Cyril Abad

Cyril Abad

// ABOUT //

Independent photographer for about ten years, I realize a documentary work questioning the place of man in the city ​​and its relationship to the environment.
My photographic writing is voluntarily staggered, intuitive and pictorial, infuenced by the culture of humanist photography and one of its expression, Street photography.
I try by this writing to document the man in his living environment and show how this one through its own mutations infuence the man in return.
My work has been published among others in National Geographic, Nouvel Obs, La revue Long Cours, The Magazine 75, La Vie, Paris Match, Wider Mag, Liberation, Le Pèlerin, Alternatives Economiques, WeDemain, …
MAP 2013 winner, winner of double vision 2015, Coup de coeur VISA for the Image 2017 and 2016, my work has also been exposed to the photographic walks of Vendôme 2016, the edition 2016 of Barrobjectif.
I am a member of the Hans Lucas agency since 2015t



Four months after the election of Donald Trump, in the south of the United States, we are witnessing the decline of the American dream. Through sometimes funny or poetic and authentic street scenes made without special effects, this report shows us the last moments of the American dream, at least in its original form.


Welcome to Blackpool, primary seaside resort in the north-west of England, which welcomes the working class stemmed from the industrial revolution and paid leaves since more than a century. Las Vegas and Coney Island’s sham, Blackpool is currently famous for its festivities, its bachelor and bachelorette parties, and of course, its low-cost debauchery.

Very popular destination in the beginning of the XXth century among the upper class thanks to its pure sea breeze and its therapeutic sea water tasting, Blackpool, with the industrial revolution and the development of the railway network, becomes until the mid seventies one of the hot spot of popular tourism in Britain.

At the end of the eighties, the emergence of the rst low-cost offers towards sunny destinations abroad combined to the economic crisis that rages in the northern England lead the resort to a recession from which it would be unable to recover.

The successive economic strategies attempting to relaunch its activity for the last forty years has shaped a surrealistic city, where, among decrepit funfairs, numerous elderly people, some of the poorest families of England, and Manchester or Liverpool’s youth looking for cheap drinking all mix together.

Blackpool, one of the Labour party’s bastion, is one of the cities of the industrial north to have massively voted OUT, at more than 67%. For its resident, mainly traditional Labour members, the EU is responsible for the disrepair of their daily life, and David Cameron’s policy of austerity only aroused this willingness of rejection.