The Shape of Time: Rockfalls + Rivermouths + Ponds.
(Eastbourne / Maidstone): (Towner Art Gallery / Photoworks), (2000).
Oblong 4to (298 x 244 mm), pp.. 53 colour and 9 black-and-white photographs. Foreword by Matthew Rowe, essays by David Chandler, Jeremy Millar, and Ian Jeffrey. Design by Smith; very faint toning to edges. Pale blue endpapers. Blue paper-covered boards; head of spine bumped. Printed dust-jacket, blue, text in red, light blue, green, and white, colour photograph reproduced on rear panel with title in clear varnish; light wear to head of spine and top edge of rear panel. A near-fine copy.
First edition.‘Jem Southam is one of the key figures in British photography of the last twenty years. During the 1980s, along with contemporaries such as Paul Graham and Peter Fraser, Southam helped to transform established photographic views and traditions with a fresh approach to colour imagery that expressed a new critical awareness of the medium and a desire to break with the past… Brought together under the collective title The Shape of Time, this book surveys three closely related series of works by Southam made between 1994 and 2000.’