18 July 2019

Very British Summers

Lousy weather, cornets and drunken behaviour, our seasides are rich pickings for the photographer. 'Seaside: Photographed' charts the British experience of the seaside from the 1850s until the present day. 

July 1965 © Reginald Slader. 

From day trippers to local residents, this exhibition features napping grandfathers to drunken teenagers and excited family groups. It charts the changes these towns have undergone as both holiday destinations and places to live and work. One thing will never change, us brits do love to be beside the seaside.

The exhibition features photography from Martin Parr, Cartier Bresson and Ingrid Pollard as well as talented unknowns and runs until 8th September 2019.

1974 © Vanley Burke