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This major new exhibition brings together works by one of Britain’s best-known and most widely celebrated photographers, Martin Parr. Including recognisable photographs alongside works never before exhibited it will focus on one of his most engaging subjects – people.

The exhibition will include portraits of people from around the world, with a special focus on Parr’s wry observations of Britishness, explored through a series of projects that investigate British identity today.


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Supported by

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Spring Season 2019 sponsored by

Herbert Smith Freehills

7 March - 27 May 2019

Open daily 10.00 – 18.00/ Fridays until 21.00

Wolfson and Lerner Galleries

National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE


£18-20/ £16.50-17.50 (concessions)

(Transaction fee applies)
Exhibitions are free for Members and Patrons


Large print guides

Large print guides are available at the entrance of the exhibition or by speaking to a member of staff. The large print guide is also available to download as a pdf here

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Are you Under 25?

Then every Friday enjoy £5 entry to Only Human: Martin Parr. Why not make an evening of it and head to our after-hours Friday Lates on until 9pm.

Exhibition Cafe, Martin Parr tea in popup cafe

Exhibition café

Enjoy a cuppa and a slice of cake in our exhibition café.


A range of free and ticketed events including talks, workshops, family activities and live music complements the exhibition

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Martin Parr Only Human publication

Exhibition Catalogue

By turns witty, surprising, and ingenious, Martin Parr's photographs reveal the eccentricities of modern life with affection and insight. This book, published by Phaidon, examines what it means to be human at a time of both change and retrospection. By Philip Prodger, with an introduction by Grayson Perry.

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Martin Parr exhibition shop selling a wide range of products

Exhibition Shop

Find an exclusive range of Martin Parr – inspired products and gifts in store and online.

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Become a Member

Members enjoying free entry to the exhibition

Enjoy free and unlimited entry to all ticketed exhibitions with no need to book. In addition, Members receive an array of fantastic benefits including special exhibition previews, priority booking and a 10% discount in the Gallery Shops, Portrait Restaurant and Portrait Café.

Membership starts from just £55. Find out more and join online today here.

Patrons enjoy all of the benefits of Membership as well as an exclusive events programme including opening night Private Views and curator-led tours. Find out more and join online today here.