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Blackpool: An Unimagined Space?

Blackpool: An Unimagined Space? is a documentary photography project revealing the ever-changing nature of coastal life in the UK’s most iconic seaside resort.

Inspired by the town’s unique character, cultural heritage and history this series covers a variety of subjects and vistas over a decade of discovery.

The underpinning ethos behind the project is best summed up by Professor J.K Walton in his book ‘Blackpool’:

“Everyone has heard of Blackpool, and it projects, enduringly, a permissive but unthreatening image of proletarians at play. That the image is unduly simple goes without saying, and there are many intersecting Blackpools, including the residential, respectable and poverty stricken ones, behind and to either side of the pullulating, pulsating sea-front of the Golden Mile and Pleasure Beach, living out a more prosaic existence alongside the glitter and gowns of the night-clubs and cabarets which represent a more recent dominant image of Blackpool’s pleasure identity.”

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Genre

Documentary Photography

Location

Blackpool, UK

Date

2006 – Present

Copyright

© 2016 Yannick Dixon
All Rights Reserved

“Blackpool, wonderful Blackpool! Lovely stuff! I went to Blackpool art college myself and you have got it so right!!!”

Colin Wilson / Independent On Sunday

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