Fay Godwin was born in 1931 in Berlin, Germany with a British diplomat father and an American artist mothert. Educated at various schools all over the world she settled in London in 1958. In1966 she became interested in photography through photographing her young children. In 1975 she co-authored her first book, The Oldest Road, with writer J.R.L. Anderson and exhibitions from the series toured nationally. In 1978 she was the recipient of a major award from the Arts Council of Great Britain to continue landscape work in the British Isles, much of which is included in he body of work titled Land which was exhibited at the Serpentine Gallery, London in 1985. In 1990 she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society and a major retrospective of her work was held at the Barbican Centre, London 2001, with an accompanying publication. She died aged 74 in May, 2005.
You can see Godwin’s work at www.faygodwin.com/gal.htm
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