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Old 18th June 2019
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Re: The 'M'

Originally Posted by Ricoh View Post
Martin Parr is taking the P***

Anyone like his current work? In my opinion he went down hill after the non conformists and the last resort.
Like most photographers he has ups and downs. The two books you mention were wonderful, but I suspect his mind has been elsewhere in recent years with his establishment of the MP Foundation, curating multiple exhibitions and while he was president of Magnum.

He certainly risks over-exposure and over-saturation, and we've reached Peak Parr just at the moment.

As a street photographer I'd say he's every non-street photographer's favourite street photographer. He's a documentary photographer, really.

Having said all that, I did enjoy this recent show at the NPG:

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