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Martin Parr

British,  Photographer
Total Quotes : 26
World Tourism Biggest

Tourism is the biggest industry in the world.

- Martin Parr

Society Photograph Tourist

Criticism is hypocrisy; society is hypocrisy. I'm a tourist. I'm a consumer. I do the things that I photograph and can be criticized of.

- Martin Parr

Country Like Flattered

I don't like being flattered. It doesn't suit my English sensibilities. Remember, we are the great country of understatement.

- Martin Parr

Propaganda Always Cookery

Fashion pictures show people looking glamorous. Travel pictures show a place looking at its best, nothing to do with the reality. In the cookery pages, the food always looks amazing, right? Most of the pictures we consume are propaganda.

- Martin Parr

Think I Think Very

I think the ordinary is a very under-exploited aspect of our lives because it is so familiar.

- Martin Parr

Profile Bigger Than

My profile is bigger in Europe than it is in the U.K.

- Martin Parr

Collecting Form Photos

Taking photos is a form of collecting.

- Martin Parr

World Role Puncture

Part of the role of photography is to exaggerate, and that is an aspect that I have to puncture. I do that by showing the world as I really find it.

- Martin Parr

Country Which Read

When I fly British Airways, I can't help but read the free Daily Mail, which makes me glad I am leaving the country.

- Martin Parr

World Me Go

I just go out and try to make sense of the world around me.

- Martin Parr

Reality Tourism About

The thing about tourism is that the reality of a place is quite different from the mythology of it.

- Martin Parr

Work Course Elements

There are elements of irony in my work, of course.

- Martin Parr

Grace Saving Britain

The ability for us to laugh at ourselves is Britain's saving grace.

- Martin Parr

Prepare Vietnam Had

When I visited Vietnam for Oxfam, the thing that really struck me was how the local farmers had to prepare to evacuate or climb to their mezzanines with their valuable family possessions.

- Martin Parr

World Simplest Incredibly

Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it really work.

- Martin Parr

Society Celebration Became

My black-and-white work is more of a celebration, and the color work became more of a critique of society.

- Martin Parr

Interesting Things

We live in a homogenized world, where it's hard to get excited when everything is slick and professional. The interesting things are the dull things.

- Martin Parr

Think Some Characteristics

I would urge everyone to start looking at the world in a different way. Spend some time looking at everyday objects, at their design, their shape, their individual characteristics. Think ahead and imagine their significance.

- Martin Parr

Color Commercial Britain

In the '70s, in Britain, if you were going to do serious photography, you were obliged to work in black-and-white. Color was the palette of commercial photography and snapshot photography.

- Martin Parr

Holiday Without Idea

Personally, I don't take holidays; I go on trips. My idea of relaxing is taking a trip that isn't commissioned. I'll work just as hard, but without that nagging pressure of fulfilling a commission. Now that's what I call a holiday.

- Martin Parr