A Week in the Life of Martin Parr

© Martin Parr

© Martin Parr

Everyone recycling the news on the found Capa negatives – (a sure sign i am reading too many blogs) I thought this item was interesting on a week in the life of Martin Parr, courtesy of PDN’s Pulse.

Parr really influenced how I felt about documentary photography, coming from a photojournalism background, it often seemed to me that (at least come awards time) the pj’s were too predictably fixated on the low-hanging fruit of the exotic, but from Parr I first understood that the mundane and everyday was topical, sometimes more subtle, and therefore to me much more interesting.

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3 thoughts on “A Week in the Life of Martin Parr

  1. Hey Susana,
    Just wanted to say I’ve enjoyed readin’ your blog since I’ve came across it. I’m a grad student at OU and my classmates and I are about to leave for our magazine shoot….ready to leave the stress of planning and the what if scenarios and start shooting. I enjoyed your magazine topic and the other work on your website. Like Parr you’re an inspiration. Thanks.

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  2. hi tim,

    thanks for your nice comments! good luck on your magazine shoot, i really enjoyed it (despite the fact that i was positive i failing at every turn – sadomasochism abounds in this vocation). would love to see your finished project. say hi to teri- did he show you his nude faculty series at orientation?

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  3. hey,
    assuming it’s not a total flop i’ll have something online….doing multimedia(gulp)

    nude faculty series?!?! didn’t have the pleasure to take that one in…i’ll have to ask him about it

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