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Special Event

The Martin Parr Coloring Event!

Thursday, November 2

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tate Modern, Terrace Shop Bankside London,


Get out your crayons and colored pencils! Join Aperture at the Tate Modern for the launch of The Martin Parr Coloring Book! (Aperture, October 2017) with a special coloring-hour and book signing with Martin Parr. Be inspired to create a new version of a classic Parr―sunbathers in Speedos, tea-drinkers and rainbow cakes, socks with sandals―and in the process, experience his vision in a new way. A riotous take on the eccentricities and peculiarities of today’s world, for all fans of Parr’s work.

Additionally — Aperture is pleased to announce The Martin Parr Coloring Book Contest! To enter, contestants must post a photo of the colored rendition of New Brighton, England, 1982-85 (colored within the book pages only!) on Instagram and tag with #ParrColoringContest and @aperturefnd. Submissions are due by December 2, 2017, after which Martin Parr will judge the winner, who will win a signed print of New Brighton, England, 1983-85. Further details about the contest will be announced on October 23, 2017.

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About The Martin Parr Coloring Book!

Martin Parr’s colorful and tongue-in-cheek photographs—his comedy of contemporary manners—have been transformed into a coloring book! Here is Parr’s affectionate and hilarious catalogue of human foibles—our bad fashion choices, messy foods, trashy souvenirs and the tourists who buy them, and all the often-overlooked silly details of our daily life—rendered afresh. The book’s eighty pages are packed with the most iconic and beloved Parr images, made into original drawings by Jane Mount, offering hours of coloring entertainment, as well as Parr’s witty take on the coloring book craze.

Martin Parr (born in Epsom, England, 1952) is the author of over thirty photography books, including Common Sense (1999), Boring Postcards (2004), and Life’s a Beach (Aperture, 2013), and his photographs have been collected by museums worldwide, including the Getty Museum, Los Angeles; New York’s Museum of Modern Art; and Tate Modern, London. Parr is a member of Magnum Photos.

Jane Mount’s paintings and illustrations of books and bookshelves have been featured in the New Yorker, Paris Review, and InStyle, among others. She is the coauthor of My Ideal Bookshelf (2012), in which she illustrated the favorite books of over one hundred creative figures.

The Martin Parr Coloring Event!