Running concurrently to Richard & Famous, is the archive exhibition Painted Photographs featuring celebrity photographs from the personal collection of UK photographer Martin Parr.

Parr has spent many years building a collection of objects relating to the popular culture of photography. Found in flea markets and second-hand shops, his 'painted photographs' are press prints and publicity shots of actors, musicians and sports stars from the post-war decades. The images have been ‘painted’ and edited by newspapers or magazines to improve their reproduction or indicate areas for cropping.

Redeye, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Market Buildings, Thomas St, Manchester M4 1EU, UK
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