Exhibition

Martin Parr: Work and Leisure

2 Jul 2016 – 2 Oct 2016

Event times

10am- 5pm

Cost of entry

Free admission

Firstsite

Colchester, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Colchester North Station, direct from London Liverpool Street

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The largest UK Martin Parr exhibition since 2002 comes to Firstsite, comprising more than 300 photographs spanning the last 40 years. The exhibition celebrates British talent, culture and history depicting how we have lived and worked over the last four decades.

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Firstsite presents the largest Martin Parr exhibition in the UK since 2002 coming direct from The Hepworth Wakefield and tailored especially for Firstsite with additional content including Martin Parr’s own extraordinary personal collection of postcards. Martin Parr: Work and Leisure comprises more than 300 photographs that span the past 40 years, presenting a chronological overview of Parr’s most celebrated works.

From his early Yorkshire-based black and white photographs of rural communities through to his more recent vivid explorations into consumerism, this exhibition includes rarely seen images from his series The Non-Conformists taken at the beginning of his career reflecting his experiences of living in Yorkshire, and The Last Resort, one of the most significant bodies of British photography, documenting leisure time in the seaside town of New Brighton, as well as a universal shift from monochrome to colour photography.

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