An affectionate and satirical collection of photos capturing the essence and identity of England. Locations include Ascot and the seaside, with objects such as seagulls, bad footwear and cups of tea all featuring. "It reaffirms the traditional aspect of England, while showing its shabby downside. The effect is both reassuring and disturbing" "Daily Telegraph"
Martin Parr (b.1952) is arguably Britain's most important contemporary photographer, with a unique perspective and unmistakable style, and with a critical and popular following in the worlds of art, fashion and journalism. He has been widely published and exhibited internationally. Books of his photographs include Bad Weather, The Cost of Living (1991), Small World (1995) and The Last Resort - Photographs of New Brighton (1997). His first book for Phaidon, Boring Postcards (1999), was a massive success, both in England and around the world, and his Boring Postcards USA (Phaidon, 2000) brings together the dullest postcards from the land of opportunity.