The Black Pool
02 Feb, 2022
Blackpool on England‘s northwest coast is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the UK. But despite an increasing number of tourists, the town‘s economic and social situation is precarious: Hundreds of hotels are in a state of decay, the unemployment and drug abuse rates are among the highest in Great Britain. Still, the town is presenting itself as a place of joy where tourists and locals may escape the reality of everyday life. The Black Pool (2017 – 2018) is a work about the thin line between monotony and distraction, between illusion and disillusion.
Miguel Brusch is a photographer based in Berlin, Germany. After receiving an M.A. in South Asian Studies, Social Anthropology and Media Science at the University of Hamburg, Germany, he studied photography at the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie in Berlin, from which he graduated in 2018.His work has been exhibited at Voies Off Arles 2019, at Odesa Photo Days 2019 and at the Triennial of Photography 2018 in Hamburg, among others.Publications include the Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, ZEITmagazin online, It‘s Nice That and L‘Oeil de la Photographie.