Martin Parr "Fashion Magazine"

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

poster for Martin Parr "Fashion Magazine"

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This exhibition is the first large-scale solo show of renowned English photographer Martin Parr's work to be held in Japan. Known for his uniquely conceptualized and designed photography compilations, and his critical overviews of photography, his "Fashion Magazine", published in 2005, is perhaps his most important work, taking the simple concept of a fashion magazine and filling it with lavish imagery and his trademark irony. This exhibition will display 100 of his colour works, including his photographs Paul Smith's Autumn and Winter collection.

Cafe Talk with Martin Parr
(Interpretation will be provided)
July 14th (Sat)
2nd Floor Cafe.
As soon as further details are available, they will be released on the museum's homepage (Japanese only).

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Schedule

From 2007-07-07 To 2007-08-26

Artist(s)

Martin Parr

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Meighan Ellis tablog review

Exhaustive Observations and Commentaries on Fashion

As though the exhibition space has been turned into a fashion show catwalk, visitors enter along a raised white platform, observed on either side by the royalty of the fashion industry: Gaultier, Klein and Lacroix.

donald_japantimes: (2007-07-17 at 14:07)

Exposing our tacky selves
By Manami Okazaki
Special to The Japan Times

"You just have to accept that people respond in a gut way, so if people don't like you, that's fair enough. And in the end more people liked me than didn't like me," Parr says. "I found the controversy interesting. I often have controversy surrounding my work, and in the end it is interesting. It does no harm — it's better to be talked about than ignored."

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