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Publication and Exhibition: Beyond the View

Beyond the View. New Perspectives on Seaside Photography is the title of a delightful publication edited by Rob Ball and Karen Shepherdson offering an exposition of images from the Sunbeam Photography Company. It includes two useful essays by Shepherdson and Colin Harding of the National Media Museum who has done a great deal of original work on beach photography. Shepherdson was the organiser of a recent conference on the same theme. Needless to say the book is well illustrated with archive photography from the company. 

The book is beautifully produced with great texts and photography and a 'photobook' in its own right. It is an important contribution to the subject and the editors and contributors are to be congratulated on producing an original publication that adds to our knowledge of this genre, in such an accessible way.

BPH understands that the book has been selling well but copies should still be available here at £13 including postage:

Read more about the wider seaside photography project here:

An exhibition on the same subject continues until 22 August 2014. 

Beyond the View: Reframing the Sunbeam Photographic Collection. The exhibition provides rare public access to the vast Sunbeam Photographic Collection, and related images by the internationally recognised photographers Tony Ray Jones and John Hinde, and seeks to reconsider, re-imagine and reveal both the quality and cultural significance of these exquiste images. The photographs document life in the South East of England from 1917 to 1976 and capture social history through political, civic and ceremonial events.

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