Martin Parr is a renowned British photographer whose career spans three decades. He has published more than 80 books including Bad Weather, The Last Resort, Signs of the Times, Home and Abroad, Think of England, Life's a Beach, and most recently Black Country Stories. A president of Magnum Photos, he has exhibited his work around the world and has curated numerous exhibitions. Alona Pardo is Curator at the Barbican Art Gallery in London specialising in photography.
"Featuring 200 photographs by masters of the medium including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Robert Frank, Sergio Larrain, Paul Strand, and Garry Winogrand, Strange and Familiar takes us across the British Isles and to Ireland, providing a powerful look at the people of a nation during the century that their empire fell, bringing us into a new century where regular is de rigeur, though it wouldn't be England without the eccentric characters." -Crave Online "Guided by the droll eye of British photographer Martin Parr, who coedited the book with Barbican curator Alona Pardo, the exhibition/catalogue gathers photographs that consistently delight and provoke the viewer. Summing up: A" -Choice