Martin Cox (b. United Kingdom), has photographed a multitude of forgotten landscapes: the desolate valleys evacuated in the wake of the collapsed Welsh mining industry, former resort towns at California’s Salton Sea, an exhibition ship now embedded in a town square in China, and a Queen Anne-era English canal.
The port of Southampton provided early inspiration for his visual investigations. Cox graduated from the Exeter School of Art and Design (United Kingdom) before holding his first exhibition in Camden Town, London.
Cox’s photographs suggest the passage of time and presence of history. His work raises awareness of a vanishing maritime culture, inspiring questions about past events while drawing upon the atmosphere of the place.
His work has been exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco, and recently in festivals in Africa and Australia, he has been widely collected, commissioned and published.
Martin Cox lives and works in Los Angeles, California.