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Brussels, Oct 4 (EFE).- (Camera: Leo Rodriguez) A Belgium retrospective of British documentary photographer Martin Parr’s take on the mundane and quotidian in life, albeit with lashings of humour and irony, launched Monday.The seemingly simple pictures reveal nuanced glimpses into the experiences of myriad generations and people of diverse backgrounds always in an almost stereotypical western context. FOOTAGE OF THE EXHIBITION 'MARTIN PARR, PARRATHON' AT THE HANGAR PHOTO ART CENTRE IN BRUSSELS. SOUNDBITES OF ANDRÈA HOLZHERR, CURATOR.

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