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Dewi Lewis Publishing
About the Author
Born 1952. Member of Magnum Photo Agency. Parr is recognised as a brilliant satirist of contemporary life. Regular features in major magazines and newspapers and has been exhibited throughout the world. Held in the following collections: George Eastman House (Rochester), MOMA, Seagrams Collection (New York), Getty Museum (Malibu), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
In this biting, very funny satire Parr looks at tourism worldwide, exposing an increasingly homogeneous 'global culture' where in the search for different cultures those same cultures are destroyed. Parr's larger-than-life troupe of tourists are ultimately bemused victims of consumerism, locked into the late twentieth century's insatiable craving for spectacle. These Small World citizens become symbols of the freedoms of Western prosperity; declaring their power and their right to travel, to choose and, above all, to consume.