John Davies books & monographs


Aggie Weston's no.13, 1977 - out of print


10 B&W images: 1 image of Snowdonia, Wales 1973 and 9 images of Ireland 1976.
published privately by Stuart Mills, Belper, Derbyshire, UK


The Valleys project, 1985- out of print


8 B&W images
catalogue of The Rhymney Valley
text written by John Davies
published by Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales


On the edge of White Peak, 1985 - out of print


17 colour & B&W images
catalogue: limestone quarries in the Peak District
text written by John Davies
published by Derbyshire Museum Services, UK


In the wake of King Cotton, 1986 - out of print


28 B&W images
essay by Rob Powell
catalogue: the cotton textile industry in the North West of England
published by Rochdale Art Gallery, UK
Mist Mountain Water Wind, 1986 - out of print

ISBN 0 906333 18 0  

50 B&W images
rural landscapes from the British Isles from 1976 to 1984
text by Richard Ehrlich
published by Traveling Light, London, UK
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A Green & Pleasant Land, 1987 - out of print


ISBN 0 948797 10 X  soft cover
ISBN 0 948797 15 0 hardback edition of 50 (printed in book as edition of 100 but only 50 produced)
38 duotone B&W images
urban / post industrial Britain 1981 to 1986
text written by John Davies
introduction by Michael Wood and essay by Rob Powell
the first Cornerhouse book   
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Autoroute A26, Calais - Reims, 1989 

ISBN 2 904 538 16 X
15 duotone B&W images + 15 images by Michel Kempf  
French & English text
text by Regis Durand
published by Mission Photogaphique Transmanche, Douchy, France
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Phase 11 (eleven), 1991 - out of print

ISBN 0907879276  
29 colour & duotone B&W images
exhibition catalogue: construction in London's Broadgate from 1989 to 1991. Phase 11, built over the railway lines near Liverpool Street Station, now known as Exchange House.
introduction by Les Hutton and essay by Martin Caiger-Smith
published by The Photographers' Gallery and Davenport Editions, London, UK
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Broadgate, 1991 - out of print

65 colour and 4 B&W photos by John Davies + 21 photos by Brian Griffin
Broadgate, London in 1991.
published by Davenport Editions , London, UK

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Cross Currents, 1992

ISBN 0948797320  

36 duotone B&W images 
English & French / English & Welsh text
European landscapes from 1984 to 1992.
essay by Ian Walker.
published by Ffotogallery, Cardiff & Cornerhouse Publications, Manchester, UK
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Cross Currents, 1992

Special Limited Edition of 50
36 duotone B&W images + cover photograph
English & French

Special Limited Edition cloth covered hardback, signed and numbered from a limited edition of 50 by John Davies. With hand made silver gelatin print by John Davies attached to recessed frame on front cover. Blind-embossed title on front cover with white embossed title on spine.

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Linea di Confine della Provincia di Reggio Emillia Laboratorio di Fotografia 5, 1992


18 duotone B&W images 
Italian & English text
Boretto, Brescello, Gualtieri, Poviglio & The River Po, Italy.
interview with John Davies
published by Arcadia Edizioni &  Assessorato alla Cultra del Comune di Rubiera, via Emilia Est 5, 42048 Reggio Emillia, Italy


Skylines, 1993 - out of print


24 duotone B&W images
Spanish & English text
exhibition catalogue: landscapes from the British Isles from 1976 to 1984.
text by Richard Ehrlich
published by Valencia University, Imp. Mari Montanana, Spain   


Through fire and water: River Taff, 1997

ISBN 0946329451 

21 duotone B&W images 
English or Welsh text
exhibition catalogue: following the course of the River Taff from the Brecon Beacons to the building of the Cardiff Bay Barrage.
introduction by David Alston and Jenni Spencer Davies with essay by Dai Smith.
published by Oriel (The Arts Council of Wales' Gallery, Cardiff) & the National Museum & Galleries of Wales
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Sguardigardesani, 1999

ISBN 88 8158 223 6
29 duotone B&W images by John Davies + 29 colour by Martin Parr
Italian & English text
Lake Garda with details of the lake.
text by Franco Rella and biography by Roberta Valtorta.
commissioned by Museo Civico Riva del Garda
published by Edizioni Charta, Milan, Italy
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Temps et Paysage, 2000

ISBN 2 84587 010 8

16 B&W images
French text
landscapes from the Canton of Saint Benoit, France from 1994 to 1998.
text by John Davies & Odile Marcel.
published by Editions Tarabuste / Centre d'art et du Paysage, 36170 Saint-Benoit-du-Sault, France. tel.02 54 24 88 50


Visa III, Littoral / Le retour de la nature, 2001

ISBN 2 914381 17 4

27 B&W images
French & English text
Paulilles on the south coast of France, the site was originally built by Nobel for manufacturing explosives.
Text by Dominique Legrain & interview with Yves Leers.
Commissioned by le Conservatoire du Littoral.

published by Filigranes Editions,
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Seine Valley, 2002

ISBN 2 912132 21 5

32 B&W images
French & English text
Landscapes of the River Seine and surrounding areas, including Le Harve, Rouen, Les Andelys and Vernon.
Text by Didier Mouchel.
Commissioned by Pole Image Haute-Normandie.
published by Le Point du Jour Editeur / Pole Image Haute-Normandie, France
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The British Landscape, 2006 - out of print

ISBN 0 9546894 7 X
size 11x15.5in. / 280x395mm. hardcover

60 B&W duotone images

Survey of British landscape work from 1979 to 2004. Published by Chris Boot with introduction by Jonathan Glancey. Captions by John Davies and caption editing by Katie Boot.
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'Garth Woods, Taffs Well, 1996'
The British Landscape, 2006

Special Limited Edition boxed set of 100

size 11x15.5in / 280x395mm

Signed book by John Davies with original photographic print of 'Garth Woods' hand printed by John Davies. The silver gelatin print measures 11x15in (275x380mm) numbered and signed by John Davies.

Both book and print are contained within a clam-shell cloth bound portfolio case with embossed title.
Only available from these galleries



Cities on the Edge, 2008

ISBN 9781846311864
curated & edited by John Davies
72 colour & B&W images
text in English, French, German, Polish, Turkish and Italian
published by Liverpool University Press

Commissioned by Liverpool Culture Company. John Davies invited photographers from 6 European port cities to visit Liverpool in 2008 and explore the relationship between their city and the host city: Gabriele Basilico - Naples, Philippe Conti - Marseille, Wojtek Wilczyk - Gdansk, Sandy Volz - Bremen, Ali Taptik - Istanbul and John Davies - Liverpool. more..
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Urban Landscapes / Krajobrazy Miejskie, 2008


10 B&W images
text in Polish and English

Exhibition catalogue published by Centrum Kultury 'Zamek', Poznan, Poland



European Eyes on Japan / Japan Today volume 10, 2008

4 separate monographs by 4 photographers in a boxed set
Japanese and English text

The John Davies monograph contains 14 colour and 6 B&W images of the Shizuoka Prefecture
commissioned & published by EU-Japan Fest / European Eyes on Japan

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see images of Mount Fuji, Japan 2008
Only available from these galleries


Hidden River, 2013

ISBN 978 2 919507 14 6

31 B&W and colour images
French and English by Armelle Canitrot

Following the course of the River Tiretaine nord from it's source near the Puy de Dôme through Clermont-Ferrand. Including Michelin headquarters, factory sites and where the river is often hidden underground or behind factory walls. This was an industrial river which Michelin enveloped from Clermont and expanding to Ferrand - effectively joining the two cities. This work is also a metaphor for the personal, social and political secrets we hide.

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Turning Green to Brown, 2014

Self-published with blurb
33 portraits made in Sefton Park Meadows from May 2014 by John Davies

The only profit of £2 on each sale of this book is donated to the Save Sefton Park Meadows Campaign fund.
Alternatively make a donation to the Campaign fund here

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Shadow, 2016

ISBN 978-2-919507-45-0

46 B&W and colour images
French and English text by Jean Attali & John Davies

This work presents and compares two types of landscapes of the terrils and spoil heaps of coal mining:  landscapes from Artois’ mining basin in Northern France (2013/2014) and Durham Coalfield (1983) & the Welsh Valleys (1984-1995).

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Canadian Memorial, Vimey Ridge, France 1989

Shadow special edition book with original print

A limited edition of 25 numbered and signed silver-gelatin 20 x 30 cm. photographs printed by John Davies of an image (not in the book) of the Artois’ mining basin from Vimey Ridge in 1989.



1988 Portrait
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