Martin Parr - Life's a Beach, 2012.
In the United Kingdom, one is never more than seventy-five miles away from the coast. With this much shoreline, it’s not surprising that there is a strong British tradition of photography by the seaside. American photographers may have given birth to street photography, but according to photographer Martin Parr, “in the UK, we have the beach!” Here, he asserts, people can relax, be themselves, and show off all those traces of mildly eccentric British behavior. Parr has been photographing this subject for many decades, documenting all aspects of the tradition.
Medium: 98 four-color images, Slipcased hardcover 978-1-59711-224-6
Size: 11 x 9 inches
Copublished with Xavier Barral
Signed and numbered
This limited Martin Parr book edition is available at Aperture here