Roscommon Arts Centre is delighted to announce that an exhibition of photographic prints by world-renowned British photographer Martin Parr titled ‘So Near & So Far – Roscommon in the 1980s’, will be unveiled in the arts centre gallery on Thursday, 11th of August.
The images selected present a typically wry Parr-esque view of Roscommon and the wider region. Known for projects that take an intimate and satirical look at aspects of modern life, ‘so near so far’ looks at the effects of wealth and Americanisation of the West of Ireland.
Martin Parr was born in Surrey, England in 1952. When he was a boy, his budding interest in the medium of photography was encouraged by his grandfather George Parr, himself a keen amateur photographer. Martin Parr studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic, from 1970 to 1973. Since that time, Martin has worked on numerous photographic projects. He has developed an international reputation for his innovative imagery, his oblique approach to social documentary, and his input to photographic culture within the UK and abroad. Martin Parr has published over 90 books of his own work and edited another 30.
This is a wonderful opportunity for photography, art and history lovers to witness and appreciate an exhibition that allows the audience to peer closely into our culture.
The exhibition preview takes place at 6 pm on August 11th and all are welcome to attend. The exhibition continues until 11th October.