vrijdag 12 september 2008

Parking Spaces Martin Parr Hit the Road Photography

FD[000101] Campagne Hit the Road, © Rob Hornstra / FOTODOK

Parking Spaces
Martin Parr worked on the series Parking Spaces between 2003 and 2007. He photographed the last available parking space in 41 different countries. It could have been your place, if you had been there in time. With Parking Spaces Parr highlights the universal frustration of looking for a parking space; a frustration experienced by car drivers the world over. At the same time, his series throws light on a global problem, that of the huge number of cars on our planet.
FD[000033] Martin Parr, Parking Spaces, Mexico. La Paz. 2003. © Martin Parr / Magnum

This is the first time the series Parking Spaces will be exhibited in the Netherlands and will hang in the internationally renowned Flatland Gallery on Lange Nieuwstraat 7, around the corner from Dom Square. You will need to go through the archway to reach the gallery. Lees verder ...

About the photographer:
The British photographer Martin Parr (1952) is a chronicler of modern times. In a world in which image culture plays a central role, he depicts society from his own unique perspective. Bright colours, unusual angles and humour characterise his work. Leisure time, consumption and communication are recurring themes that he has explored during his numerous travels around the world. Parr’s work is exhibited in an artistic context as well as in the advertising and journalism world. In this way he succeeds in crossing the traditional divide between different visual arenas. He is an inspiration for many photographers. Parr has been a member of the world-famous photography agency Magnum since 1994.

See also : Roadtrip Utrecht Ten top Dutch photographers went on a road trip through Utrecht’s neighbourhoods. Each photographer chose a different neighbourhood. The aim of this road trip through Utrecht is to show how documentary photographers from different backgrounds and with different interests observe and photograph. Where one photographer concentrates on portraits, the other focuses solely on the surroundings; and where one photographer tries to photograph in the most personal way possible, the other chooses to stay detached. Whatever their approach, they all returned with photos that show the neighbourhoods in a fascinating light. The ten Dutch photographers are: Ivo van der Bent, Koos Breukel, Marco van Duyvendijk, Martijn van de Griendt, Rob Huibers, Dana Lixenberg, Isabella Rozendaal, Anoek Steketee, Henk Wildschut and Raimond Wouda.

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