Meet up at 10:30 in Hive Blackpool on Church Street, we can have a coffee and introduce ourselves.
We'll then walk down to prom and North Pier, making our way along the prom, stopping for photo opportunities and visiting the arcades and amusements to Central and South Piers, then the Pleasure Beach.
This is a distance of about 2 miles so comfortable footwear and a windproof jacket are advisable.
We will stop for lunch at a local greasy spoon where there's the opportunity to capture some local characters and retro decor.
If there's time and everyone is in agreement, I would like to take you down the back streets away from all the lights and touristy things.
- Be comfortable. You're going to walk a lot.
- Avoid bright clothes, we need to blend in.
- Bring only the absolute essentials.
- Be confident enough to bring only one lens.
- Bring extra batteries and business cards.
Blackpool born photographer with a background in theatre and dance. Dawn has been pursuing street and social documentary photography for the last 10 years and is internationally published with a number of exhibitions held in the UK and abroad, notably Hamburg, Nova Scotia, Rome, Moscow and San Francisco.
Dawn is presently working on an ongoing project ‘Documenting Blackpool’ and an image from this project was featured on the cover of 'Seaside Special. Postcards from the Edge' a collection of short stories from the North West coast of England, published by BlueMoose Books. Virgin Trains also featured images of Blackpool from the same project to promote their trains and travel to the seaside town.
Dawn is a Photovogue Italia contributor, with her work also exhibited and sold at ‘Loosenart’ gallery space in Rome.
In 2018 Dawn was nominated for the RPS Hundred Heroines campaign celebrating women in photography, whilst 2019 saw her images exhibited 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.
Most recently, Dawn was shortlisted for Rankin2020 with an image used in the opening carousel of images for the program on SkyArts.
Dawn is currently co-curating a continual change of exhibitions at Hive Blackpool, the alternative exhibition space in the centre of the town, working to support and engage with local artists enabling them to show their arts and host opening events.
- Mary Crowther
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