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Fay Godwin in Dublin, late 1980’s

Fay Godwin (17 February 1931 – 27 May 2005) was a noted British photographer, most widely known for her black-and-white landscapes of the British countryside and coast. In the late 1980’s she gave a workshop in Dublin, organized by Christine Redmond.

Fay’s health was not good at that time. During her career she produced portraits of dozens of well known writers, photographing almost every significant literary figure in 1970s and 1980s England, as well as numerous visiting foreign authors. Her subjects, typically photographed in the sitters’ own homes, included Kingsley Amis, Philip Larkin, Saul Bellow, Angela Carter, Margaret Drabble, Günter Grass, Ted Hughes, Clive James, Philip Larkin, Nobel Prize laureate Doris Lessing, Edna O’Brien, Anthony Powell, Salman Rushdie, Jean Rhys, and Tom Stoppard.

Fay Godwin died on 27 May 2005, in Hastings, England at the age of 74.Godwin’s archive, including approximately 11,000 exhibition prints, the entire contents of her studio, and correspondence with some of her subjects, was given to the British Library>

Fay not impressed by Vico and Killiney Bay

Categories: All, Photography
Posted by redmondb on April 11, 2012

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