Martin Parr
Hong Kong (LON156516)

Martin Parr

b. 1952, Surrey, UK

Martin Parr is a pioneer of contemporary photographic culture, an avid photography book collector and the president of Magnum Photos. In addition to large-scale retrospectives of his work in the Barbican Art Gallery in London (2002), Haus de Kunst in Munich (2008) and other prestigious venues, Parr’s accolades have included the Dr. Erich Salomon Award of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh) (2006) and Photo Espania lifetime achievement prize (2008). He is the co-author of three volumes of the highly influential The Photobook: A History, and wrote a book about the History of Chinese Photobook that published in spring 2015. Parr has published over 80 books of his own work and edited another 30.

Parr currently lives and works in Bristol, UK.


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