Category: Photographers

Monday, October 30, 2017

Picturing Prince:​ Photographs by Steve Parke

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers , Events
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This November, Proud Galleries will present Picturing Prince: Photographs by Steve Parke, a collection of rare and intimate prints to coincide with the recent launch of Parke’s acclaimed photobook. Prince and Parke met in the late 80s at the artist’s renowned private estate and recording studio, Paisley Park, described by the latter as a ‘mecca of creativity’. Their partnership was consolidated when Prince requested Parke to be his official photographer, a creative alliance that produced an extensive archive of over 500 photographs. Impromptu shoots from around the Paisley Park site offer a glimpse into life off the stage and the drive behind Prince’s ambition. Whilst an employee, Parke was also a trusted companion of the icon and it is evident throughout the shots that the pair shared a unique connection. Proud will be commemorating the genius of a man whose creative expression continues to unfold. Picturing Prince (9th November – 3rd December 2017, Proud Central 32 John Adam Street London WC2N 6BP) will be accompanied by the fully illustrated book published by Parke in collaboration with Octopus Publishing Group.

This November, Proud Galleries will present Picturing Prince: Photographs by Steve Parke, a collection of rare and intimate prints to coincide with the recent launch of Parke’s acclaimed photobook. Prince and Parke met in the late 80s at the artist’s renowned private estate and recording studio, Paisley Park, described by…

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Canon Expands Explorers of Light Programme

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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Canon U.S.A. today announced the addition of photographers Barbara Davidson and Terrell Lloyd to their Explorers of Light ambassador programme. Barbara Davidson is a three-time Pulitzer Prize and Emmy-award winning photojournalist best known for her work on victims of gang abuse in Los Angeles. As a long-time photographer at the Los Angeles Times, Barbara spent much of the past decade photographing women and children trapped in a culture of poverty and guns. Terrell Lloyd is known for his experience shooting professional and college sports. He is currently employed by the San Francisco 49ers as their full-time lead team photographer and managing all of the organization’s photography services. Both Barbara Davidson and Terrell Lloyd will be on hand at the Canon Booth (#121) at PhotoPlus Expo 2017, October 26-28 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Canon U.S.A. today announced the addition of photographers Barbara Davidson and Terrell Lloyd to their Explorers of Light ambassador programme. Barbara Davidson is a three-time Pulitzer Prize and Emmy-award winning photojournalist best known for her work on victims of gang abuse in Los Angeles. As a long-time photographer at the…

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Leica Oskar Barnack Award Winners Honoured at Gala Event in Berlin

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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Leica honoured photographers Terje Abusdal and Sergey Melnitchenko with the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Award and Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer, respectively. before an audience of approximately 300 guests in Berlin’s Saint Elisabeth church at an exclusive reception on September 13th. Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, Abusdal’s series Slash & Burn creates a mystical and expressive portrait of the Forest Finns, a Norwegian ethnic minority group that leads a life in close touch with nature.  As the winner of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, Abusdal was presented with a cash prize of €25,000 (approximately $30,000) and Leica M-System (a camera and lens) valued at an additional €10,000. Meanwhile, Ukrainian photographer Sergey Melnitchenko was honored with the Newcomer Award for up-and-coming professional photographers aged 25 or younger for his portfolio entitled Behind the Scenes. The winning portfolio is a series of images captured behind the scenes in a Chinese nightclub that tells the stories of everyday life for dancers, with all the rough edges of show business including, bruised and battered legs, scratches and scars, feet raw from dancing, and laddered stockings in the light of make-up mirrors. For his award-winning portfolio, Melnitchenko was presented with a cash prize of €10,000 as well as a Leica rangefinder camera and lens.

Leica honoured photographers Terje Abusdal and Sergey Melnitchenko with the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Award and Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer, respectively. before an audience of approximately 300 guests in Berlin’s Saint Elisabeth church at an exclusive reception on September 13th. Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, Abusdal’s series…

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Fujifilm and Magnum Photos Explore "Home"

Mark Goldstein | Photographers , Global

Fujifilm is collaborating with Magnum Photos on a major new project exploring the subject of "HOME". An exhibition of the work will tour to seven cities around the world starting in March 2018, and be accompanied by a photobook.

Fujifilm is collaborating with Magnum Photos on a major new project exploring the subject of "HOME". An exhibition of the work will tour to seven cities around the world starting in March 2018, and be accompanied by a photobook.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Panasonic Announce New Lumix Ambassador

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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Panasonic today announced wildlife camerawoman Tania Esteban as their newest Lumix ambassador. A graduate from the University of Leeds with a 1st class Zoology degree, Tania recently completed her MA in Wildlife Filmmaking in partnership with the BBC, where her final film titled “A Lions Tale” was nominated for a student BAFTA award. Barney Sykes, Head of Imaging at Panasonic UK said “We’re delighted to have Tania on board as a Lumix Ambassador. Her innovative documentary work with wildlife makes her a perfect fit to put the Lumix GH5 through its paces and we are really excited to see more of the fresh and creative digital and virtual reality filmmaking she has become well known for.” Tania will be using the Lumix GH5 on upcoming documentary work and creating content for the Lumix UK social channels.

Panasonic today announced wildlife camerawoman Tania Esteban as their newest Lumix ambassador. A graduate from the University of Leeds with a 1st class Zoology degree, Tania recently completed her MA in Wildlife Filmmaking in partnership with the BBC, where her final film titled “A Lions Tale” was nominated for a…

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Instant Stories: Wim Wenders’ Polaroids

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers , Events
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The Photographers’ Gallery has announced a new exhibition offering a rare opportunity to see the personal and previously unseen Polaroid work of Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Wim Wenders. Whilst his larger photographic works are well known, this is the first time he has shown a selection of the many thousands of Polaroid photographs taken, both on and off location, between the early 1970s and mid 80s. The exhibition Instant Stories presents over 200 of Wenders’ Polaroids encompassing portraits of cast and crew, friends and family, behind-the scenes, still-lives, street-photography and landscapes. Alongside diary-like impressions and homages to his artistic inspirations, including Fassbinder and Warhol, the small format images take us on a literal and metaphoric journey through Europe and the US. From his first trip to New York, his fascination with American TV, views from rooftops,, shop-fronts, roads, cars and many other visual recordings, Wenders’ Polaroids reflect a distinctive and lyrical vision -  at once both intimate and portentous. The exhibition will also feature a selection of moving images from his films, reflecting moments in Wenders’ canon, where Polaroid cameras and still photographs form a vital part of the narrative, such as the photo-obsessed protagonist in ‘Alice in the Cities’ (1974). The Photographers' Gallery is located at 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW.

The Photographers’ Gallery has announced a new exhibition offering a rare opportunity to see the personal and previously unseen Polaroid work of Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Wim Wenders. Whilst his larger photographic works are well known, this is the first time he has shown a selection of the many thousands of Polaroid…

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Canon Unveil New Urban Art Exhibition in London

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers , Events
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Canon today unveiled an exciting new urban art exhibition at London’s Pop Brixton as part of a Europe-wide initiative that highlights the importance of photojournalism in telling the stories that need to be told. The exhibition documents the trials and tribulations of being a Grime artist in London, a genre enjoying a breakout period following its recent success scooping a Mercury Prize in September. The story was captured on the EOS 5D Mark IV, by Reuters award-winning photojournalist, Paul Hackett. To bring the images to life, Canon has teamed up with art installation group, Remain Different. Through their work, Paul’s unique story is shared with the public by incorporating his powerful imagery with Pop Brixton’s unique architecture including shipping containers, concrete arches and staircases.. The exhibition is on display from 5th –  16th July.

Canon today unveiled an exciting new urban art exhibition at London’s Pop Brixton as part of a Europe-wide initiative that highlights the importance of photojournalism in telling the stories that need to be told. The exhibition documents the trials and tribulations of being a Grime artist in London, a genre…

Friday, June 16, 2017

Beggars Banquet: Photographs by Michael Joseph

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Beggars Banquet: Photographs by Michael Joseph is an exhibition dedicated to The Rolling Stones’ infamous photoshoot of 1968. Shot on location at the Gothic studio of Sarum Chase, Hampstead and the derelict ruins of Swarkestone in Derbyshire, Joseph’s photographs feature The Rolling Stones in an ethereal state. Elaborately staged portraits are contrasted with atmospheric shots of the band outside the barren manor house, surrounded by cattle and playing cricket in the overgrown grass. The photographer's vibrant, eccentric style is clearly displayed in this renowned series with whimsical costumes and live animals used as props throughout the shoot. At the heart of the exhibition is the medieval feast featured on the inside cover of The Stones’ 1968 album, ‘Beggars Banquet’. Characterised by its rich colours and beautiful lighting, this theatrical scene challenges traditional photography with a hazy, surreal style informed by Michael Joseph’s admiration of Dutch renaissance artists Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel. The exhibition will be on display at Proud Chelsea (161 King’s Road, London SW3 5XP) from 6-30 July 2017.

Beggars Banquet: Photographs by Michael Joseph is an exhibition dedicated to The Rolling Stones’ infamous photoshoot of 1968. Shot on location at the Gothic studio of Sarum Chase, Hampstead and the derelict ruins of Swarkestone in Derbyshire, Joseph’s photographs feature The Rolling Stones in an ethereal state. Elaborately staged portraits…

Monday, May 29, 2017

Speed Shooting: Sunbounce Sets a World Record

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers , Events , Accessories
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Photographer Linda Köhler-Sandring set the Bounce-wall Speed Shooting record on Saturday, 27 May 2017: in only 7.092 seconds, the she shot 888 professional outdoor portraits in Zingst, Germany. With the help of an assistant and the right Sunbounce equipment, Linda Köhler-Sandring achieved what no one else has done before: Using the "mobile portrait studio,” consisting of a Bounce-Wall and a Mini Sun-Bouncer Black-hole as a neutral background, she took successive pictures of Zingsters and visitors in just a few minutes. The Berlin-based photographer was delighted with her success: "The Sunbounce Speed Shooting was a significant event for all of us! We didn’t know if we could really do it. It was quite a feat for the whole team. All the more reason we are happy to have sent home beautiful portraits with so many people.”

Photographer Linda Köhler-Sandring set the Bounce-wall Speed Shooting record on Saturday, 27 May 2017: in only 7.092 seconds, the she shot 888 professional outdoor portraits in Zingst, Germany. With the help of an assistant and the right Sunbounce equipment, Linda Köhler-Sandring achieved what no one else has done before: Using…

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

World's Most Endangered Animals Captured on Sony RX10 III

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Sony and the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) have worked together to help raise awareness of some of the world’s rarest species through a stunning photography series shot entirely on the Sony RX10 III camera. This spring, UK photographer and finalist in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 and 2016 Sam Hobson, an award-winning Finnish wildlife photographer Lassi Rautiainen, Spanish nature photographer Javier Alonso Huerta, Swiss wildlife photographer Markus P. Stähli and nature photographer Gustav Kiburg set out to capture some of the rarest mammals and birds in the world including the European Bison, the Atlantic Puffin and the Little Bustard. Yann Salmon Legagneur, Head of Product Marketing, Digital Imaging for Sony Europe, commented: “We are delighted to showcase this collection of beautiful rare animals’ pictures, creatures that can be found right on our European doorstep. The Sony RX10 III, with its extended 600mm super-telephoto zoom lens and silent shutter capability ensures that these incredible animals are not disturbed whilst photos are taken.”

Sony and the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) have worked together to help raise awareness of some of the world’s rarest species through a stunning photography series shot entirely on the Sony RX10 III camera. This spring, UK photographer and finalist in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 and…

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Danny Lyon - Message to the Future

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers , Events
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Fotomuseum Winterthur will be showcasing a comprehensive retrospective view of the work of American photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon from 20th May - 27th August. As a dedicated and sharp-eyed observer fascinated by outsiders and subcultures, Lyon has spent more than fifty years documenting sociopolitical issues, delving deep into the heart of the matter and always building a close rapport with the people in front of his camera. Determined to counter the one-sided preoccupations of the mainstream media by offering an alternative viewpoint, he has developed an increasingly subjective and participatory form of documentary photography in the tradition of Walker Evans and Robert Frank. In addition to his iconic images, this wide-ranging retrospective also includes, for the first time in Europe, some of his lesser-known films, collages and fascinating material from Lyon’s own archives. Fotomuseum Winterthur is located at Grüzenstrasse 44, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland.

Fotomuseum Winterthur will be showcasing a comprehensive retrospective view of the work of American photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon from 20th May - 27th August. As a dedicated and sharp-eyed observer fascinated by outsiders and subcultures, Lyon has spent more than fifty years documenting sociopolitical issues, delving deep into the…

Monday, April 3, 2017

Chris Levine: Who are wE+

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The Fine Art Society has announced Who are wE +, an upcoming solo exhibition by British light artist, Chris Levine. The exhibition presents Levine’s latest portrait series with sitters including the iconic British supermodel Naomi Campbell, the explorer and author Sir Ranulph Fiennes, and fashion designers Paul Smith, and Giorgio Armani. Levine’s work marries art and technology investigating the ways in which we accept and perceive light, and the effect it has on our sense of being. He has worked extensively with laser light, exploring its capacity to both produce illusions and elicit a subliminal response in the viewer, and has pioneered new mediums such as holograms, light boxes and lenticular lenses, creating new mechanisms and technologies to express his ideas. In his portraiture Levine unlocks the light from within his sitter. He sees light both in the physical sense, as an electromagnetic force, and in a spiritual sense. It is his belief that a greater awareness of light as fundamental to our existence will ultimately help us know ourselves better and experience life more brightly. The Who are wE+ exhibition will be on show from 24 April to 19 May 2017 at The Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street London W1S 2JT.

The Fine Art Society has announced Who are wE +, an upcoming solo exhibition by British light artist, Chris Levine. The exhibition presents Levine’s latest portrait series with sitters including the iconic British supermodel Naomi Campbell, the explorer and author Sir Ranulph Fiennes, and fashion designers Paul Smith, and Giorgio…

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hasselblad Appoints Ming Thein as Chief of Strategy

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers , Global
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Hasselblad today announced that world-famous commercial photographer, blogger and former Hasselblad Ambassador Ming Thein has been appointed the company's Chief of Strategy. Based out of Kuala Lumpur, Ming specialises in representing the lifecycle of a company – from the people behind the creation to abstract beauty of the finished product – be it massive civil engineering projects, interiors or precision timepieces. In his new role as Chief of Strategy at Hasselblad, Ming will use his customer experience insights to influence the future product roadmap, while helping to strengthen Hasselblad’s market position and meet the needs of semi-professional and professional photographers.

Hasselblad today announced that world-famous commercial photographer, blogger and former Hasselblad Ambassador Ming Thein has been appointed the company's Chief of Strategy. Based out of Kuala Lumpur, Ming specialises in representing the lifecycle of a company – from the people behind the creation to abstract beauty of the finished product…

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Celebrating 100 Years of Gitzo

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers , Events , Accessories
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To celebrate its 100th birthday, Gitzo will give any customers who purchase a Systematic tripod a bespoke, lithographically printed, limited edition book commissioned by one of the world’s most respected landscape photographers, Colin Prior. Gitzo’s strongest and most stable tripods, the Systematic range is modular - with a top casting element that opens and closes to allow each tripod to be configured with a flat disk, geared or sliding centre colum, levelling base or other Systematic accessoires. The Systematic tripods feature Carbon eXact tubes, ultra stable feet for a solid footing and maximum stability on any surface, and the Easy Link attachment for attaching various accessories. Colin Prior has used Gitzo products for years in his work, and as such is a Gitzo ambassador working closely with the brand. He will be working with Gitzo to launch the 100 years celebration by holding an exclusive talk at The Photography Show on the 19th March speaking about his current project ‘The Living Mountain’.

To celebrate its 100th birthday, Gitzo will give any customers who purchase a Systematic tripod a bespoke, lithographically printed, limited edition book commissioned by one of the world’s most respected landscape photographers, Colin Prior. Gitzo’s strongest and most stable tripods, the Systematic range is modular - with a top casting…

Friday, March 3, 2017

Sebastião Salgado at The Photography Show

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One of the world’s greatest living photographers, Sebastião Salgado, has been confirmed to speak on the Super Stage at The Photography Show, on Tuesday, 21st March at 11am. ‘A morning with Salgado’, brought to the show by Canon and The Royal Photographic Society, will offer photography professionals and enthusiasts a rare insight into the award-winning Brazilian photographer’s powerful documentation of communities around the world. Salgado will also take part in a Q&A with photographer Clive Booth on Canon’s Live Stage at 2pm on the same day. Tickets for Salgado’s Super Stage session are priced at £20.

One of the world’s greatest living photographers, Sebastião Salgado, has been confirmed to speak on the Super Stage at The Photography Show, on Tuesday, 21st March at 11am. ‘A morning with Salgado’, brought to the show by Canon and The Royal Photographic Society, will offer photography professionals and enthusiasts a…

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Richard Billingham to Shoot his First Feature Film

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Turner-prize nominated and Deutsche Börse Prize winning photographer Richard Billingham has started filming his first feature, Ray & Liz. Billingham shot to fame in 1996 wit his groundbreaking photographic series ‘Ray's a Laugh’, extraordinary images of family life in his childhood home, a tower block in Cradley Heath in the West Midlands. ‘Ray's a Laugh’ was exhibited internationally and featured in the pivotal show, Sensation (1997) at The Royal Academy of Arts. He has continued to photograph his family, and presented a major new body of work in 2010. His current film project has been developed over five years with Producer Jacqui Davies. Working with cinematographer Daniel Landin (Under The Skin), Richard Billingham returns to the striking series of photographs that he captured of his family during Thatcher-era Britain to tell a universal story of everyday conflicts, loneliness, love and loss. Filming commenced on the three-week shoot on 30 January 2017, with a variety of Black Country locations in and around Cradley Heath and Dudley.

Turner-prize nominated and Deutsche Börse Prize winning photographer Richard Billingham has started filming his first feature, Ray & Liz. Billingham shot to fame in 1996 wit his groundbreaking photographic series ‘Ray's a Laugh’, extraordinary images of family life in his childhood home, a tower block in Cradley Heath in the…

Monday, January 30, 2017

Harold Feinstein Retrospective, Part I

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The Galerie Thierry Bigaignon (Paris) is staging a retrospective of Harold Feinstein's work.  The first part, on show from 3rd February to 30th April, will be dedicated to the early years (1940s and 1950s) with a selection of black-and-white photographs. As a representative of the so-called 'New York school of photography', Feinstein spent six decades photographing the streets of New York and became known for his appreciative and empathic portrayal of the human condition. Though his Coney Island work has been much celebrated, Feinstein's breadth and exposure is far greater, including a large body of classic street photography, nudes, portraits, still life and an intimate portrayal of the life of a conscripted soldier during the Korean War. Former New York Times critic and historian A.D. Coleman wrote: "Harold Feinstein is a true photographer’s photographer, and one of the most seriously under-recognized senior figures in U.S. photography."

The Galerie Thierry Bigaignon (Paris) is staging a retrospective of Harold Feinstein's work. The first part, on show from 3rd February to 30th April, will be dedicated to the early years (1940s and 1950s) with a selection of black-and-white photographs. As a representative of the so-called 'New York school of…

Friday, January 20, 2017

Fotospeed Academy Announces Printing Masterclass with Joe Cornish

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers , Events
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The Fotospeed Academy today announced a new workshop with leading landscape photographer Joe Cornish. In his printing masterclass Interpreting your Image (13th February), Cornish will help intermediate to advanced photographers and printers discover the craft of interpreting their images and developing their unique printing style. Based in Lacock, Wiltshire, the masterclass - which will provide a brief overview of the printing basics and essentials before turning to unorthodox tips and tricks used by professionals to bring their images to life - is priced at £275.

The Fotospeed Academy today announced a new workshop with leading landscape photographer Joe Cornish. In his printing masterclass Interpreting your Image (13th February), Cornish will help intermediate to advanced photographers and printers discover the craft of interpreting their images and developing their unique printing style. Based in Lacock, Wiltshire, the…

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Joel Meyerowitz Receives Leica Hall of Fame Award

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Joel Meyerowitz will be honoured for his lifework with the Leica Hall of Fame Award and a major exhibition at ‘A Celebration of Photography’ – an event to be held by Leica on 18 January 2017. Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, art director and director general of Leica Galerien International, said, “Joel Meyerowitz is one of the most important protagonists and co-founders of street and colour photography. His eye for the situation, dynamic and driven by curiosity, his unmistakeable style, his instinct for capturing the magic of everyday life and its special moments led to the creation of some of the most exceptional images in the history of photography. With the Leica Hall of Fame Award, we would like to honour his outstanding work as a photographer and his unique photographic signature. At the same time, we would like to express our particular appreciation of a rather special and sensitive person.” The exhibition in his honour can be seen at the Leica Galerie Wetzlar from 19 January to 31 March 2017. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 20.00 and at weekends from 10.00 to 18.00.

Joel Meyerowitz will be honoured for his lifework with the Leica Hall of Fame Award and a major exhibition at ‘A Celebration of Photography’ – an event to be held by Leica on 18 January 2017. Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, art director and director general of Leica Galerien International, said, “Joel Meyerowitz…

Martin Parr to Receive Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award

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The World Photography Organisation today announced British documentary photographer Martin Parr as the recipient of its Outstanding Contribution to Photography title. Born in 1952 in Epsom, Surrey, Martin Parr was inspired to take up photography as a teenager by his grandfather. Black-and-white photography characterised his early work, and his move to the strong use of colour photography in the 1980’s, for which he has become synonymous, was prompted by photographers such as Stephan Shore, William Eggleston, Peter Fraser and Joel Meyerowitz. The photographer will collect his title at the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards ceremony held in London on Thursday, 20th April. To coincide with the awards, a specially curated exhibition of rarely seen black-and-white images from Martin Parr’s early career will be presented at Somerset House, London alongside some of his most talked about work, books and films. As part of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition, Parr’s work will be on show for a limited run from April 21 - May 7, 2017.

The World Photography Organisation today announced British documentary photographer Martin Parr as the recipient of its Outstanding Contribution to Photography title. Born in 1952 in Epsom, Surrey, Martin Parr was inspired to take up photography as a teenager by his grandfather. Black-and-white photography characterised his early work, and his move…