Parr for the course

Martin Parr is one of my favourite photographers. He's a great capturer of Britishness, and has taken many wonderful photographs in two places very dear to my heart: the Wirral peninsula where I was born and raised, and Hebden Bridge where I now live.

This Saturday's Guardian magazine had a great set of Martin Parr photos. They also published them and some of his other photos online. One of the online-only photos grabbed my attention for obvious reasons:

Darwin's beetle collection
Darwin's beetle collection, Cambridge University Museum of Zoology.

Postscript: I later got to see and photograph Darwin's beetle collection myself.

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.WebsiteFacebookTwitterNewsletterBooks
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