Colors for All Time: The Legacy of Martin Parr Through Contemporary Artists


A new center for British photography will open in Bristol, recognizing the photographer Martin Parr and his legacy and significance to photography with selected works from of contemporary artists from the British Isles.

Parr, famous for his color photography in the likes of William Eggleston, the post-war photographer developed an international reputation for his innovation on documentary photography, both in the UK and abroad, known for his approach to mundane and dry humor scenes.

Harbhajan Singh, Willenhall Market, Walsall, The Black Country, England, UK, 2011. From the series ‘Black Country Stories’. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Thusly, the Martin Parr Foundation will more on promote photography on the British Isles, expanding both as a library, archive, research room, and house of British photographers. Apart from Parr's own images, he will also be having collections of post-war documentary photographers, prints, book maquettes, such as Keith Arnatt, Richard Billingham, Elaine Constantine, John Davies, Paul Graham, Ken Grant, John Hinde, Peter Mitchell, Tony Ray-Jones, Paul Reas, Simon Roberts, Graham Smith, Tom Wood and Eamonn Doyle, and including rising photographer Chris Kilip's maquettes of "In Flagrante" and full sets of Karen Knorr's "Belgravia", and Stephen Gil's "Hackney Flowers".

The opening on October 25 will showcase Martin Parr's "Black Country Stories" by Martin Parr and will run through January 20, 2018.

From the series 'The Last Resort, 1983-85’. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos; Sorrento, Italy, 2014. Griffin Woodhouse Ltd, chain makers. Father & son, Brian & Ross Cartwright. Sandwell, The Black Country, England, UK, 2010. From the series ‘Black Country Stories’. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos; Sorrento, Italy, 2014. From the series ‘Amalfi Coast’. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Images are with permission from the Martin Parr Foundation.

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One Comment

  1. mtsteve
    mtsteve ·

    That is such a wonderful idea to create a space like this.

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