Unseen City

was a selection of images by Martin Parr taken from the exhibition of the same name

Unseen City

was a selection of images by Martin Parr taken from the exhibition of the same name, commissioned by and originally displayed at Guildhall Art Gallery, London, 2016

About the work:

Martin Parr was the City of London’s photographer-in-residence for three years. During this time he documented the life of the City across three Lord Mayoralties, with unprecedented access to both high-profile and little-known occasions.

The resulting images offered a new perspective on the City of London, creating a significant documentary record of its colour and character for years to come. On display for the Tideway hoarding was a small selection referencing traditional activities along the River Thames, as well as trials, races, ceremonies and processions.

Parr offered a human perspective on the activities within the historic heart of London. His playful eye for detail and visual dynamism reveal a world of unseen private ceremonies, ancient and modern traditions, processions, public occasions and informal behind-the-scenes shots.

Visitors to the artwork commented that it gave them a view into "An entire world of London they were unaware of", made them think about "The differences in British culture", that it was "Hilarious""Jolly good and hope to see more."

The artwork