Martin Parr Quotes

Martin Parr Quotes: I go straight in very close to people and I do that because it's the only way you can get the picture. You go right up to them. Even now, I don't find it easy. I don't announce it. I pretend to be focusing elsewhere. If you take someone's photograph it is very difficult not to look at them just after. But it's the one thing that gives the game away. I don't try and hide what I'm doing - that would be folly.
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Martin Parr Quote: Part of the role of photography is to exaggerate. Most of the photographs in your paper, unless they are hard news, are lies. Fashion pictures show people looking glamorous. Travel pictures show a place looking at its best, nothing to do with the reality... Most of the pictures we consume are propaganda.
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Quotes about Martin Parr: Part of the role of photography is to exaggerate, and that is an aspect that I have to puncture. I do that by showing the world as I really find it.
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Quote about Martin Parr: Most of the photographs people take with their cameraphones are of little value in terms of documentary.
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Martin Parr Sayings: Photography's central role is to be the absolute medium of the day. It is fantastic that there is no longer any technical intimidation.
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Martin Parr Saying: From the moment the tourist enters the site, everyone has to be photographed in front of every feature of note.... The photographic record of the visit has almost destroyed the very notion of actually looking.
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