|A smashing venue|
|2 for 1 (almost)|
I don't often go to the Barbican but it's a smashing location - felt slightly decadent and privileged to spend time there.
The exhibition was across two floors and there were a lot of pictures which justified the cost (£12 or £13 if you take the option of a ticket to see Parr's own exhibition at London's Guildhall).
I looked at the pictures with a companion which perhaps makes the experience more worthwhile in that there's an ongoing discussion - also surprised (perhaps shouldn't be) to see someone from The Design Museum also visiting.
|A nice Barbican café too|
Too many notable photographers with so many interpretations of the UK from these non-native photographers to mention them all - but here's a couple of pointers - - Hans Eijkelboom who took a series of pictures in Birmingham's Bullring springs to mind , also very good were some extreme close-ups by the US picture taker Bruce Gilden
Of course it was possible to make reference to Henri Cartier-Bresson, a key figure in photography who as a non UK picture grabber was also included as one of the photographers selected by Parr.
Red 198And talking of photographs ..
|A pair -discarded|