In Pictures: Paris – Ordinary life in the French capital

British photographer Martin Parr was tasked with photographing ordinary, everyday life in Paris. The results of his two years of work travelling around the city have recently gone on display at the Maison Europeene de la Photographie in Paris. Here’s a sneak preview of his some of the images he took while trying to capture real “Paris” life, from the hordes of tourists who descend on the city to the chic Parisian woman, laden with designer gear, that “highlights the vulnerability of us all”. In his two years travelling acrossthe city Parr took in the famous Paris Plage, the agriculture fair, July 14th celebrations and the Champs Elysées. The exhibition at the MEP (5/7 rue de Fourcy) runs until May 25.



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