, collective exhibition, Tate Modern, London, UK
    Between Memory and History, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada

    2007
    Retrospective, Seoul Arts Centre, Korea
    Autoportrait, ZPAFiS-KA Gallery, Krakow, Poland
    Fashion Magazine, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
    Fashion Newspaper, Paul Smith Space, Tokyo
    Retrospective, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
    Assorted Cocktail, C/O Berlin, Germany
    Turkey by Magnum, collective exhibition, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Turkey
    How We Are, collective exhibition, Tate Britain, London, UK

    2006
    Food, Nordic Festival of Light, Norway
    Retrospective, Forma Gallery, Milan, Italy
    Assorted Cocktail, Photokina, Cologne, Germany
    Mexico, Janet Borden Gallery, New York, USA
    Making History, collective exhibition, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK
    Click Double Click, collective exhibition, Haust der Kunst, Munchen, Germany
    Happily Ever After, Hardcore Contemporary Art Space, Miami, USA
    Diaporama Festival, Nantes, France
    IDAA (International Digital Art Awards), Queensland, Australia
    The Virtual Salon, MOCA, New York, US

    2005
    Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
    PhotoEspana, Madrid, Spain
    Die Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Germany
    Montreal Festival of Photography, Canada
    Nicola von Senger Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
    Kamel Mennour Gallery, Paris, France
    Fashion Show, Rocket Gallery London, UK
    Fashion Show, Bon Marche, Paris
    Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, USA
    Retrospective, MEP, Paris, France
    Common Sense, Niagra Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
    Exposures, collective exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
    Eurovisions, collective exhibition, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

    2004
    Pingyao Photography Festival, China

    2003
    Studio Trisorio, Naples, Italy
    National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Kunsthalle Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Renia Sofia, Madrid, Spain
    20/21 Essen, Germany
    Cruel and Tender, collective exhibition, Tate Modern, London, UK

    2002
    Martin Parr: Photographic Works 1971-2000, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
    The Phone Show, Rocket Gallery, London
    Sirieuze Zaken, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Martin Parr Photoworks 1971 – 2000, Barbican Art Gallery and major European tour
    Rocket Gallery London
    Rose Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
    Sand in der Vaseline, Kerfelder Kunstmuseem, Germany

    2001
    Home and Abroad, Sarajevo Foto Gallery, Sarajevo, Bosnia

    2000
    20/21 Gallery, Essen, Germany
    Autoportrait, Tom Blau Gallery, London, UK
    Think of England, Rocket Gallery, London, UK
    Autoportrait and flowers, Galerie du Jour, Paris, France

    1999
    Common Sense, 43 locations worldwide
    Benidorm, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany
    Our Turning World: Magnum Photographers

    1998
    Ooh La La, National Museum of Photography, Bradford, UK
    Japonais Endormis, Galerie du Jour, Paris, France
    Gallery Riis, Oslo, Norway
    No Sex Please, We’re British, collective exhibition, Shisheido Department Store, Tokyo, Japan

    1997
    Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
    Trois Grandes Egyptiennes, collective exhibition, Musee de la Photographie, Charlleroi, Belgium

    1996
    Janet Borden, New York, USA

    1995
    Small World, Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK
    Small World and From A to B, National Centre of Photography, Paris, France
    Galerie du Jour, Paris, France
    Internationale Foto-Triennale, collective exhibition, Esslingen,Germany
    European Photography Award
    1985-1994, collective exhibition, Kultur Zentrum, BadHamburg, Germany

    1994
    From A to B, 27 Welcome Break service stations, UK
    Curitiba Photo Festival, Brazil

    1993
    A Year in the Life of Chew Stoke, Chew Stoke Village Hall, Bristol, UK
    Bored Couples, Galerie du Jour, Paris and subsequent tour
    Home and Abroad, Watershed Gallery, Bristol and international tour
    Photographs from the Real World, collective exhibition, Lilliehammer Art Museum, Norway
    Sobre Santiago, Tres de Magnum, collective exhibition, Santiago, Spain

    1992
    iSigns of the Times, Janet Borden, New York, USA
    Kiek in de Kok Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

    1991
    Janet Borden, New York, USA
    Gaerie Jacques Gordat, Paris, France
    British Photography from the Thatcher Years, collective exhibition, MOMA, New York, USA
    Voir la Suisse Autrement, collective exhibition, Fribourg, Switzerland

    1990
    The Past and Present of Photography, collective exhibition, MOMA, Tokyo, Japan

    1989
    The Cost of Living, Royal Photographic Society, Bath (UK) and tour
    Through the Looking Glass, British photography 1945-1989, collective exhibition, Barbican Centre, London
    The Art of Photography, collective exhibition, Royal Academy, London

    1988
    Kodak Gallery, Tokyo and Osaka, Japan
    A British View, collective exhibition, Museum fur Gestalturg, Zurich, Switzerland

    1987
    ICP Midtown, New York, USA
    Spending Time, National Centre of Photography, Paris, France
    Attitudes to Ireland, collective exhibition, Orchard Gallery, Derry, N.Ireland
    Mysterious Coincidences, collective exhibition, Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK
    Inscriptions and Inventions, collective exhibition, British Council touring exhibition

    1986
    The Last Resort, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
    Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
    Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles, France
    Fotograficentrum, Stockholm, Sweden
    British Contemporary Photography, collective exhibition, Houston Foto Festival, USA
    New Documents, collective exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA

    1985
    Quelques Anglais, exposition collective, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France

    1983
    International Photography Festival, Malmo, Sweden

    1982
    Rural Irish Photographers, Neikrug Gallery, New York, USA
    Bad Weather, Photgrapher’s Gallery, London and subsequent tour
    Strategies-recent developments in British photography, collective exhibition, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK

    1981
    The Non-Conformists, Camerawork, London, UK

    1979
    Three Perspectives on Photography, collective exhibition, Hayward Gallery, London

    1978
    Fotomania Gallery, Barcelona, Spain Personal Views 1860-1977, collective show, British Council touring show
    Art for Society, collective exhibition, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK

    1976
    Beauty Spots, Impressions Gallery, York and subsequent tour

    1972
    Home Sweet Home, Impressions Gallery, York, and Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

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