A new exhibition taking an in-depth look at the life and works of one of Britain’s best-known and most widely celebrated photographers, Martin Parr, is showing at Wolfson and Lerner Galleries in the National Portrait Gallery at St Martin’s Place. The exhibition, which features many of Parr’s most well-known works, is ongoing from 7 March through 27 May 2019.
Whether you are a fan of Parr’s photography, or just a fan of great photography in general, you will enjoy his creative take on Britain, the world and the people we encounter every day. Many of Parr’s most recognisable photographs will be on display at the Wolfson and Lerner Galleries as well as some never before exhibited works focusing on his favourite subject, people.
With many of Parr’s most important and engaging works on display, attendees will be able to view portraits of people from around the world, with a special focus on “Parr’s wry observations of Britishness.” This is a truly engaging event that is not to be missed!
When asked about the current social and political climate in the UK and the timing of the exhibition, Parr had this to say, “It’s a good time to reflect on who we are, what we’re doing, where we are going – the whole question of British identity. This set of work hints at what is going on.”
What The Media Is Saying
The media reviews of Only Human are all favourable with many 4 and 5 star reviews from some of the UK’s best known entertainment magazines and websites.
Es. had this to say about the exhibition: “His best photographs hold a mirror up to the viewer: it’s us, fed by our own histories, our political outlooks, our vanities and pretensions, who determine the photographs’ meaning.”
What: Only Human
Where: Wolfson and Lerner Galleries, National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE
When: 7 March – 27 May 2019
What Time: Open daily 10.00 – 18.00/ Fridays until 21.00
How Much: £18.00/ £16.50 (concessions)
Exhibitions are free for Members and Patrons. Large print guides are available at the entrance of the exhibition or by speaking to a member of staff.
Contact Only Human
To learn more about this engaging exhibition featuring some of Martin Parr’s most recognisable photographs and his unique take on the world around him, contact Only Human at the National Portrait Gallery today!
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