British documentary photographer and color photography pioneer Martin Parr opened his own foundation in Bristol earlier this year, and with this short interview, he recollects his life and works with photography throughout the years.
Parr is known for his projects that explore modern life and social classes in England, sometimes the wealth of the Western world through satirical, anthropological and intimate approaches.
"The fundamental thing I'm exploring constantly is the difference between the mythology of the place and the reality of it... Remember I make serious photographs disguised as entertainment. That's part of my mantra. I make the pictures acceptable in order to find the audience but deep down there is actually a lot going on that's not sharply written in your face. If you want to read it you can read it."
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.
British documentary photographer Giles Duley is a contemporary pioneer of humanitarian photography. Known for capturing the consequence of conflict and war, he tries to make the world a little bit better, even at his own expense.
Khalifa Al Obaidly is passionate about photography and started taking pictures already as a child, when his father gave him his first camera. He now works for Qatar Museums as Director of Artist in resident programs and is one of our newest additions to the judging panel for the TEN AND ONE AWARDS 2017. Get to know him through this short interview!
Whenever there is a fragment of a second of a beautiful, little coincidence, this photographer will capture it with his camera. Meet Jonathan Higbee in this short interview and check out his fantastic work!