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Mark Power, born 1959, British

South-east Iceland, Friday 20 August 1996

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Collective Title: The Shipping Forecast

Pigment print on baryta paper
Sheet: 14 × 11 inches (35.6 × 27.9 cm) and Image: 9 × 9 inches (22.9 × 22.9 cm)

Inscribed on verso in graphite: "We took our yellow VW camper to Iceland during the | summer of 1996. I was hearing the end of the Shippping | Forecast but still had some far-flung sea areas to | visit. So we took a ferry from Aberdeen to the Shetlands | before moving on, after a few days, to the Faroe Islands. | It was Jo's 30th birthday on the day we finally reached | the Icelandic port of Seyðisfjörður, and to celebrate we | walked in to a real smorgasbord, cosisting of far too much | picled herring for my liking. | This picture was taken on the way back to Seyðisfjörður after | a wonderful two weeks. (Miraculously, or van was still in | one piece after several hundred miles on Icelandic 'roads'). | It's an image of a strange and apparently dark situation | that I don't understand myself, and the contact sheet | doesn't offer any clues to what happened before or afterwards. | But that's one of the things I lover about photography - it | never tells us everything."; lower left: "This

Studio mark: © Mark Power

Lettered below image: "SOUTH-EAST ICELAND | Tuesday 20 August 1996 | Variable 3, becoming southwesterly 3 or 4. Fair. Moderate with fog banks."

Signed and dated on verso in graphite, lower right: "Mark Power | 2013"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of The Hyman Collection, London (Claire and James Hyman)
Copyright Status:
© The Artist
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
chair | children | fog | genre subject | hills | landscape | sea
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