Tennis, not just Sverre. Martin Parr’s “Champions” playing on the stand

Tennis, not just Sverre.  Martin Parr's "Champions" playing on the stand

NITO ATP Final in Turin goes to German Alexander Sverrev: after beating world number one Novak Djokovic in the semifinals, he also beat No. 2 in the final (6-4, 6-4, for a record), Russian Dan Medvedev in the final. The new generation is taking that position. The new king is a 24-year-old from Hamburg. But Martin Parr’s focus is not on him or them. His paradoxical and paradoxical view of many contradictions, fashions, the taste of kitsch, and the strangeness of men and society is aimed at the viewer. To the outline, to the attitude of people who intend to observe their loved ones. A roundup of 150 thematic paintings leaping between the walls Camera, Italian Photography Center In an amazing exhibition of 150 films titled “Martin Parr. We Sports” Walter Guadagnini curated with Monica Pogie, who presents Turin to the best British photographer (until February 13) for the tennis event at the Pala Alpitour and the next Davis Cup final (scheduled from November 25 to December 5).

From horse racing on Irish beaches to Tai Chi on the streets of Shanghai, this is the world of racquets. Participating in four Grand Slam tournaments since 2014, the main focus is with pictures taken by Par: the Australian Open in Melbourne; Roland Garros of Paris; Wimbledon in London; US Open in New York. 40 photographs included in this category and illustrated set-up capable of taking visitors to the heart of the competition. Parr’s unique and extraordinary ability to provide dynamics that animate both the stands and the pitch, giving a unique overview of life inside and outside the pitch, from touching to the most enjoyable shots. Images going with the volume Match point, Published by Fydon, includes more than 80 photographs from his latest work on tennis, a series of completely unpublished shots.

“I’m happy to show you photographs of tennis, It was the result of a stimulus commission received by the Lavasa Group, while presenting a new selection of sports images taken during my long career, “said Martin Parr. Francesca Lavasa, a board member of the Lavasa Group, explains: Coffee -. I immediately admired his vision of a world where he wanted to portray life “as is”. His paradoxical and personal look, his sincere and immediate style, and his uncompromising but positive realism are well connected to the idea of ​​collaboration that the Lavasa Group wants to pursue with the tennis world. Like any great artist, Martin uses a camera to capture the everyday life of people walking down the street in parallel to great events and great characters. They are intimate and unique stories, beautiful in their uniqueness, simplicity and sincerity.

Athletes are there. But basically depicted in moments of rest Instead of real performance, these films become a cause for their own rules and actions and situations with unified dynamics. Parr’s focus is mainly on the fans, through their choreography, and the gleaming gadgets used to show their faith in a Goliath style. Strange costumes and strategic tactics For those who want to watch matches from a particular position. But the vague snowballs of horse racing participants are described in the section, as well as elegant and elegant costumes. A day in the racesIt is reminiscent of the famous film made in 1937 by the Marquez brothers on the playground, one of the British’s favorite pastimes. The section dedicated to football is also inspired by cinema, in particular Fever pitch (In Italian) Fever at 90 degrees), Based on Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name, the theme we find in the shots of uncontrollable delight of fans who share the same unrelenting passion for the protagonist in the film presented by Colin Firth. “Sport has been a recurring theme in Par’s long career – Camera Director Walter Guadagneini Underlines: – The photographer speaks through the uniforms, dance forms and traditions of the fans and audience who are the authoritative heroes of this collective ritual, the stimulus of the most diverse emotions. Where is the champion, of course. But above all he has a wonderful world to tell around him. Zverev did not take it. Perrin’s set is playing on the stand, on the stand. Among the people. Between an ace and a win on the pitch, he delivers incredible poses and shots.

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