Honorable Mention / 2018 / Press / Travel/Tourism

Resorts

  • Photographer
    Shira Gutgold

Over the past couple of years I’ve been travelling along Britain’s
shoreline photographing seaside resorts.
I focus not on holidaymakers, but on the artefacts that have
become signifiers of holidays by the beach in the UK.
These seaside towns seem to change at a much slower pace than
the rest of our cultural landscape, offering the illusion of escape or
a return to simpler times.
But this contract only seems to highlight the passage of time,
resulting in an often melancholy, doleful sense of nostalgia.