The life of bathers, comfortably lying on their sun beds and beach towels, too busy spreading cream and sunbathing to think about anything else.
This is the world that will be told in “Life’s a beach“, Martin Parr‘s exhibition that will open next April 2nd in Livorno.
On the other hand, what better place than Livorno whose beaches, during the summer, are populated by tourists and not only, recreating exactly that atmosphere captured by the internationally famous English photographer and reporter. What fascinates most of Martin Parr is his ability to capture moments of everyday life, habits that we have under our eyes every day and present them to us in a new way, revealing what is hidden behind them.
There will be 56 photographs exhibited inside the Granai di Villa Mimbelli in via San Iacopo in Acquaviva, 63, all characterized by that exasperated use of color and that original cut which, in addition to having brought Martin Parr to work for Magnum, have managed to transform documentary photography into art photography.
The words of Serafino Fasulo, art director of the Laviosa Foundation, promoter of the exhibition, perfectly describe Martin Parr’s art and prepare us for “Life’s a beach“.
Martin Parr manages to find great themes of reflection on the human condition with a humour that borders on sarcasm, placing us, for once, not in front of the vices of others, but of our own.