martin parr: 'everybody dance now' martin parr: 'everybody dance now'
feb 23, 2009

martin parr: 'everybody dance now'

l: rimini, italy 1999. pasha nightclub, r: sao paulo, brazil, 2007 photos © martin parr/ magnum courtesy pentagram

UK photographer martin parr has been photographing people dancing for decades, from places around the globe including brazil, china and dubai to name a few. in his travels he’s documented dances from lively new year’s eve parties to formal weddings capturing people from every age.

in a new book ‘everybody dance now’ for ‘2wice’ parr has compiled a collection of his dance photos that he has taken over the past 35 years.

‘we all know the feeling: some familiar music, possibly a few drinks, and that irresistible urge to dance kicks in. it never fails. it is as predictable as night follows day. in a club, outside on a terrace at a fading seaside resort, young or old, this simple and wonderful social phenomenon is what we celebrate in these pages’ – martin parr referring to his book.

photos from martin parr’s ‘everybody dance now’ book photo © martin parr

photo © martin parr

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