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Martin Parr Photography Collection

Number of items: 24 items.

This collection of photographs was created by the British photo-journalist, artist and curator Martin Parr (b. 1952). His radical approach to social documentary photography has made a substantial contribution to photographic expression in the UK and internationally. He was awarded the Royal Photographic Society Century Medal for his sustained and significant contribution to photography in 2008 and was presented with the Royal Academy Award for his contribution to the Arts in 2016.

A series of 24 signed, toned gelatin silver prints, which comprise a photo-story capturing the clientele, bars and buildings of Yates’s Wine Lodge during 1983. They are shot mainly in Northern towns and cities and examine the culture of one of Britain’s oldest pub chains, which was established in Oldham, Lancashire, by Peter and Simon Yates in 1884. The photographs formed part of an exhibition at the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria in 1983 entitled And The North.

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