Martin Parr — Paris

Exhibition

Photography

Martin Parr
Paris

Past: March 26 → May 25, 2014

Martin_parr-mep-paris-maison_europeenne_de_la_photographie2_grid Martin Parr — Maison européenne de la photographie Martin Parr a été invité par la Mep à livrer son interprétation de Paris. Loin de toute revendication programmatique, le photograph... 2 - Bien Critique

For thirty-five years Martin Parr has been taking photographs of scenes of ordinary life that are able to take us by surprise, capturing the inherent vulnerability we all share. He now invites us to follow him around Paris. The Maison Européenne de la Photographie gave him carte blanche for this series, and for two years he has focused on Parisians, photographing the Champs-Élysées, tourists, the 14 July celebrations, fashion shows, the Le Bourget air show, Paris Plage, museums, art fairs, the annual agricultural show, and so on.

About sixty photographs, some new, some less recent, illustrate Martin Parr’s Paris: the French capital seen through the lens of a quintessentially English photographer.