To mark the 21st anniversary of the BA in Photography at the University of Brighton, we are trying to publish a book of some of our successful alumni.
We recently held an on-line auction of prints donated by all the graduates in the book, as well as a number of staff past and present, which was a great success, raising some £5,750.
However, after costs, we still don't have the money to make the book properly. Therefore, to help us reach our target, here is a unique opportunity to purchase special prints from 'The Shipping Forecast' for a bargain price of just £100, plus postage.
I began 'The Shipping Forecast' in 1992, also 21 years ago. That time was important to me on two levels: the start of a teaching job I'm still enthusiastically doing, and the beginning of the project that has probably defined my career.
Recently I've been re-editing 'Forecast' because, with the benefit of hindsight, there are pictures I'd put into the book now that I didn't include in the original. I've chosen five of these and made an edition of ten of each, with the forecast for that place and date printed underneath. On the back of each print I've handwritten a little 'story' which explains something about when, where and occasionally how the picture was made.
Each is a beautiful, handmade object sold on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. The price has been kept so low in the hope that we can quickly raise the extra £5,000 we need to make the book.
Proceeds from sales of the book will be kept to one side to fund a prize for next years Brighton students.
Please take a look here and support us to make the book happen. Thank you.more...