This work was first exhibited as part of Butlin's by the Sea by Daniel Meadows and Martin Parr, the opening show at Impressions Galley, York, in November 1972, curated by Andrew Sproxton and Val Williams. It took another thirty-nine years for the work to be published: in the Financial Times Magazinepp.28-33, 3-4 September 2011. The clipping (above) is from the Telegraph Saturday Review, p.3, 17 May 2014.

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Butlin's 1972

r/t: 4 min, 41 sec.

 

In the summer of 1972 Martin Parr and I worked as "walkie" photographers at Butlin’s Filey in Yorkshire. This film, by Shehani Fernando for the Guardian's My Best Shot feature, tells how some colour pictures I took there were recently 'discovered'.

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Book. 1973. Documentary Expression and Thirties America: "Social documentary dignifies the usual and levels the extraordinary. Most often its subject is the common man, and when it is not, the subject, however exalted he be, is looked at from the common man's point-of view."