Carolyne Mazur Photography
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Fangan is an ongoing project, using a drone, recording the stone fanks of Mull and surrounding islands.
Fank: sheepfold; sheep pen; stell; stall; turf stell; bucht; stell enclosure.
A fank is an enclosure of pens used when handing sheep. They vary in size and style.
The project began when our neighbour told us he was going to retire, and I recorded his sheep going through the beautiful stone fank overlooking the sea. It felt like the end of an era. Who knew whether the fank would be used again in the future? I began to fly over and photograph other fanks in the area, and realised what an important and difficult story they tell of changes in land use, and as a result social history, on the islands.
When An Tobar asked me to provide aerial photographs to accompany an exhibition in May 2021 I decided to focus on fanks. During the winter of 2020/2021 I visited and photographed over 50 stone fanks on Mull and Iona. And I am not finished yet, there are still many more to record.
Photographs are for sale. Different sizes in limited editions of 10. Please email me for a price list.
May – November 2021: Fangan: An Tobar, Tobermory.
March 2022: Fangan was part of “Island Stories” Exhibition at the Barony Centre, Ayrshire.
August 2022: I took Fangan to the Bunessan and Salen Agricultural Shows.
September to November 2022: Some Fank photographs on display in An Tobar Cafe, Tobermory.
November 2022: Fangan was part of ‘Enfold’ Exhibition at the Custom House in Leith.
What is next?
I have plans to record every stone fank on the island. I would like to make a book of the photographs.
For more information, please contact me by email email@example.com