This is an interesting piece of work that is mentioned in my coarse material, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin worked together on a project using found images archived in Belfast, Northern Ireland, documenting the troubles and lives of ordinary people taken by photojournalist and the public. When Broomber and Chanarin examined this archive they found a number of photos with coloured Dot type stickers attached over some of the images, these had been marked for their suitability for publication. The stickers had been randomly applied but inevitably covered an area of the picture. Broomberg and Chanarin uncovered these areas and reproduced pictures of only the round area that had been hidden by the coloured Dot. By displaying these images without the rest of the picture the meaning of the image changes and a new narrative is created.
Martin Parr (23 May 1952)
A documentary photographer and photojournalist Parr is also a book collector.
Parr is famous for his photo projects that takes an intimate look at aspects of modern life from a satirical and anthropological prospective, documenting the social classes of England and more broadly the wealth of the western world.
Major projects: Rural Communities (1975-82); ‘The Last resort’ (1983-85); ‘The Cost of living’ (1987-89); ‘Small World’ (1987-94); ‘Common Sense’ (1995-1999).
Parr has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1994 and had published over 40 books and exhibited at over 80 exhibitions.