Hot Spots: Martin Parr in the American South

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This DVD contains a long film about the work of Magnum photographer Martin Parr, who'd been followed by the director for more than a month. It includes an important selection of interviews about Parr's work, with extra content about a unique perspective on leisure and habits of the American people. Contains a long interview with Parr and other great personalities of the international world of photography.

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Overview

This DVD contains a long film about the work of Magnum photographer Martin Parr, who'd been followed by the director for more than a month. It includes an important selection of interviews about Parr's work, with extra content about a unique perspective on leisure and habits of the American people. Contains a long interview with Parr and other great personalities of the international world of photography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788869653346
  • Publisher: Contrasto
  • Publication date: 7/17/2012
  • Pages: 40
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Parr was born in Epsom, Surrey, UK, in 1952.

He studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic, from 1970 to
1973 and, since then, he has worked on numerous photographic projects.
He 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.
In 1994 he became a full member of Magnum Photographic Corporation.
In recent years, he has developed an interest in filmmaking, and has started to use his photography within different conventions, such as fashion and advertising.
Martin Parr was appointed Professor of Photography in 2004 at The University of Wales Newport campus.
Martin Parr was Guest Artistic Director for Rencontres D'Arles in 2004.
In 2006 Martin Parr was awarded the Erich Salomon Prize and the resulting Assorted Cocktail show opens at Photokina.
In 2008 Martin Parr was guest curator at New York Photo Festival, curating the New Typologies exhibition.
Parrworld opened at Haus de Kunst, Mucich, in 2008. The show exhibited Parr’s own collection of objects, postcards, his personal photography collection of both British and International artists, photo books and finally his own photographs. The exhibition toured Europe for the following 2 years.
At PhotoEspana, 2008, Martin Parr wins the Baume et Mercier award in recognition of his professional career and contributions to contemporary photography.
Martin Parr curated the Brighton Photo Biennial that took place in October
2010.

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