Martin Parr, ‘Series: "From A to B"’, 1994, Aperture Foundation Benefit Auction
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Martin Parr

Series: "From A to B", 1994

Archival pigment print
5 1/2 × 5 in
14 × 12.7 cm
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Martin Parr’s refined sense of humor pervades the body of work he’s created over the past four …

Aperture Foundation Benefit Auction

Frame dimensions: 12"x12". Print dimensions vary.

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Courtesy of Martin Parr/Magnum Photos
Martin Parr
British, b. 1952
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Martin Parr thinks of his photography as an ongoing investigation of human interaction, leisure, and context. Parr is interested in how people live and present themselves to others, particularly in how they display their values. His subjects have included the spectators of a championship polo game, everyday tourists and inhabitants of Switzerland, and goings-on at one of the oldest schools in England. He has a knack for capturing events that are both quirky and mundane, and in attitudes both critical and humorous. Parr also has the unusual practice of presenting the same photographs in different contexts—as art objects or art books, as well as in advertisements and as editorial work. In recent years, Parr has become more interested in filmmaking, and has also been exploring different conventions of fashion photography.

Martin Parr, ‘Series: "From A to B"’, 1994, Aperture Foundation Benefit Auction
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Martin Parr’s refined sense of humor pervades the body of work he’s created over the past four decades, always filtering the appearance of society through his own critical eye. “Part of the role of photography is to exaggerate, and that is an aspect that I have to puncture,” the prolific photographer has said. “I do …

Aperture Foundation Benefit Auction

Frame dimensions: 12"x12". Print dimensions vary.

Medium
Photography
Image rights
Courtesy of Martin Parr/Magnum Photos
Martin Parr
British, b. 1952
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Martin Parr thinks of his photography as an ongoing investigation of human interaction, leisure, and context. Parr is interested in how people live and present themselves to others, particularly in how they display their values. His subjects have included the spectators of a championship polo game, everyday tourists and inhabitants of Switzerland, and goings-on at one of the oldest schools in England. He has a knack for capturing events that are both quirky and mundane, and in attitudes both critical and humorous. Parr also has the unusual practice of presenting the same photographs in different contexts—as art objects or art books, as well as in advertisements and as editorial work. In recent years, Parr has become more interested in filmmaking, and has also been exploring different conventions of fashion photography.

Martin Parr

Series: "From A to B", 1994

Archival pigment print
5 1/2 × 5 in
14 × 12.7 cm
Bidding closed
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