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Fay Godwin

Fay Godwin

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Born 1931 Berlin, Germany.

Her father was a British diplomat, her mother an American artist. She was educated at various schools all over the world. In 1958 she settled down to live in London. In 1966 she became interested in photography through photographing her young children.

1975 - Publication of first co-author book, The Oldest Road, with writer J.R.L. Anderson. Exhibitions from the series toured nationally.

1978 - Recipient of major award from Arts Council of Great Britain to continue landscape work in British Isles, much of which is included in Land.

1984 - Start of British Councils overseas tour of Landscape Photographs.

1985 - Publication of Land. Major exhibition of Land at the Serpentine Gallery, London.

1986 - South Bank Show their first full-length documentary to feature a photographer.

1986/7 - Fellow at the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford.

1987/90 - President of the Ramblers' Association, UK. Then life vice president.

1990 - Awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society. Six week lecture and workshop tour of New Zealand.

1992 - Awarded Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

1995 - Award from Northern Arts for the Year of the Visual Arts, and from the Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation to work on the contribution of small farmers to the character of the Cumbrian landscape.

2001 - Major retrospective at the Barbican Centre in London with accompanying publication.

2002 - Honorary Doctorate of Arts at De Montfort University.

Died, May 2005 aged 74.