Martin Parr


Martin Parr occupies a central place in British photography, the most prominent British documentary photographer of his generation and a celebrated Magnum photojournalist and photobook collector.

After graduating from Manchester Polytechnic in 1973, Parr emerged onto the scene with a series of black and white photographs heavily inspired by the work of fellow British documentary photographer, Tony Ray-Jones. It was Parr's work in colour photography, however, that truly established his reputation. He exhibited his first series of colour photographs in an exhibition entitled Home Sweet Home at the Impressions Gallery and has since gone on to become a pioneer of colour photography in Britain. 

In 1986, Parr published Last Resort, a collection of photographs documenting working class members of the public on holiday in New Brighton. The most influential of Parr's publications and exhibitions, the series launched Parr's career internationally and heralded in a new era of social documentary photography in Britain. 

In 1994, Parr became a member of Magnum Photographic Corporation and in 2002, the Barbican in conjunction with the The National Media Museum, initiated a retrospective of Parr's career to date, which toured for the next 5 years.

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in Parr's early black-and-white vintage photographs. Largely funded through the Arts Council, Parr created a number of series and publications exploring English identity. Again influenced by the great Tony Ray-Jones, Parr published and exhibited a number of photographic projects including Bad Weather, Beauty Spots and A Fair Day. In 2013, the much anticipated Media Space opened at the Science Museum in London with an exhibition devoted to the work of Ray-Jones along with early black-and-white photographs from Parr's Non-Conformist series. 

Parr has published over 80 books and edited 30 others. He has curated several exhibitions and his work is collected by MoMA, New York, Tate Modern, London, the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and the Museum Folkwang, Essen, among many others.


In 2014 he established the Martin Parr Foundation "to advance education in the arts, in particular the art of photography, by the establishment and maintenance of a gallery and library of documentary photography books and photographs, in particular but not by way of limitation, of the work of Martin Parr"



Martin Parr was born in Epsom, Surrey, UK, in 1952. When he was a boy, his budding interest in the medium of photography was encouraged by his grandfather George Parr, himself a keen amateur photographer.  

He studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic along with Peter Fraser, Brian Griffin, Daniel Meadows and Charlie Meecham. 

Since that time, Martin Parr has worked on numerous photographic projects. 
He has developed an international reputation for his innovative imagery, his oblique approach to social documentary, and his input to photographic culture within the UK and abroad.  

He became a full member of Magnum Photographic Corporation. In recent years, he has developed an interest in filmmaking, and has started to use his photography within different conventions, such as fashion and advertising.  

The Barbican Art Gallery and the National Media Museum initiated a large retrospective of Martin Parr's work. This show toured Europe for the 
next 5 years. 

He was appointed Professor of Photography at The University of Wales Newport campus.  
Martin Parr was Guest Artistic Director for Rencontres D'Arles in 2004.  

He was awarded the Erich Salomon Prize and the resulting 
Assorted Cocktail show opens at Photokina. 

He was guest curator at New York Photo Festival, curating the New Typologies exhibition. 

Parrworld opened at Haus de Kunst, Mucich. The show exhibited Parr's own collection of objects, postcards, his personal photography collection of both British and International artists, photo books and finally his own photographs. The exhibition toured Europe for the following 2 years.

At PhotoEspana Martin Parr wins the Baume et Mercier award in recognition of his professional career and contributions to contemporary photography.

Martin Parr curated the Brighton Photo Biennial that took place in October.

Martin was appointed visiting Professor of Photography at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.More recently Martin has been working on a 4-year project documenting the Black Country, an area of the English West Midlands, in conjunction with Multistory.  
Phaidon published the third volume of the highly influential History of the Photobook in Spring 2014
Martin is also working on a book about the History of Chinese Photobooks to be published by Aperture in 2015.
Selected Solo Exhibitions:

Home Sweet Home, Impressions Gallery, York, and Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol  

Beauty Spots, Impressions Gallery, York and subsequent tour  

Photographer's Gallery, London  

Fotomania Gallery, Barcelona, Spain  

The Non-Conformists, Camerawork, London  

Rural Irish Photographers, Neikrug Gallery, New York  
Bad Weather, Photographer's Gallery, London and subsequent tour

International Photography Festival, Malmo, Sweden  

British Photographic Art, Geology Museum, Beixing, China  
A Fair Day, Orchard Gallery, Derry and tour  

George Eastman House, Rochester  

Point of Sale, Salford City Art Gallery  
The Last Resort, Serpentine Gallery, London  
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany  
Arles Festival, France  
Fotograficentrum, Stockholm, Sweden  
Amsterdam Manifestation  

ICP Midtown, New York  
Spending Time, National Centre of Photography, Paris

Kodak Gallery, Tokyo and Osaka  

The Cost of Living, Royal Photographic Society, Bath and tour  

Janet Borden, New York  
Gallery Jacques Gordat, Paris  

Signs of the Times, Janet Borden, New York  
Kiek in de Kok Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia  

A Year in the Life of Chew Stoke, Chew Stoke Village Hall, Bristol  
Bored Couples, Gallery du Jour, Paris and subsequent tour  
Home and Abroad, Watershed Gallery, Bristol and international tour  

From A to B, 27 Welcome Break service stations, UK  
Curitiba Photo Festival, Brazil  

Small World, Photographer's Gallery, London, UK 
Small World and From A to B, National Centre of Photography, Paris, Gallery du Jour, Paris  

Janet Borden, New York  

West Bay, Rocket Gallery, London  

Ooh La La, National Museum of Photography, Bradford  
Japonais Endormis, Gallery du Jour, Paris  
Gallery Riis, Oslo  

Common Sense, 43 locations worldwide  
Benidorm, Sprengel Museum, Hanover  

20/21 Gallery, Essen, Germany  
Autoportrait, Tom Blau Gallery, London  
Japonais Endormis, Kunsthalle, Rotterdam
Gallery du Jour, Paris  
Kulturbeutel, Old Post Office, Mitte Berlin  

Think of England, Rocket Gallery  

Martin Parr: Photographic Works 1971-2000, Barbican Art Gallery, London  
The Phone Show, Rocket Gallery, London  
Rose Gallery, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica USA  
Sirieuze Zaken, Amsterdam  
Martin Parr Photoworks 1971 - 2000, Barbican Art Gallery and major European tour  
Rocket Gallery London  
Rose Gallery, Los Angeles.  

Studio Trisorio, Naples  
National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen  
Kunsthal Rotterdam  
Renia Sofia, Madrid  
20/21 Essen, Germany  

Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver  
PhotoEspana, Madrid  
Bon Marche, Paris  
Die Kunsthalle, Mannheim  
Rocket Gallery, London  
Montreal Festival of Photography 2005 Nicola von Senger Gallery, Zurich 
Kamel Mennour Gallery, Paris
Fashion Show, Rocket Gallery, London  
Fashion Show, Bon Marche, Paris  
Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago  
Retrospective, MEP, Paris  
Common Sense, Niagra Gallery, Melbourne  

Food, Nordic Festival of Light,  
Port Elliot House, Port Elliot Literary Festival  
Retrospective, Forma Gallery, Milan  
Assorted Cocktail, Photokina, Cologne  
Mexico, Janet Borden Gallery  

Retrospective, Seoul Arts Centre 
Autoportrait, ZPAFiS-KA Gallery, Krakow 
Fashion Magazine, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography 
Fashion Newspaper, Paul Smith Space, Tokyo 
Retrospective, Kulturhuset, Stockholm 
Assorted Cocktail, C/O Berlin 

Dubai, The Third Line, Dubai 
ParrWorld, Haus der Kunst, Munich 
Assorted Cocktail, Santralistanbul, Turkey 
ParrWorld, Breda Design Museum, Netherlands 
Small world, Breda Photo, Netherlands 
Melbourne Cup, Niagara Gallery, Melbourne 

Parr-O-Rama, Janet Borden, New York
Planete Parr, Jeu De Paumme, Paris 
Playas, Kamel Mennour, Paris
Martin Parr at Paris-Beijing Photo Gallery, Beijing
Luxury, GunGallery, Stockholm
Luxury, Nicola Von Senger, Zurich
ParrWorld, Baltic, Gateshead, UK.
Assorted Cocktail, CasalSolleric, Palma, Majorca  
Martin Parr 'Sei Fotografie, Macro, Rome
Retrospective of Books, Rocket Gallery, London

Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago
Playas, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City
Martin Parr at PHOTOINK, New Delhi
Working Men's Clubs, Earlswood Working Men's Club, Cardiff
Luxury, Janet Borden, New York
Four Decades, Studio Trisorio, Napoli
Luxury, Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid
The Real World, Kaunas Photo Gallery, Lithuania
Un Monde a Parr, Rennes, France
Black Country Stories, The Public, West Bromwich
Luxury, Month of Photography, Bratislava
All Things Parr, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

Assorted Cocktail, DOX, Prague, Czech Republic
The Real World, Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria
The Goutte d'Or, Institut des Cultures d'Islam, Paris, France
On The Beach, Photomed Festival, Sanary-sur-mer, France
Luxury, Bogota Photography Festival, Colombia
What Would You Save in a Flood? In association with Oxfam, Proud 
Gallery, London
Small World, Guernsey Photography Festival, Guernsey, 2011
Albania 1990, Common Sense & Small Word, The National Gallery of 
Arts, Tirana, Albania
Bristol and West, M Shed, Bristol, UK

Think of Finland, Laboratory, Helsinki, Finland 
No Worries, part of Fotofreo, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Freemantle, Australia 
20 New Pictures 6, Minneapolis Winter Games, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA 
The Last Resort  (with Tom Wood), Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff, Wales, United 
Assorted Cocktail and newly commissioned work taken at Helmond Carnival, Gemeentemuseum, Helmond, The Netherlands 
Souvenir, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain 
Small World, Phototheatron, The Athens House of Photography, Athens, Greece
The Last Resort, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia
Life's a Beach, Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, France
Playas, Paraty em Foco, Paraty, Brazil 
Luxury and Beaches, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, China 
Luxury, Plymouth College of Art, United Kingdom 
Think of England, Musee Geo-Charles, Echirolles, France 
No Worries, Brisbane Power House, Brisbane, Australia 
Martin Parr in Focus, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia 
Time Off, Rocket Gallery, London, United Kingdom 
Christ's Hospital, Christ's Hospital School, West Sussex, United Kingdom 

Life's a Beach, Centre Culturel Juliobona, Lillebonne, France 
Made in the UK, Katara Cultural Centre, Qatar 
No Worries, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, Australia 
Life's a Beach, Aperture, New York, USA 
America in Color, Janet Borden, New York, USA 
Liberation, Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery, Guernsey, The Channel Islands 
Martin Parr / Retrospective, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, 2013 
Only in England (The Non-Conformists) with Tony Ray-Jones, The Media Space, 
London, United Kingdom 
Every Man and Women is a Star: Photographs by Martin Parr and Tom Wood, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom 
Luxury, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia 
Life's a Beach, Nicola von Senger, Zurich, Switzerland 
Souvenir, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland 
Life's a Beach, Schirmer/Mosel Showroom, Munich, Germany 

Martin Parr's Paris, MEP, Paris, France 
Only in England (The Non-Conformists) with Tony Ray-Jones, National Media Museum, Bradford, United Kingdom, and in the Media Space, Science Museum, London
Life's a Beach and Machu Picchu, Lima Photo Biennial, Lima, Peru 
Liberation, Jersey Museum, Jersey, The Channel Islands 
The Non Conformists, La Virreina Image Centre, Barcelona, Spain 
The Real World with Rimaldas Vikstraitis, Tbilisi Photo Festival, Georgia 
Selected Group Exhibitions:

Students of Manchester Polytechnic, Kendal Milne department store, Manchester, United Kingdom 

Butlins by the Sea (with Daniel Meadows), Impressions Gallery, York, United Kingdom 
Real Britain, 10 from Co-optic, Jordan Gallery, London, United Kingdom 

Serpentine 73, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom 

Personal Views 1860-1977, British Council touring show 
Albert Street Workshop, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, United Kingdom 
Art for Society, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom 

Three Perspectives on Photography, Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom 

Two Ways of Life, Canon Photo Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

New Work in Britain, The Photographer's Gallery, London, United Kingdom 
Streetshooters, Camerawork, San Francisco, USA 

Strategies-recent developments in British photography, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, United Kingdom 

And the North, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendalm United Kingdom 

Quelques Anglais, Centre Nationale de la Photographie, Paris, France 

British Contemporary Photography, Houston Foto Festival, USA 
New Documents, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA 
China: Martin Parr and Jane Brown, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, 
United Kingdom 
Connections, Cornerhouse, Manchester, United Kingdom 
Connections, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom 

Attitudes to Ireland, Orchard Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom 
Mysterious Coincidences, The Photographer's Gallery, London, United Kingdom 
Inscriptions and Inventions, British Council touring exhibition 
Nyvytaiteen: Paul Graham, Martin Parr and Victor Burgin, Tampere Museum, Finland 

A British View, Museum fur Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland 

Through the Looking Glass, British photography 1945-1989, Barbican Centre, London, United Kingdom 
The Art of Photography, Royal Academy, London, United Kingdom 
Photo Biennale, Enschede, The Netherlands

The Past and Present of Photography, MOMA, Tokyo, Japan 

British Photography from the Thatcher Years, MOMA, New York, USA 
Europeens, Centre Jean Savidan, Lannion, France 
Voir la Suisse autrement, Fribourg, Switzerland 

Imagina, World Fair, Seville, Spain 
Premiere Photo, Galerie du Jour, Paris, France 

Images from the Coalfields, Angela Flowers Gallery, London, United Kingdom 
Henri Vincenot Prize Five Years Retrospective, Espace Brassens, Dijon, France 
Sobre SantiagoTres de Magnum, Santiago, Spain 
Photographs from the Real World, Lilliehammer Art Museum, Norway  

European Photography Awards 1985-1994, Kultur Zentrum, Bad Homburg, Germany 

WEU Presidency Exhibitions, Western European Union, Brussels, Belgium 
Internationale Foto-Triennale, Esslingen, Germany 

L'hotel de Sully, Paris, France 
C'est arrive pres de chez nous, Galerie Duchamp, Yvetot, France 
Nederlands FotoInstituut, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 
Profession Reporter, Photoforum, Zurich, Switzerland 
Photo Festival, City Art Gallery, Hereford, United Kingdom 
Who's Looking at the Family?, Barbican, London, United Kingdom 

Acquired Images 97, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, United Kingdom 
Zurich, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland 
Voyages Mediterraneens, Aubagne en vue, Ile des Marronniers, France 
Hope Photographs, The National Art Club, New York, USA 
Wait and See, The Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, United Kingdom 
Exposition pour les enfants, Espace la Redoute, Chatellerault, France 
Approaching Documentary, Viewpoint Photography Gallery, Salford, United 
Les Trois Grands Egyptiennes, Musee de la Photographie, a Charlleroi, Belgium 
Acquired Images, Photographs from the David Hurn Collection, Ffotogallery, 
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom 

Acquired Images, Photographs from the David Hurn Collection, The Royal 
Photographic Society, Bath, United Kingdom 
No Sex Please, We're British, Shiseido Department Store, Tokyo, Japan 
Years Ending in Nine, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA 1998 Wish You Were Here, Islington Museum, London, United Kingdom
Blind Spot, Soho Traid Fine Arts, New York, USA
Beauty in Diversity, Piece Hall Art Gallery, Halifax, United Kingdom 
With and Without Gravity, Soho Triad Fine Arts, New York, USA 
Continental Drift, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom 

Our Turning World: Magnum Photographers 1989-1999, Barbican Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom and tour 
Das Bild vom Menschen: 50 Jahre Stern, Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany 
Des Conflicts Interieurs, Octeville, France 
Le plus bel age, Centre photographique, Pontault-Combault, France 
Travaux en cours, Galerie du Jour, Paris, France 
Love and Desire, Galleria Photology, Milan, Italy 
Geo a 20 ans, Fnac, St Lazare, Paris, France 
Food, Design and Culture, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, United Kingdom 

At Sea, Tate Gallery Liverpool, United Kingdom 
We Are So Happy, Brussels, Belgium 
Israel Magnum, Fnac, Ghent, Belgium 
Images Beyond the Naked Eye, Munich, Germany 
The Show, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA 
Encontros da Imagen, Braga, Portugal 
Capitale jeunesse: premiere partie, Marie di 13eme, Paris, France 
Dormir/Sleep, Colette, Paris, France 
Mois de la photo, Galerie du Jour, Paris, France 
Domestic Bliss, Rocket Gallery, London, United Kingdom 
Postfuhramt, Berlin, Germany 
East of Magnum, Union of Mongolian Artists, Mongolia and tour 
Portraits de stars, Espacio de Cultura, Madrid, Spain 
Magnum Paysages, Museo Casa Diego Rivera, Guanajuato, Mexico and tour 

In Bed With Magnum, Great Eastern Hotel. London, United Kingdom 
The Albert Street Workshop Revisited, Piece Art Gallery, Halifax, United Kingdom 

Time, Memory and Myth, Impressions Gallery, York, United Kingdom 
Sand in der Vaseline, Kerfelder, Kunstmuseem, Germany 
The Morning After, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 
The Morning After, Malasch MK Cokkie Snoei, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Cruel & Tender, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom 2003 Cruel & Tender, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Magnum Landscape, Sun Art Center, Sun Art Gallery, Korea
Very British, Palais Fur Aktuelle Kunst, Gluckstadt, Germany 

Pingyao Photography Festival, China 
About Face: Photography and the Death of the Portrait, Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom 
Site Seeing: Photographic Excursions in Tourism, George Eastman House, 
Rochester, USA 
The House in the Middle, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, United Kingdom 
The FIFA 100, London, United Kingdom and tour 
Art of the Garden, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom 
Art of the Garden, Ulster Museum, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom 
Art of the Garden, Manchester City Art Gallery, United Kingdom 
People pictures - International Photographic Art from the Collection Günter Braus, Heidelberg, Frankfurt Airport, Germany 
Italia. Doppie visioni, Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, Italy 
Mirror Mirror: Portugal as seen by Magnum Photographers, Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal 

When Humour Becomes Painful, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland 
Manufactured Self, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, USA 
Exposures, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA 
Euro Visions, Pompidou Centre, Paris, France 

Euro Visions, Triennale, Milan, Italy 
Euro Visions, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Czech Republic 
Euro Visions, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland 
Making History: Art and Documentary in Britain from 1929 to Now, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom 
Click Double Click, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany 
Click Double Click, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium 
Histories de Chaussure, 100 photographs pour handicap international, Maison Artcurial, Paris, France 
Magnum Ireland, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland 
Taken for Looks, Southeast Museum of Photography, Florida, USA 
Beach Photography, White Space Gallery, London, United Kingdom 
Partners of Modern Life, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France 

Oi Mammme! Our Land! Photographs from Finland, Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Turkey by Magnum, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Turkey 
How We Are, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom
Being Beauteous, White Space Gallery, London, United Kingdom 
Bringing the Outside In, Dorset County Hospital, United Kingdom 
A l'occasion de la Coupe du Monde de Rugby, Musee Geo Charles, Echirolles, France 
Between Today and Yesterday, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, United Kingdom 
Berlin 1946-2006, Magnum Show, Camera Work, Berlin, Germany 
One Shot Each, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark 

Three From Britain, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, USA 
Street & Studio, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom 
Street & Studio, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany 
No Such Thing As Society: Photography in Britain 1968-1987, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales, United Kingdom 
Whipped Up, The Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, USA 
No Such Thing As Society: Photography in Britain 1968-1987, Tullie House, Carlisle, United Kingdom 
No Such Thing As Society: Photography in Britain 1968-1987, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, United Kingdom 
Between Memory & History: From the Epic to the Everyday, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada 
No Such Thing As Society: Photography in Britain 1968-1987, The Exchange, Penzance, United Kingdom 
No Such Thing As Society: Photography in Britain 1968-1987, Ujazdowski Castle 
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Warsaw, Poland 
Presumed Innocence, Photographic Perspectives of Children, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Massachusetts, USA 

Georgian Spring, Uferallen, Berlin, Germany 
No Such Thing As Society: Photography in Britain 1968-1987, Arbetets Museum, 
Norrkoping, Sweden 
Travelogue, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, USA 
Being Young in France, CAIXA Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil 
No Such Thing As Society: Photography in Britain 1968-1987, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom 
No Such Thing As Society: Photography in Britain 1968-1987, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, United Kingdom 
Brought to Light, Photography and the Invisible, SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA 2009 There'll Always Be An England: Vintage Works, Stephen Daiter Gallery, 
Chicago, USA 
Look3 Festival of the Photograph, Charlotesville, USA 
The Making of Art, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany 
Tilt, Musee des beaux arts d'Orleans, Orleans, France 

Dreamlands, The Pompidou Centre, Paris, France 
Photomonth, Krakow, Poland 
Party!, New Art Gallery Walsall, England, United Kingdom 
Autumn Masterpieces, Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Center for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy, Australia 
Hereford Photography Festival, Hereford, United Kingdom 
What We're Collecting Now: Art/Not Art, George Eastman House, Rochester, USA 
Past to Present, National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile 
Les Recherches d'un Chien (Investigations of a Dog), Foundation of Arts for a Contemporary Europe, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France 
Les Recherches d'un Chien (Investigations of a Dog), Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden 
No Singing Allowed: Flamenco and Photography, Aperture Foundation, New York, USA 
In the Vernacular, Art Institute Chicago, USA 
The Other Britain Revisited: The New Society Collection of Photographs, V&A, London, United Kingdom 
Changing Britain, Portcullis House, London, United Kingdom 

Mass Photography: Blackpool through the Camera, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, United Kingdom 
The Truth is Not in the Mirror, Haggerty Museum of Art, USA 
New Yorker Fiction/Real Photography, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, USA 
Photography Calling!, Sprengal Museum, Hannover, Germany 
On Taste, the Good, the Bad and the Really Expensive, Staatlice Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany 
Beauty, Humour and Social Justice, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA 
Daniele Tamagni & Africolor, Danziger Projects, New York, USA 

Picturing the South, High Museum of Art Atlanta, USA 
I See China, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, China 
Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present, The National Gallery, London, 
United Kingdom 
Voices of the Sea, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Calais, France 2012 The Great British Public, London Festival of Photography, United Kingdom
Glam!, The Performance of Style, Tate Liverpool, United Kingdom
Observers and Photographers of British Scene from 1930 until Today, Sesi, Sao Paolo, Brazil 
The Family in British Art, Millennium Gallery, Museums Sheffield, United Kingdom 
A Different View: Everyday World of Martin Parr, Tom Wood and Antanas 
Sutkus, Monchehaus Museum Goslar, Germany 
Family Matters: The Family in British Art, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom 

Look Again: Images of Daily Life, 17th - 21st Century, Fleming Museum, The University of Vermont, USA 
Venice Dreams, The Bernard Magrez Cultural Institute, Bordeaux, France 
Glam! The Performance of Style, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany 
Glam! The Performance of Style, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria 
Artists for Tichy, Tichy for Artists, GASK, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic 
Dark Blue: The Water as Protagonist, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, USA 
Homelands - A 21st Century Story of Home, Away and All the Places In Between, Ignca, Delhi, India 
Homelands - A 21st Century Story of Home, Away and All the Places In Between, The Harrington Street Arts Centre, India 
Homelands - A 21st Century Story of Home, Away and All the Places In Between, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India 
Homelands - A 21st Century Story of Home, Away and All the Places In Between, NGMA, Bengaluru, India 
Homelands - A 21st Century Story of Home, Away and All the Places In Between, The Zahoor Ul Akhlaq Gallery at the National College of Arts, Pakistan 
Homelands - A 21st Century Story of Home, Away and All the Places In Between, VM Gallery, Pakistan 
You are the Company in Which You Keep, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, United Kingdom 
Urban Story Tellers, Fondazione Forma, Milano, Italy 

Open For Business, National Media Museum, Bradford, United Kingdom 
Playgrounds, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain 
Open For Business, National Railway Museum, York, United Kingdom 
Open For Business, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, 
United Kingdom 

Collections : 
Arts Council of Great Britain 
Union Bank of Finland, Helsinki 
Museum for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark 
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom 
George Eastman House, Rochester, USA 
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France 
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA 
Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA 
Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo 
Calderdale Council, Halifax, United Kingdom 
Getty Museum, Malibu, USA 
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom 
Kodak, France 
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany 
Seagrams Collection, New York, USA 
Museum of Modern Art, Tempere, Finland 
British Council, London, United Kingdom 
Irish Arts Council, Ireland 
Australian National Gallery, Australia 
Paris Audiovisual, France 
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany 
Yokohama Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan 
Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA 
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom 
National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow 
National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires 
Archive of Modern Conflict, London, United Kingdom 
The Public, West Bromwich, United Kimgdom 
Gemeentemuseum, Helmond, The Netherlands 
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Ireland 
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, USA 
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA 
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA 
Guernsey Museums, The Channel Islands



Bad Weather, A Zwemmer Ltd, London, 1982. 
Calderdale Photographs, Calderdale Museums Service, UK, 1984. 
Prescot now and then, Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley Leisure Services Department, UK, 1984. 
A Fair Day, Promenade Press, Wallasey, 1984. 
The Last Resort, Promenade Press, Wallasey, 1986. 
The Cost of Living, Cornerhouse Publications, Manchester, 1989. 
One-Day Trip, Editions de la différence, France,1989. 
Signs of the Times, Cornerhouse Publications, Manchester, 1992. 
Bored Couples, Galerie du Jour, Paris, 1993. 
Home and Abroad, Jonathan Cape, London, 1993 . 
From A to B, BBC Books, London, 1994. 
Small World, Dewi Lewis Publishing, Heaton Moor, 1995. 
Quel Monde! (first French version of Small World), Marval, France, 1995. 
British Food, Galerie du Jour, Paris, 1995/1998. 
Japanese Endormis, Galerie du Jour, Paris, 1998. 
The Last Resort, Dewi Lewis Publishing, Heaton Moor, 1998/2002. 
Common Sense, Dewi Lewis Publishing, Heaton Moor, 1999. 
Sguardi Gardesoni, Edizioni Chartra, Milan, 1999. 
Flowers, Munkedals, Sweden, 1999. 
Benidorm, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, 1999. 
Autoportrait, Dewi Lewis Publishing, Heaton Moor, 2000. 
Flowers, Galerie du Jour, Paris, 2000. 
Think of England, Phaidon Press Limited, 2000. 
Martin Parr, by Val Williams: Phaidon Press Limited, London, 2002/2003. 
The Phone Book: Rocket Gallery, London, 2002. 
The Phone Book: 20:21, Essen, 2002. 
7 Communist Still Lives: Nazraeli Press, USA, 2003. 
Signes Des Temps: Textuel, Paris, 2004. 
Think of England, (second edition), Phaidon Press Limited, 2004/2005/2006/2007. 
7 Colonial Still Lives: Nazraeli Press, USA, 2005. 
Martin Parr, vu par, Edition Point de vues, France, 2005. 
Road Trip: Martin Parr and Friends, Sony Ericsson, 2005. 
I Grandi Fotografi Magnum Photos: Martin Parr, Hachette Fascicoli, 2005. Mexico: Chris Boot Ltd, London, 2006. 
Parrjektif: Mavi Jeans, Istanbul, 2006. 
Tutta Roma: Contrasto, Rome, 2006. 
Parking Spaces: Chris Boot Ltd, London, 2007. 
Small World 2007: Dewi Lewis Publishing, Heaton Moor, 2007. 
Martin Parr: Witness Number Three, Joy of Giving Something Inc, New York, 2007. 
Les grands photographes de MAGNUM PHOTOS: Martin Parr, Hachette, Paris, 2007. 
Phaidon 55: Martin Parr, Phaidon Press Ltd, London, 2007. 
Martin Parr, 1971-2000 (Retrospective), 2007 
Correspondencia, AFA Editions, Chile, 2008. 
Petite Planete (revised French version of Small World), Hoelbeke, France, 2008. 
Everybody Dance Now: editions2wice, New York, 2009. 
Playas, Chris Boot Ltd, London & Editorial RM, Mexico, 2009. 
Luxury, Chris Boot Ltd, London, 2009. 
The Last Resort, Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2009. 
Joachim Schmid Is Martin Parr, Martin Parr is Joachim Schmid, Schmid/Blurb, 2009. 
Assorted Cocktail, Casal Solleric de Palma, Majorca, 2009. 
Martin Parr in India, 1984-2009. PHOTOink, New Delhi, 2010. 
The Real World, Kaunas Photography Gallery, Lithuania, 2010. 
Parr by Parr, Editions Textuel (French Version), Paris, 2010. 
Parr by Parr, Schilt Publishing (English Version), Amsterdam, 2010. 
A Book of Kings, Third Millennium Information Ltd, London, 2010. 
Six by Six (set 1): Machu Picchu, Nazraeli Press, USA, 2010. 
One Day : 10 Photographers, Kehrer Verlag, 2010. 
Assorted Cocktail, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, 2011. 
Japan, Super Labo, Japan, 2011. 
Urban Outfitter, Summer Preview 2011, Urban Outfitters, 2011. 
7 Cups of Tea, Nazraeli Press, USA, 2012. 
No Worries, T&G Publishing, Australia, 2012. 
Up and Down Peachtree, Contrasto, Italy, 2012. 
Souvenir, Exhibition Catalogue, CCCB, Barcelona, 2012. 
Made in Italy, 2012 
Life's a Beach, Aperture Foundation, New York & Xavier Barral, Paris, 2012. 
Parr by Parr, Tree Media Content (Russian Version), Russia, 2012. 
Parr by Parr (Italian Version), Contrasto, 2012 
Life's a Beach (beach bag version), Aperture, 2013 
The Non-Conformists, Aperture, 2013 
Martin Parr by Sandra S Phillips, Phaidon Press, London, 2013 Martin Parr by Val Williams (updated Retrospective), Phaidon Press, London, 2014 
Grand Paris, Xavier Barral, Paris, France, 2014