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Y Neuadd Goffa, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, 2016. From the series 'Village and Memorial Halls'

     
Splott, Cardiff, 1969 - from the series 'Photographs of Cardiff, 1969-1977'     Carreg y Bwci, Ceredigion, 2016 from the series 'Markers in a Welsh landscape'

  
Helsinki, Finland, 2016                                                                               Whitby, north Yorkshire, 2016

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The 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.

In 2017 Pete has a major retrospective exhibition at the National Library of Wales, featuring his work from across six decades. Two new books of Pete's work have also been published to coincide with this exhibition. He received an Arts Council grant towards the making of new bodies of work for this exhibition.

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 undertaking his projects. 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.

Currently he is 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 for their public art collections.

He has been a visiting lecturer at the Karel De Grote-Hogeschool, Antwerp, Belgium; the North American Association for the Study 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 in Fine Art at Aberystwyth University in 2009.


Vermont, USA, 2002