The Last Resort

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The Last Resort - Martin Parr £30


It is difficult to underestimate the significance of 'The Last Resort', either in British photography or Martin Parr's career. For both, it represented a seismic change in the basic mode of photographic expression, from monochrome to colour, a fundamental technical change that heralded the development of a new tone in documentary photography. This book is now recognised as a classic and is highly sought by collectors worldwide.Parr viewed the decaying holiday resort of New Brighton and its holidaymakers in a way that was new, unique and deeply disturbing. For some it seemed cold and cruel and for others it seemed affectionate and humerous. However it was viewed it was undoubtedly a sharp, bitter sattire of the Britain of the Thatcher years.