Early works of photographer Martin Parr cast humorous and affectionate light on Yorkshire life in the 1970s

    Halifax. Steep Lane Baptist Chapel buffet lunch. 1976. ©Martin Parr / Magnum Photos
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    View an amusing and affectionate portrayal of life in the Yorkshire mill town of Hebden Bridge and the surrounding area in the 1970s as captured by documentary photographer and satirist Martin Parr.

    Todmorden. Mayor of Todmorden's inaugural banquet. 1977. ©Martin Parr / Magnum Photos
    Todmorden. Mayor of Todmorden’s inaugural banquet. 1977. ©Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

    These black-and-white photographs predate the colour photography for which Martin Parr was to become well known in the following decade. The photographs that provide a glimpse into the lives of the town’s coal miners, chapel-goers, gamekeepers, henpecked husbands and pigeon fanciers and were taken over a period of five years.

    The Non-Conformists: Photographs by Martin Parr

    14 March – 7 June

    Compton Verney, Warwickshire

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