22nd Aug 2018
Martin Parr is to be featured in Distinctly, an exhibition curated by Tracy Marshall of Open Eye Gallery as part of the Pingyao International Photography Festival – China’s most prestigious photo festival. The exhibition, exploring life in Britain, will later travel to Liverpool for the 2019 LOOK International Photography Festival.
Featuring work by twelve documentary photographers – Martin Parr, Chris Killip, Daniel Meadows, John Myers, Markéta Luskačová, Tish Murtha, Ken Grant, Paul Seawright, Niall McDiarmid, Robert Darch, Elaine Constantine, and Kirsty MacKay – Marshall believes that the exhibition “takes a unique approach to the depiction of Britain and its distinct landscapes, industries, social and economic changes, cultural traditions, traits and events” over the last six decades.
“The exhibition looks at the gentle, the humorous, the starkness, the beauty, and the realities experienced and captured by the photographers around their lives living and working in Britain,” she adds.
The Pingyao International Photography Festival is open from 19-25 September; LOOK International Photo Biennial returns in June next year.