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I went on to make this beautiful book about a subject that I love and have great respect for. The project got underway with a grant from the Royal Photographic Society, I was met on every corner by the most wonderful people who had suffered so much. Designer Duncan Whyte, paper specialists G.F. Smith and London printers Park Communications all made significant contributions to the production of the book to make it better than I could have possibly have imagined. The book is currently in schools in Fort McMurray and has been well received by the community there.
On The Line has large prints and is available at The Photographers Gallery Bookshop, The Whitechapel Gallery Bookshops, Claire De Rouen Books and my website.
‘a brave and visionary response’ - Robert Adams, Photographer
‘an elegiac field document, made at the site of Canada’s largest mass evacuation due to wildfire’ - Lucy Moore, Claire De Rouen Books
‘Beautiful, serene, stark. The elegance of the landscape jars with another reminder of our earth's turmoil.’ Maria Lisogorskaya, Artist and Architect, co-founder of Assemble and 2015 Turner Prize.
A project on Fire would not be complete without looking at fire in other capacities. Since 2018 I have been working in Australia to look at a very different understanding from the dangerous burning shown in the media.
Thank you for reading - the beginning of my journey into Fiery landscapes with you here. A subject that is coming closer to home, is one that we cannot excuse ourselves from its making.
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