Martin Parr: Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire: from 'The Cost of Living' (2002)

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C-type print
Sheet size: 304 x 406 mm (12 x 16 inches)
Book case: 260 x 330 mm (10 1/4 x 13 inches)
Box: 331 x 436 mm (13 x 17 1/8 inches)
Printed in 2002 in an edition of 100 plus 5 artist's proofs
All copies are signed and numbered by Martin Parr

A special edition of the highly acclaimed retrospective book on Parr, beautifully bound, individually signed and numbered and presented in a custom-made box together with an original print also signed and numbered by Martin Parr.

Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire showcases the vibrant palette that made Parr one of the most important colour photographers in the world, and continues his ferocious appetite for social observation and accuracy for encapsulating the insecurities and vanities of modern life.

After graduating from Manchester Polytechnic, Parr and a group of his fellow photography graduates moved to the industrial Pennine town of Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, where Parr seized the opportunity to witness the northern working class with all its idiosyncrasies and dwindling traditions: 'The chapels seemed to encapsulate everything that I was interested in, in terms of the traditional aspect of life in Yorkshire: decaying and declining, hanging on with great verve and principle and great belief in the significance of what they were doing.'


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 260 × 330 mm (10 1/4 × 13 in)
  • Pages: 1 pp
  • Illustrations: 0 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714842684

'A splendidly deadpan observer' (Times Literary Supplement), Martin Parr has revitalized contemporary documentary photography with his own brand of robustness and variety. His photographs are above all a visual extravaganza of acute observation, wit, and colour. A pioneer of colour photography and an insightful commentator on the commercial culture of today, as well as domestic and social life, he has repositioned contemporary documentary photography. A member of Magnum since 1994, Parr has published over twenty books and been widely exhibited around the globe. He is arguably Britain's key contemporary photographer, with an unmistakable style, and an international following in the worlds of art, fashion and journalism.

'Val Williams's observations, beautifully articulate, should lead to queues of great names clamouring for an introduction to their books'
World of Interiors

'Martin Parr takes the biscuit with his coffee table book'

'handsomely produced retrospect'
Times Literary Supplement

'well-made book … exemplary text'
London Review of Books

'the first serious assessment of the career of a major contemporary photographer'
Pure Entertainment and Style

'You can't do better than Martin Parr [by Val Williams]'

Evening Standard

'Beautifully illustrated'
Time Out

'Comprehensive … 'Essential viewing'

'If you love Parr's work, this book is a must; if you can't see the point of it, Val Williams' excellent text may illuminate things'
Amateur Photographer