Fay Godwin was one of photography’s great campaigners for landscape preservation. Throughout her life she was continually concerned for the wellbeing of the land. She felt that her home country of England was under constant threat from government policies, industry, and other powerful interests. The photographs shown in her series Our Forbidden Land assert her disdain for the privatisation of land. They depict decaying paths, prohibitive signage against tresspassing, barbed wire fences and various other molestations of the landscape.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1990. 192 pages, richly illustrated with b/w photographs. First softcover edition. Very good copy.