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

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.

Compton Verney

Compton Verney House, Near Kineton, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ

01926 645500


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Re-Opens 16th March

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