Early Work by Martin Parr Goes on Show in London
Largely unrecognisable to most as the explosion of colour that largely defines the bulk of Martin Parr’s photography, there’s a rare opportunity to see a collection of his early, B&W works, courtesy of The Photographers’ Gallery in London
Tom Greenwood cleaning, Hangingroyd Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England, UK, 1975. From The Non-Conformist
Kicking off from the 3rd March, The Ceremony of Life brings together rarely seen black and white images from three series of work; Fair Day, Bad Weather, and Non-Conformist, all produced in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The collections were captured as Martin travelled across the Britain, from Ireland to Yorkshire and then from Sussex to Merseyside.
Dingle races, County Kerry, Ireland, 1983. From A Fair Day
40 years on from Martin’s first exhibition at the gallery in 1977, this exhibition is a reminder of what Martin does best; displaying the most usual of everyday British life in the most imaginative style.
Mayflower Ball, Drumshanbo, County Leitrim, Ireland, 1983. From A Fair Day
THE CEREMONY OF LIFE
Early Works by Martin Parr
3 Mar – 23 Apr 2017
The Photographers’ Gallery London