Martin Parr is a key figure in the world of photography, recognised as a brilliant satirist of contemporary life. In addition to his work as a photographer and curator, he is a renowned collector of photographic books, and the co-author with Gerry Badger of The Photobook: A History, volumes I, II, andIII. He is a contributor, curator, and advisor to several other projects about the photobook, including The Chinese Photobook (Aperture, 2015). Martin has published over 80 photobooks, and his photographs are in the collections of museums worldwide, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; MoMA, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo; and Tate Modern, London. He is a member of Magnum photos and is represented by Kamel Mennour, Paris. Martin Parr was invited to be the artistic director of the 2004 edition of the Rencontres d’Arles. His Last Resort series was exhibited in Arles in 1986.