Over four years photographer Marc Wilson travelled to 143 locations along the coastlines of the UK, The Channel Islands, Northern & Western France, Denmark, Belgium and Norway to capture the photographs making up his new book The Last Stand.
The Last Stand documents the physical remnants of war in the 20th century in the UK and Northern Europe. By photographing remaining man-made military defence structures situated around their coastal areas, which now sit silently in the landscape, imbued with recent history, Wilson has created a permanent photographic record of the past.
The book launch event and exhibition took place at Anise Gallery, London on Dec 9th, 2014
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Since 2010 Marc has been photographing the images that make up The Last Stand. This piece of work aims to reflect the histories and stories of military conflict and the memories held in the landscape itself. The series is made up of 86 images and is documenting some of the physical remnants of the Second World War on the coastlines of the British Isles and northern Europe, focusing on military defence structures that remain and their place in the shifting landscape that surrounds them. Some of these locations are no longer in sight, either subsumed or submerged by the changing sands and waters or by more human intervention. At the same time others have re-emerged from their shrouds.
Over these four years Marc has travelled 23,000 miles to 143 locations to capture these images along the costlines of the UK, The Channel Islands, Northern & Western France, Denmark, Belgium and Norway.
The idea for this work came out of an older project of his which had contained some locations involving wartime history. His European background and (like many others) own family histories drew him towards a project on this subject matter. Marc has always been interested in the idea of the landscape and the objects we place in it as holding the stories, histories and memories of the past. As the time beyond an event or era grows further these memories, accounts, or documents are sometimes all that we are left with.
Foreword by Roy Exley
Cover: Hardback cover, fabric covered with foil blocked type
Size: 270mm x 235mm
The 1st edition of the book has sold out within its first 4 months.
A 2nd edition is available to order from the publisher at http://www.triplekite.co.uk/book-shop/marc-wilson-last-stand/