Ireland, West Coast, County Kerry, 1988 by Harry Gruyaert

Ireland, West Coast, County Kerry, 1988 by Harry Gruyaert

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shihlun:

Peter Marlow, People gather on Primrose Hill to witness total eclipse of the sun.1999.

El Salvador, 1980 - “Mano blanca,” signature of the death squads left on the door of a slain union organizer.Susan Meiselas / Magnum

El Salvador, 1980 - “Mano blanca,” signature of the death squads left on the door of a slain union organizer.

Susan Meiselas / Magnum


Girls from a West Bank village cool off in the Dead Sea, by Paolo Pellegrin.

Girls from a West Bank village cool off in the Dead Sea, by Paolo Pellegrin.

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Inflatable Titanic
Zoe Strauss / Magnum

Inflatable Titanic

Zoe Strauss / Magnum

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kateoplis:

A shy Yves Saint Laurent is pushed onstage, Paris, 1986
“Shyness is a part of being human. The world would be a more insipid, less creative place without it.”
Shyness cannot be ‘cured’

Shyness is nice, andShyness can stop youFrom doing all the things in lifeYou’d like to(photo by Abbas / Magnum)

kateoplis:

A shy Yves Saint Laurent is pushed onstage, Paris, 1986

Shyness is a part of being human. The world would be a more insipid, less creative place without it.”

Shyness cannot be ‘cured’

Shyness is nice, and
Shyness can stop you
From doing all the things in life
You’d like to

(photo by Abbas / Magnum)

Andalusia, Spain, 1992.Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum

Andalusia, Spain, 1992.

Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum

artphotocollector:

“We are drowning in images. Photography is used as a propaganda tool, which serves to sell products and ideas. I use the same approach to show aspects to reality.” —Martin Parr 

Just in time for summer, the noted British, Magnum photographer, Martin Parr’s, latest exhibit, Life’s a Beach, opens tomorrow at Aperture Gallery here in NYC. Mr. Parr, who enjoys immense popularity and recognition, has done much for Photography. In addition to his signature work, he’s a lecturer, collector, filmmaker, and all around disciple for the medium.

Parr’s work has always had its detractors asking whether he is taking the piss and exploiting the public for his own amusement and needs, or whether he is a serious artist revealing ourselves through color, composition and fill flash. Like most things, I think the truth lies somewhere in between. Martin Parr is doing things his own way.

“Life’s a Beach” is a color parade around the world. Parr’s keen interest in beaches (although not a sun bunny himself) and people takes us from the shores of India to Latvia to Thailand to Mexico and onwards, transforming banal scenes into ironic, humorous, curious and sometimes dispiriting riffs on people at the beach. It’s all classic Martin Parr.

In addition to the show, which will be a crowd-pleaser, there’s also a new mini-edition of the monograph available, as well as a video of Parr presenting the book. All great stuff. Martin Parr once signed my notebook not with his name alone, but rather inscribing,”Martin Parr was here.” Indeed, the same holds true for his images. —Lane Nevares 

Underneath the Eiffel Tower, 1989.Martin Parr / Magnum

Underneath the Eiffel Tower, 1989.

Martin Parr / Magnum

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Tippi Hedren in The Birds, photographed by Philippe Halsman, 1963.