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Up and Down Peachtree: Photos of Atlanta by Martin Parr

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In this volume, which accompanies a massive exhibition scheduled for July 2012 at the High Museum of Art of Atlanta, Martin Parr explores his fascination with concepts such as leisure, consumption, communication, and how these themes play out in America.

Martin Parr was born in Britain in 1952. Parr's early works in the 1970s are solely black and white photography, but after 1980 he switched to color film and continued his focus in color photography. His inspiration for color ...

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Overview

In this volume, which accompanies a massive exhibition scheduled for July 2012 at the High Museum of Art of Atlanta, Martin Parr explores his fascination with concepts such as leisure, consumption, communication, and how these themes play out in America.

Martin Parr was born in Britain in 1952. Parr's early works in the 1970s are solely black and white photography, but after 1980 he switched to color film and continued his focus in color photography. His inspiration for color photography originated from the American photo-documentarists. In 1994 Parr became a member of Magnum Photographic Corporation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788869653322
  • Publisher: Contrasto
  • Publication date: 6/19/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 904,408
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.90 (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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