Magnum Photos are delighted to announce a 2013 partnership with Goldsmiths,
University of London, starting in the spring in Bognor Regis with a truly distinctive
photography workshop hosted by icons of the British holiday industry, Butlins.
The partnership is inspired by Goldsmiths’ 2011 international symposium ‘City to Sea’, which brought together artists, photographers and urbanists 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 this symposium, Magnum photographer Peter Marlow will lead a four-day workshop in 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 will work alongside Marlow and the City to Sea curators, Rebecca Locke and David Kendall, in a daily program of shooting, reviewing, critiquing, mentoring and editing, hosted by Butlins.
The workshop program will be 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 Bognor Regis historian Sylvia Endacott. Participants will explore how urban photography, architecture, regeneration and planning processes, tourism, migration social history and arts interventions can transform public perceptions and geographical links between cities, coastal towns and surrounding regions.
The workshop will culminate on Friday 15 March in a dual-site, public outdoor projection of images produced over the four days, to be held at the historic Bognor Regis Pier, and at Butlins’ Shoreline Hotel.
For more details of the Magnum City to Sea Workshop visit: http://tiny.cc/i5qmrw
City to Sea will also be presenting the ‘William Blake Imagination Photo Booth’, a unique interactive seaside photo booth inspired by Blake’s poetry, at Bognor Regis Bandstand on the evenings of 8th – 9th March 2013. The Imagination Photo Booth and outdoor projection has been made possible with support from Arun District Council and the Bognor Regis Regeneration Board. http://www.citytosea.org/index.php?/william-blake-imagination-photo-booth-/
This event is made possible through the generous support of Butlins.