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Martin Parr's photography presents people capturing memorable moments at various places. These tourists seem almost indifferent to what is around...
Martin Parr's photography presents people capturing memorable moments at various places. These tourists seem almost indifferent to what is around them: They seem to be gathering evidence of their experience at the expense of the experiment itself:
Respond to the followings questions:
1) Consider these photographs as an argument. Together, what are saying? How do the placement and the posture of the people in these images support Parr's argument?
2) Martin Parr is an unusually skillful contemporary photographer who is especially adept at capturing the subtleties and ironies of ordinary people in search of memorable moments to photograph. Which of the photographs on pages 236-339 most effectively captures you attention? Why? Point to specific aspects of the photograph to support each point you make. Which photograph strikes you as the most humorous? most ironic? most subtle?
3) Comment on Parr's use of background in each of these photographs. In what specific ways—and with what specific effects—does he draw on the scenes that serve as a backdrop for his subjects? How do his angles of vision and his attitude toward the people and scenes he photographs contribute to the overall effect of each image?