John Dougill grew up in Liverpool with the shore of the Mersey at the end of his garden. As a child, he witnessed the bombing of the docks and recalled gathering warm shrapnel the morning after air raids. Formative impressions of watching ships pass by and an abiding fascination with skies and water persisted as subjects. He was mesmerized by water in all its manifestations and built up an impressive research archive of images and scientific articles that reflected a prescient and long-standing interest in environmental politics.
– Jim Mooney