Rarely seen Parr work to be exhibited Somerset House, London 21st April - 7th May, 2017 as part of 'Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr - 2017 Exhibition'.
"For me, I always try to get to know the person I am photographing so I can try to portray something about their character, something personal to them."
See the some of the best new entries to the Open competition of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards, from the week commencing Dec 19.
Russ O’Connell is Picture Editor of The Sunday Times Magazine and a judge for the Professional competition of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards.
"In Japan, the firefly season comes at the beginning of rainy season. These photos were captured on mountains in the Shikoku Island, the smallest of Japan's four main islands."
With 2016 coming to a close, we look back and present some of our favourite images from the Professional categories of 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.
"I believe that nothing is more powerful than a well crafted story and use photography, video, multimedia, design, and the written word as tools to deliver the shared human experience."