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Saturday 4 May, 2024

Artist Talk

Martin Parr – Photobiography

2-4pm | £5

Image title: Looe Carnival, Cornwall, England, 2017 © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery

Join us at the Burton for an artist talk with renowned British documentary photographer Martin Parr. Discover more about his career in photography and his latest exhibition D C M P: Devon and Cornwall by Martin Parr showing at the Burton from 15 April – 2 June. 

Martin Parr is a renowned British documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector whose major projects have focused on rural communities. He is known for taking an intimate, satirical and anthropological look at aspects of modern life, in particular documenting the social classes of England, and more broadly the wealth of the Western world. His work has been widely published and has featured in exhibitions throughout the world. This exhibition will include images commissioned by the Burton at Bideford to capture the spirit of Bideford Pannier Market.

Martin Parr is one of the best-known documentary photographers of his generation. With over 100 books of his own published, and another 30 edited by Parr, his photographic legacy is already established. Parr also acts as a curator and editor. He has curated two photography festivals, Arles in 2004 and Brighton Biennial in 2010. More recently Parr curated the Barbican exhibition, Strange and Familiar. Parr has been a member of the Magnum agency since 1994 and was President from 2013 – 2017. In 2013 Parr was appointed the visiting professor of photography at the University of Ulster. Parr’s work has been collected by many of the leading museums, from the Tate, the Pompidou and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Car parking

This workshop takes place at the Burton Art Gallery and Museum. We are situated on the edge of Victoria Park in Bideford, next to a Torridge District Council owned car park where charges apply. For more details on parking in Bideford, visit the Torridge District Council website.

Concessionary rates, cancellations and refunds

Concessionary rates need to be booked directly through the gallery either in person or over the telephone by calling 01237 471455.

Workshops cancelled with under 48 hours’ notice are non-refundable. An Eventbrite admin fee will be automatically deducted for workshops cancelled with more than 48 hours’ notice.