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Martin Parr Life's A Beach. Aperture

Added on by Jeremy White.

Attended Martin Parr’s show at Aperture last night. ‘Life’s a Beach’ features Martin’s over-saturated images of sunbathers at their most unglamorous, soaking up the sun from Florida to China. His subjects are ordinary people shot with keen eye, brutally rendered – about as far as you can get from the glamour of fashion magazine images. The sagging bottom of an elderly man in Florida in American-flag speedos, Japanese in an aircraft-sized-hanger with a fake beach and sea and the English reading tabloid newspapers. It’s a show worth seeing.

Martin Parr's Life's A Beach show