British Photography of the 1980s: A Day at the Martin Parr Foundation

This last Saturday, I was lucky to attend a seminar at the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol. British Photography in the 1980s featured five accomplished photographers who were growing and establishing themselves in the British photographic industry of the 1980s, Anna Fox, Jem Southam, Karen Knorr, Paul Graham, and Chris Killip.

Martin Parr launching the day and introducing Jem Southam
Jem Southam
Jem Southam, Anna Fox, and Karen Knorr
Karen Knorr
Karen Knorr and Martin Parr
Paul Graham, Martin Parr, Jem Southam, Karen Knorr, and Anna Fox
Chris Killip
From left: Chris Killip, Anna Fox, Paul Graham, Karen Knorr, Jem Southam, Martin Parr
Chris Killip and David Hurn
Paul Graham, David Hurn, and Jem Southam
Chris Killip signing autographs
David Hurn and Gerry Badger
Chris Killip

Cowley Road Carnival, 2016

Cowley Road Carnival, 2016

Cowley Road recently saw it’s 16th annual carnival and parade on Sunday, 10 July. I am the husband of a dancer in the community band, Sol Samba, so I’ll admit, the coverage is a bit samba-heavy.

So where does an introvert spend a carnival, so well attended? Why, right in the middle of the street parade, of course, hiding behind a camera, and going with the flow of traffic. By far, the quickest way from one end of Cowley to the other during a carnival like this one.

Click on the photo to see the full set.