A set of prints from We English will on be on show as part of the 19th edition of the Noorderlicht International Photofestival.

This year’s festival, called Terra Cognita, transcends photographic genres to sketch a picture of the relation between man and nature, on the basis of the work of 115 photographers. Terra Cognita is about the experience of nature, in all its manifestations, from tactile, living and breathing nature, to the nature of our thoughts, its dreamed and fantastic incarnations. Although man sometimes seems to be hardly present in the photos, he has unmistakably left his stamp on it. In all this work the landscape reveals the emotions and thoughts that the photographer has projected on it. The diverse and complex ways in which we see and experience landscapes – the nature in our genes and our minds – echo through the breadth of Terra Cognita. From timeless black and white to conceptual or computer generated, the blending of genres is total. Like nature itself, this is an exhibition not just to be seen, but to be experienced.

The official opening of the main exhibition at Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen, The Netherlands is on Saturday, September 1, 2012, 4 pm.

We English in Wales

July 10th, 2012 admin

My touring exhibition of We English heads to Wales, opening this weekend at the Third Floor Gallery in Cardiff.

Opening night preview: Friday, 20 July, 7pm.

There will be an In Conversation with Magnum photographer David Hurn and fellow Brighton-based photographer Ewen Spencer. Details here.

Prior to that we’ll be heading to Daniel Meadows’ exhibition ‘Early Photographic Works‘ at Ffotogallery.


December 21st, 2011 admin

In January 2012, We English exhibitions will open at Light House gallery in Wolverhampton and at the photography festival Pluie D’Images in Brest, France.

The Light House exhibition will run from Friday 27th January – Friday 13th April and I will be doing an artist talk on Thu 15 Mar, 7pm. More details here.

You can view a programme for the Pluie D’Images festival here, which runs from 14th January – 24th February.


November 17th, 2011 admin

Couple of installation shots from the We English exhibition at Centro Brasileiro Britânico, Sao Paulo.







November 7th, 2011 admin

We English is going to be exhibited at the British Council in Sao Paulo at the Centro Brasileiro Britânico from 11th November to 25th February 2012, shown  alongside the work of Brazilian photographer Iatã Cannabrava.

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In association with Galeria de Babel.


October 10th, 2011 admin

I’m delighted to announce that Flowers gallery in London will be exhibiting We English in their Flowers East space from 14 October – 19 November 2011. More information here.

PhotoIreland Festival has just announced Martin Parr’s selection of the 30 most influential photobooks of the last decade, which includes my monograph, We English. The full selection of books are now on show at the National Photographic Archive of Ireland until 14th August 2011 (extended from 31st July).

PhotoIreland Festival have published a catalogue, which includes Martin Parr’s comments on each book, together with illustrations and ‘Author’s notes’. These are mostly unpublished texts by the photographers, publishers and curators of the works – personal statements on the process and raison d’être of each book. The catalogue is available for purchase online here.



July 1st, 2011 admin

Here are some installation shots from a few of the recent exhibitions of We English:

mac, Birmingham, 2011





Ex3 Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, 2010:





National Media Museum, Bradford, 2010:








June 22nd, 2011 admin

As part of the We English touring show I’ve been commissioned to create a new print from the location of each venue exhibiting the work, including this photograph for the National Media Museum in Bradford.

Here are two additional pieces, one taken in Croydon for the exhibition at the Clocktower Gallery and one from Birmingham for the current show at mac Gallery.

Croydon Summer Festival, Lloyd Park, Surrey, 1st August 2010

England vs South Africa, Edgebaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham, West Midlands, 2nd August 2008


March 16th, 2010 admin

The current edition of archive (March 2010 issue/ Volume 17), the quarterly publication by the National Media Museum, contains ‘In Conversation’ between myself, Professor Stephen Daniels from Nottingham University and Ruth Kitchin, Assistant Curator of Photographs, discussing We English in conjunction with photographs from the Museum’s Collection. The article is published in conjunction with the launch of my exhibitionat the Museum, alongside which we are exhibiting photographs from the National Media Museum’s Collection by a range of 19 th and 20th century photographers who have also been inspired to capture people and place.  You can download a pdf of the article here.

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