Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Gavin Parry

Image copyright Gavin Parry
So photographing the idiosyncrasies of British life (see last post) becomes difficult under the shadow of Parr. He has been so influential and it's hard not to fall into the "cynical Whimsy" trap. It can be done as Stephen Gill has shown us. http://www.stephengill.co.uk/ and so does Gavin Parry. There's some interesting and original work on his site that still emits an "Englishness" without bowing to Parr. http://www.gavinparry.com/ Gavin is a senior lecturer in photography at MMU http://www.artdes.mmu.ac.uk/profile/gparry/image/10484

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