Explore the concepts of Britishness and national identity through the rituals and habits of everyday life
Published to coincide with Parr's 2019 exhibition at London's National Portrait Gallery - Only Human examines what it means to be human at a time of both change and retrospection. Martin Parr explores the photographer's most enduring subject - people - as never before. By turns witty, surprising, and ingenious, Martin Parr's photographs from the last decade reveal the eccentricities of modern life with affection and insight.
Only Human features unpublished work and never-before-seen portraits of renowned personalities such as Alain de Botton, Anna Wintour, Paul Smith, Zadie Smith, and Vivienne Westwood.
This book also includes new essays and commentary on Parr's photography by curator and writer Phillip Prodger and an introduction by Grayson Perry.
Martin Parr's distinctive style has established him as a leading cultural commentator in contemporary photography. Parr has published over 80 photobooks, and his work has been recognized with major awards and over 100 exhibitions worldwide.
Phillip Prodger is senior research scholar at the Yale University Center for British Art, and was formerly head of photographs at the NPG, London.