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Good Morning, America (Volume II) - Special Edition

Good Morning, America (Volume II) - Special Edition

by Mark Power

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Good Morning, America (Volume II) is the second in an ongoing series of five books by photographer Mark Power – a visual narrative of a country in the midst of change. This 10-year project is a personal and timely exploration of both the American cultural and physical landscape, and the divergence of reality and myth.

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As an exclusive offer for those who buy the Special Edition of all five volumes as they are released, we will send you a beautiful complimentary portfolio box along with Volume 5.

At the end of the series, 50 portfolio boxes containing the complete collection - the five books along with the Special Edition print from each - will be available to purchase for £1,000, with the price rising as the edition sells. Therefore the total number available of each print will be a strict edition of 100.

The Special Edition is available exclusively from
the GOST website.


Since completing the first book, Power has traveled to rural locations where farming is the dominant industry, from the Great Plains of the Dakotas and Montana to the snowbound terrain of the Pacific Northwest. He also visited the Californian border with Mexico and made a return to the Rust Belt – more overtly politically-charged regions. Since the books are being published as work-in-progress, while Power continues to make frequent further trips, the photographs in this series are organized neither by geography nor by subject. Instead, Good Morning, America (Volume II) continues to draw on photographs made from the very beginning of the project in 2012, alongside more recent photographs of the past few months.

Power is from a generation who grew up in the English suburbs of the 1960s, enchanted by the numerous TV shows that crossed the Atlantic from the US, and in particular the allure and myth of the western. When he began photographing in the US, Power began to search for this mythical landscape, even though he knew in his heart it had probably never existed at all. This, combined with Power’s position as an outsider, a foreigner traveling to and from the country, this photographic survey presents a unique and ever-shifting perspective on a complicated time in America’s history.

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Please note, Special Editions are not processed through our warehouse but individually condition checked and packaged by hand to avoid any damage. As a result, please allow extra time for your Special Edition to arrive. We will keep you updated on the progress of your order and we can be contacted on with any queries.

Published July 2019
317 x 245 mm, 166 pp
15 foldouts, 70 full colour images
Hardback clothbound, foil debossed
ISBN 978-1-910401-32-3

Edition of 100 copies (50 only available as an individual special edition)
Signed book with a 12 x 9 inch gloss c-type print which is signed and numbered

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  • Born in Harpenden, UK, in 1959, Power began his career in 1983 working as a photographer for editorial and charity projects before he began to teach in 1992. He has published five previous monographs: The Shipping Forecast (1996), Superstructure (2000),The Treasury Project (2002), 26 Different Endings (2007), and most recently The Sound of Two Songs (2010). Power joined Magnum Photos as a Nominee in 2002, became an Associate in 2005, and a full Member in 2007, the same year in which he curated Theatres of War at the Oskar Schindler factory in Krakow, Poland. There have been over 50 solo exhibitions of his work, and he is currently Professor of photography at the University of Brighton.

  • ‘I have a keen sense that I’m assembling a large and complicated jigsaw puzzle with little idea of what the final picture will be. Nevertheless, America continues to enthrall and frustrate me in equal measure… over the decades I’ve learned that separating projects—America in this case—into single "micro-subjects" doesn’t sit comfortably with me. The world is too complicated for that. Instead, I continue to collect pictures of many subjects that seem to me to be interconnected. I might suggest that this is the easy part; making sense of what I’m doing, by editing an already overwhelming body of work into sequences that begin to speak of what I’ve seen, is more difficult’.

    - Mark Power