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.
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