Né en 1952 à Epsom, Surrey (Angleterre), Martin Parr est diplômé de photographie de Manchester Polytechnic en 1973. En 1994, il devient un membre à part entière de la Magnum Photographic Corporation et directeur artistique invité pour les Rencontres d’Arles en 2004 et pour le New York Photo Festival en 2008.
Photographe, réalisateur et collectionneur de divers objets, Martin Parr s’est construit une réputation internationale sur son imagerie innovante, son approche déviée du documentaire social et son apport à la culture photographique au Royaume-Uni et à l’étranger.
Il remporte le prix de photojournalisme Erich Salomon Prize en 2006 et gagne le prix Baumier Mercier à PhotoEspana en 2008, en reconnaissance de sa carrière professionnelle et ses contributions à la photographie contemporaine.

COLLECTIONS

Arts Council of Great Britain
Union Bank of Finland, Helsinki
Museum for Fotokunst, Odense, Danemark
Victoria and Albert Museum, Londres
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, Allemagne
Seagrams Collection, New York
Museum of Modern Art, Tempere, Finlande
British Council, Londres
Irish Arts Council
Australian National Gallery
Paris Audiovisual
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Allemagne
Yokohama Museum of Art, Japon
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Tate Modern, Londres

EXPOSITIONS

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

2015
Life’s a Beach / Evian Under the Eye of Martin Parr, Palais Lumiere, Évian, France
Rocket Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
Life’s a Beach, le Théâtre de la Photographie, Nice, France
Black Country Stories, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Royaume-Uni
Martin Parr at the Beach, Le Bon Marché, Paris, France
Martin Parr, Galeria Lume, Sao Paulo, Brésil
Bad Weather, JB Space, Genève, Suisse
The Non Conformists, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, Royaume-Uni
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,Royaume-Uni
Say Cheese, Art of Dining, Londres, Royaume-Uni
Signs of the Times, Beetles Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
Kamel Mennour, Paris, France

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

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

2010
Dreamlands, collective exhibition, The Pompidou Centre, Paris
Playas, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico
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, Chine
Planète Parr, le Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
Martin Parr ‘Sei Fotografie’, Macro, Rome

2008
ParrWorld, Haus der Kunst, Munchen, Allemagne
Dubai, The Third Line, Dubai, Emirats Arabes Unis
Assorted Cocktail, Santralistanbul, Turquie
ParrWorld, Breda Photo, Pays-Bas
Melbourne Cup, Niagara Gallery, Melbourne, Australie
Street & Studio, collective exhibition, Tate Modern, Londres, Royaume-Uni
Between Memory and History, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada

2007
Retrospective, Seoul Arts Centre, Corée
Autoportrait, ZPAFiS-KA Gallery, Krakow, Pologne
Fashion Magazine, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japon
Fashion Newspaper, Paul Smith Space, Tokyo
Retrospective, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Suède
Assorted Cocktail, C/O Berlin, Allemagne
Turkey by Magnum, collective exhibition, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Turquie
How We Are, collective exhibition, Tate Britain, Londres, Royaume-Uni

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

2005
Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
PhotoEspana, Madrid, Espagne
Die Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Allemagne
Montreal Festival of Photography, Canada
Nicola von Senger Gallery, Zurich, Suisse
Kamel Mennour Gallery, Paris, France
Fashion Show, Rocket Gallery Londres, Royaume-Uni
Fashion Show, Bon Marche, Paris
Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, USA
Retrospective, MEP, Paris, France
Common Sense, Niagra Gallery, Melbourne, Australie
Exposures, collective exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
Eurovisions, collective exhibition, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2004
Pingyao Photography Festival, Chine

2003
Studio Trisorio, Naples, Italie
National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Danemark
Kunsthalle Rotterdam, Pays-Bas
Renia Sofia, Madrid, Espagne
20/21 Essen, Allemagne
Cruel and Tender, collective exhibition, Tate Modern, Londres, Royaume-Uni

2002
Martin Parr: Photographic Works 1971-2000, Barbican Art Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
The Phone Show, Rocket Gallery, Londres
Sirieuze Zaken, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas
Martin Parr Photoworks 1971 – 2000, Barbican Art Gallery and major European tour
Rocket Galler, Londres
Rose Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Sand in der Vaseline, Kerfelder Kunstmuseem, Allemagne

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

2000
20/21 Gallery, Essen, Allemagne
Autoportrait, Tom Blau Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
Think of England, Rocket Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
Autoportrait and flowers, Galerie du Jour, Paris, France

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

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

1997
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Suisse
Trois Grandes Egyptiennes, collective exhibition, Musée de la Photographie, Charlleroi, Belgique

1996
Janet Borden, New York, USA

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

1994
From A to B, 27 Welcome Break service stations, Royaume-Uni
Curitiba Photo Festival, Brésil

1993
A Year in the Life of Chew Stoke, Chew Stoke Village Hall, Bristol, Royaume-Uni
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, Norvège
Sobre Santiago, Tres de Magnum, collective exhibition, Santiago, Espagne

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

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, Suisse

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

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

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

1987
ICP Midtown, New York, USA
Spending Time, National Centre of Photography, Paris, France
Attitudes to Ireland, collective exhibition, Orchard Gallery, Derry, Irlande du Nord
Mysterious Coincidences, collective exhibition, Photographer’s Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
Inscriptions and Inventions, collective exhibition, British Council touring exhibition

1986
The Last Resort, Serpentine Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Allemagne
Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles, France
Fotograficentrum, Stockholm, Suède
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, Suède

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

1981
The Non-Conformists, Camerawork, Londres, Royaume-Uni

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

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

1976
Beauty Spots, Impressions Gallery, York and subsequent tour

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

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