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. Tools for Conviviality: "Tools are intrinsic to social relationships", he writes. "An individual relates himself in action to his society through the use of tools that he actively masters, or by which he is passively acted upon. To the degree that he masters his tools he can invest the world with his meaning; to the degree that he is mastered by his tools, the shape of the tool determines his own self-image. Convivial tools are those which give each person who uses them the greatest opportunity to enrich the environment with the fruits of his or her vision."