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Mark Power’s complex, meticulously crafted images have earned him a reputation as one of the forerunners of British photography. Perhaps best known for his seminal work exploring the far-flung locations esoterically described in the BBC’s iconic shipping forecast, Power has adeptly expressed the peculiarities of social culture in places as varied as the UK, Poland and the USA. Power studied painting (1978–81) but turned to photography soon afterward, working on editorial and charity commissions for the next decade. He began lecturing at the University of Brighton in 1992, eventually becoming the professor of photography, before relinquishing his teaching post in 2017.
His position at the university coincided with a shift towards long-term, self-initiated projects which still sit comfortably alongside large-scale commissions in the industrial sector. In a career spanning forty years, he has published 13 books: The Shipping Forecast (1996), Superstructure (2000), The Treasury Project (2002), 26 Different Endings (2007), The Sound of Two Songs (2010), MASS (2013), Die Mauer ist Weg! (2014), DTLFTSOTE (2016), Icebreaker (2018) and Good Morning, America, Volumes One, Two and Three (2018, 2019, 2021).