With ‘allotment gardeners’ renowned British photographer, Martin Parr has created a new series which he realised in five allotments in Düsseldorf and Krefeld.
He met Mathis (just 15 years old) who runs the garden for his father, a multi-generational operation growing strictly organic fruit and vegetables.
Parr also spoke with young parents who share a garden, with Ingo the cactus breeder, with Michael the miniature train enthusiast, and with Petra the ‘tomato woman’.
‘Allotment gardeners’ is the loving view on one of the original German clichés: the allotment gardeners.
With his own British sense of humour, Martin Parr has created portraits of allotment gardeners that go beyond the persons.
Published on occasion of the exhibition, MARTIN PARR: RETROSPECTIVE at NRW-Forum Düsseldorf (19 July – 10 November 2019).
Co-published with NRW Forum Düsseldorf.
English and German text.