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Heptonstall backlit, Yorkshire by Fay Godwin, 1971

MS. 16177/4/3
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Inscribed on the reverse: "Heptonstall backlit / from Elmet / Calder Valley series".

Also stamped on the reverse with Fay Godwin's name and address.

This print was reproduced in Paul Hill's Approaching Photography (Focal Press, 1982) accompanied by the caption: "There is a great attraction to this popular photograph of Heptonstall, Yorkshire by Fay Godwin, becasue it is 'beautiful' by our cultural standards. There may be a feeling of the unknown and myseterious, especially in the religious context (note the position of the church), but there is a warm feeling of hrmony and timelessness in the picture too. It is not so much about spiritual illumination, as about idyllic escapism." (p.83)


  • Creation: 1971


1 leaf

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 16177/4/3

Physical Facet

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print


15.24 x 20.32 cms (5.99 x 7.99 ins)

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom