Martin Parr. The Pope gives Mass in Knock. County Mayo. 1979
Martin Parr. The Pope gives Mass in Knock. County Mayo. 1979 
L’Irlande de Martin Parr

11/11/2022 - 08/01/2023

Centre culturel irlandais 
5, rue des Irlandais 
75005 Paris   

Iconic British artist Martin Parr has been taking photographs in Ireland since 1979, where he also lived for a few years at the beginning of the 1980s. This fascinating visual chronicle captures the significant social and cultural changes that have taken place in the country over four decades. From images taken during the Pope’s visit to Ireland or at traditional Irish livestock fairs and dance halls to exploring the influences of Americanisation, the Celtic-tiger era and, latterly, the shadow of Brexit, Parr’s singular talent as a documentary photographer combines with his affection for the country, its people and their evolving lifestyles. These photographs are shown at the Centre Culturel Irlandais together with works by four photography alumni of Belfast School of Art at the University of Ulster - Megan Doherty, Rachel Glass, Jan McCullough and Jill Quigley - where Martin Parr is a visiting Professor.