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Art in Focus: “Martin Parr” with Professors Greer Muldowney and Asher Anderson

The McMullen Student Ambassadors are pleased to present Art in Focus, featuring an informal discussion between professors from various academic departments at Boston College. With each new episode, we aim to uncover a unique perspective on the works on display, informed by research and methodologies in areas of study across the University. In addition, each conversation will bring the exhibition’s works “into focus” to highlight art’s expansive reach and interdisciplinary nature.

The following podcast is the third installment in the Art in Focus series, where we explore different photographs and themes from the Martin Parr: Time and Place exhibition. For this episode, we have invited Assistant Professors Greer Muldowney and Asher Anderson of the Art, Art History, and Film Department to discuss six photographs from Martin Parr’s ongoing series “Small World.” In these photographs, Parr offers a unique perspective and critique of our global world economy in the 80s and mid-90s through the tourist industry.

From top Left. The Acropolis, Athens, Greece, 1991; The Artificial Beach inside the Ocean Dome, Miyazaki, Japan, 1996; Basilica San Marco, Venice, Italy, 1989; The Great Sphinx, Giza, Egypt, 1992; Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy, 1990; Kleine Scheidegg, Switzerland, 1990 © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

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