Dream & Discover
Discover Martin Parr, Great Dorset Steam Fair, Dorset, England, 2022
You’d be hard pressed to find a photographer of more quintessentially British scenes than Martin Parr. He rose to prominence in the 80s for his gritty pictures of northern England and has since published over 100 books of his own work. He’s perhaps best known today for his scenes of ordinary British life, from jubilee street parties and Butlins holiday camps to working-class terraces and seaside activities.
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to British photography, Photo London has presented Parr with the prestigious Master of Photography award. Previous winners include Nick Knight, Don McCullin and Shirin Neshat. ‘It’s a great honour to be named Master of Photography,’ he says. ‘I relish the opportunity to show a totally new exhibition of work of images taken in the UK.’ Shown alongside early black and white images will be new high-octane colour works including this striking photograph taken in 2022 at the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Parr’s Photo London exhibition will run from 11 to 14 May 2023 in the Embankment East Side Gallery at Somerset House. Don’t miss it!