Sofa Sessions: Conversations with Martin Parr – Bruce Gilden

The brand new series – Sofa Sessions: Conversations with Martin Parr.
In this series, Martin talks photography with those passing through the Foundation in Bristol.

Iconic American street photographer, Bruce Gilden, joins Martin Parr for the third instalment in the MPF series ‘Sofa Sessions: Conversations with Martin Parr’.

They talk personal inspirations, being able to instantly engage with subjects and Bruce’s recognisable use of flash, isolating the people he photographs. They also discuss if knowing – or not knowing – the history of photography is important to producing engaging and original work.

About the Martin Parr Foundation
The Foundation Supports and preserves the legacy of photographers who made, and continue to make, important work focused on the brirish isles
The foundation has three aims:

  • Preserve the archive and legacy of Martin Parr, one of the most significant documentary photographers of post war Britain.
  • Hold a growing collection of works by selected British and Irish photographers as well as images taken in the British Isles by international photographers
  • House an expanding library of British and Irish photo-books.

Gallery
The gallery will exhibit photographs by contemporary British and Irish photographers as well as works from the collection.
Once a year we will host a show by MA photography students from the University of West England.

Archive
The Foundation houses Martin Parr’s archive spanning 45 years and a growing collection of works by selected British and Irish photographers, as well as images taken in the British Isles by international photographers.

Library
The library includes 5000 books by both British and Irish photographers as well as complete back catalogues of important publications such as Creative Camera and Camera Work for educational and research purposes.

Studio
The studio provides scanning, digital processing and printing for Martin Parr and photographers associated with the Foundation.

Shop
Books, posters, postcards and gifts are available to buy in the gallery shop and online.

Events space
The Foundation hosts talks, screenings and events throughout the year.

More info: https://www.martinparrfoundation.org

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