The Martin Parr Foundation will open to the public in Bristol on 25 October, with the aim of promoting British photography.
The new centre in Bristol’s Paintworks complex will comprise a studio, gallery, library and archive centre, organisers say.
As well as hosting the Magnum Photos legend’s archive, the Martin Parr Foundation will also curate a collection of works by selected British and Irish photographers, as well as images of the British Isles shot by international photographers.
Martin Parr’s archive held by the Foundation will consist of works spanning Parr’s career from his student days to the present, along with ephemera, correspondence, books and published editorial work.
The Martin Parr Foundation will offer the facility to book group visits and individual research sessions alongside a programme of public talks, educational events, book signings and seminars.
The Martin Parr Foundation is based at 316 Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3AR. The Foundation will be open to the public from Wednesday – Saturday.