Martin Parr. We Sports

Martin Parr.  We Sports

Appointment for the exciting exhibition Martin Parr at the CAMERA – Italian Center for Photography in Turin, October 28, 2021 to February 13, 2022. We Sports.

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The absolute mythical protagonist of contemporary photography is the famous English writer Martin Parr, a member of Magnum Photos. The exhibition, curated by Walter Guadagne in collaboration with Monica Pogi, collects more than 150 paintings submitted for various sports.

Featuring a paradoxical look, Par talks about contemporary society with images that have become icons of our time. The exhibition begins with a series of black and white shots taken by an English photographer in the early years of his career, in which Par explores the attitudes of people who intend to observe and train on a variety of topics, from horse racing to Thai on Irish beaches. On the streets of Shanghai, Chi.

In the second room, dedicated to supporters, Par Sports describes the kitsch gadgets, the strange costumes of mascots, and the ingenious tactics of those trying to watch matches from a particular position. Room number three is reserved for horse racing. In the fourth room you will not miss the pictures about the world of football. The fifth and sixth rooms are replaced by a collection of tennis works made in recent years. Since 2014, the artist has been active in four Grand Slam tournaments (the Australian Open in Melbourne; the French Open in Paris, also known as Roland Garros; the Wimbledon tournament in London; the US Open in New York). And playground. After this section, there is a real heart of the exhibition, a room dedicated to different sporting events filmed around the world and a selection focusing on beach life.

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(Copyright: Caption © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos)

Camera director Walter Guadagnini said: “Sport is a recurring theme in Para’s long career: it is the stimulus of the most diverse emotions, and above all the uniforms, choreographies and traditions of fans, audiences and authentic heroes.”

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(Photo d’Apercura Copyright: Caption © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos)

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