Martin Parr is well-known for his documentation of seaside culture. His new series, being exhibited for the first time next month, shows the photographer zooming out to capture the masses as opposed to the individual characters.
Going on display at Rocket Gallery, Beach Therapy presents Martin’s recent exploration of a new direction in his working methods using a telephoto lens. Shot over two years in Italy, Argentina, Spain and Wales, the series is primarily wide angle photographs of the beaches, capturing the crowds from afar. As the people are abstracted, they become part of a pattern of vivid colour and form dotted on the landscape.
This will be the tenth solo exhibition of Martin’s photographs at Rocket, and will mark 20 years of collaboration between the photographer and gallery owner Jonathan Stephenson.
Beach Therapy opens 14 June at Rocket Gallery, London.
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