Martin Parr (b.1952) is one of the best-known and most influential photographers working today, acclaimed for his frank chronicling of British life. This accessible monograph charts Parr’s entire career, from his early black-andwhite photographs to works from his major projects, including The Last Resort and Think of England. An introductory essay by Sandra S. Phillips, the highly regarded curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, assesses Parr’s contribution to photography and provides a witty, insightful analysis to the photographs.
Sandra S. Phillips is Senior Curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. A photographic historian and former curator of the Vassar Art Gallery in Poughkeepsie, New York, she has been responsible for many major exhibitions including ‘William Klein New York 1954–55’ (1995) and ‘Police Pictures: The Photograph as Evidence’ (1997).