Beyond the View: New Perspectives in Seaside Photography

“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.” Michael Pritchard, Director-General of The Royal Photographic Society 



The book by SEAS Photography’s Rob Ball and Karen Shepherdson includes an essay by Colin Harding and provides new insight into commercial seaside photographic practice from 1850-1980. The research brings focus onto a hitherto overlooked form of demotic photography, revealing rich seams of imagery and offering new perspectives on working class coastal history. Through this publication images which have never previously been seen are made visible and accessible.