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28 August 2012

Fay Godwin's stunning photography archive

I was born in the north of England, sandwiched between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, and, despite living in London, have always felt most at home in the moutains.

One of my favourite photography collections at the British Library is our Fay Godwin photograph archive. Fay was a photographer who produced fabulous black and white images of the British countryside and later on, portraits of well-known writers. She was also a keen hiker and environmentalist.

Her archive, which includes around 11,000 exhibition prints, the contents of her studio were given to the British Library in 2008. Quite a few of her photographs are available on our Art Prints website, and I’ve picked out some of my favourites:

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