In Resort 1 & 2, commissioned by Pallant House Gallery, Fox records contemporary face of Butlin’s, Bognor Regis – one of the well known British holiday camps built by Billy Butlin in the 1930’s creating a unique environment for working class British families to have their first real holidays. The two series’, Resort 1 and 2, observe some of its most recent developments and consider the new ways in which the Butlin’s resort is providing a leisure environment for public consumption. Working with large format colour photography and a lighting crew Fox explores new approaches to documentary story telling and with the vivacity of her colour palette this work emphasizes the theatricality of the Butlin’s environment.
Most recently Fox has been developing a major body of work in India that brings together a series of short stories observing the conditions of everyday life in a booming democracy. The project, titled New Age, uses different types of image making combined with interviews, letters and some personal diary references blending fact and fiction to tell tales about the everyday in modern India and the extraordinary dilemmas that economic growth has thrown up.
Resort 2 book is available here.