The Last Workshop
The Last Workshop, Magnum Photos, 2013, 108 minutes
Before Martin Parr retired from leading his popular workshops, he held a final session last summer at the Magnum Print Room in London. Over one weekend, Martin worked with fifteen participants, critiquing and developing their respective bodies of work, their creative practices and their artistic identities. But it was more than just your average educational workshop, as Martin opened up his studio to the group, explaining exactly how he works and revealing many of his trial-tested tricks of the trade.
Lucky for Martin Parr fans, or really anyone looking to learn from one of the world’s premiere photographers, the entire experience was taped and is being made available exclusively on Vimeo. The weekend workshop, cut down to just under two hours, is pure Martin Parr — a uniquely edifying experience from the visual master of the ridiculous, the mundane and the ridiculously mundane.