City to Sea Workshop with Magnum's Peter Marlow
Bognor Regis: September 23 to 26, 2013
City to Sea are delighted to announce that our truly distinctive photography workshop hosted by icons of the British holiday industry, Butlins, and led by Magnum Photographer Peter Marlow was a great success.
What was Included
* Four day workshop led by Magnum's Peter Marlow
* Programme of presentations, critiques and editing with
**practitioners affiliated with Goldsmiths, University of London
* Four nights accommodation courtesy of Butlins
* A City to Sea screened exhibition at Urban Encounters,
**Tate Britain, Urban Photo Fest 2013
This workshop is inspired by Goldsmiths’ 2011 international symposium ‘City to Sea’, which brought together artists, photographers and social scientists to develop visual projects and sociological research exploring culture, tourism, coastal regeneration and the heritage of the British seaside.
Following on from the success of the symposium, Magnum photographer Peter Marlow lead a four day workshop at the seaside resort of Bognor Regis in West Sussex, assisting participants with the production of new exploratory projects whilst developing photographic identity and visual narratives. During the workshop, participants worked alongside Marlow and the City to Sea curators / artists / researchers Rebecca Locke and David Kendall, in a daily program of shooting, reviewing, critiquing, mentoring and editing, hosted by Butlins. The workshop programme was accompanied by contextual presentations and discussions with Goldsmiths, University of London researchers and artists, including Paul Halliday, Course Leader of the international MA in Photography and Urban Cultures and historian Sylvia Endacott.
This event was made possible through the generous support of Butlins, Bognor Regis whose Resort Director Jeremy Pardey said: “Butlins is delighted to welcome this prestigious event and proud to host it on behalf of Bognor Regis."
Goldsmiths, University of London
Goldsmiths, University of London is internationally renowned for its innovative multidisciplinary approach to visual arts, media and the social sciences. City to Sea was developed within the department of Sociology, which is the joint top Sociology department in Britain (RAE 2008). The department and its eminent staff are renowned for new and challenging thinking; developing and defining the discipline, with international research conducted on a wide range of interdisciplinary issues from visual arts and ethnography, sensory sociology to law and human rights.
Billy Butlin opened his first resort in 1936. Right from the start,
his aim was to bring a little colour and happiness into the lives of hardworking families. Billy’s principles for the perfect holiday were as straightforward and down-to-earth as the man himself. And to this day, while a lot has changed, we still believe in his mission to delight.
Peter Marlow is a Magnum Photographer. Magnum Photos is a cooperative photographic agency founded in 1947 by four pioneering photographers. With powerful individual vision, Magnum photographers chronicle the world and interpret its peoples, events, issues and personalities. Today it represents the world’s leading photographers and its international offices provides photographs to the advertising, cultural, editorial and publishing industries across the world. As part of our 60th year anniversary celebrations in 2007, Magnum Photos launched a series of unique worldwide events focusing on photographic education and photography in different communities.