Miguel Brusch (born in 1983) is living and working as a photographer in Berlin, Germany. After graduating in South Asian Studies and Media Science at the University of Hamburg, Germany, he started studying photography at the Ostkreuzschule fur Fotografie in Berlin, from which he graduated in 2018.
His work has been published in various international media outlets and exhibited in Germany and other European countries. Besides editorial and commercial work, he focuses on personal long-term projects often dealing with the effects of interactions between people and their surroundings. He likes to explore the state of mind of certain groups and the social and political causes that lie behind it.
About ‘The Black Pool’:
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 a place of joy where tourists and locals may escape the reality of everyday life. The Black Pool is a work about the thin line between monotony and distraction, between illusion and disillusion.