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January 28, 2013
by Peter Marlow
This spring, Magnum Photos are delighted to be partnering with Goldsmiths, University of London in organising a truly distinctive photography workshop with icons of the British holiday industry, Butlins.

The 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 symposium’s success, British 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, artists Rebecca Locke & David Kendall, in a daily program of shooting, reviewing, critiquing, mentoring and editing, hosted by Butlins.

The workshop program is accompanied by 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. Peter Marlow will also present his work in a public lecture.

Peter Marlow will also present his work in a public lecture – for more details click here.

Workshop Aims
This event will deliver a better understanding of photography in the traditional vein of Magnum Photos, including the development of story-telling abilities, the presentation of a contextual framework and honing technical, theoretical and conceptual skills.

This will be achieved with a self-directed but fully supported event format, whereby participants will identify a project of interest to be developed over the duration workshop. A list of potential stories will be supplied prior to the workshop for added inspiration. Preliminary research and access is recommended, to fully maximize on time spent with the workshop leaders.

The workshop will culminate 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 on Friday 15th March.

Costs: £750
Includes tuition and 4 nights’ accommodation at Butlins Ocean Hotel with breakfast. Also includes a welcome dinner.
To apply click here

Magnum Photos & Goldsmiths are grateful to Butlins for their support of this event. For more information relating to the Ocean Hotel, click here.

City to Sea Website
Workshop Application Form