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Seaside: Photographed

30th October 2020

16:00 - View all performance times

John Hansard Gallery , 142-144 Above Bar Street

Information: 023 8059 2158

John Hansard Gallery presents *Seaside: Photographed*, a major exhibition that examines the relationship between photographers, photography and the British seaside from the 1850s to the present. Curated by Val Williams and Karen Shepherdson, the exhibition includes early photographic depictions of waves, picture postcards revelling in the glee and grime of British resorts, intimate shots of holiday and relaxation, reportage and the photo series of eminent photographers, the exhibition presents the seaside in a multitude of different visions, celebrating our special relationship with our coast.

Since photography’s early beginnings the phenomenon of the seaside as public parade has provided myriad photo opportunities, charting a tide of enormous social change. Vicissitudes of fortune have seen utopian visions give way to the glorious failure of the English seaside, playgrounds by the sea becoming places of last resort, rackety with decay and ripe for misdemeanour, or as so much photographic evidence would insist.

*Seaside: Photographed *is supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund.

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30 Oct 2020 - 16:00 0.5 hours Free Book Tickets

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