Martin Parr (1952 - ), British documentary photographer / photo-journalist. Has worked on many photographic projects that take a critical look at modern society, specifically consumerism, foreign travel and tourism, motoring, the idea of family and relationships and food.
Parr is known for his lurid, and sometimes shocking, use of colour in photography. His satirical, witty approach to documentary photography leaves the viewer not sure whether to laugh or cry.
He has had numerous books published, and exhibitions worldwide - including a very successful exhibition recently in London at the Barbican Arts Centre. Parr is also a member of the Magnum Agency - a group of esteemed photojournalists.