Glamour stakes: Martin Parr
22 October 2016 to 4 December 2016
Magnum photographer Martin Parr has an international reputation as a photographer, filmmaker and curator.
His series Luxury is comprised of images taken between 1993 and 2009 in multiple destinations around the world. While creating this series, Parr photographed what he describes as ‘situations where people are comfortable showing off their wealth’, such as art fairs, car shows and horse races. The images in this series are indicative of Parr’s practice in that they document leisure and consumption and highlight the unintentional, awkward and often ugly sides of beauty, fashion and wealth.
Glamour stakes: Martin Parr shows a selection of works from Parr’s Luxury series and focuses specifically on his images of horse racing events around the world. The majority of works in this exhibition were taken at the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival in 2008.