The large format photography of Welsh photographer Dr Pete Davis can be seen in many important national and international art collections. These include The Arts Council of Wales, Museo Genna Maria, Sardinia, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Pete has been taking photographs since the age of eleven. After ten years as an advertising and fashion photographer,Pete moved to rural West Wales from where he has embarked on field trips around the British Isles, Europe and the USA with his large format camera. For eighteen years Pete was senior lecturer in documentary photography at the University of Wales, Newport and for nine of those years the course leader. Pete is currently a visiting lecturer at a number of universities and also engaged with his photography projects and research collaborations. He has received numerous research grants and awards and was the winner of the 2002 Wakelin Purchase Prize for Welsh artists. Work from
the'Wildwood' series has been acquired by the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea and the National Library of Wales. Pete has been a visiting lecturer at the Karel De Grote-Hogeschool,Antwerp, Belgium, the North American Association for theStudy of Welsh Culture and History in New York, the Royal Academy of Arts, the Hague, Netherlands, the University of Toronto, and at the FotoMuseum, Antwerp. He has also been a guest lecturer at Aberystwyth and Cardiff Universities. Recent international exhibitions have included the Festival Interceltique in Lorient, Brittany,
Gallery International, Baltimore, USA, at the Feick Arts Center, Poultney, Vermont, USA and at the Fotomuseum, Antwerp. Pete was also been an artist in residence
and conducted masterclasses at the Polytechnic, Porto, Portugal, Green Mountain College, Vermont, USA,and as part of the Ulster Arts Festival, Belfast. He completed his Ph.D inFine Art at Aberystwyth University in 2009.
His work has featured in numerous one person and group exhibitions in the U.K. Europe and the USA, and a selection of images from these various bodies of work can be viewed on this site. The site also features work from his publications, details about his portfolio of platinum prints, and pages of 'current projects and ongoing work.
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