Martin Parr, “The Non-Conformists” – La Virreina, Barcelona

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La Virreina Image Centre presents the exhibition The Non-Conformists, photographer Martin Parr’s portrait of West Yorkshire mill towns in the mid-1970s.

In 1975, two years out of art school, Martin Parr (Epsom, England, 1952) moved to the small Yorkshire town of Hebden Bridge to photograph a traditional way of life in decline. Susie Mitchell—who later became his wife—joined him and started writing about the locals, rural communities and a Methodist chapel that Martin photographed over five years. Between them, they put together a remarkable documentary project acclaimed by lovers of Parr’s work and fans of traditional reportage alike.

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