Short & Sweet

10 February 2024 – 28 July 2024

Edited by Martin Parr, in collaboration with Magnum Photos

The Milan Museo delle Culture continues its successful collaboration with Magnum Photos hosting “Martin Parr. Short & Sweetexhibition, produced by 24 ORE Cultura – 24 ORE Group, promoted by the Municipality of Milan – Culture Department and with the Deloitte Foundation as Institutional Partner, dedicated to one of the most established and recognised British documentary photographers of our time.

Starting with his early works in black and white, the exhibition is focused on themes that are dear to Parr – from ‘sea life’ to tourism, displaying over 60 photographs that Martin Parr has personally selected for this project and presented together with over 200 images from the Common Sense series – that made him a household name – selected from the 350 displayed in the 1999 exhibition of the same name, which take a close look at mass consumption and waste culture, particularly in the West and Europe.

Throughout a journey into his best-known projects and also through an unpublished interview with historian and photography critic Roberta Valtorta, the career of one of the most famous photographers of our time, the original documentary style that has characterised the style of British photographer Martin Parr for over fifty years becomes the touchstone for observing contemporary society and its most contradictory aspects, those that belong to the western world and Europe in particular, expressed by an edgy photographic account, unfiltered and unrhetorical, sometimes narrated with biting sarcasm; more often presented with irony and humour. Parr’s images capture comical or unexpected moments, offering a critical but also humorous look at our everyday lives.

0254917 (mon-fri 9.00-18.00)

February 10th, 2024 – July 28th, 2024
Monday 14.30 – 19.30
Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday – Sunday 9.30 – 19.30
Thursday – Saturday 9.30 – 22.30

Via Tortona 56, Milan

Martin Parr. Banchetto inaugurale del sindaco di Todmorden
England, West Yorkshire, Todmorden, 1977
From “The Non-Conformists” 
© Martin Parr/Magnum Photos

Martin Parr. La torre pendente 
Italy, Pisa, 1990
From “Small World”
© Martin Parr/Magnum Photos

Martin Parr. Bambola gonfiabile
Common Sense, 1995-1999
© Martin Parr/Magnum Photos