This stunningly designed book brings together three series of works made on the south coast of England by leading British photographer Jem Southam. These large format colour photographs have a monumental presence, depicting the interplay of natural, cultural and mythical elements. Southam returns to the same place again and again to patiently and meticulously trace changes over seasons and even years. Recording cliff rock falls, rivermouths and ponds, the images have a sense of stillness, yet each site is in a state of continual flux.
The book includes new works commissioned by Photoworks. Southam was shortlisted for the Citigroup Private Bank Prize in 2000 for this body of work.
Essays by David Chandler, Ian Jeffrey and Jeremy Millar.
Co-published by Photoworks and Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne.
Limited edition of 1000
Designed by Stuart Smith
Published in 2000
255mm x 310mm
9 B&W plates, 53 colour plates