THE FOUNDATION SUPPORTS AND PRESERVES THE LEGACY OF PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO MADE, AND CONTINUE TO MAKE, IMPORTANT WORK FOCUSED ON THE BRITISH ISLES.
THE FOUNDATION HAS THREE AIMS:
Preserve the archive and legacy of Martin Parr, one of the most significant documentary photographers of post war Britain.
Hold a growing collection of works by selected British and Irish photographers as well as images taken in the British Isles by international photographers.
House an expanding library of British and Irish photo-books.
The gallery exhibits photographs by contemporary British and Irish photographers as well as works from the collection.
The Foundation houses Martin Parr’s archive spanning 45 years and a growing collection of works by selected British and Irish photographers, as well as images taken in the British Isles by international photographers.
The library includes 5000 books by both British and Irish photographers as well as complete back catalogues of important publications such as Creative Camera and Camerawork for educational and research purposes.
The studio provides scanning, digital processing and printing for Martin Parr and photographers associated with the Foundation.
Books, posters, postcards and gifts are available to buy in the gallery shop and online.
The Foundation hosts talks, screenings and events throughout the year. These are ticketed – further details can be found here.
The Martin Parr Foundation holds a large collection of Chris Killip work including signed silver gelatin prints, the two original book dummies for In Flagrante, experimental book prototypes and 1400 digital image files. Full, unframed, exhibition print sets are available to hire through the Foundation.
Join a community of photography lovers by becoming a member of the Martin Parr Foundation. You can read about all the benefits available to members here