Shot using large-format, Fox’s deeply saturated colour photographs provide a fascinating update to a holiday icon most often associated with the golden era of British seaside culture, in contrast to the popular themed adult weekends now on offer and which will be the subject of Resort 2, the second book by Anna Fox planned to be published by Schilt Publishing in 2014. Resort 1 includes essays by David Chancellor, Stephen Bull and Dr Roni Brown.
Anna Fox has been working in photography and video for over twenty years. Influenced by the British documentary tradition and US ‘New Colourists’, her first work Workstations (published by and exhibition first at Camerawork, London, 1988) observed, with a critical eye, London office culture in the 1980s under Margaret Thatcher’s government. Her later work documenting weekend wargames, Friendly Fire, was part of the exhibition Warworks at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Netherlands Foto Institute and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.
Anna Fox is Professor of Photography at University for the Creative Arts at Farnham.