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ONLY HUMAN: MARTIN PARR

Just in time for Brexit, the esteemed photographer hosts a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

Martin Parr
Martin Parr

Martin Parr, one of Britain’s best-known and most widely celebrated photographers, is putting on an exhibition of his work at London’s National Portrait Gallery. Only Human: Martin Parr, brings together some of Parr’s best known photographs with new, as of yet unexhibited work by the photographer, focusing on one of his most engaging subjects – people.

Featuring portraits of people from around the world, the exhibition examines national identity today, both in the UK and abroad, with a focusing especially on Parr’s wry observations of Britishness, and what it means to be British. Britain in the time of Brexit will be the focus of one section, featuring new works, which reveal Parr’s take on the social climate in the aftermath of the EU referendum. The exhibition will also focus on the British Abroad, including photographs made in British Army camps overseas, and Parr’s long term study of the British ‘Establishment’ including recent photographs taken at Christ’s Hospital school in Sussex, Oxford and Cambridge Universities and the City of London, revealing the obscure rituals and ceremonies of British life.

Take a look at some images from the exhibition below.

Martin Parr

Nice, France, 2015. Picture credit: © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery

Martin Parr
Nice, France, 2015. Picture credit: © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery
Martin Parr

Preparing lobster pots, Newlyn Harbour, Cornwall, England, 2018. Picture credit: © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery

Martin Parr
Preparing lobster pots, Newlyn Harbour, Cornwall, England, 2018. Picture credit: © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery
Martin Parr

Porthcurno, Cornwall, England, 2017. Picture credit: © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery

Martin Parr
Porthcurno, Cornwall, England, 2017. Picture credit: © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery
Martin Parr

Durban July races, South Africa, 2005. Picture credit: © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery

Martin Parr
Durban July races, South Africa, 2005. Picture credit: © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery
Martin Parr

Georgia, USA, 2010. Picture credit: © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery

Martin Parr
Georgia, USA, 2010. Picture credit: © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery
Martin Parr

Sorrento, Italy, 2014. Picture credit: © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery

Martin Parr
Sorrento, Italy, 2014. Picture credit: © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery
ONLY HUMAN: MARTIN PARR

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