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ENTRY POSTED Jan 4, 2012

Winter Wonder Land, Martin Parr the Next New Pictures Artist

I am delighted to announce that British photographer Martin Parr will be the next New Pictures artist at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts this spring.  Martin will cross the Atlantic in a few weeks to shoot photos covering the wealth of winter activities in Minnesota, from pond hockey to ice fishing. Given Martin’s track record of capturing the British middle class and international wealth, we expect a unique and foreign take on cultural and athletic life in our state.

A member of the esteemed Magnum Photos, an international photographers’ cooperative, Parr is one of the most renowned and celebrated photographers working today. He is known for his innovative use of color photography and his humorous approach to documenting the daily rituals of life. Parr is also recognized for his work as an editor of photo-based publications, and is credited with more than twenty compilations of his own work. In 2008, he was awarded the Royal Photographic Society Centenary Medal and the Baume & Mercier award for his career contributions to contemporary photography.

New Pictures 6: Martin Parr opens April 20, 2012 and runs through the summer.

Category: Inside Stories of the Collection, New Pictures, New Pictures 6: Martin Parr

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3 Responses

  1. Tim G says:

    Parr was a huge influence on me when I first picked up a camera so I can’t wait to see his take on winter in MN. I just hope there’s some winter left for him when he arrives.

  2. I also will be interested to see Martin’s take on MN in winter (or whatever it turns out to be). I am a follower of his work here in the UK and a slight acquaintance. Recently visited his exhibition in his home city of Bristol, England.

  3. In 4 days Minnesota has a lot to take in. Just in size Minnesota is almost as large or larger than many European countries. I am looking forward to seeing the images.