I’ve just been to a Martin Parr exhibition (Zurich design museum). He is an unlikely Magnum photographer, but certainly one who deserves this accolade. Expecting a designs exhibition and instead seeing his photographs was serendipity. With a great sense of irony, and a satirical eye Parr captures the shocking mundane existence of man. He keeps what we exclude from photos. His photos reveal that human life in its different guises is somewhat the same wherever you go. Leaving the exhibition, you could walk away with an existential crisis or simply accept that with all the beauty or ugliness, with all the loneliness of people transporting their isolated intimacy of biting to a burger, shopping or being overwhelmed by a conversation on their mobile that this is it. Parr challenges our pop culture, cover girl overdosed eyes. This is humanity; even if it is Parr’s perspective and one’s take on his work. Parr’s work continues the British satirical Art lineage of Alexander Pope’s poems and Hogarth’s prints. Parr has also collected satirical political objects such Mrs Thatcher, Saddam and BinLadin satirical memorabilia which look too good or too funny not to be seen.