Jem Southam – River Mouths, Rockfalls, Ponds
Jem Southam's Rockfalls, River Mouths, Ponds has been published as part of the Viewpoint Photography and Landscape.
Southam, born in Bristol in 1950, is one of the UK's leading photographers. He is renowned for his series of colour landscape photographs, beginning in the 1970s and continuing until the present. His trademark is the patient observation of changes at a single location over many months or years.
Southam's subjects are predominately situated in the South West of England where he lives and works. He observes the balance between nature and man's intervention and traces cycles of decay and renewal. His work combines topographical observation with other references: personal, cultural, political, scientific, literary and psychological. Southam's working method combines the predetermined and the intuitive. Southam has exhibited at many galleries and museums including the V&A and Tate. He is Professor of Photography at the Univeristy of Plymouth.