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From A1 road trips to the abandoned north, these images from the Martin Parr Foundation tell a story of the nation … and photography itself
Last year, we wrote about the troubling problem of Airbnb rentals with hidden cameras, spying on guests. (Back in April, a family even found a hidden camera live-streaming their stay at an Airbnb in Ireland.) But in our latest edition of Hack or Wack, we ask another important, related question: Would you willingly book a cheap hotel or Airbnb, knowing you’d be live-streaming your entire stay on YouTube?
From Oscar Murillo’s gawping human effigies to Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s suspenseful “ear-witness” accounts of a Syrian death camp, this year’s Turner Prize nominees make politics their blatant target, with gripping results.
A comprehensive overview of Parr’s black and white work, created between 1970-1984 and seen as formative to the photographer’s distinct aesthetic, the book includes 20 unseen images alongside shots from series The Non Conformists, Bad Weather and A Fair Day.
Adrian Wojtas’ untitled photographic series captures a dystopian glimpse of Navan, Ireland in a deep fog. The nighttime images are devoid of human life, and are each cast in an aquamarine glow from the surrounding streetlights. The included works were shot over the course of two consecutive nights in the Irish town, however Wojtas’ goal is to expand the series to include a variety of locations which will meld to form a similar atmosphere.