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Conference: Fay Godwin's Land Revisited - Mapping the Landscape

To mark the 25th anniversary of Fay Godwin's exhibition Land, the National Media Museum will be hosting a conference on Wednesday 2nd February 2011, exploring different approaches to landscape photography, with particular focus on Godwin's work. Academics, photographers and photography experts will be joining in the discussion. Tickets on sale now from the NMeM.

Fay Godwin (1931 - 2005) was one of Britain's greatest landscape photographers. She is best known for her 1985 exhibition and accompanying book, Land - a very personal celebration of the British landscape that enjoyed enormous popular and critical success. A comprehensive background on Godwin can be found here and here, and details on the current NMeM exhibition here.

Godwin's Land exhibition was a critical and popular success during a key period for photography. Professor Roger Taylor (Photo historian) and Colin Ford (Head of National Museum of Photography, Film and TV, 1983-93) recount this achievement in a short film which can be found here.

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