Great Gable from Scafell, Cumbria
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Gelatin silver print
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered 1/5, in pencil, on print margin recto
Signed, dated, and numbered '516C', in pencil, au print verso
Printed May 17, 1982
Edition: 1 of 5
John Davies (b.1949, England) is best known for his landscape and post-industrial photographs of Great Britain. He began his photography career in the mid-1970s creating a majestic topographical study of Britain and Ireland. Later he would begin to document more urban and industrial scenes and formulate an overarching narrative on Britain itself, as a post-industrialized nation in a state of flux. Davies also photographed in Western Europe in the 1980s, and continued his investigations of Britain into the 2000s. Davies has published several books, including a major monograph, The British Landscape (Boot, 2006), and was the subject of a major retrospective at PhotoEspana, Madrid the same year.
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A huge survey show of British landscape photography opens at Towner - British Journal of Photography, October 2017
Lowry and the City - After Lowry, 2013
Deutsche Borse Photography Prize: John Davies - The Telegraph, January 2008
John Davies and The British Landscape - 5B4, May 2007
The British Landscape: Photographs by John Davies - Science + Media Museum, 2007