DMB is proud to announce that the legendary British documentary photographer Martin Parr as the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography title. Parr will collect his title at the Sony World Photography Awards ceremony which is held in London on the 20th April 2017.

Martin Parr sensitises our subconscious – and once we’ve seen his photographs, we keep on discovering these images over and over again. Martin Parr is a photographer, editor, curator, collector and a member of the Magnum Photos co-operative. He has published over 80 books of his own work and has also edited another 30. He is currently editing a series of books for Nazraeli press and often does much work to promote new photographers. Previously this has involved being the artistic director of the Arles Festival and the Brighton Photo Biennial. Martin has just completed work on the History of the Photobook, Volume 3, published by Phaidon and The Chinese Photobook, published by Aperture.

Martin Parr Talk

To celebrate his award, Martin Parr will give a rare talk discussing his ground-breaking career, spanning more than 40 years and often focusing on themes of leisure, consumption and communication.

BOOK TICKETS 

Harley Davidson

Alex de Mora shoots new Motor Clothes campaign for Harley Davidson 

Painted Faces

Lauren Maccabee shoots new painted faces personal project

Dinner's Ready

Nadia Lee Cohen directs 'Dinner's Ready' starring Sophia Loren for GCDS x BARILLA, inspired by the 1960’s technicolor back lots from the films of Douglas Sirk and Alfred Hitchcock

Virgin Galactic

Steven Counts shoots the space-wear system for Virgin Galactic astronauts designed in collaboration with Under Armour 

Gucci Grip

Clémentine Schneidermann shoots the spirit of skateboarding featuring the Gucci Grip watch in collaboration with artist Zoltar Kieron

Calvin Klein

Jenna Gang shoots new work for Calvin Klein

Sleek Magazine

Martin Parr shoots cover story for Sleek Magazine, where he held a fashion shoot at the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol

It's Nice That

Lauren Maccabee shoots Pam, worker at the Barbican estate laundrette and her customer David's (cofounder of design studio B.A.M.) unlikely, somewhat dysfunctional friendship

Adidas VRCT

Alex de Mora shoots Adidas VRCT featuring dancer Mette Towley

ES Magazine

Martin Parr shoots Grayson Perry as his alter ego Claire for the latest Evening Standard Magazine Cover Story

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