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Saturday 30th March 10am – 4pm
The Royal Photographic Society South Wales Regional Group present a day with renowned British photographer Martin Parr on Saturday 30 March at Saundersfoot Regency Hall. The day’s events include an ‘Introduction to Martin Parr’ a talk by Emeritus Professor of Photography Andrea Liggins, Swansea College of Art, a presentation by Martin of his work followed by a book signing, finger buffet lunch and a seminar on the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol.
Martin Parr is a world-renowned documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector. He is known for his photographic projects that take an intimate, satirical and anthropological look at aspects of modern life documenting the social classes of England, and more broadly the wealth of the Western world.
His major projects have been rural communities (1975–82), The Last Resort (1983–85), The Cost of Living (1987–89), Small World (1987–94) and Common Sense (1995–99). Since 1994, Martin has been a member of Magnum Photos the prestigious photographic agency. He has had 40 solo photobooks published and has featured in 80 exhibitions worldwide.
The Martin Parr Foundation, founded in 2014, opened premises in his hometown of Bristol in 2017. It houses his own archive, his collection of British and Irish photography by other photographers, and a gallery. It is located next to the newly opened Royal Photographic Society at Paintworks Creative Quarter, Arnos Vale.
The Royal Photographic Society is an international charity founded in 1853 to promote the art and the science of photography, RPS groups, regions and chapters assist the organisation in reaching its goal to share a passion for photography with the wider public through events. The RPS has 11,300 members worldwide and membership is open to anyone regardless of their photographic experience. Benefits include networking with other photographers, free admission to exhibitions in The Royal Photographic Society, Bristol, discounts on RPS workshops and competitions and more. Find out more about joining rps.org/membership phone +44 (0)1225 325733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Members £30 Public £35 * Admission Price includes buffet lunch and refreshments. Book your tickets http://rps.org/events/2019/march/30/a-day-with-magnum-photographer-martin-parr-honfrps
Accessibility Saundersfoot Regency Hall is fully accessible and has car parking available for £5
10.00 DOORS OPEN
Morning Session 10.45 -12.15
Welcome from David Paskin – RO RPS South Wales
Introduction to Martin Parr: Professor Andrea Liggins PhD MA FRPS ASIS Emeritus Professor of Photography, UWTSD, Swansea College of Art
Presentation by Martin Parr of his work
12.30 Book Signing by Martin Parr
LUNCH 13.00 – 14.00 (finger buffet selection and refreshments*)
Afternoon Session 14.00 – 16.00
14.00 Raffle Prize Draw (tickets will be on sale during the event).
14.15 Seminar by Martin Parr about his work and the Martin Parr Foundation
15.15 Q&A from the Audience
15.45 Thanks by South Wales RPS RO David Paskin
Contact David Paskin – South Wales Regional Organiser for more information on A Day with
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Notes to Editor
• The Royal Photographic Society is the world’s oldest photography organisation formed in 1853. It is a registered charity no. 1107831 and exists to educate members of the public by increasing their knowledge and understanding of photography and in doing so to promote the highest standards of achievement in photography in order to encourage the public appreciation of photography.
• The RPS has a membership of over 11,300 internationally. Membership is open to all, irrespective of experience or knowledge. No qualifications are required to join, simply a passion and love for photography or images, its technologies or applications. Members will gain free admission to the new building.