5 CITY SNAP­SHOT

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A new pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion in the Manch­ester Art Gallery shows there’s more to the city than foot­ball. Through the sharp hu­mor­ous lens of Martin Parr, ev­ery­day life in the city since the 1970s is ex­posed; from su­per­mar­ket shop­ping to be­ing tat­tooed. “He gets closer to peo­ple than oth­ers,” says cu­ra­tor, Natasha Howes of the pho­tog­ra­pher who started his ca­reer in the city. Noth­ing is too mun­dane for Parr’s lens – even ap­ple pies at Bury Mar­ket. It whets the ap­petite for his ret­ro­spec­tive in March at Lon­don’s Na­tional Por­trait Gallery.

Martin Parr: Re­turn to Manch­ester is on from 16 Novem­ber 2018 to 22 April 2019 at Manch­ester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manch­ester, M2 3JL, 0161 235 8888, manch­ester­art­gallery.org

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