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Opening Reception

Life’s a Beach: Opening Reception

Wednesday, May 15

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street New York, NY

FREE

Join Aperture and Martin Parr for the opening reception for Life’s a Beach, featuring the best selections from Parr’s beach photography, presented in conjunction with the May release of the beach-bag-size edition of Life’s a Beach. Parr has been photographing beaches for thirty years, documenting all aspects of them, including close-ups of sunbathers, rambunctious swimmers caught mid-plunge, and the eternal sandy picnic underway. This selection brings to the fore Parr’s engagement with a cherished subject matter—that rare public space in which general absurdities and local quirks seamlessly fuse together.

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Image: GB. England. Kent. Margate. 1986. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Life's a Beach: Opening Reception