Martin Parr
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Born in Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom in 1952. Lives and works in London.




Martin Parr: Early Work 1971 - 1986, Huxley Parlour, London, UK

Martin Parr: Remote Scottish Postboxes, Rocket Gallery, London, UK

Martin Parr: Souvenir - A Photographic Journey, Stadthaus Ulm, Germany



Martin Parr’s Dunoon, Dunoon Burgh Hall, Scotland, United Kingdom

Only in England (The Non-Conformists) with Tony Ray-Jones, The Bowes Museum, Durham, United Kingdom

The Ceremony of Life, The Photographers Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Sony World Photography Awards, Somerset House, London, United Kingdom

Beach Therapy, Rocket Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Cakes & Balls, Flatz Museum, Dornbirn, Germany

Martin Parr, the Photo Space, Ludlow, United Kingdom

Martin Parr, Qvale Galleri , Oslo, Norway

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Souvenir – A Photographic Journey, Versicherungs Kammer Kulturstiftung, Munich




“A photographic journey”, Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna, Austria.

“Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr”, The Guildhall, London, United Kingdom.

“The Rhubarb Triangle and Other Stories”, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, United Kingdom.

“Early Black and White”, Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria. 

“Work and Leisure”, Firstsite, Colchester, United Kingdom. 

“Martin Parr’s Strange Paradise”, The Harts Gallery, New Milford, Connecticut, USA. 

“Parrtificial”, MIS, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

“Unseen City”, Thames Pathway (north side) near Blackfriars, London, United Kingdom. 

“Only in England”, The Beaney, Canterbury, United Kingdom. 

“So Near and So Far : Roscommon in the 1980s”, Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon, Ireland. 



“Life’s a Beach / Evian Under the Eye of Martin Parr”, Palais Lumiere, Évian, France.

“The Non Conformists”, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, United Kingdom.

Rocket Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

“Life’s a Beach”, le Théâtre de la Photographie, Nice, France.

“Black Country Stories”, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, United Kingdom.

“Martin Parr at the Beach”, Le Bon Marché, Paris, France.

“Martin Parr”, Galeria Lume, Sao Paulo, Brazil.



“The Almalfi Coast”, Studio Trisorio, Naples, Italy.

“Food (& other stories) ”, galerie kamel mennour, Paris, France.

“Black Country Stories”, New Art Gallery Walsall, United Kingdom. 

“We love Britain ! ”, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany.

“Martin Parr's Paris”, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France.

“Only in England (The Non-Conformists) ” with Tony Ray-Jones, National Media Museum, Bradford, United Kingdom.

Life’s a Beach and Machu Picchu, Lima Photo Biennial, Lima, Peru.

“Martin Parr : Liberation”, Jersey Museum, The Channel Islands.

“The Non Conformists”, La Virreina Image Centre, Barcelona, Spain.



“Life’s a Beach”, Aperture, New York City, USA.

“Made in the UK”, Katara Cultural Village, Doha, Qatar.

“USA Colour”, Janet Borden Inc., New York City, USA .

“Liberation”, Guernsey Museum, The Channel Islands.

“Souvenir”, Museum Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland.

Retrospective, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, Belgium. 

“Luxury”,  Multimedia Art Museum Moscow, Russia.



Think of Finland, 9min movie, Laboratory, Helsinki, Finland.

No Worries, 11 min movie, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Australia.

New Pictures 6, Minneapolis Winter Games, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA.

“Assorted Cocktail”, Gemeentemuseum, Helmond, Netherlands.

“Souvenir.  Martin Parr, Photography and Collecting”, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain.

“Small World”, Phototheatron, The Athens House of Photography, Athens, Greece.

“Life’s a Beach”, Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, France.

“Playas”, Paraty em Foco, Paraty, Brazil.

“Luxury and Beaches”, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, China.

“Project Chinatown”, The Sound Agents, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

“Black Country Stories”, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, United Kingdom.

National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. 



“Assorted Cocktail”, DOX, Prague, Czech Republic.

“The Real World”, Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria.

“The Goutte d’Or”, Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris, France. 

“On The Beach”, Photomed Festival, Sanary-sur-mer, France. 

“Luxury”, Bogota Photography Festival, Colombia.

“What Would You Save in a Flood? ”,  In association with Oxfam, Proud Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

“Small World”, Guernsey Photography Festival, Guernsey, The Channel Islands.

“Albania 1990”, “Common Sense” & “Small Word”, The National gallery of Arts, Tirana, Albania.

“Bristol” and “West”, M Shed, Bristol, United Kingdom.



Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, USA.

“Playas”, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico.

“Martin Parr at PHOTOINK”, New Delhi, India.

“Working Men’s Clubs”, Earlswood Working Men’s Club, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

“Luxury”, Janet Borden, New York City, USA.

“Four Decades”, Studio Trisorio, Naples, Italy.

“Luxury”, Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid, Spain.

“The Real World”, Kaunas Photo Gallery, Lituania.

“Un Monde a Parr”, Rennes, France.

“Black Country Stories”, The Public, West Bromwich, United Kingdom.

“Luxury”, Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovaquia.

“All Things Parr”, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, USA.



“Parr-O-Rama”, Janet Borden, New York, USA.

“Playas”, kamel mennour, Paris, France.

“Planète Parr”, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France.

“Martin Parr”, Paris-Beijing Photo Gallery, Beijing, China.

“Luxury”, GunGallery, Stockholm, Sweden.

“Luxury”, Nicola Von Senger, Zurich, Switzerland.

“ParrWorld”, Baltic, Gateshead, United Kingdom.

“Assorted Cocktail”, Casal Solleric, Palma, Majorca, Spain.

“Martin Parr”, Sei Fotografie, Macro, Rome, Italy.

“Retrospective of Books”, Rocket Gallery, London, United Kingdom.



“Dubai”, The Third Line, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

“ParrWorld”, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany.

“Assorted Cocktail”, Santralistanbul, Istanbul, Turkey.

“ParrWorld”, Breda Design Museum, Netherlands.

“Small world”, Breda Photo, Netherlands.

“Melbourne Cup”, Niagara Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.



Retrospective, Seoul Arts Centre, South Korea.

“Autoportrait”, ZPAFiS-KA Gallery, Krakow, Poland.

Fashion Magazine, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan.

Fashion Newspaper, Paul Smith Space, Tokyo, Japan.

Retrospective, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden.

“Assorted Cocktail”, C/O Berlin, Germany.



“Food”, Nordic Festival of Light. 

“Port Elliot House”, Port Elliot Literary Festival, United Kingdom.

Retrospective, Forma Gallery, Milan, Italy.

Cocktail”, Photokina, Cologne, Germany.

“Mexico”, Janet Borden Gallery, New York City, USA.



“Martin Parr : Think of England”, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.

“Parking Spaces”, PhotoEspana, Madrid, Spain.

Fashion Magazine, Bon Marché, Paris, France.

“Martin Parr : Think of England and Think of Germany”, Die Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Germany.

Rocket Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

Montreal Festival of Photography, Canada.

“Swissness”, Nicola von Senger Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.

“Think of England”, kamel mennour Gallery, Paris, France.

“Fashion Show”, Rocket Gallery London, United Kingdom.

“Fashion Show”, Bon Marché, Paris, France.

“Fashion Show”, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, USA.

“Summer in the UK”, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, USA. 

Retrospective “Martin Parr photoworks 1970-2000”, MEP, Paris, France.

“Common Sense”, Niagra Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

“Common Sense”, Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland. 

“Life along the A8 Corridor”, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, United Kingdom.



“Phone Project – Common Sense”, Studio Trisorio, Naples, Italy.

Retrospective, “Martin Parr Photoworks 1971 – 2000”, touring at the National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark ;  Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain ; Kunsthalle Rotterdam, Netherlands.

“Food”, Abergavenny Food Festival, United Kingdom.

20/21 Essen, Germany.

“Parr Pictures (still cheap) ”, 20.21 Galerie, Essen, Germany.

“From a Global World”, Gallery Ludovic Wavrin, Paris, France.

“Benidorm”, Galerie Asbaek, Copenhagen, Denmark.

“Small World”, Sirius Art Centre, County Cork, Ireland.



“Martin Parr :  Photographic Works 1971-2000”, touring exhibition : Barbican Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom ; National Museum of Photography, Film, and Television, Bradford, United Kingdom.

“The Phone Show”, Rocket Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

“Mobile Phones”, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, USA.

“Home and Abroad”, touring exhibition : State Museum of Fine Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan ; Carvasla Modern Art Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia.

“The Phone Book”, Sirieuze Zaken, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ; Rocket Gallery London, United Kingdom.

Rose Gallery, Los Angeles, USA. 

“The Last Resort” and “The Phone Book”, Galerie Albrecht, Berlin, Germany.



“Think of England”, Rocket Gallery, London, United Kingdom. 

“Home and Abroad” – touring exhibition,  Sarajevo Foto Gallery, Sarajevo, Bosnia ; Centrar Zakulturu, Mostar, Bosnia ; Kowick Cultural and Educational Centre, Poland.



20/21 Gallery, Essen, Germany. 

“Autoportrait”, Tom Blau Gallery, London, United Kingdom. 

“Japonais Endormis”, Kunsthalle, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.  

 “Kulturbeutel”, Old Post Office, Mitte Berlin, Germany.

Jiri Jaskmanicky Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic.

“Home and Abroad”, touring exhibition : Zapovendik, Russia ; Cernyshevsky Museum, Saratov, Russia ; State Museum of Fine Art, Samara, Russia.

Centre for Contemporary Art, Tirana, Albania/ Fotoforum West, Innsbruck, Austria.

“Common Sense”, Andre Simoens Gallery, Knokke, Belgium.

“Benidorm”, Die Brandenburgischen Kunstsammlungen, Cottbus, Germany.

“Autoportrait” and “Flowers”, Galerie du Jour Agnes B, Paris, France.

“Think of England”, Rocket Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

arsFutura Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.

“Small World”, Ancien Carmel, Tarbes, France.



“Common Sense”, 43 locations worldwide. 

“Benidorm”, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany.

“Home and Abroad”, touring exhibition : New Town Hall, Prague, Czech Republic ; Moravian-Silesian Museum, Opava, Czech Republic ; Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic ; Fine Art Museum, Russia ; St Peter and Paul Fortress, Russia.

Harley Gallery, Nottingham, United Kingdom.

La Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, France.



“Ooh La La”, National Museum of Photography, Bradford, United Kingdom.

Gallery Riis, Oslo, Norway. 

“Home and Abroad”, touring exhibition : Fotogaleria Teatro General San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina ; Centro Cultural Villa Victoria, Mar del Plata, Argentina ; Biblioteca Bernandino Rivadavia, Bahia Blanca, Argentina. 

“Galway Races”, Galway Arts Festival, Ireland.

“West Bay”, Galeria Palmira Suso, Lisbon, Portugal.



“West Bay”, Rocket Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

“Home and Abroad”, touring exhibition : Victoria Memorial, Durbar Hall, Calcutta, India ;  Bangkok Centre for Art, Bangkok, Thailand ; Hoseo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan ; Instituto Chileno Britanico de Cultura, Santiago, Chile.

“Souvenirs”, The Jerusalem School of Photography, Israel.

Shadai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.



Janet Borden, New York City, USA. 

“Home and Abroad”, touring exhibition : Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong ; Drik, Dhaka, Bangladesh ;  The Queen’s Gallery, New Delhi, India.

“Small World”, touring exhibition : Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom ; Fundacion “La Caixa”, Palma, Spain.

“Signs of the Times”, Herefordshire Photography Festival, United Kingdom.



“Small World”, Photographer's Gallery, London, United Kingdom. 

“Small World” and “From A to B”, National Centre of Photography, Paris, France. 

Galerie du Jour, Paris, France.

 “Home and Abroad”, touring exhibition : Staaliche Galerie Moritzburg, Halle, Germany ; Photography Museum, Antwerp, Belgium ; Cultural Centre Strombeek, Brussels, Belgium ; Les Chiroux, Liege, Belgium ; Museum of Modern Art, Sofia, Bulgaria ; International Photography Meeting, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. 



“From A to B”, 27 Welcome Break service stations, United Kingdom.

Curitiba Photo Festival, Brazil. 

“Home and Abroad”, Peri Center of Photography, Turku, Finland ; Galerie Augustus, Berlin, Germany ; Fotografii Ltf, Lodz, Poland.



 “A Year in the Life of Chew Stoke”, Chew Stoke Village Hall, Bristol, United Kingdom. 

“Bored Couples”, touring exhibition : Galerie du Jour, Paris / Galerie du Granfit, Belfort, France (and others). 

“Cambridge Darkroom Gallery”, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

“Home and Abroad”, Watershed Gallery, Bristol, United Kingdom and tour.



Kiek in de Kok Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia. 

“Signs of the Times”, Janet Borden, New York City, USA. 



Janet Borden, New York City, USA. 

“The Cost of Living”, Jacques Gordat, Paris, France. 



“The Cost of Living”, touring exhibition : The Photographers Gallery, London, United Kingdom / Modern Art, Oxford, United Kingdom. 



“The Cost of Living”, Royal Photographic Society, Bath, United Kingdom and tour. 

Fotogallery, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

“One Day Trip”, Musee de Boulogne-sur-Mer, France.

Spectrum Photogalerie, Hannover, Germany.



Kodak Gallery, Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. 

“Bad Weather”, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland.

Galerie les Pipots, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France.



ICP Midtown, New York City, USA. 

“Spending Time”, National Centre of Photography, Paris, France.

“Art and Reserch Exchange”, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.



“Point of Sale”, Salford City Art Gallery, United Kingdom. 

“The Last Resort”, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany. 

Arles Festival, France. 

Fotograficentrum, Stockholm, Sweden. 

Amsterdam Manifestation, The Netherlands. 

Oldham Art Gallery, Oldham, United Kingdom.

Watershed Gallery, Bristol, United Kingdom.



George Eastman House, Rochester, USA.

Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland.

Creative Photography Gallery, Dayton, USA.



British Photographic Art, Geology Museum, Beijing, China. 

“A Fair Day”, Orchard Gallery, Derry, Ireland and tour.

Piece Hall Art Gallery, Halifax, United Kingdom.



International Photography Festival, Malmo, Sweden. 

“Bad Weather”, Photgrapher's Gallery, London and subsequent tour, United Kingdom.

Ffotogallery, Cardiff, United Kingdom.



“Rural Irish Photographers”, Neikrug Gallery, New York, USA.

“Abandoned Morris Minors of the West of Ireland”, Albert Street Workshop, Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom.

“Bad Weather”, Photographer’s Gallery, London, United Kingdom and tour.

Uppermill Library, Oldham, United Kingdom.



“The Non-Conformists”, Camerawork, London, United Kingdom.

Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland.

“Abandoned Morris Minors of the West of Ireland”, Galway Arts Festival, Ireland.



Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse, United Kingdom.

Photogallery, St-Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, United Kingdom.



Fotomania Gallery, Barcelona, Spain. 

“This is Your Life”, South Pennine Information Centre, Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom.

“Documentary Martin Parr”, Piece Hall Gallery, Halifax, United Kingdom.



“Hebden Bridge and Beauty Spot”, The Photographer's Gallery, London, United Kingdom. 



“Beauty Spots”, Impressions Gallery, York, United Kingdom and subsequent tour.

“The Chimney Pots Show”, North West Arts, Manchester, United Kingdom.



“Home Sweet Home”, Impressions Gallery, York, and Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, United Kingdom.





2016 - upcoming 

“MMM - Matthieu Chedid meets Martin Parr”, Philarmonie de Paris, Paris, France. 



“Eaux Troubles, Eaux Calmes”, Fondation François Schneider, Wattwiller, France. 

“An Ideal for Living”, Beetles + Huxley, London, United Kingdom. 

“Performing for the Camera”, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom.



“A Brief History of the Future”, Louvre, Paris, France.

“Open for Business, Street Level Photoworks”, Glasgow, United Kingdom 

“A Tale of Two Cities”, Kunstbezirk Galerie im Gustav-Siegle-Haus, Stuttgart, Germany.

“Work, Rest and Play”, OCT Loft, Shenzhen, China.

“Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life, Oops...Chocolate!” Expo, Milan, Italy.

“Open for Business”, M Shed, Bristol, United Kingdom.

“Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as a Collector”, Barbican, London, United


“Open For Business”, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth,

United Kingdom.



“Open For Business”, University of South Wales, Newport, United Kingdom.

“Rich Pickings, Displaying Wealth”, Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg,


“The Gothic”, British Library, London, United Kingdom.

“Postcards from America”, Milwaukee Art Museum, USA.

“Open For Business”, Science Museum, London, United Kingdom.

“Open For Business”, National Railway Museum, York, United Kingdom.

“Open For Business”, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester,

United Kingdom.

“Playgrounds”, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.

“Open For Business”, National Media Museum, Bradford, United Kingdom.



“Urban Story Tellers”, Fondazione Forma, Milano, Italy.

“Magnum Contact Sheets”, Forte di Bard, Italy and tour.

“You are the Company in Which You Keep”, Northern Gallery for Contemporary

Art, Sunderland, United Kingdom.

 “Dark Blue: The Water as Protagonist”, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, USA.

“Artists for Tichy”, Tichy for Artists, GASK, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic.

“Glam! The Performance of Style”, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria.

“Glam! The Performance of Style”, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany.

“Venice Dreams, The Bernard Magrez Cultural Institute”, Bordeaux, France.

“Look Again: Images of Daily Life, 17th – 21st Century”, Fleming Museum, The

University of Vermont, USA.

 “Homelands”, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delh, India ; Harrington Street Art Centre, Calcutta, India ;  Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Bombay, India ; National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore, India ; Zahoor ul Akhlaq Gallery, National Gallery of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan.



“Picturing the South”, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA.

“I See China”, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, China.

“Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present”, The National Gallery, London, United Kingdom.



“The Truth is Not in the Mirror”, Haggerty Museum of Art, USA.

“Photography Calling! ”, Sprengal Museum, Hannover, Germany.

“Small Planet”, Guernsey Photography Festival, The Channel Islands.

“Luxury”, Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation, Bogota Photography Festival, Colombia.



“Dreamlands”, The Pompidou Centre, Paris, France.

Photomonth, Krakow, Poland.

Getxophot, Getxo, Spain.



Georgian Spring, Uferallen, Berlin, Germany.

Rencontres d’Arles, France.

“No Such Thing As Society”, various European locations.



“Three From Britain”, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, USA. 

“Street & Studio”, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom.

“Between memory and History: From the epic to the everyday”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada.



“How We Are”, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom. 

“Our Land! Photographs from Finland”, Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland. 

“Turkey by Magnum”, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Turkey. 

“How We Are”, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom. 



“Making History”, Tate Gallery , Liverpool, United Kingdom.

“Click Double Click”, Haust der Kunst, Munich, Germany.



“Exposures”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA.

“Eurovisions”, Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris, France.



Pingyao Photography Festival, China.

“About Face”, Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom.



“Cruel and Tender”, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom.



“Sand in der Vaseline”, Kunstmuseem, Kerfelder, Germany.



“At Sea”, Tate Gallery Liverpool, United Kingdom.



“Our Turning World: Magnum Photographers 1989-1999”, Barbican Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom.



“No Sex Please, we’re British”, Shisheido Department Store, Tokyo, Japan.



“Zurich”, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland. 

“Trois Grands Egyptiennes”, Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium.



International Foto-Triennale, Esslingen, Germany.



“European Photography Award 1985-1994”, Kultur Zentrum, Hamburg, Germany. 



“Photographs from the Real World”, Lilliehammer Art Museum, Norway. 

“Sobre Santiago : Tres de Magnum”, Santiago, Spain.



“Imagina”, World Fair, Seville, Spain.



“British Photography from the Thatcher Years”, MOMA, New York City, USA. 

“Voir la Suisse Autrement”, Fribourg, Switzerland.



“The Past and Present of Photography”, MOMA, Tokyo, Japan.



“Through the Looking Glass, British photography 1945-1989”, Barbican Centre, London, United Kingdom. 

“The Art of Photography”, Royal Academy, London, United Kingdom. 

Foto Biennale, Enschede, Netherlands.



“A British View”, Museum fur Gestalturg, Zurich, Switzerland.



“Attitudes to Ireland”, Orchard Gallery, Derry, Ireland. 

“Mysterious Coincidences”, Photographer's Gallery, London, United Kingdom. 

“Inscriptions and Inventions”, British Council touring exhibition. 



“British Contemporary Photography”, Houston FotoFest, USA. 

“New Documents”, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA. 



“Quelques Anglais”, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France.



“Strategies-recent developments in British photography”, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, United Kingdom.



“New Work in Britain”,  The Photographer's Gallery, London, United  Kingdom.



“Three Perspectives on Photography”, Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom.



“Butlins by the Sea”, Impressions Gallery,York, United Kingdom.



  • PRESS (selection)



“Teatime chez Martin Parr”, Laurence Mouillefarine, Madame Figaro, November 5th.

“Martin à la plage”, Sophie Bernard, Images magazine, May / June.

“Le luxe selon Martin Parr”, Sophie Rosemont, Rosebuzz, March.



“Une collection à Parr”, Yasmine Youssi, La Tribune, June 27th.

“Martin Parr, star acide de l’objectif” Valérie Duponchelle, Le Figaro, June 29th.

“Martin Parr”, Claire Moulène and Marine Benoit, Les Inrockuptibles, July.

Planète Parr, Alexandre Grenier, July.

Martin Parr, Photographe à bout portant, Valérie Duponchelle, July 1st.

“Martin Parr, roi de la photo et des collections kitsch”, Claire Guillot, Le Monde, July.

 “L’étonnant regard critique et ironique de Martin Parr”, France Soir, July 7th.

“Le monde à Parr”, Jacques Morice, Télérama, July 8th.

“Un monde à Parr”, Gisèle Tavernier, Le Journal des Arts, July 10th.

“Cap sur la Planète Parr”, Marion Deslandes, Fashion Daily News, July 13th.

“Le monde à Parr”, A.C., La Croix, August.

“La caverne d’Ali Baba de Martin Parr”, Yasmine Youssi, La Tribune, August.

“Un monde à Parr”, Yan Céh, Blast, Summer.



“Monde à Parr”, Brigitte Ollier, Libération, January 3rd.

“L’Angleterre kitsch de Martin Parr”, Le Parisien, January 13th.

 “Martin Parr”, Riccardo Venturi, Segno, May.



“Le banal de Martin Parr”, J.-L. P., Madame Figaro, December.

“Martin Parr”, B. Ba, Le Monde, December 24th.


“Parr”, Rick Poynor, 2wice.

“Objects of derision”, Geoff Nicholson, Modern Painters, Summer.

“Der Forscher mit der bosen Kamera”, Von Anna V. Munchhauser, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagzeitung. 

“Hell is a fast food holiday”, Philip Hensher, The Mail on Sunday

“Parr excellence”, Tim Adams, The Observer

“Fragments of ordinary life”, Derek Bishton, The Daily Telegraph.



“All out world: the photographs of Martin Parr”, Peter Hamilton, Art on Paper

“Household Martin”, Interview by David Land, RPS Journal, January. 



“Friend or foe? ”, Colin Jacobson, Creative Review, November. 

“The eyes of Martin Parr”, Andrew Billen interview, The London Standard

“A vision of Englishness”, Steven Pyle, Daily Telegraph.



Common Sense, Mark Durden, Portfolio Spring. 

“Martin Parr’s juicy absurdity”, Kim Hastreiter, Paper magazine

“De wereld als soap”, Jannetje Koelewijn, Vrij Nederland (Holland). 

“Martin Parr interview”, Richard Pinsent, The Art Newspaper n° 90

“Kitsch in synch”, Lesley Gillilan, Independent on Sunday

“Lachen doet pijn”, Edie Peters, de Voorkant

“Martin Parr”, Gaby Wood, Guardian Weekend



Ooh la la, Neil Brown, Frieze 42.

“Us and them”, William Feaver, Observer Review

“Working class heroes: Martin Parr and Robert Capa”, Dan Jacobson, British Journal of Photography

“Reduced to this”, Derek Bishton, Daily Telegraph



“Beside the seaside”, Gerry Badger, Contemporary Visual Arts issue 16.



“Martin Parr ”, David Lee, Arts Review.




“Ordinary people”, Val Williams, Independent on Sunday

“Sad hearts at the supermarket”, Boyd Tonkin, New Statesman and Society

“Up to Parr”, Michael Hallett, British Journal of Photography

“‘I’m buggered without my prejudice'”, David Brittain, Creative Camera

“The tourist in the picture”, Suzanne Moore, Guardian Weekend

“Eloge de la vie quotidienne”, Michel Guerin, Le Monde.



“Comfort and joy”, Bob Chesshyre and Richard Ehrlich, Sunday Times Magazine



“The Last Resort”, David Lee, Arts Review

“End of the pier”, Robert Morris, British Journal of Photography.






Cake’s & Balls, Anzenberger Edition. 

Yates’s, Café Royal Books.

Real Food, Phaidon.

The Rhubarb Triangle Zine, The Hepworth Wakefield.

Strange & Familiar, Prestel. 

Ramos, Cosac Naify and Madalena Publishing House. 



Photobook Vol. 3, Phaidon.



Life’s a Beach, Mini Edition, Aperture, New York.

Chinese Photo Book, Aperture, New York.

Non Conformists, published by Aperture, designed by Smith.


Bad Weather, Errata Editions.



No Worries : Martin Parr, T&G Publishing and FotoFreo.

The Protest Box, edited by Martin Parr, Steidl.



Japan, Martin Parr, Super Labo, Kamakura, Japan.



Le Mélange des genres, Martin Parr – interview with Quentin Bajac, Editions Textuel, Paris.

Parr by Parr, Martin Parr, Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam.

The Real World, Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers.

A book of Kings, Third Millennium Information Ltd.

Machu Picchu, Nazraeli Press.

Chinese Wedding Album, Artist Book, Self Published.



Everybody Dance Now, editions2wice.

Playas, RM and Chris Root.

Luxury, Chris Boot.

The Last Resort, Dewi Lewis.

Joachim Schmid Is Martin Parr, Schmid / Blurb.

Martin Parr in India, 1984-2009, PHOTOink.



Guardian Cities Project, The Guardian.

Correspondence, Brodsky and Parr, AFA Editions.



Mexico, Chris Boot.

Signes Des Temps, Textuel.

Luxembourg, Luxembourg and Greater Region.

Fashion Newspaper, Magnum Photos.

Parking Spaces, Chris Boot.

Small World 2007, Demi Lewis.

Martin Parr, Hachette.

Phaidon 55, Martin Parr, Phaidon.

Witness Number Three, Nazraeli Press.

Love Cube : GUN, Artist Book.



Italy, Hachette and Contrasto.

Tutta Roma, Contrasto.

Parrjecktive, Mavi Jeans.



Fashion Magazine, Magnum Photos, Paris.

Glasgow, AS : John McAslan + Partners.

7 Colonial Still Lifes, book, Nazraeli Press, Portland, USA.

Martin Parr (French School Kids), book, Point de vues, Paris.

Road Trip : Martin Parr and Friends, Self Published.



The Photobook: A History Vol. 1, with Gerry Badger, book, Phaidon.

Stern Portfolio, Stern, Hamburg, Germany.

Saddam Hussein Watches, Chris Boot, London.



7 Communist Still Lifes, Nazraeli Press.

Bliss, book, Chris Boot Books.



Martin Parr Photoworks, book, Phaidon.

The Phone Book, book, Rocket Press / 20/21 Gallery.

From our House to your House, Dewi Lewis.

Our True Intent is all for Your Delight, book, Chris Boot.

Cruise Memories, Artist Book, Self Published.

Knokke, Frank Bordas.



Langweilige postkarten, book, Phaidon.

Flowers, catalogue, Galerie du Jour, Paris.

Cherry Blossom Time in Tokyo, Artist Book, Eyestorm.

Souvenir of Maroc, Artist Book, Self Published.

Boring Oregon Photographs, Artist Book, Self Published.



Autoportrait, book, Dewi Lewis.

Think of England, book, Phaidon.

Boring Oregon Photographs, Artist Book, Self Published.

Boring Postcards, book, Phaidon.



Flowers, book, Browns, London.

Common Sense, book, Dewi Lewis.

Sguardi Gardesoni, book, Dewi Lewis.

Boring Postcards, book, Phaidon.

Benidorm, catalogue, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany.



Japonais Endormis (Japanese Commuters), catalogue, Galerie du Jour.



Benidorm, Artist Book, Self Published.

West bay, book, Rocket Press, London.



Small World, book, Dewi Lewis Publishing.

British Food, catalogue, Galerie du Jour, Paris.



From A to B, books, BBC Books.



Bored Couples, catalogue, Galerie du Jour, Paris.

Home and Abroad, book, Jonathan Cape.



Signs of the Times, book, Cornerhouse.



Day Trip, catalogue, Editions de la Difference, Centre de la Photographie, Nord Pas de Calais, France. 

The Cost of Living, book, Cornerhouse.



The Last Resort, book, Promenade Press.

The Actual Boot, the Photographic Postcard 1900 - 1920, book Jolly Editorial (with Jack Stasiack).



A Fair Day, book, Promenade Press.

Prescot Now and Then, catalogue, Merseyside County Council.



Calderdale Photographs, catalogue, Calderdale Council. 



Bad Weather, book, Zwemmers.



Home Sweet Home, Artist Book, Impressions Gallery, York.






Exceptional Achievement in Photography, Amateur Photographer 

Lucie Award, Achievement in Documentary Photography 



Guest of honor of the Photomed Festival, Sanary-sur-mer, îles des Embiez & de Bendor, Six-Fours-les-plages, France.



Photo Espania Award for Photographic achievement.

Japanese Photographic Society, International Award for contribution towards promoting Japanese photographic book publishing.

Centenary Award, Royal Photographic Society.

Honorary Degree, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Photo Espania lifetime achievement prize.



Krasna Kraus book prize for “ Photobook, A History, Vol 1&2” with Gerry Badger.



Eric Solomon Award for Photojournalism, Photokina.

Moscow House of Photography, International photography prize.

Honorary Masters degree, University of Creative Arts, Farnham.



Honorary FRPS. Royal Photographic Society.



Photo Espania book prize for “ Martin Parr, by Val Williams.”



Wilkins Photography Prize.



3rd Prize European Photography Awards.





Arts Council of Great Britain.

Union Bank of Finland, Helsinki.

Museum for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom.

George Eastman House, Rochester, USA.

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France.

Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA.

Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan.

Calderdale Council, Halifax, United Kingdom.

Getty Museum, Malibu, USA.

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Kodak, France.

Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany.

Seagrams Collection, New York City, USA.

Museum of Modern Art, Tempere, Finland.

British Council, London, United Kingdom.

Irish Arts Council, Dublin, Ireland.

Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia.

Paris Audiovisual, France.

Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany.

Yokohama Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan.

Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA.

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom.

National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia.

National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Archive of Modern Conflict, London, United Kingdom.