Thomas Joshua Cooper - True
1st edition published by Haunch of Venison, 2009
Format: Hardback, 305x235mm
Condition: Very Good. One tiny bump to corner.
Charting a two-year journey to the polar regions of the Atlantic basin, the exhibition True, from renowned international photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper, presents new works from the series The World’s Edge, an ongoing work that seeks to map the extremities of the land and islands that surround the Atlantic Ocean.
For the past 30 years, the artist has traveled to some of the most isolated and far-reaching locations across the globe, making images with his 19th century Agfa camera and specially made photographic plates.
The World’s Edge was initiated in 1990. The inspiration for each work stems initially from a location found on a map, researched and tracked down, and after often difficult journeys by air, sea and land, only one photograph is made per location. The World’s Edge began with trips to chart Europe and Africa and has recently included the polar regions. The last outstanding journey, along the Atlantic coast of North America from Labrador through to Cape Cod and on to Key Largo, is planned for spring 2010.
The works in this exhibition include images made in the North and South poles, at the northernmost land points of Norway and Greenland, and the most northerly point of the Antarctic Peninsula, Prime Head, which has had fewer human visitors than the Moon.