27 Oct.

Martin Parr presents Think of Scotland at Cineteca di Bologna

Bologna, October 27, 2017

On Friday, 27 October, the British photographer Martin Parr will present his new book, Think of Scotland, published by Damiani, at the Cineteca di Bologna - Cinema Lumière in Bologna. At 5.15 p.m., Martin Parr will meet the audience, interviewed by Michele Smargiassi, journalist and expert in photography, and will sign copies of his book.

At 6 p.m., Martin Parr will then present the film he has chosen, Victoria, directed by the German director Sebastian Schipper in 2015, the beginnings of which he describes in these words: “This is not a film like others; it does not talk about a bank robbery. It is a bank robbery. Victoria was shot all as a single take. No breaks. No tricks. Not even expensive ones. A single sequence. On 27 April 2014, we switched on the camcorder a little after 4.30 in the morning, in a room we built ourselves (in order to have the various locations all close by), and after 2 hours and 14 minutes – after much running, walking, strolling and climbing to 22 different locations, and after six assistant directors had coordinated more than 150 extras, and after having followed seven actors with three sound technicians without pauses – we finished”.

Martin Parr has been taking pictures in Scotland for over 25 years, creating an impressive photographic archive ranging from the streets of Glasgow to the Orkneys. The one presented in Think of Scotland is his largest archive not yet published. The artist’s ironic eye emerges powerfully in shots that turn everyday scenes into fresh metaphors of a people.



Born in 1952, Parr is one of the most famous photographers of his generation. He has published more than a hundred volumes and has curated two photographic festivals: Arles in 2004 and Brighton in 2010. He recently curated an exhibition called Strange and Familiar at the Barbican Centre in London. A member of the Magnum Agency since 1994, he is now its chairman. His works have been exhibited in the most important museums in the world, from the Tate in London to the Pompidou in Paris and the MoMA in New York. At the end of October, the Martin Parr Foundation will be inaugurated in Bristol.

  1. Think of Scotland Martin Parr

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