Parr For The Course


Posted 5 months ago in Arts & Culture Features

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Martin Parr is arguably Britain’s most distinguished living photographer. A true chronicler of our age, he’s also instilled humour into his countless societal observations, whether it’s a collection of boring postcards, beach culture or British food.

Parr has also been tripping over here, documenting our changing vista for 40 years.

Parr’s Ireland: 40 Years of Photography compiles these moments with wry inflections.

The accompanying book, From the Pope to a Flat White, is a terrible title and resulting in someone producing a terrible gaudy, clipart, cover including an image of a flat white.

It’s Parr, in essence, but the contrast strangles the humour for a hefty time such as this.

However, if you are willing to judge a book by more than its cover, then you’ll be well rewarded.

And sure the exhibition is free.

Gallery of Photography until September 4

Damiani, €49.

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