© Martin Parr
© Martin Parr 

Martin Parr - "Life's a beach"

20/07/2023 - 24/09/2023

Quai de la Photo 
Centre d'Art photographique 
9 port de la Gare 
75013 Paris


A member of the prestigious Magnum Photos agency, Martin Parr shares here his uncompromising vision of globalization and mass tourism, a world where the grotesque is closely linked to the banality of everyday life.
With his exhibition "Life's a beach", Martin Parr presents at Quai de la Photo a body of work he began some thirty years ago on beaches the world over. With a sharp, malicious eye, he immortalizes vacationers with cynicism and derision. With unusual close-ups and deliberately offbeat framing, this most punk of photographers bears witness to everyone's seaside idiosyncrasies and quirks.
His curious, gently mocking gaze, saturated colors and tourist flash have become a world-renowned signature.