‘The Great British Seaside’ featuring Martin Parr at the National Maritime Museum

A new exhibition at the National Maritime Museum explores British photographers’ depictions of the seaside from the 1960s to the present day. From the abandoned piers to the dazzling arcades, celebrate the British seaside through the lenses of Britain’s most popular photographers, featuring Tony Ray-Jones, David Hurn and Simon Roberts and new work by Martin Parr.

The exhibition explores the ambiguities and absurdities of seaside life through over 100 photographs. Parr’s depictions of the British seaside are marked by his signature wry humour and often comment on class and cliché in British society.

The Great British Seaside runs until 30 September 2018 at the National Maritime Museum, London.

 

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