Martin Parr was born in Surrey, UK in 1952 and studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic in the 70s. He is renowned for a body of work which offers a tongue-in-cheek critique of globalisation, revealing the inefficient but unceasingly rich flipside to instant communication. “In his photos, Parr juxtaposes specific images with universal ones without resolving the contradictions. Individual characteristics are accepted and eccentricities are treasured.” - Thomas Weski
Sedition presents a digital edition of a 2014 work by Parr taken in Sorrento, Italy. Photographed from above, a busy beach in summer becomes a mosaic of towels. On the central towel a couple embrace.
The work is included as part of the Magnum at 70 partnership between Magnum Photos and Sedition in celebration of 70 years of the world renowned photography collective. Collections of iconic photographic and video works by artists represented by Magnum Photos will be released as digital editions on Sedition as part of an international programme throughout 2017.