Introduced by Simon Armitage Essay by Roger Taylor
'Beautiful and true' - The Daily Telegraph
'Even the bleakest industrial landscapes are made beautiful under Godwin's lyrical eye' - The Times
'Sensitive portraits and stunning landscapes' - Sunday Express
Landmarks is a glorious celebration of the work of Fay Godwin, one of the UK’s most respected and influential photographers. Drawing on the whole body of her photographic practice of over thirty years, it includes literary portraits, humorous snapshots, and rural and urban landscapes, as well as the intimate series of colour images, Glassworks, that marked the a further evolution of her vision. Poet Simon Armitage introduces the work, and an essay by photographic historian Roger Taylor explores and illuminates both her career and her approach to photography.
Before her death in 2005, Fay Godwin authored or co-authored seventeen books, including Remains of Elmet, with poems by Ted Hughes (1979, revised edition published as Elmet, 1994); and the Land trilogy, Land, (1985); Our Forbidden Land, (1990); and The Edge of the Land, (1995). In 1987 she was made a Fellow of the National Museum of Photography and in 1990 received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society. President of the Ramblers' Association from 1987 to 1990, Fay was well known for her work as an environmentalist and for her lectures and workshops on photography.