Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Martin Parr comment

My experience of and response to Martin Parr's exhibition in Bristol is noted in my Art of Photography blog.

However, I came across an interview with him and consider this quote as worthy of note in the context of People and Place ...

Do you think your work is exploitative?

I think that all photography involving people has an element of exploitation, and therefore I am no exception. However it would be a very sad world if photographers were not allowed to photograph in public places. I often think of what I photograph as a soap opera where I am waiting for the right cast to fall into place. In more recent years I have photographed much closer where bits of people and food become part of the big picture, and one advantage of this is that it means people are less recognisable.

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