John Davies selected curriculum vitae to 2011

see more details about exhibition here


1949 Born Sedgefield, County Durham, England
1974 Graduated from Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham
1976 Printer / photographer for Sotheby's, London
1976 First toured & photographed the West of Ireland
1978 Visiting lecturer at Blackpool College of Art, until 1981
1981 One year Photography Fellowship, Sheffield Polytechnic
1982 First toured North America
1985 Visiting lecturer at West Surrey College of Art, until 1989
1986 Chair of Counter Image Ltd, Manchester until 1990
1986 First book published, "Mist Mountain Water Wind"
1989 Visiting lecturer at Nottingham Polytechnic, until 1991
1991 Moved to Cardiff, Wales - from Stockport, England
1993 BBC Wales Arts Award, in visual arts
1995 Senior Research Fellow at UWIC. "River Taff" one year project
1997 Visiting lecturer at Swansea Institute of Further Education, until 1998
1998 Research Fellow at University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC) until 2002
2000 Metropoli Project / Urban Dreams until 2003
2001 Moved to Liverpool, England
2008 Shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2008
2008 Curated / managed commissioned work and edited book: Cities on the Edge


1985 The Valleys Project, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, UK p8
1986 Mist Mountain Water Wind, Traveling Light, London, UK p50
1987 A Green & Pleasant Land, Cornerhouse Publications, Manchester, UK p38
1991 Phase 11 (eleven), The Photographers' Gallery and Davenport Editions, UK p29
1992 Linea di Confine Della Provincia di Reggio Emilia, Italy p18
1992 Cross Currents, Ffotogallery, Cardiff & Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK p36
1993 Skylines, Valencia University, Spain p24
1997 The River Taff, National Museum & Galleries of Wales, UK p21
2000 Temps et Paysage, Editions Tarabuste, France p16
2001 Littoral / Le retour de la nature, Filigranes Editions, France p27
2002 Seine Valley, Le Point du Jour Editeur / Pole Image Haute-Normandie, France p32
2006 The British Landscape, (B&W 1979-2005), published by Chris Boot June 06, UK p60
2008 Krajobrazy Miejskie / Urban Landscapes, Galeria Fotografii pf, Poznan, Poland p10

individual exhibitions

1977 John Davies - Photographs, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
1981 Landscapes, Side Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
1982 Above and Beyond, Untitled Gallery, Sheffield, UK
1983 Durham Coalfield, Side Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1984 The Valleys Project, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, UK: Rhymney Valley p8
1985 On the edge of White Peak, Buxton Museum, UK: Derbyshire quarries p17
1987 A Green & Pleasant Land, The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK p38
1987 Skylines, Viewpoint, Salford, UK: Rural landscapes 1976 to 1984
1988 Taking Stock, Stockport Art Gallery, UK: Landscapes of Stockport
1989 Autoroute A26, Mission Photographique Transmanche, Douchy, France p15
1991 Phase 11, The Photographers' Gallery, UK p29
1992 Italian Landscapes, Gualtieri Library, Reggio Emillia, Italy p18
1992 Cross Currents, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, UK p36
1992 Vigovisions, IV Foto bienal, Vigo, Spain p4
1993 Rhondda Valleys, Galerie Claire Burrus, Paris, France
1994 Fos-Sur-Mer and the Industrial zone, Fos-sur-Mer, France p10
1996 The River and the City - Florence, Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London, UK
1996 A Year and a Day, Visitor Centre, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff
1996 The River and the City - München, Barbara Gross Gallerie, Munich, Germany
1997 Through fire & water: the River Taff, Oriel, Cardiff and National Museum of Wales, p21
1999 Sguardi Gardesani, Museo Civico Riva del Garda, Italy p29
2000 Sept Photographies, Centre Culturel de Saint Benoit, France p16
2001 Metropoli (part 1), Ffotogallery, Cardiff, UK T
2001 L'Anse de Paulilles, Hotel Scribe, Paris, France p27
2002 Seine Valley, Gallery Photo, Rouen, France p32
2002 Metropoli, (London), Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London, UK
2003 Metropolis: Manchester, at both Manchester Art Gallery & Urbis, Manchester, UK
2004 Urban Dreams, (8 cities from Metropoli) Ffotogallery at Turner House, Penarth, Wales, UK
2004-5 What Everyone Wants, Lord St window installation for Liverpool Independant Biennial
2004-5 Signs of Coal, Side Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
2006 The British Landscape, Photo España, Madrid, Spain p12
2008 Krajobrazy Miejskie / Urban Landscapes, Galeria Fotografii pf, Poznan, Poland p10
2009 House, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, UK
2009 City Sate, The Lit & Phil / Mining Institute, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
2010 Transition, Beam, Wakefield, UK
2010 L'Anse de Paulilles, France & Fuji City, Japan, Gallerie Vu, Paris, France
2011 Signs of War, Look11 Festival, Milkandsugar Gallery, Liverpool, UK

group exhibitions

1983 For Druridge, Side Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
1984 Idee prozess ergebins, International Bauasstellung, Berlin, Germany p6
1986 Urban Landscapes, Perspektive Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands p17
1986 The Art of Photography, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK p6
1990 Barcelona, Association of Catalan Architects, Spain p10
1991 British Photography from the Thatcher years, MoMA, New York, USA p6
1992 Roten Blitz, Haus der Architektur, Graz, Austria: Hydro-Electric schemes p 6
1993 A City in Photographs, Museum voor Fotografie, Antwerp, Belgium p23
1993 Iron River, Bilbao Metropolitan Museum, Spain: Urban centres of Bilbao p12
1993 Documentary Dilemmas, British Council touring outside UK p1
1994 La Nievre Photographie, Parc St Leger, France: The River Loire p5
1994 Neopolis Metropoli, Comune di Napoli, for G7 Economic Summit, Naples p10
1994 L'Observatoire Photographique du paysage, Cite des Sciences, Paris, France p2
1995 Power to Change, RIBA Architecture Centre, London, UK p5
1995 Elsewhere, Gallerie du Jour, Paris, France p1
1996 Sul Encontros de Fotografia, Coimbra, Portugal  p10
1997 San Gottardo, Galeria Gottardo, Lugano, Switzerland p7
1998 Archaeology of the Urban Landscape, Gallery of Anthropology, Coimbra, Portugal
1999 Hoeksche Waard, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands p2
1999 Under Construction, Milwaukee Art Museum, USA
2000 Le Temps Vite, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France p5
2000 Milano Senzaconfini, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy p8
2000 Just Another Day, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales, UK
2000 Identificazione di un Paesaggio, Marghera, Italy p12
2000 Luoghi come Paesaggio, Uffizi Museum Gallery, Florence, Italy p2
2001 Art & Time, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Spain p2
2001 Questions of Landscape, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
2002 The St James Group Photography Prize, Flowers East, London, UK p1
2004 Shrinking Cities, KW – institute for contemporary art, Berlin, Germany p6
2005 Dedans - Dehors, Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France p1
2005 Land of Promise, Noorderlicht, Groningen, The Netherlands p18
2005-6 Trans Emillia, Fotomuseum, Winterhur, Switzerland p1
2005-6 Coalfield Stories, Photofusion, London, UK
2006 Making History, Tate Liverpool, UK p1
2006 Monuments & Paysages, Arles, France p9
2007 How We Are - Photographing Britain, Tate Britain, London, UK p1
2007 Atlante Italiano 007 Rischio Paesaggio, MAXXI Museo Nazionale Delle Arti Del XXI Secolo, Rome, Italy p5
2008 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2008, The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK p6
2008 Cities on the Edge, CUC, Novas, Liverpool, UK p12
2008-9 European Eyes on Japan (Fuji City), CUC, Novas, Liverpool, UK p20
2008-9 Next Up - Liverpool Art Now, Bluecoat Art Centre, Liverpool, UK p1
2010 Facts of Life, British Documentary Photography 1974-1997, National Museum in Krakow p4
2011 Democratic Promenade, (Our Ground project) Bluecoat Art Centre, Liverpool, UK


Arts Council of England
British Council: Athens, Leipzig & London
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
Deutsche Börse Art Collection, Frankfurt
FNAC (Fonds National d Art Contemporian), Paris
Maison Europeenne de la photographie, Paris
Manchester City Art Gallery
Ministere de L' Environnement, Paris
Musee de la Photographie, Chalerio
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum voor Fotografie, Antwerp
National Library of Wales
National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford / National Media Museum
National Museum and Galleries of Wales
Ruhrlandmuseum, Essen
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Victoria & Albert Museum, London 
p = book / exhibition catalogue with number of picture plates
exhibitions currently on show
image gallery
home page
Images may not be reproduced in any form or by any means without the permission of John Davies
Photo and material Copyright John Davies 1976-2011. All rights reserved