Martin Parr: Return to Manchester

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Iconic British social documentary photographer, Martin Parr began his career in Manchester, studying at Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University) from 1970-73.

He has revisited the city many times over the last 40 years. Ranging from black and white images of Prestwich Mental Hospital in 1972 and Yates Wine Lodges in 1982-3, to colour pictures of people shopping in 1986 and 2008, this book brings together Parr’s Manchester photographs.

The images show a diverse, inclusive and multi-cultural city and reveal people’s passions, skills, relationships and quirks – celebrating the humanity of the everyday.


Title: Return to Manchester
Publisher: Manchester Art Gallery, 2018
Author: Alistair Hudson, Natasha Howes
Photographer: Martin Parr
Graphic Design: -
Format: Hardcover
Size: 29 x 24 cm, 160 pages
ISBN: 9780901673978
Edition: -