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Framing Dubai's glitterati.

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You better be looking top dollar at this week's Dubai World Cup, because international photographer Martin Parr will be attending the event, with the sole purpose of capturing candid shots of the Dubai's crme de la crme.

These images will then make up a section of Parr's most recent exhibition, 'Luxury' - an investigation into how people spend their money.A The printing of this exhibition will happen almost overnight. With the help of HP and his assistant Conor Kilroe, Parr will take the photographs, develop professional digital prints and then display the works within a 48-hour period at the Third Line Gallery.

Parr is a distinguished documentary photographer whose work focuses on people, places and the everyday. His work encompasses a banality with a certain irony, wit and critical eye for social occurrences. Parr's photographs take a look at contemporary social transactions, within consumerism, specifically tourism, family, relationships, and food, making Dubai the perfect subject for his latest project - what, with its glitterati, its bling and its love for the consumer culture!

The exhibition runs at the Third Line Gallery from April 2 - 14, 2008. www.thethirdline.com or call 04 3411 367.

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Date:Mar 25, 2008
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