Martin Parr was born in Epsom, Surrey, UK, in 1952. When he was a boy, his budding interest in the medium of photography was encouraged by his grandfather George Parr, himself a keen amateur photographer.
He studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic along with Peter Fraser, Brian Griffin, Daniel Meadows and Charlie Meecham.
Since that time, Martin Parr has worked on numerous photographic projects.
He has developed an international reputation for his innovative imagery, his oblique approach to social documentary, and his input to photographic culture within the UK and abroad.
He became a full member of Magnum Photographic Corporation. In recent years, he has developed an interest in filmmaking, and has started to use his photography within different conventions, such as fashion and advertising.
The Barbican Art Gallery and the National Media Museum initiated a large retrospective of Martin Parr's work. This show toured Europe for the
next 5 years.
He was appointed Professor of Photography at The University of Wales Newport campus.
Martin Parr was Guest Artistic Director for Rencontres D'Arles in 2004.
He was awarded the Erich Salomon Prize and the resulting
Assorted Cocktail show opens at Photokina.
He was guest curator at New York Photo Festival, curating the New Typologies exhibition.
Parrworld opened at Haus de Kunst, Mucich. The show exhibited Parr's own collection of objects, postcards, his personal photography collection of both British and International artists, photo books and finally his own photographs. The exhibition toured Europe for the following 2 years.
At PhotoEspana Martin Parr wins the Baume et Mercier award in recognition of his professional career and contributions to contemporary photography.
Martin Parr curated the Brighton Photo Biennial that took place in October.
Martin was appointed visiting Professor of Photography at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.More recently Martin has been working on a 4-year project documenting the Black Country, an area of the English West Midlands, in conjunction with Multistory.
Phaidon published the third volume of the highly influential History of the Photobook in Spring 2014
Martin is also working on a book about the History of Chinese Photobooks to be published by Aperture in 2015.
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
Home Sweet Home, Impressions Gallery, York, and Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
Beauty Spots, Impressions Gallery, York and subsequent tour
Photographer's Gallery, London
Fotomania Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
The Non-Conformists, Camerawork, London
Rural Irish Photographers, Neikrug Gallery, New York
Bad Weather, Photographer's Gallery, London and subsequent tour
International Photography Festival, Malmo, Sweden
British Photographic Art, Geology Museum, Beixing, China
A Fair Day, Orchard Gallery, Derry and tour
George Eastman House, Rochester
Point of Sale, Salford City Art Gallery
The Last Resort, Serpentine Gallery, London
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Arles Festival, France
Fotograficentrum, Stockholm, Sweden
ICP Midtown, New York
Spending Time, National Centre of Photography, Paris
Kodak Gallery, Tokyo and Osaka
The Cost of Living, Royal Photographic Society, Bath and tour
Janet Borden, New York
Gallery Jacques Gordat, Paris
Signs of the Times, Janet Borden, New York
Kiek in de Kok Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
A Year in the Life of Chew Stoke, Chew Stoke Village Hall, Bristol
Bored Couples, Gallery du Jour, Paris and subsequent tour
Home and Abroad, Watershed Gallery, Bristol and international tour
From A to B, 27 Welcome Break service stations, UK
Curitiba Photo Festival, Brazil
Small World, Photographer's Gallery, London, UK
Small World and From A to B, National Centre of Photography, Paris, Gallery du Jour, Paris
Janet Borden, New York
West Bay, Rocket Gallery, London
Ooh La La, National Museum of Photography, Bradford
Japonais Endormis, Gallery du Jour, Paris
Gallery Riis, Oslo
Common Sense, 43 locations worldwide
Benidorm, Sprengel Museum, Hanover
20/21 Gallery, Essen, Germany
Autoportrait, Tom Blau Gallery, London
Japonais Endormis, Kunsthalle, Rotterdam
Gallery du Jour, Paris
Kulturbeutel, Old Post Office, Mitte Berlin
Think of England, Rocket Gallery
Martin Parr: Photographic Works 1971-2000, Barbican Art Gallery, London
The Phone Show, Rocket Gallery, London
Rose Gallery, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica USA
Sirieuze Zaken, Amsterdam
Martin Parr Photoworks 1971 - 2000, Barbican Art Gallery and major European tour
Rocket Gallery London
Rose Gallery, Los Angeles.
Studio Trisorio, Naples
National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen
Renia Sofia, Madrid
20/21 Essen, Germany
Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver
Bon Marche, Paris
Die Kunsthalle, Mannheim
Rocket Gallery, London
Montreal Festival of Photography 2005 Nicola von Senger Gallery, Zurich
Kamel Mennour Gallery, Paris
Fashion Show, Rocket Gallery, London
Fashion Show, Bon Marche, Paris
Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago
Retrospective, MEP, Paris
Common Sense, Niagra Gallery, Melbourne
Food, Nordic Festival of Light,
Port Elliot House, Port Elliot Literary Festival
Retrospective, Forma Gallery, Milan
Assorted Cocktail, Photokina, Cologne
Mexico, Janet Borden Gallery
Retrospective, Seoul Arts Centre
Autoportrait, ZPAFiS-KA Gallery, Krakow
Fashion Magazine, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Fashion Newspaper, Paul Smith Space, Tokyo
Retrospective, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
Assorted Cocktail, C/O Berlin
Dubai, The Third Line, Dubai
ParrWorld, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Assorted Cocktail, Santralistanbul, Turkey
ParrWorld, Breda Design Museum, Netherlands
Small world, Breda Photo, Netherlands
Melbourne Cup, Niagara Gallery, Melbourne
Parr-O-Rama, Janet Borden, New York
Planete Parr, Jeu De Paumme, Paris
Playas, Kamel Mennour, Paris
Martin Parr at Paris-Beijing Photo Gallery, Beijing
Luxury, GunGallery, Stockholm
Luxury, Nicola Von Senger, Zurich
ParrWorld, Baltic, Gateshead, UK.
Assorted Cocktail, CasalSolleric, Palma, Majorca
Martin Parr 'Sei Fotografie, Macro, Rome
Retrospective of Books, Rocket Gallery, London
Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago
Playas, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City
Martin Parr at PHOTOINK, New Delhi
Working Men's Clubs, Earlswood Working Men's Club, Cardiff
Luxury, Janet Borden, New York
Four Decades, Studio Trisorio, Napoli
Luxury, Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid
The Real World, Kaunas Photo Gallery, Lithuania
Un Monde a Parr, Rennes, France
Black Country Stories, The Public, West Bromwich
Luxury, Month of Photography, Bratislava
All Things Parr, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Assorted Cocktail, DOX, Prague, Czech Republic
The Real World, Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria
The Goutte d'Or, Institut des Cultures d'Islam, Paris, France
On The Beach, Photomed Festival, Sanary-sur-mer, France
Luxury, Bogota Photography Festival, Colombia
What Would You Save in a Flood? In association with Oxfam, Proud
Small World, Guernsey Photography Festival, Guernsey, 2011
Albania 1990, Common Sense & Small Word, The National Gallery of
Arts, Tirana, Albania
Bristol and West, M Shed, Bristol, UK
Think of Finland, Laboratory, Helsinki, Finland
No Worries, part of Fotofreo, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Freemantle, Australia
20 New Pictures 6, Minneapolis Winter Games, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA
The Last Resort (with Tom Wood), Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff, Wales, United
Assorted Cocktail and newly commissioned work taken at Helmond Carnival, Gemeentemuseum, Helmond, The Netherlands
Souvenir, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
Small World, Phototheatron, The Athens House of Photography, Athens, Greece
The Last Resort, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia
Life's a Beach, Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, France
Playas, Paraty em Foco, Paraty, Brazil
Luxury and Beaches, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Luxury, Plymouth College of Art, United Kingdom
Think of England, Musee Geo-Charles, Echirolles, France
No Worries, Brisbane Power House, Brisbane, Australia
Martin Parr in Focus, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
Time Off, Rocket Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Christ's Hospital, Christ's Hospital School, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Life's a Beach, Centre Culturel Juliobona, Lillebonne, France
Made in the UK, Katara Cultural Centre, Qatar
No Worries, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, Australia
Life's a Beach, Aperture, New York, USA
America in Color, Janet Borden, New York, USA
Liberation, Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery, Guernsey, The Channel Islands
Martin Parr / Retrospective, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, 2013
Only in England (The Non-Conformists) with Tony Ray-Jones, The Media Space,
London, United Kingdom
Every Man and Women is a Star: Photographs by Martin Parr and Tom Wood, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Luxury, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia
Life's a Beach, Nicola von Senger, Zurich, Switzerland
Souvenir, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland
Life's a Beach, Schirmer/Mosel Showroom, Munich, Germany
Martin Parr's Paris, MEP, Paris, France
Only in England (The Non-Conformists) with Tony Ray-Jones, National Media Museum, Bradford, United Kingdom, and in the Media Space, Science Museum, London
Life's a Beach and Machu Picchu, Lima Photo Biennial, Lima, Peru
Liberation, Jersey Museum, Jersey, The Channel Islands
The Non Conformists, La Virreina Image Centre, Barcelona, Spain
The Real World with Rimaldas Vikstraitis, Tbilisi Photo Festival, Georgia
Selected Group Exhibitions:
Students of Manchester Polytechnic, Kendal Milne department store, Manchester, United Kingdom
Butlins by the Sea (with Daniel Meadows), Impressions Gallery, York, United Kingdom
Real Britain, 10 from Co-optic, Jordan Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Serpentine 73, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Personal Views 1860-1977, British Council touring show
Albert Street Workshop, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, United Kingdom
Art for Society, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Three Perspectives on Photography, Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Two Ways of Life, Canon Photo Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
New Work in Britain, The Photographer's Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Streetshooters, Camerawork, San Francisco, USA
Strategies-recent developments in British photography, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, United Kingdom
And the North, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendalm United Kingdom
Quelques Anglais, Centre Nationale de la Photographie, Paris, France
British Contemporary Photography, Houston Foto Festival, USA
New Documents, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
China: Martin Parr and Jane Brown, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston,
Connections, Cornerhouse, Manchester, United Kingdom
Connections, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Attitudes to Ireland, Orchard Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Mysterious Coincidences, The Photographer's Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Inscriptions and Inventions, British Council touring exhibition
Nyvytaiteen: Paul Graham, Martin Parr and Victor Burgin, Tampere Museum, Finland
A British View, Museum fur Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland
Through the Looking Glass, British photography 1945-1989, Barbican Centre, London, United Kingdom
The Art of Photography, Royal Academy, London, United Kingdom
Photo Biennale, Enschede, The Netherlands
The Past and Present of Photography, MOMA, Tokyo, Japan
British Photography from the Thatcher Years, MOMA, New York, USA
Europeens, Centre Jean Savidan, Lannion, France
Voir la Suisse autrement, Fribourg, Switzerland
Imagina, World Fair, Seville, Spain
Premiere Photo, Galerie du Jour, Paris, France
Images from the Coalfields, Angela Flowers Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Henri Vincenot Prize Five Years Retrospective, Espace Brassens, Dijon, France
Sobre Santiago, Tres de Magnum, Santiago, Spain
Photographs from the Real World, Lilliehammer Art Museum, Norway
European Photography Awards 1985-1994, Kultur Zentrum, Bad Homburg, Germany
WEU Presidency Exhibitions, Western European Union, Brussels, Belgium
Internationale Foto-Triennale, Esslingen, Germany
L'hotel de Sully, Paris, France
C'est arrive pres de chez nous, Galerie Duchamp, Yvetot, France
Nederlands FotoInstituut, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Profession Reporter, Photoforum, Zurich, Switzerland
Photo Festival, City Art Gallery, Hereford, United Kingdom
Who's Looking at the Family?, Barbican, London, United Kingdom
Acquired Images 97, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Zurich, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland
Voyages Mediterraneens, Aubagne en vue, Ile des Marronniers, France
Hope Photographs, The National Art Club, New York, USA
Wait and See, The Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Exposition pour les enfants, Espace la Redoute, Chatellerault, France
Approaching Documentary, Viewpoint Photography Gallery, Salford, United
Les Trois Grands Egyptiennes, Musee de la Photographie, a Charlleroi, Belgium
Acquired Images, Photographs from the David Hurn Collection, Ffotogallery,
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Acquired Images, Photographs from the David Hurn Collection, The Royal
Photographic Society, Bath, United Kingdom
No Sex Please, We're British, Shiseido Department Store, Tokyo, Japan
Years Ending in Nine, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA 1998 Wish You Were Here, Islington Museum, London, United Kingdom
Blind Spot, Soho Traid Fine Arts, New York, USA
Beauty in Diversity, Piece Hall Art Gallery, Halifax, United Kingdom
With and Without Gravity, Soho Triad Fine Arts, New York, USA
Continental Drift, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Our Turning World: Magnum Photographers 1989-1999, Barbican Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom and tour
Das Bild vom Menschen: 50 Jahre Stern, Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Des Conflicts Interieurs, Octeville, France
Le plus bel age, Centre photographique, Pontault-Combault, France
Travaux en cours, Galerie du Jour, Paris, France
Love and Desire, Galleria Photology, Milan, Italy
Geo a 20 ans, Fnac, St Lazare, Paris, France
Food, Design and Culture, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, United Kingdom
At Sea, Tate Gallery Liverpool, United Kingdom
We Are So Happy, Brussels, Belgium
Israel Magnum, Fnac, Ghent, Belgium
Images Beyond the Naked Eye, Munich, Germany
The Show, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Encontros da Imagen, Braga, Portugal
Capitale jeunesse: premiere partie, Marie di 13eme, Paris, France
Dormir/Sleep, Colette, Paris, France
Mois de la photo, Galerie du Jour, Paris, France
Domestic Bliss, Rocket Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Postfuhramt, Berlin, Germany
East of Magnum, Union of Mongolian Artists, Mongolia and tour
Portraits de stars, Espacio de Cultura, Madrid, Spain
Magnum Paysages, Museo Casa Diego Rivera, Guanajuato, Mexico and tour
In Bed With Magnum, Great Eastern Hotel. London, United Kingdom
The Albert Street Workshop Revisited, Piece Art Gallery, Halifax, United Kingdom
Time, Memory and Myth, Impressions Gallery, York, United Kingdom
Sand in der Vaseline, Kerfelder, Kunstmuseem, Germany
The Morning After, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The Morning After, Malasch MK Cokkie Snoei, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cruel & Tender, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom 2003 Cruel & Tender, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Magnum Landscape, Sun Art Center, Sun Art Gallery, Korea
Very British, Palais Fur Aktuelle Kunst, Gluckstadt, Germany
Pingyao Photography Festival, China
About Face: Photography and the Death of the Portrait, Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Site Seeing: Photographic Excursions in Tourism, George Eastman House,
The House in the Middle, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
The FIFA 100, London, United Kingdom and tour
Art of the Garden, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom
Art of the Garden, Ulster Museum, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Art of the Garden, Manchester City Art Gallery, United Kingdom
People pictures - International Photographic Art from the Collection Günter Braus, Heidelberg, Frankfurt Airport, Germany
Italia. Doppie visioni, Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, Italy
Mirror Mirror: Portugal as seen by Magnum Photographers, Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal
When Humour Becomes Painful, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
Manufactured Self, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, USA
Exposures, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
Euro Visions, Pompidou Centre, Paris, France
Euro Visions, Triennale, Milan, Italy
Euro Visions, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Czech Republic
Euro Visions, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Making History: Art and Documentary in Britain from 1929 to Now, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Click Double Click, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Click Double Click, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Histories de Chaussure, 100 photographs pour handicap international, Maison Artcurial, Paris, France
Magnum Ireland, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Taken for Looks, Southeast Museum of Photography, Florida, USA
Beach Photography, White Space Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Partners of Modern Life, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Oi Mammme! Our Land! Photographs from Finland, Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Turkey by Magnum, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Turkey
How We Are, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom
Being Beauteous, White Space Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Bringing the Outside In, Dorset County Hospital, United Kingdom
A l'occasion de la Coupe du Monde de Rugby, Musee Geo Charles, Echirolles, France
Between Today and Yesterday, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, United Kingdom
Berlin 1946-2006, Magnum Show, Camera Work, Berlin, Germany
One Shot Each, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
Three From Britain, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Street & Studio, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
Street & Studio, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
No Such Thing As Society: Photography in Britain 1968-1987, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales, United Kingdom
Whipped Up, The Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, USA
No Such Thing As Society: Photography in Britain 1968-1987, Tullie House, Carlisle, United Kingdom
No Such Thing As Society: Photography in Britain 1968-1987, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, United Kingdom
Between Memory & History: From the Epic to the Everyday, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
No Such Thing As Society: Photography in Britain 1968-1987, The Exchange, Penzance, United Kingdom
No Such Thing As Society: Photography in Britain 1968-1987, Ujazdowski Castle
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Warsaw, Poland
Presumed Innocence, Photographic Perspectives of Children, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Massachusetts, USA
Georgian Spring, Uferallen, Berlin, Germany
No Such Thing As Society: Photography in Britain 1968-1987, Arbetets Museum,
Travelogue, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, USA
Being Young in France, CAIXA Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil
No Such Thing As Society: Photography in Britain 1968-1987, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
No Such Thing As Society: Photography in Britain 1968-1987, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Brought to Light, Photography and the Invisible, SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA 2009 There'll Always Be An England: Vintage Works, Stephen Daiter Gallery,
Look3 Festival of the Photograph, Charlotesville, USA
The Making of Art, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany
Tilt, Musee des beaux arts d'Orleans, Orleans, France
Dreamlands, The Pompidou Centre, Paris, France
Photomonth, Krakow, Poland
Party!, New Art Gallery Walsall, England, United Kingdom
Autumn Masterpieces, Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Center for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy, Australia
Hereford Photography Festival, Hereford, United Kingdom
What We're Collecting Now: Art/Not Art, George Eastman House, Rochester, USA
Past to Present, National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile
Les Recherches d'un Chien (Investigations of a Dog), Foundation of Arts for a Contemporary Europe, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Les Recherches d'un Chien (Investigations of a Dog), Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden
No Singing Allowed: Flamenco and Photography, Aperture Foundation, New York, USA
In the Vernacular, Art Institute Chicago, USA
The Other Britain Revisited: The New Society Collection of Photographs, V&A, London, United Kingdom
Changing Britain, Portcullis House, London, United Kingdom
Mass Photography: Blackpool through the Camera, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, United Kingdom
The Truth is Not in the Mirror, Haggerty Museum of Art, USA
New Yorker Fiction/Real Photography, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, USA
Photography Calling!, Sprengal Museum, Hannover, Germany
On Taste, the Good, the Bad and the Really Expensive, Staatlice Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany
Beauty, Humour and Social Justice, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Daniele Tamagni & Africolor, Danziger Projects, New York, USA
Picturing the South, High Museum of Art Atlanta, USA
I See China, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present, The National Gallery, London,
Voices of the Sea, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Calais, France 2012 The Great British Public, London Festival of Photography, United Kingdom
Glam!, The Performance of Style, Tate Liverpool, United Kingdom
Observers and Photographers of British Scene from 1930 until Today, Sesi, Sao Paolo, Brazil
The Family in British Art, Millennium Gallery, Museums Sheffield, United Kingdom
A Different View: Everyday World of Martin Parr, Tom Wood and Antanas
Sutkus, Monchehaus Museum Goslar, Germany
Family Matters: The Family in British Art, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom
Look Again: Images of Daily Life, 17th - 21st Century, Fleming Museum, The University of Vermont, USA
Venice Dreams, The Bernard Magrez Cultural Institute, Bordeaux, France
Glam! The Performance of Style, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany
Glam! The Performance of Style, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria
Artists for Tichy, Tichy for Artists, GASK, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
Dark Blue: The Water as Protagonist, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, USA
Homelands - A 21st Century Story of Home, Away and All the Places In Between, Ignca, Delhi, India
Homelands - A 21st Century Story of Home, Away and All the Places In Between, The Harrington Street Arts Centre, India
Homelands - A 21st Century Story of Home, Away and All the Places In Between, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India
Homelands - A 21st Century Story of Home, Away and All the Places In Between, NGMA, Bengaluru, India
Homelands - A 21st Century Story of Home, Away and All the Places In Between, The Zahoor Ul Akhlaq Gallery at the National College of Arts, Pakistan
Homelands - A 21st Century Story of Home, Away and All the Places In Between, VM Gallery, Pakistan
You are the Company in Which You Keep, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, United Kingdom
Urban Story Tellers, Fondazione Forma, Milano, Italy
Open For Business, National Media Museum, Bradford, United Kingdom
Playgrounds, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Open For Business, National Railway Museum, York, United Kingdom
Open For Business, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester,
Bad Weather, A Zwemmer Ltd, London, 1982.
Calderdale Photographs, Calderdale Museums Service, UK, 1984.
Prescot now and then, Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley Leisure Services Department, UK, 1984.
A Fair Day, Promenade Press, Wallasey, 1984.
The Last Resort, Promenade Press, Wallasey, 1986.
The Cost of Living, Cornerhouse Publications, Manchester, 1989.
One-Day Trip, Editions de la différence, France,1989.
Signs of the Times, Cornerhouse Publications, Manchester, 1992.
Bored Couples, Galerie du Jour, Paris, 1993.
Home and Abroad, Jonathan Cape, London, 1993 .
From A to B, BBC Books, London, 1994.
Small World, Dewi Lewis Publishing, Heaton Moor, 1995.
Quel Monde! (first French version of Small World), Marval, France, 1995.
British Food, Galerie du Jour, Paris, 1995/1998.
Japanese Endormis, Galerie du Jour, Paris, 1998.
The Last Resort, Dewi Lewis Publishing, Heaton Moor, 1998/2002.
Common Sense, Dewi Lewis Publishing, Heaton Moor, 1999.
Sguardi Gardesoni, Edizioni Chartra, Milan, 1999.
Flowers, Munkedals, Sweden, 1999.
Benidorm, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, 1999.
Autoportrait, Dewi Lewis Publishing, Heaton Moor, 2000.
Flowers, Galerie du Jour, Paris, 2000.
Think of England, Phaidon Press Limited, 2000.
Martin Parr, by Val Williams: Phaidon Press Limited, London, 2002/2003.
The Phone Book: Rocket Gallery, London, 2002.
The Phone Book: 20:21, Essen, 2002.
7 Communist Still Lives: Nazraeli Press, USA, 2003.
Signes Des Temps: Textuel, Paris, 2004.
Think of England, (second edition), Phaidon Press Limited, 2004/2005/2006/2007.
7 Colonial Still Lives: Nazraeli Press, USA, 2005.
Martin Parr, vu par, Edition Point de vues, France, 2005.
Road Trip: Martin Parr and Friends, Sony Ericsson, 2005.
I Grandi Fotografi Magnum Photos: Martin Parr, Hachette Fascicoli, 2005. Mexico: Chris Boot Ltd, London, 2006.
Parrjektif: Mavi Jeans, Istanbul, 2006.
Tutta Roma: Contrasto, Rome, 2006.
Parking Spaces: Chris Boot Ltd, London, 2007.
Small World 2007: Dewi Lewis Publishing, Heaton Moor, 2007.
Martin Parr: Witness Number Three, Joy of Giving Something Inc, New York, 2007.
Les grands photographes de MAGNUM PHOTOS: Martin Parr, Hachette, Paris, 2007.
Phaidon 55: Martin Parr, Phaidon Press Ltd, London, 2007.
Martin Parr, 1971-2000 (Retrospective), 2007
Correspondencia, AFA Editions, Chile, 2008.
Petite Planete (revised French version of Small World), Hoelbeke, France, 2008.
Everybody Dance Now: editions2wice, New York, 2009.
Playas, Chris Boot Ltd, London & Editorial RM, Mexico, 2009.
Luxury, Chris Boot Ltd, London, 2009.
The Last Resort, Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2009.
Joachim Schmid Is Martin Parr, Martin Parr is Joachim Schmid, Schmid/Blurb, 2009.
Assorted Cocktail, Casal Solleric de Palma, Majorca, 2009.
Martin Parr in India, 1984-2009. PHOTOink, New Delhi, 2010.
The Real World, Kaunas Photography Gallery, Lithuania, 2010.
Parr by Parr, Editions Textuel (French Version), Paris, 2010.
Parr by Parr, Schilt Publishing (English Version), Amsterdam, 2010.
A Book of Kings, Third Millennium Information Ltd, London, 2010.
Six by Six (set 1): Machu Picchu, Nazraeli Press, USA, 2010.
One Day : 10 Photographers, Kehrer Verlag, 2010.
Assorted Cocktail, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, 2011.
Japan, Super Labo, Japan, 2011.
Urban Outfitter, Summer Preview 2011, Urban Outfitters, 2011.
7 Cups of Tea, Nazraeli Press, USA, 2012.
No Worries, T&G Publishing, Australia, 2012.
Up and Down Peachtree, Contrasto, Italy, 2012.
Souvenir, Exhibition Catalogue, CCCB, Barcelona, 2012.
Made in Italy, 2012
Life's a Beach, Aperture Foundation, New York & Xavier Barral, Paris, 2012.
Parr by Parr, Tree Media Content (Russian Version), Russia, 2012.
Parr by Parr (Italian Version), Contrasto, 2012
Life's a Beach (beach bag version), Aperture, 2013
The Non-Conformists, Aperture, 2013
Martin Parr by Sandra S Phillips, Phaidon Press, London, 2013 Martin Parr by Val Williams (updated Retrospective), Phaidon Press, London, 2014
Grand Paris, Xavier Barral, Paris, France, 2014
Arts Council of Great Britain
Union Bank of Finland, Helsinki
Museum for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
George Eastman House, Rochester, USA
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Calderdale Council, Halifax, United Kingdom
Getty Museum, Malibu, USA
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Seagrams Collection, New York, USA
Museum of Modern Art, Tempere, Finland
British Council, London, United Kingdom
Irish Arts Council, Ireland
Australian National Gallery, Australia
Paris Audiovisual, France
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Yokohama Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow
National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires
Archive of Modern Conflict, London, United Kingdom
The Public, West Bromwich, United Kimgdom
Gemeentemuseum, Helmond, The Netherlands
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Ireland
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, USA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA
Guernsey Museums, The Channel Islands