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Resort 1

For two years British photographer Anna Fox documented holiday culture at the iconic Butlin’s resort in the seaside town of Bognor Regis, West Sussex. The work marked the 75th anniversary of this leisure brand, and provided a unique insight into contemporary British holiday culture.

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Author: Anna Fox

Description

Butlin’s is a British institution and an established cultural phenomenon, with a very particular character, history and identity. Having attracted tens-of-millions of holidaymakers since its creation in 1936, the popularity of Butlin’s peaked in the 1970s, but today it remains a thriving centre for family holidays and themed leisure breaks.

Shot using large-format, Fox’s deeply saturated colour photographs provide a fascinating update to a holiday icon most often associated with the golden era of British seaside culture, in contrast to the popular themed adult weekends now on offer and which will be the subject of Resort 2, the second book by Anna Fox planned to be published by Schilt Publishing in 2014. Resort 1 includes essays by David Chandler, Stephen Bull and Dr. Roni Brown.

 

Reviews & Features
Photomonitor
Slate
Reviewed by Sean O’Hagan in The Guardian
American Suburb X
The New York Times Top 10 Photobooks of 2013, Juror’s choice
BBC News in Pictures
We Heart
fLIP Magazine Winter 2013/2014
F-Stop Magazine
Interview with Hotshoe International
Fotofeinkost (German)
Cada día un fotógrafo (Spanish)

 

Design: LevievanderMeer
ISBN: 9789053308035
23.8 x 30 cm
Hardbound with dust jacket
104 pages with 40 photos in full colour

Additional information

Weight 1.2 kg

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