Martin Parr – A Chronicler of our Age
In the face of the constantly growing flood of images released by the media, Martin Parr’s photographs offered us the opportunity to see the world from his unique perspective.
At first glance, his photographs seemed exaggerated or even grotesque. The motifs he chose are strange, the colours are garish and the perspectives are unusual. Parr’s term for the overwhelming power of published images is “propaganda”.
He counters this propaganda with his own chosen weapons: criticism, seduction and humour. As a result, his photographs are original and entertaining, accessible and understandable, but at the same time they show us in a penetrating way how we live, how we present ourselves to others, and what we value.
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