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Martin Parr Presents Life’s a Beach

Magnum photographer Martin Parr talks about his lifetime making pictures at the beach, and how it has culminated in his latest photobook, Life’s a Beach in this video. Designed by Xavier Barral, the book resembles a family photo album, with individual prints inserted into each page, and is published in a limited edition of one thousand, each one of them signed.

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Martin Parr (born in Epsom, England, 1952) is a key figure in the world of photography, recognized as a brilliant satirist of contemporary life. Author of over thirty photography books, including Common Sense, Our True Intent Is All for Your Delight, and Boring Postcards, his photographs have been collected by museums worldwide, including the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and the Tate Modern, London. A retrospective of his work continues to tour major museums around the world since opening at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, in 2002, and he was featured in Cruel and Tender, the Tate Modern’s major survey of photography in 2003. Parr is a member of Magnum Photos.

Martin Parr Books and Photographs:

Life's a Beach

Life's a Beach

In Life’s a Beach, British photographer Martin Parr takes us on a color-saturated journey through a place loved by all: the seaside.


Parrworld, a humorous yet thorough two-volume set, puts British photographer Martin Parr's collections of postcards and other ephemera on display.


Mexico presents Martin Parr's journey into and beyond the country's clichés through images of colorful and mocking close-ups of food, hats, signs, and souvenirs, garishly shot with medical efficiency.

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