Perhaps the most successful British photographer of his generation, Martin Parr creates startling images that offer witty, unblinking insights into the social fabric of contemporary Britain.



Martin Parr’s series from the 1980s, such as The Last Resort and The Cost of Living, brought a vivid political awareness to depictions of the domestic and everyday. More recent projects include Common Sense (1999) and Cherry Blossom (2000). His work has been exhibited in many major art galleries worldwide, including MoMA New York, the Barbican Art Gallery, and now as part of Tate Modern’s exhibition Cruel and Tender: the Real in the Twentieth Century Photograph Other talks by photographers featured in the Cruel and Tender exhibition, can be viewed in the Online Events Archive.