Martin Parr: The Non-Conformists

Compton Verney

14 March – 7 June 2015

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The documentary photographer's breakthrough work, focused on the inhabitants of Hebden Bridge and the Calder Valley.

Martin Parr, Todmorden, Mankinholes Methodist Chapel, 1975

Fascinated by the non-conformist communities dotted around rural Yorkshire, Martin Parr shot a series of black-and-white photographs capturing their daily lives. Taken over a period of five years, the pictures document the decline of the traditional local customs, centred around the church and hill-farming.

Populated with coal miners, chapel-goers, gamekeepers and pigeon fanciers, it was this series that first brought Parr to prominence – he is now one of the country's most astute documentary photographers.  

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Opening times

19 Mar – 11 Dec
Tue – Sun, Bank Holiday Mon, 11am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm and park closes at 6pm)

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