Socially Isolating in Blackpool

A very different view of the U.K’s favorite seaside town, famous for its Tower, Pleasure Beach, Illuminations, family holidays, Stags & Hens parties, and rowdy nights out, Blackpool is very quiet this spring time.

There is however a strange poetic beauty in the stillness and quiet, giving me the opportunity to capture these fabulous buildings and the empty streets that seem, one way or another, to all lead to the coast.

Maybe its the nostalgia of growing up in Blackpool and spending endless days on the beach, swimming in the sea and eating bags of salty chips that inevitably got covered in sand but still tasted so good.

Blackpool will forever be my home ’cause as I always say “you can take the girl out of Blackpool but you cant take Blackpool out of the girl”.

Published by dmanderphoto

Dawn Mander, a Blackpool based self taught photographer, exhibited worldwide and published internationally both in print and online. Dawn runs street photography walks in her home town of Blackpool and gives talks at local colleges, schools and photography groups. In 2018 Dawn was nominated for the RPS Hundred Heroines campaign celebrating women in photography and in 2019 exhibited with over 80 female photographers in the RPS 'Representation on the Line:(Un)framing our Identities' held in Chelsea, Doncaster and Blackpool. For the latter she also executed the roles of organiser and co-curator. Dawn continues to work on her #DocumentingBlackpool & #PortraitofBlackpool series and is currently creating and co-curating exhibitions and community art projects at HIVE Blackpool.

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