From The Pope To A Flat White by Martin Parr. Second printing (2021). Signed by Martin Parr to title page.No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. Any questions please get in touch.
About From the Pope to a Flat White
From the Pope to a Flat White is an extensive documentation of the changes that Ireland has undergone in the past forty years. Martin Parr has been photographing Ireland for over four decades and capturing the dramatic shift.
The images in the book show the transition from traditional rural life and the impact of religion, into a global, gentrified country. Parr documented the Pope’s visit in 1979 in black and white photographs as well as different elements from rural life such as dances and horse fairs. Later on we start seeing the presence of modernity, culminating in gay weddings and start-up companies.
About Martin Parr
Martin Parr is a chronicler of our age. In the face of the constantly growing flood of images released by the media, his photographs offer us the opportunity to see the world from his unique perspective.
At first glance, his photographs seem exaggerated or even grotesque. The motifs he chooses are strange, the colours are garish and the perspectives are unusual. Parr’s term for the overwhelming power of published images is “propaganda”. He counters this propaganda with his own chosen weapons: criticism, seduction and humour. As a result, his photographs are original and entertaining, accessible and understandable. But at the same time they show us in a penetrating way how we live, how we present ourselves to others, and what we value.
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