Art

I Am Not a Wedding Photographer

Date: Wednesday, Jun 26 - Saturday, Aug 10
Venue: Martin Parr Foundation

Exhibitiojn of photographs by Ian Weldon, to coincide with a new book co-published by
RRB PhotoBooks and the Martin Parr Foundation.

“The genre of wedding photography is often highly staged and associated with cliché, resulting in what can be a formulaic document of
an occasion which is always unique and abound with emotion.

“Weldon’s unorthodox methods cut through the fantasy, fairy-tale and composure, and capture the real character of
each wedding day, with humour, warmth and affection.

“I’ve tried, I really have, but there’s no easy way to tell you that I’m not a wedding photographer,” says Weldon. “I mean, as much as I’d love to stand around for hours lining people up, ordering them
around and taking photographs of every combination of family
member and guest, I’ve more important things to be doing. And quite frankly, so have you.”

Read our interview with Ian here.

June 26-Aug 10, Wed-Sat 11am-6pm. For more info, visit www.martinparrfoundation.org

By steve wright, Thursday, Jun 20 2019

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