Gift from the Cats from the series Notes from Home ©Anna Fox

UCA staff and graduates exhibit in ISLAND LIFE: Photographs from the Martin Parr Collection

Professors Anna Fox, Karen Knorr and Sunil Gupta and graduates Chris Shaw, Ken Grant, Paul Seawright to feature in Island Life: Photographs from the Martin Parr Collection as part of the Bristol Photo Festival 2021, at Bristol Museum & Art Galleries.

May 2021 (TBC) / Full details announced in April

Island Life draws upon photographs from the Martin Parr Foundation collection to show the changing fabric of our cities, society and collective identities. Focusing on post-war from the UK and Ireland, the exhibition will bring together images by over 60 photographers including Khali Ackford, Pogus Caesar, Elaine Constantine, Siân Davey, Chris Killip, David Hurn, Ken Grant, Markéta Luskačová, Graham Smith and Tom Wood. Collectively the images form a compelling study of national behaviour.

The exhibition includes photographs which document moments of historical significance including the poll tax riot, the Aberfan mine disaster and most recently, the BLM movement. These will be displayed alongside images depicting the everyday – weddings, shopping, football and Butlin’s holidays. Island Life traces the evolution of documentary photography in Britain, the photographers who influenced Parr and the younger generation he is influencing in turn. 

Image credit: Gift from the Cats from the series Notes from Home ©Anna Fox