Martin Parr was born in 1952 in Epsom, England. At about the age of 13, he started be interested in photography, which later (from 1970 to 1973) he studied at the Manchester Polytechnic Institute. After graduation, he immediately embarked on a career as a professional photographer, combining freelance photography with teaching. By painstakingly and patiently working both on orders for various publications and on his own projects, Martin is gradually earning a reputation.
It is noteworthy that although at that time only black and white photography could be called artistic, Martin quite quickly, already in the early 1980s, switched to color film. Likewise, with the advent of digital cameras, Parr almost immediately began to use "slr". And from that moment on, his manner of shooting has changed a little - he takes about 3000 images for one project, subsequently selecting no more than 30. Thus, 99% of the footage is sent to the trash. But what has remained unchanged from the very beginning of Martin's career is his use of flash in all pictures, even during the day, which immediately makes them recognizable and creates a touch of pretentiousness.