We’re thrilled to announce that British photographer Martin Parr will be the President of the Jury of URBAN Photo Awards tenth edition, that will take place from March 1st to May 31st, 2019.
Martin Parr will choose and personally award URBAN 2019 Winner Overall on October 26th, 2019 during Trieste Photo Days. Parr will be the main guest of the 2019 edition of the festival, where it will also hold an exclusive speech.
Martin Parr is one of the best-known documentary photographers of his generation. With over 100 books of his own published, and another 30 edited by Parr, his photographic legacy is already established. His photographic projects takes an intimate, satirical and anthropological look at aspects of modern life, in particular documenting the social classes of England, and more broadly the wealth of the Western world. Parr also acts as a curator and editor. He has curated two photography festivals, Arles in 2004 and Brighton Biennial in 2010. More recently Parr curated the Barbican exhibition, Strange and Familiar. Parr has been a member of the Magnum Agency since 1994 and was President from 2013 – 2017. In 2013 Parr was appointed the visiting professor of photography at the University of Ulster. Parr’s work has been collected by many of the major museums, from the Tate, the Pompidou and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Martin Parr established the Martin Parr Foundation in 2017.