Life's a Beach: Seaside Photography by Martin Parr

In photographer Martin Parr’s opinion, if American photographers started the trend of street photography, then the British have their own thing as well: seaside photography.

This claim is evident on his upcoming book Life’s a Beach (Aperture, ISBN 978-1597112246), in which Parr showcases photographs of beachgoers on various beach spots around the world that he has taken over the years.

Photos by Martin Parr via Aperture

“This compilation, his first on the topic, presents photos of beachgoers on far-flung shores, including Argentina, Brazil, China, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Japan, the United States, Mexico, Thailand, and of course, the UK, among others. This book shows Parr at his best, startling us with the moments of captured absurdity and immersing us in the rituals and traditions associated with beach life the world over.” — About the Book, Aperture

Photos by Martin Parr via Aperture

Life’s a Beach is copublished with Xavier Barral, and is slated for release by the end of this month. An exhibit of the same name opened in Lyon, France last month as is currently on the road.

written by geegraphy on 2012-10-22 in #news #beach-photography #seaside #beach #photography #united-kingdom #sea #news #martin-parr #life-s-a-beach

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