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Born and raised in the Gwendraeth Valley, 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 and studying concepts such as Sense of Place and Cultural Identity, his work has been widely published and featured in many 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 matters close to home. 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. 


As 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’, a multi-media study of the artist’s father and bi-product of a generation, the ‘Carnifal Project’, and 'The Great Mountain Portrait', both social documentary series celebrating the sense of community and collaboration said to be at the helm of neoliberalism. He is working on several ongoing projects, including 'Xennial', a multi-media series charting a generation that gave way to the digital revolution.




Communities of Choice 

Kochi, India. Dec 2022-

March 2023.

The Last Valley (Solo Show)

Oriel Myrddin - Mar 2022

Imagining the Nation State - Bay Art, Diffusion Festival - Oct 2021

Oriel Myrddin Open - Oct 2021


Many Voices One Nation.

Senedd / Aberystwyth Arts Centre /Redhouse Merthyr  

2019 - 2020

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



Communities of Choice - Artist Panel Discussion - Kochi - Feb 2023


The Last Valley - In Conversation with Peter Finnemore and Abby Poulson - May 2022

Imagining the Nation State - Diffusion Festival - Oct 2021


Ffoton - Conversations - Oct 2021


The Phooks Online Photobook

Talk #001 - Nov 2020 

Instagram a Symposium - National Museum of Wales

February 2020 


GWLAD - Future Wales Festival

Talk - Live from the Senedd 

October 2019


ESPY Photo Award Judge 2019 

Dreamtigers - Artist talk.

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea.

July 2018


Ffotogallery Delegation Jaipur Photo

February 2018

The Creative Bar Podcast with Jon Wilkening - Sept 2017

Photograd Instagram Artist Residency October 2017 


Diffusion Festival Instagram Artist Residency. October 2015


Fotosomer Photography Festival Stuttgart. June 2012 



Arts Council of Wales Creative Professional Grant - 2022 

Imagining the Nation State Commission - 

Chennai Biennale + Diffusion

November 2020

Many Voices One Nation Commission - 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.





Carnifal - March 2022


Many Voices One Nation - Jul 2021

Scaffold to the Moon - Oct 2020


Prince (Book) -  October 2015*

Dreamtigers. Ffotogallery - 2018  



New Welsh Reader - Sum 2022

Nawr Magazine #04 - Winter 2021

Blunderbuss #03 - Aug 2020

Ffotoview - 2020

Nawr Magazine #02 - Summer 2020

Nawr Magazine #01 - Spring 2020

PHMuseum - Xennial - 2019

Y Carnifal (Ffotozine) - 2018

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 (AOP) - May 2006.

Reviews and Interviews

Ffoton - One Image - 2021

Welsh Arts Review (Review) - 2021

Source Magazine (Review) #104 - Spring 2021

Nawr Magazine #04 - Winter 2021

Photomonitor (Review) - 2020 

F-Stop (Review) - Nov 2020

Offline Journal (Interview) - New Welsh Photobooks - Nov 2020

Planet Platform (interview)- Jun 2020

Jwrnal (Interview)- 2018 


Buzz Magazine (Interview) - 2017

Photograd (Interview) - 2017

Photograd (Interview) - 2016

Golwg Mag - 2015 

CCQ Magazine (Interview) - 2015 

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