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© British Library. Purchased with the assistance of the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, 1980. Museums Sheffield
It is All from Remains of Elmet
Date Made/Found: 1979
Artist: Fay Godwin , British, 1931 - 2005
Author: Ted Hughes , British, 1930 - 1998
Material and Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions: Frame: 480 × 480mm Sight size: 218 x 204mm Image size: 185 x 183mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.4800
These photographs by Fay Godwin published in 'The Remains of Elmet' illustrate landscape, culture and industry in the West Yorkshire Moors and valley of Calderdale – the ancient kingdom of Elmet. Fay Godwin was a self-taught photographer who is best known for her images of the British landscape. The photographs were published with accompanying poems, however, they were not created to illustrate text. Rather, they were the inspiration behind it. Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was so moved by Godwin’s photographs that he composed over sixty poems to accompany them. Hughes was born in West Yorkshire and therefore these photographs held a great personal significance for him.
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