Martin Parr, Souvenir


Martin Parr - Souvenir: England. West Bay, 1996, from the series Think of England, 1995-2003, © Martin Parr/Magnum

Exhibition in Museum of Design Zürich, Switzerland
With his sharp view of the world, Martin Parr is among the most important documentary photographers of our time. In his work, the British photographer reveals social reality, turning the spotlight on phenomena such as consumption, tourism, or national identities from an entertaining perspective that shows the banal, the extreme, and at times also the abysmal aspects of everyday life. The winner of many awards, Parr is a member of the famous photo agency Magnum. Souvenir combines different aspects of his work as photographer, filmmaker and collector. In addition to photo series from the 1980s onwards, the show also includes a new work, Think of Switzerland, a humorous portrait of Switzerland, with its special qualities and clichés.