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ABOUT

Born and raised in Carmarthenshire, Wales, Documentary Photographer Huw Alden Davies received a BA First Honours Degree in Photography at the West Wales School of Arts, and studied his Masters Degree in Documentary Photography at Newport, University of Wales.

 

Exploring the lines of visual and written narratives, studying concepts such as sense of place and cultural identity, his work has been widely published, and featured in a large number of international exhibitions. With selected works in the permanent archives of the National Library of Wales, National Museum of Wales, and The National Portrait Gallery, London.

 

Lured by the single frame and its ability to tell the grandest tales, Davies’ turns his attention to subjects largely ignored. This has seen his photographs selected by renowned Magnum photographer Martin Parr, The Association of Photographers,  The National Museum, and the National Assembly of Wales. Supported by the Arts Council of Wales, The British Council and Ffotogallery (the national agency of photography), Davies’ work has gone on to represent Wales internationally, including a previous visit to India as part of a delegation in Jaipur.

 

Lecturer and program director of BA Photography at Carmarthen School of Art, Huw Alden Davies continues to develop his teaching practice coinciding with his work as a documentary photographer, exhibiting artist, and bookmaker; pursuing a wide range of projects investigating visual concepts and theory through traditional and contemporary processes, while informing his discipline as professional and educator.  

 

Recent projects include, ‘Prince’, both a publication and a multi media study of the artist’s father and bi-product of a generation, and ‘Ffai Ffablau’, an on-going social documentary series celebrating sense of community and collaboration said to be at the helm of neoliberalism. He is currently working on a number of new projects, including 'Xennial (Dreaming in Colour)', a multi faceted psycho-geographic documentary Commissioned by the National Assembly of Wales,  charting a generation that gave way to the digital revolution.

Exhibitions 

 

Many Voices One Nation.

Senedd. Cardiff. September 2019 

Unveil'd Photobook #1, London.

May 2018

LensThink Photobook Exhibition, Yorkshire.

April 2018

Re:generation. Swansea. 

March 2018

40 Years of Here. Oriel Henry Thomas. February 2018

Prince - BildKultur Gallery, Stuttgart. April - May 2017

 

FELIFA 2016, Argentina. November 2016

Encontros Da Imagem International Photography Festival Portugal. September-November 2016

 

Prince - Ffotogallery, Turner House. July 2016

 

Athens Photo Festival - THe Photobook Exhibition - Prince. June-July. 2016

A fine Begining -Made in Wales.

Oriel Colwyn, North-Wales. 2016

 

Prince Exhibition and publication Launch. Elysium Gallery, Swansea. November 2015

 

A fine Begining - Made in Wales.

Carousel London. November 2015

 

Prince - Publication Launch Difusion Festival . Cardiff. October 2015

 

A fine Begining -Made in Wales. Cardiff MADE. September 2015

 

Windows, Mirrors and Doors. Photo Place Gallery, Vermont. USA.

May 2015

 

Seven point seven (solo Exhibition)

Elysium Gallery, Swansea. November 2013

 

The Valleys Re-Presented.

Diffusion Festival, Cardiff. May 2013

 

Work in Progress.

Velencia, Spain. September 2012

European Prospects, Fotosommer Stuttgart, Germany. July 2012

Hyphen, Ffotogallery, Cardiff. October 2011

Professional Photographer Awards 2010. London. Spring/summer 2011

Anyhow, Anywhere. Knowl West Media Centre. Bristol. November 2010

Documentary Photography, Work in progress. Ffloc Gallary, Newport. April 2010

Open West Exhibition, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. February – March 2009.

People of Today: Faces of Wales, National Portrait Gallery. London. December 2008 - January 2009.

Old for New - Home Village Exhibition, Tumble, Carmarthenshire. December 2008.

Welsh Development Agency at the Chrysler Building, New York. 2008.

AXA Photographic portrait commission, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.  November 2007.

Fear and Hoping Exhibition at Stroud House Gallery, Stroud. 2006.

Final Year Degree Show, West Wales School of the Arts, Carmarthen. 2006.

AOP Student Awards, London. 2006.

ICI Imagedata Student Awards, London. 2006.​

Presentations, Residencies and Delegations

 

 

 

ESPY Photo Award Judge 2019 

Dreamtigers - Artist talk.

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea.

July 2018

 

Ffotogallery Delegation Jaipur Photo

February 2018

Photograd Instagram Artist Residency October 2017 

 

Diffusion Festival Instagram Artist Residency. October 2015

 

Fotosomer Photography Festival Stuttgart. June 2012 

 

Awards

Many Voices One Nation - The National Assembly For Wales

April 2019 

 

ESPY Photoaward - Book Prize 2017 

 

Arts Council of Wales Creative Professional Grant - 2015 

ACW Research and Development Grant - 2015

Arts Council of Wales Creative Professional Grant -2013

Professional Photographer Awards 2010- Commended. January 2011



Open West Awards-Short list. February 2009

Arts Council of Wales Creative Professional Grant - 2007



National Museum of Wales / National Portrait Gallery - AXA Portrait Commission 2007.



First Prize, AOP 2006 Student Photographer of the year.



ICI Imagedata Student Digital Photography Awards 2006 Short List.

First Prize, Band and Brown National Compatition. Judged by Martin Parr, documenting the fortieth anniversary of Kwik Save.

Publications

 

 

Scaffold to the Moon (Coming Soon)

Y Carnifal (Ffotozine) - 2018

Dreamtigers. Ffotogallery - 2018  

Prince (Book) -  October 2015*

 

CCQ (Culture Colony Quarterly) - 2015

 

Mirrors, Windows and Doors, PhotoPlace Gallery - 2015

 

CCQ (Culture Colony Quarterly) - 2014

 

CCQ (Culture Colony Quarterly) - 2013

 

Platfform Magazine - May 2013

 

​Professional Photographer - January 2011

 

Blown Magazine - November 2010.

 

Blown Magazine - September 2009.

 

Porfolio - March-November 2007.

 

AOP Awards Book 2007.

 

​British Journal of Photography - June 2006.

 

​Image - May 2006.