In a career spanning over four decades, photographer Martin Parr is best known for his use of highly saturated color, and his focus on themes of class, consumer culture and leisure. An exhibition at Huxley-Parlour Gallery in London currently showcases over 30 of his early works. The photographs on display are drawn from Parr’s early series, The Non-Conformists, Bad Weather, Beauty Spots, A Fair Day and his first color series The Last Resort: Photographs of New Brighton. This exhibition explores the roots of this photographic output, by displaying works from the first fifteen years of Parr’s career, predominantly lesser-known works...
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