Reading Time: 3 minutes The UK city’s major institutions will come together in a new biennial festival, alongside a year-round programme of commissions and collaborations
Reading Time: 3 minutes BOP Bristol 19, hosted by the Martin Parr Foundation and the Royal Photographic Society, will bring together 26 publishers, plus a series of artist talks
Reading Time: 5 minutes Would you want Martin Parr to take your portrait? You might say its a brave soul who goes in front of his penetrating lens, but it’s part of a portfolio of benefits the Martin Parr Foundation is launching in its Membership Scheme.
Parr set up the Bristol-based Foundation in 2014 to house his archive, but in October 2017 it opened to the public in a purpose-built space, offering free access to much more – a rolling programme of exhibitions, a large photobook library, and a growing collection of prints. Parr’s used the opportunity to hone in on British and Irish photographers, as well as work taken in the British Isles by others, and put the focus on their documentary work – an area which he believes is still underrated.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Bristol’s Centrespace gallery will host a solo exhibition by London-based photographer, curator Lola Paprocka, whose…
Reading Time: 3 minutes Commissioned by the UK’s National Crime Agency, Invisible People is a project by British photographer…
Reading Time: 9 minutes Martin Parr has found a permanent home for the foundation he set up in 2014, giving visitors access to his archive and to his formidable collection. “I’ve been very lucky,” he told BJP’s Gemma Padley. “I have secured a very good living from doing this, and so the foundation is a great way to feed some of that back into the system.”
Reading Time: 5 minutes “People might not have a lot, but they will give you what they can. That’s true of so many Irish people. They’re a very warm and friendly and welcoming people. They will tell you stories and their lives and give you their time.” Josh Adam Jones, a student at the University of West England, Bristol, developed his project 99 Peace Walls whilst volunteering at Belfast’s photo festival this summer. The youth of the city helped him to understand the divides that are still ingrained into the culture there, and how, in spite of this, there is a warm community to be found throughout the city.
Reading Time: 14 minutes He may look harmless in his open-toe sandals and comfortable sweater, but Martin Parr has…