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Donald Weber v Martin Parr. Things that make you go Mmmm

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Is it great minds thinking alike or just an attention-seeking, stoat-wearing, cigar-smoking Russian millionaire with a passion for pleasing documentary photographers?

Come to your own conclusions on that one. But I get a warm glow when I think of British photographer Martin Parr shooting his Luxury project and Canadian Donald Weber, working on In Moscow, elbowing each other out of the way as they attempt to get the defining shot at Moscow’s Millionaire Fair.

And as these images show, the best documentary photography still embraces traditional journalism values – it’s not the representative that gets reported it’s the exceptionally unusual.

NOTE: Martin Parr’s attention-seeking, stoat-wearing, cigar-smoking Russian millionaire is the top picture. Donald Weber’s attention-seeking, stoat-wearing, cigar-smoking Russian millionaire is below.

NOTE TWO: And the attention-seeking, stoat-wearing, cigar-smoking Russian millionaire may be wearing an animal other than a stoat.

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This entry was posted on March 21, 2011 by in Uncategorized.
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