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Small World

Small World

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This is a new and extensively revised edition of Martin Parr’s classic photobook Small World.

First published in 1996 Small World is one of the most popular and most important of Martin Parr’s books.It has been in print continuously since its first publication. This revised and extended edition includes more than 80 photographs and features many of Martin Parr’s most iconic images.

It is a biting, very funny satire in which Parr looks at tourism worldwide, exposing the increasingly homogenous ‘global culture’ where in the search for different cultures those same cultures are destroyed. In a world of ‘carbon footprints’, global warming and climate crisis, the issues that Parr raised almost thirty years ago when the book was first published are even more relevant today.

Whilst Parr’s larger‐than‐life troupe of tourists appear willing participants in an omnipresent consumer culture they are also bemused victims – at the mercy of larger social forces and locked into their insatiable craving for spectacle. Small World‘s citizens become a symbol of Western society’s prosperous freedoms, declaring their power and their rights to travel, to choose and to consume.

A member of the prestiguous MAGNUM photo agency Martin Parr is one of the best known photographers in the world today. He has published innumerable books and his work has been exhibited and published worldwide. 
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