“I’m so darned restless and unhappy these days just can’t make a decision one way or another. If only I could get right away for a while I’m sure it would help. I’ll never get out of my own light while I continue here.” 2nd May 1950
In May 1950, aged 25 years, Margaret Tait set out alone, on a journey that took her from Orkney across the North Atlantic, then right across Canada. In 2013, also aged 25, I set out on my own journey: to retrace my grandmother’s steps and try to fill in the gaps in her story, created by the disappearance of one of her diaries. Distinctive observations and reflections of the country over several years by the photographer.
The Pier Arts Centre