In this Sofa Session Martin Parr is in conversation with fellow Magnum photographer Mark Power.
They discuss how finding his father’s enlarger in the loft first opened up a world of photography, how a fortuitous trip led to Mark being at the cutting edge of history as the Berlin wall came down and how his photographs of construction projects started with a commission to record the Millennium Dome.
They discuss ‘The Shipping Forecast’ project in detail, touching on the romanticism of the sea, working in a square format and how Mark visited all the shipping areas. Signed copies of the book are available from the MPF bookshop
Produced by the Martin Parr Foundation.
Filmed and edited by Alexander Parkyn-Smith
Filmed in December 2022