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The Shipping Forecast

Power, Mark

Code: 3853

ISBN: 9781910401859

Publisher: Gost

New Hardcover 2nd printing, Signed by the photographer

Price: £55

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Thirty years ago, Mark Power embarked on a journey to photograph the thirty-one sea areas around the coasts of the British Isles to create a visual representation of the shipping forecast. For nearly 100 years, the forecast has been broadcast four times a day by BBC radio and has seeped into the British public consciousness—it is a constant in an ever-changing world. Power’s book, The Shipping Forecast was originally published in 1996 and this newly edited, revised and much-expanded edition includes over 100 previously unpublished photographs.

‘The shipping forecast, of course, exists to save lives. It warns those at sea, or about to put to sea, of approaching storms. But for the majority of us, in Britain at least, its’ strange, rhythmic language is unashamedly romantic and oddly reassuring, despite forming an image of an island nation perpetually buffeted by wind and waves.’ – Mark Power

Text by Mark Power and David Chandler 250 x 310 240 pages, 163 duotone images Hardback ISBN 978-1-910401-85-9