Biographie de l'auteur
Martin Parr's celebrated photographs bridge the divide between art and documentary photography. His studies of the idiosyncrasies of mass culture and consumerism around the world, his innovative imagery, and his prolific output have placed him firmly at the forefront of contemporary art. Parr is a member of the international photo agency Magnum, and has recently branched out into film-making. He is an avid collector and maker of photobooks. His own photobooks include The Last Resort (1986), Common Sense (iggg) and Boring Postcards (Phaidon Press, 1999), and he is the subject of the monograph Martin Parr by Val Williams (Phaidon Press, 2002). Gerry Badger is a photographer, curator and critic. His published books include Collecting Photography (2002) and books on Eugène Atget and Chris Killip (both published by Phaidon Press, 2001). He has curated a number of exhibitions, including `The Photographer as Printmaker' for the Arts Council of Great Britain (1981) and `Through the Looking Glass : Post-war British Photography' (1989) for the Barbican Arts Centre, London. He is currently completing a major book on the Berlin work of the American Photographer, John Gossage.