Exhibition

Seaside: Photographed

25 May 2019 – 8 Sep 2019

Regular hours

Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00
Monday
11:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 – 18:00
Thursday
11:00 – 18:00
Friday
11:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

FREE

Turner Contemporary

Kent, United Kingdom

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This major exhibition will examine the relationship between photographers, photography and the British seaside from the 1850s to the present. It is Turner Contemporary’s first ever photography exhibition.

About

As well as featuring the work of eminent photographers including Jane Bown, Henri Cartier Bresson, Vanley Burke, Anna Fox, Susan Hiller, Paul Nash, Martin Parr, and Ingrid Pollard, the curators have included rich and often unknown work from across photography’s history, including Raymond Lawson’s remarkable chronicle of family life in Whitstable.

Enzo Ragazzini captures the anarchy of the 1970 Isle of Wight festival, while Stuart Griffiths makes a bleak narrative of the 1990 rave scene in Brighton. Daniel Meadows, Barry Lewis and Dafydd Jones all photographed at Butlins in the 1970s and Grace Robertson records the raucous goings-on of a women’s’ day out to the coast in the 1950s.   Composer Benjamin Britten and tenor Peter Pears, partners in music and in life, created a haven by the sea that they preserved in photographs.

Images of hotel life, the beach, the holiday camp, dressing up and dressing down, wild waves and coastlines all combine to create a rich picture of the British seaside.

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Curators

Karen Shepherdson

Val Williams

Exhibiting artists

Martin Parr

Stuart Griffiths

Dafydd Jones

Enzo Ragazzini

Barry Lewis

Jane Bown

Ingrid Pollard

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Daniel Meadows

Raymond Lawson

Paul Nash

Benjamin Britten

Susan Hiller

Vanley Burke

Anna Fox

Grace Robertson

Peter Pears

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