Seaside Ghost Town

Presented during the TOMA exhibition in November 2018, within the recently closed-down department store Havens, this concertina book is a portrait of Southend on Sea’s struggling high street where retailers are hit hard by growing online competition, and post Brexit uncertain economic climate. We witness more and more shops boarded up on the high street as major retailers continue to collapse, putting into question the future of town centres in Britain and urging us to find solutions to avoid urban areas becoming ghost towns.