Roscommon Arts Centre will host the opening of a major new exhibition of work by internationally acclaimed photographer Martin Parr entitled: "The Pope to A Flat White: 40 Years of Martin Parr"
Previously, Parr has presented a collection called "Horses, Drink And God: Martin Parr’s Visions Of Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland 1981-1983" which offered a snapshot into an era and an investigative outlook not only on the culture of Roscommon but that of a collective rural Irish identity.
Parr has said of his photography: "The fundamental thing I'm exploring constantly is the difference between the mythology of the place and the reality of it ... Remember I make serious photographs disguised as entertainment. That's part of my mantra. I make the pictures acceptable to find the audience but deep down there is actually a lot going on that's not sharply written in your face. If you want to read it you can read it."
Without doubt his new exhibition will seek to challenge and reflect society in a new light and is supported by Roscommon's Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018-2022 which has the priority of Creative Communities, highlighting a desire for people to have access to cultural provision locally. This in turn helps to develop greater inclusivity in communities, reflect specific identities and build local audiences for culture and creative management.
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