Paris Air Show | Martin Parr

Of course people looking up into the sky, normally with a camera, is a nice gift for me, but it is easy to forget that the crowd here really love aeroplanes in a way I can never really appreciate. When a new fighter jet swoops by upside down there is a chorus of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’.

Ageing and creative decline in photography: a taboo subject

How do photographers keep their work fresh in the face of what Martin Parr describes as 'probably the greatest taboo subject of all' - creative decline? In the June edition of BJP, we spoke to photographers aged 19 to 100 and asked them when they think th

"Photographers never want to talk about the fact that they may well be in decline. It's the greatest taboo subject of all," says Martin Parr in our special issue devoted to ageing, available now on newsstands, on the iPad and the iPhone. We spoke to photographers aged 19 to 100 about their career highs and how they keep their work fresh in the face of creative decline. Read our highlights

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TIME LightBox presents a new monthly round-up of the best books, exhibitions and ways to experience photography beyond the web—from the Reportage Photography Festival in Sydney and a new Mitch Epstein book to Martin Parr’s ‘Life’s a Beach’ at Aperture in New York and an André Kertész show in London.

Martin Parr's 'Life's a Beach'

We can't say enough about beloved British photographer Martin Parr's new book, Life's a Beach, published by Aperture this year. Parr's coastal infatuation started in the 1970s—you may recall his 1986 release of The Last Resort, a capture of the seaside re

We can’t say enough about British photographer Martin Parr’s new book, Life’s a Beach

Book Review: Up and Down Peachtree

Up and Down Peachtree . Photographs by Martin Parr. Contrasto, 2012. Up and Down Peachtree Reviewed by Joscelyn Jurich Up and Dow...

"Don't be scared of photographing a storm-out, crying fit or strop…" British photographer Martin Parr advised readers in a 2010 Guardian column about vacation photography. "I would argue that the more valuable document is the honest one." Parr's vivid documentary chronicle of Atlanta's main's street, Peachtree Street, is a provocative, pleasurable mix of honesty and hyperbole.

Martin Parr Up and down Peachtree

The recipient of this year Award is Jérôme Sessini (Magnum Photos) for the work So far from God, too close to America. 
The book “The wrong side”, just published by Contrasto, is the result of his project started in 2008: a dive into the drug cartels war in Mexico

On the Beach with Martin Parr

For over forty years, Martin Parr has photographed beach culture around the globe. From the world-famous waterfronts of Cannes and Copacabana to the lesser…

As part of our Swimsuit Issue, come relax and lose your inhibitions with this sandy slide show of Parr’s beach photos.

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The High Museum of Art commissioned Martin Parr to document Atlanta as part of its Picturing the South project—a series of artist commissions that engage with the American South. Channeling his unparalleled ability to collate humor, wit, and curiosity into his heavily socio-cultural photographs, Parr captured the oddities and eccentricities of contemporary Americana.

Martin Parr Tourism Inc

For 20 years, Reporters Without Borders has been fighting for freedom of the press. They regularly publish fundraising photo albums devoted to selected photographers, with sales profits going to financing their actions. Martin Parr’s work is being featured in the latest album to be released. If this choice could at first seem surprising, it is no less justified. Indeed, this Magnum photographer has a unique style. Tourists are his main subjects.

A Postcard From Rochester

Last May, five Magnum photographers (Paolo Pellegrin, Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Mikhael Subotzky and myself) and the writer Ginger Strand, set out from San Antonio, Texas in an RV named Uncle J…

Ten Magnum photographers will be working in Rochester. Two of these photographers have already gotten started. A couple weeks ago, Alessandra Sanguinetti and Jim Goldberg picked up Uncle Jackson in Oakland and began driving to Rochester. You can see some pictures from their trip here. On their way, Alessandra and Jim picked me up in Minnesota. Later today we’ll be joining Bruce Gilden, Susan Meiselas, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Larry Towell, Alex Webb, and Donovan Wylie in Rochester. For two weeks we’ll be living together and working together.

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The recent Protest Box, compiled by the British photographer Martin Parr, just published by Steidl, contains five facsimile reprints of some of the most important books of protest produced within the history of the photobook

PhotoMed' Martin Parr & Magnum

Martin Parr, famous for his scathing observations of contemporary society, is the honorary guest at this first Festival PhotoMed’. This Magnum photographer’s humorous pictures of the city of Benidorm, Spain’s most visited tourist attraction, are on display.

Martin Parr: Photographic Clichés

Adriana Teresa: What would you say is the most significant progression in photography today? Kira Pollack: Speed. In the digital world, the speed and the demand for speed that stories need to be communicated—and published—is astronomical. The most critical thing that we can do as editors is to be as thoughtful as possible in response to that speed. We need to get the images published as quickly as possible, but with journalistic integrity.

Black Country Stories | Martin Parr

In WDC, on assignment. Down-time. Check email. Friend request. Wander to Facebook. Oh, it’s someone from Baptist Town. Confirm. A post on her wall makes me stop. It says “RIP Butta”. Confused, but not yet alarmed, I go to another person’s page. A post on Nikki’s wall says the same. My blood runs cold. Find my phone, start dialing numbers. Sylvester Hoover, the man who owns the one business in Baptist Town, a convenience store and laundromat, is the first to answer. “Yeah, Butta’s dead” he tells me. “He was shot and killed yesterday.”

An Interview with Martin Parr - "Boundaries Merely Exist in People’s Minds" (2007)

@ Martin Parr "I don’t see why you would want to reject it. Commerce makes things happen. One doesn’t want to be in the publicly subsidized ghetto, speaking to one percent of the population. Photography has the ability to be democratic, promiscuous and

photography is a commercial activity. Even high art photography wants to be commercial, because everyone wants to sell prints. I mean, the wealthiest photographer in the world is probably no longer fashion photographer Steven Meisel, but Andreas Gursky, who is at the top end of the art market. So it is interesting that the art market, financially often regarded as the poor cousin of commerce, is now way ahead of the commercial fashion industry. You can ask any photographer what he or she wants and they’ll probably answer: I want to do my own work, I want to sell my work as prints. Ultimately that is a commercial goal. So we’ll never be far away from the notion of commerce.