Martin Parr Opens Gallery For British Documentary Photographers

The Martin Parr Foundation, set up in 2014 to support and sustain the work of British documentary photographers, will open its brick and mortar location in Bristol next month. The architect-designed space in the Paintworks complex will be home to works from a wide range of British photographers – such as Keith Arnatt, Richard Billingham, Elaine Constantine, John Davies, Paul Graham, Ken Grant, and John Hinde – while also preserving the work of Parr himself, one of the most celebrated documentary photographers of the last 50 years.

The gallery’s first exhibition, Parr’s own Black Country Stories, will open on October 25 and run through to January 2018. That will be followed by Niall McDiarmid’s portraits project, Town to Town, before David Hurn’s Swaps – a print collection built mostly through swapping – takes over in the spring.

Martin Parr Opens Gallery For British Documentary Photographers
Untitled, 1995 © Richard Billingham
Martin Parr Opens Gallery For British Documentary Photographers
The Royal wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William. Residents outside their home on Clare Road, Walsall, The Black Country, England, UK, 2011. From the series ‘Black Country Stories’. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos
Martin Parr Opens Gallery For British Documentary Photographers
Harrodsburg © Dougie Wallace / INSTITUTE
Martin Parr Opens Gallery For British Documentary Photographers
Tired drink picture, 1986 from the series ‘Looking for love’ © Tom Wood
Martin Parr Opens Gallery For British Documentary Photographers
Youth on Wall, Jarrow, Tyneside, 1976 © Chris Killip
Martin Parr Opens Gallery For British Documentary Photographers
Glasgow, Scotland, 1980 © Raymond Depardon / Magnum Photos

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