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Last chance to see: Martin Parr Exhibition at M Shed
Release date: Tue, 15/11/2011
A major retrospective photographic exhibition by one of Britain’s foremost photographers.
Anyone wanting to catch the hugely popular Bristol and West: Photographs by Martin Parr exhibition will need to hurry - as the exhibition closes on Sunday, November 27, 2011.
Over 40,000 people have already visited the exhibition, which showcases 60 iconic images selected from the last thirty years of Martin Parr’s career.
Hundreds of visitors have left personal comments about the exhibition and hundreds more have voted for their favourite photograph from the show. The most popular photographs chosen from the 60 images displayed will become part of the M Shed’s permanent art collection. Visitors can cast their vote at the exhibition as well as through links on the M Shed website: www.mshed.org
The exhibition is located in M Shed’s new, purpose built, state-of-the-art temporary exhibition gallery on the top floor of the museum and is the largest exhibition of photographs by Martin Parr held in the city since his Home Sweet Home exhibition at the Arnolfini in 1974.
Bristol and West showcases images that focus on Parr’s continual interest in how people live, how they present themselves and their values. Parr’s images are immediately accessible and entertaining. They are both affectionate and critical, capturing the world as he sees it and not how people might expect it to be. Martin Parr is an also an obsessive collector of postcards, photography books and political ephemera, photography to him is just another form of collecting.
Martin Parr has lived in Bristol since 1987 and this exhibition contains an eclectic mix of photographs, including: Cost of Living; A Year in the life of an English Village and images of Bristolian’s celebrating big events.