16 June 2021

Bristol Photo Festival: In conversation with Martin Parr  

This talk has been postponed due to illness.

Martin Parr is one of the UK’s best known photographers, but he is also an avid collector and curator of work by other photographers.

The Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol holds an astonishing array of international and national photography from the early 20th Century to today. A cross section can be seen in our current exhibition, Island Life: Photographs from the Martin Parr Foundation, which aims to give a flavour of post-war life in the UK.

Documentary photography provides vital historical records but is also a barometer reflecting society’s changing values, trends and social norms. In this discussion Martin will focus on this anthropological aspect of photography and what his collection reveals about the UK, The conversation will also address current questions about consent, objectification and the wider power relationships in photographing people and communities.

How to take part

This online talk will be held over Zoom. Please book your place below. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration email. Please check your spam folder if the email does not arrive. Bookings close at 2pm on Wednesday 16 June.

Although this talk is free, we would be grateful if you could consider making a donation.

Please visit the Zoom website for guidance on joining webinar. Please allow extra time before the talk begins to make sure everything is working correctly. It’s up to you whether you turn on your video but all guests will be muted once the talk begins. You are welcome to ask questions in the chat box throughout the talk.