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Photo Essay: Seaside Photographed

Posted on 24 May 2019

Relive 70 years of life by the coast in our new photo essay, featuring images from 'Seaside Photographed', the accompanying book to Turner Contemporary's new touring exhibition.

Turner Contemporary’s new touring exhibition Seaside Photographed also opens this week, it examines the relationship between photographers, photography and the British seaside from the 1850s to the present. The accompanying book Seaside Photographed, described by the Guardian as ‘marvellous’, features the work of Jane Bown, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Anna Fox, Susan Hiller, Paul Nash and Martin Parr.

Charles Howell. Blackpool postcard portrait, 1939. Charles Howell. Courtesy Bob Pullen

Hasidic Holiday: the Annual Trip to Aberystwyth, 2008 © Chloe Dewe Mathews

In the Gutter, Blackpool, 2014 © Iain McKell

Love on the Beach, Abersoch, Wales, 1968 © Shirley Baker. Courtesy Shirley Baker Estate

Untitled, from the series Day Out, 1974 © Vanley Burke. Courtesy Vanley Burke

Brynowen Caravan Park, 1986 © Colin Thomas

About to Order a Cheese Sandwich, St Leonards-on-Sea, 1977 © Michael Bennett

Isle of Wight, Shanklin Beach, July 1965 © Reginald Slader. Courtesy Tim Slader

Pg. 161 Many Original Features © Danielle Peck

Rave Car, Kent, 1990s © Vinca Petersen

Seaside Photographed

Professor Val Williams, Dr Karen Shepherdson