Last Parking Spaces
HC in box, 28 x 36 cm., Ltd. Ed. of 1,000 copies.
Between 2002 and 2007, Parr photographed 'the last parking space' available in 41 countries - somewhere you could have parked your car, had you been there at the time. Using a compact camera, and driven by wanting to express "the individual frustration of finding somewhere to park, but on a global level", this is the latest body of work in Martin's methodical personal address to the issues of globalisation ? the desire for a precious parking space being a banal unifier of the middle classes the world over. -- "Mut zur Lücke!" (Stern)