A collection of vintage prints by Steve Pyke from ‘I Could Read The Sky’, a work combining pictures and words made in collaboration with the author Timothy O’Grady.
The resulting photographs were taken in Ireland throughout the 1980s and 1990s showing ancestral landscapes, cultural traditions and portraits in rural and urban communities. Together with the text by Timothy O’Grady a powerful image emerges both visually and imaginary where the words and photographs create a narrative from the perspective of a refugee, addressing their experiences of exile as an emigree of Ireland.
Martin Parr Foundation houses a collection of original silver gelatin vintage prints made by Steve Pyke in 1997 for a touring exhibition of the work shown at; University of Albany (New York State) in 1997, Gallery of Photography (Dublin) in 1998, and Zelda Cheatle Gallery (London) in 1999.
There are a total of 10 prints in the collection.
Silver gelatin prints, black and white
50.8 x 60.9
1983 – 1990