Martin Parr is endlessly curious about how we all live our lives.
Manchester Art Gallery
Friday 16 November 2018, 12pm–1pm
£5, £3 student, unwaged, OAP
Martin Parr has developed an international reputation for his colourful photographs which capture our times – whether it is the food we eat, the fashions we wear, what we buy or our leisure activities. His images present the familiar in a new and wry way. His exhibition Return to Manchester showcases his Manchester work, from his student days at Manchester Polytechnic in the early 1970s to a new commission about Manchester in 2018. Ranging from black and white images of Prestwich Mental Hospital (1972) and Yates Wine Lodges (1982-3) to colour photographs of people shopping in Salford (1986) and the Guardian Cities project (2008), Parr shows how the lives of Mancunians have changed but also how there is continuity in how we live. The new body of work is a portrait of Mancunians in 2018, revealing the diversity and inclusive nature of the city and celebrating the humanity of the everyday.
Martin Parr will be in conversation with Manchester Art Gallery’s Senior Curator Natasha Howes.
The event will be followed by a book signing.
Booking is essential, tickets are available at Eventbrite.
Price £5, £3 unwaged, students.