Turning Points: Life-Changing Moments by Magnum Photographers - Photographs and texts courtesy of Magnum Photos | LensCulture

From iconic images of major world events, to intimate moments of pleasure and delight — here is an outstanding selection of remarkable images from Magnum Photos — each with a personal story

Listen to Martin Parr and Bruce Gilden Talk Photography |

It's always a treat to listen to two major talents talk shop.

In “Sofa Sessions,” a new video series from the Martin Parr Foundation, you get a chance to see just that. In the latest installment, Parr sits down for a chat with street photographer Bruce Gilden. The two discuss Gilden’s background. thoughts on photography today and a lot more.

Martin Parr’s Evocative Ode to Scotland - Feature Shoot

Tomintoul Highland Games, Tomintoul, 2006. The East Mainland Show, Orkney, 2007. In the title of his newest book from Damiani, Martin Parr suggests: Think of Scotland – and what comes to mind?…

In the title of his newest book from Damiani, Martin Parr suggests: Think of Scotland – and what comes to mind? Perhaps it is the wail of bagpipes held by men donning rich plaid kilts or visions of medieval castles lay in ruins sitting nobly on distant isles. Maybe you see fields of heather spread across the moor, under blue grey skies from which featherlike rain softly falls. Or maybe you dream of Mary Queen of Scots, walking to her death, defiantly disrobing to reveal a velvet petticoat and sleeves in crimson-brown, the color of martyrdom.

The third edition of Eyes on Main Street – The Eye of Photography

Focusing on the theme of “Main Street: a Crossroad of Cultures,” the exhibition, curated by Jerome De Perlinghi and co-curated by Catherine Coulter Lloyd and Régina Monfort, features the work of 100 photographers from 31 countries with an equal number of men and women. Among the artists included in this years’ edition are: the late Marc Riboud, Olivia Arthur, Linda Bournane-Engelberth, Omar Havana, James Nachtwey, Martin Parr, Eugene Richards, Gaia Squarci and Jo Ann Walters.

Real Food, No Filter

The photos in Martin Parr’s collection bear no resemblance to the aspirational-rustic stylings that dominate food photography today.

The title of Martin Parr’s newest photography book, “Real Food,” which is out from Phaidon this month, makes it sound like the manifesto of a clean-eating, weight-dropping, soul-lifting life-style guru. But the photos in Parr’s collection have no resemblance to the aspirational-rustic stylings that dominate food photography today

Great Britain, Strange and Familiar

For the past forty-odd years, the photographer Martin Parr has trained his eye on all manner of British eccentricity.

For the past forty-odd years, the photographer Martin Parr has trained his eye on all manner of British eccentricity: our Union Jack cupcakes and mock-antique gas fires, our atrocious seaside resorts and apocalyptic garden parties

Get Lost in the Contact Sheets of Magnum Photographers Elliot Erwitt, Martin Parr, Eve Arnold and More - Feature Shoot

For every iconic photograph, there is a story, and for every story that predated the rise of the digital camera, there’s a contact sheet. As part of its first ever Magnum Seasonal Benefit, the team behind the legendary cooperative has culled the archives

For every iconic photograph, there is a story, and for every story that predated the rise of the digital camera, there’s a contact sheet. As part of its first ever Magnum Seasonal Benefit, the team behind the legendary cooperative has culled the archives for contact sheets made during some of the most influential shoots in photographic history, with half of all profits going to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

A Nice pop up show | Martin Parr

It’s the morning after the opening of the pop up show at Nice’s Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image. Over the past three to four days I have been photographing the beach, the promenaders and anything that caught my eye along the seven km stretch of the iconic Promenade des Anglais.

The “Real Britain” Postcards

In the early nineteen-seventies, a small group of photographers set out to document what they understood to be real British life.

In the early nineteen-seventies, a small group of photographers—including Martin Parr, Gerry Badger, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, and Stephen Weiss—set out to document what they understood to be real British life

A Conversation With Martin Parr

[slidepress gallery=’martinparr_conversation’]Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls A Conversation With Martin Parrplay this essay David Alan Harvey: What I …

When I try a new technique, I always do it first on the beach. There are about six phases of my photography career, black and white, then wide angle with medium format, etc., etc., but I always try them out on the beach first because it’s like an experimental laboratory for me. You have all these people, you can do different things, so this is no exception. It is really like the last chapter of exploration. So inevitably, therefor, I begin at the beach first.

The photobook according to Parr

He may look harmless in his open-toe sandals and comfortable sweater, but Martin Parr has been poking a stick at the establishment for nigh on 40 years, agitating for a more prominent status for photography through his own work and all that he admires. Fo

With The Photobook: A History, Volume III, co-authored by Parr and Gerry Badger, and published by Phaidon, upon us, I was invited to the Bristol-based photographer’s home, to delve into his unrivalled collection of up to 12,000 books, which he’s used to piece together a previously unwritten account of an undervalued aspect of our image culture.

The Best Photobooks of the Year: Martin Parr takes his pick

Vagabond Photographer By Sergio Larrain, published by Thames & Hudson What a total treat! Here we have all the classic iconic images from this wonderful photographer who died only last year. On top of that, Agnes Sire has dug up many unknown Larrains that

Photographer and photobook expert Martin Parr selects the best titles published this year

LightBox | Time

Read the latest stories about LightBox on Time

“In the 70s, in Britain, if you were going to do serious photography, you were obliged to work in black-and-white,” master photographer Martin Parr tells TIME. “Color was the palette of commercial photography and snapshot photography.”