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Seaside Photographed By Val Williams

Seaside Photographed by Val Williams

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Around eighty photographers capture over a century of the British seaside in all its raucous, joyful and sometimes seedy glory.

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Seaside Photographed by Val Williams

How has the seaside been photographed? From the roaring waves of the nineteenth century through the reportage of the 1960s and the critical documentary of the 80s and 90s, to what is perhaps the more intimate work of the last ten years. No-one can tell it exactly the way it is. We all have a vision of the seaside which is uniquely our own. Memories, false and real, are aided and abetted by photography, a unique, fascinating, but in the end unreliable source of evidence. And time changes everything. What remains are a set of substantial fragments, thoughts along the way, obsessions, records, constructions, journeys. Ours for the taking

Seaside Photographed Reviews

'Surveys over a century of iconic and humorous holiday experiences and trips to the beach' - Aesthetica

About Val Williams

Val Williams is Professor of the History and Culture of Photography at the University of the Arts, London, and has curated exhibitions for the Barbican, the Victoria and Albert, The National Media Museum, Tate and the British Council. Karen Shepherdson is Reader in Photography at Canterbury Christ Church University, and in this role both directs SEAS Photography and co-directs the Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures.

Table of Contents

Introduction * Waves on the Beach * Shell Stories: Editing the Seaside from the Thirties to the Eighties * Seaside Bohemias * Reporting Back * Halcyon Days * Road Trips * Who's Looking at the Family? Seaside Chronicles from Then until Now * Worlds in a Small Room: The Seaside Hotel * Gazing Up Close and from a Distance: Performing Studio Portraiture in the 21st Century * Undercurrents: Revising the Seaside from the Sixties to the Nineties

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Seaside Photographed by Val Williams
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