Martin Parr’s body of work ‘A Year in the Life of Chew Stoke Village’ will go on display at Martin Parr Foundation in JAN 2023.
Originally commissioned for the Telegraph Magazine, Martin Parr created this project in 1992, while he immersed himself in the rural Somerset village of Chew Stoke, situated on the outskirts of Bristol.
‘Often described as a ‘chronicler of life’, he [Martin Parr] is renowned for capturing his unique view of society in a way that enables us to view things that seemed familiar in a completely new way. His work in Chew Stoke is just that; at first glance it may seem to be just quintessential English village life, but Parr’s images bring a sense of ‘human-ness’ to those photographed that makes it easy to form an understanding and connection to the area and the community of Chew Stoke.’ – Dianne Smyth, excerpt from A Year in the Life of Chew Stoke Village published by RRB Photobooks, 2022.
This will be the second Martin Parr exhibition since the Foundation opened in 2017 with Martin Parr’s Black Country Stories.