Tim Daly
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Tim Daly teaches photography at the University of Chester and has a research interest in the ‘thingness’ of photography and the materiality of the photographic print.

His artist’s books explore touch and disruptive sequencing using unconventional formats such as the dossier, envelope, folio or archive box. Through handling books, viewers are presented with an enhanced, haptic reading experience.

Daly's projects present alternative social histories using observational photography exploring unexpectedness, visual humour and poignancy, sometimes incorporating archive materials.

Since 1990, Daly has worked on a cluster of themes including architecture: of social housing, of the Plotland movement and of former asylum complexes; do-it-yourself culture especially renovation and modification and finally leisure pastimes and tourism, including inland waterways.

In addition, Tim Daly has written over twenty books on photography, photobook design, print production and project development aimed at undergraduate students. Since 2000 he has worked with most US and UK publishing houses including Bloomsbury Academic, AVA, Peachpit Press, Focal Press and Aurum Press. You can see a selection of his recent books here.

Tim has exhibited his work widely, including at The Photographers’ Gallery, London and at the NGBK in Berlin and in 2017, Tim established Fugitive Press.

Exhibitions - solo shows

2018    No Sign of Canals on Mars: An Artist’s response to the illustrated travel diaries of Eileen Burke.
National Waterways Musuem/ Canal & River Trust, Ellesmere Port.
1997    All Weather Icons, Watershed Media Centre, Bristol
1995    All Weather Icons, Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews, part of Fotofeis: The International Festival of Photography 1995. Catalogue: Foster, A Ed. (1995) Fotofeis ’95 with essays by Val Williams, Pavel Buchler, Allen Lane. Edinburgh: Fotofeis Ltd. Also featured in The Sunday Independent Review, The Broader Picture “Saints with Feet of Concrete” with text by Mark Espiner.
1993    Escape, The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Also featured in The Sunday Independent Review, The Broader Picture “Prefabs where the Heart is” with text by Jonathan Glancey

Exhibitions – selected group shows

2015    In Place of Architecture, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University
2012    Corsham Reformed, Tokarska Gallery, London
2011    In The Woods Today. Alvanley Cliff woodland, Manley.
2010    Intro, The Cube Gallery, Manchester
2009    Encounter, Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool
1998    Depict, New Digital Art, Photofusion Gallery, London
1995    Photographers’ London, Museum of London, curated by Mike Seaborne. Catalogue: Seaborne, M (1995) Photographers’ London. London: Museum of London. ISBN 0904818500. Project acquired by Museum of London for their Photographers’ London Archive
1995    Sorak Art Biennale, Sorak, South Korea
1993    Transitions, Photographers’ Gallery
1993    Uber die Grosse Stadte, Fotografien: Tokio, Moskau, Berlin, Paris, London, New York. (About Big Cities: Photographs of) Neuen Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst (NGBK) at the Akademie Galerie, Berlin.
Paper Documents” series exhibited as 12 C-type prints. Artists included Norio Kobayashi, Ryuji Miyamtoto, Alexander Rodchenko, William Klein, Eugene Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Joel Sternfeld and Weegee. Catalogue: Kroh, K (ed) Uber die Grosse Stadte. Berlin: NGBK. ISBN 3926796286. Featured in HQ Design magazine, Heidleburg Germany. Featured as book cover for Bayer, M (1993) Nonfiction. Koln: DuMont. ISBN 9783832178352
1990    Ffotoannual, Ffotogallery Cardiff
1989    Celebration, Royal Festival Hall, London
1989    25 Years of Photography at the Royal College of Art, RCA London
1989    The Monopoly Board, part of The London Project, The Photographers’ Gallery, London. C urated by David Chandler and Martin Caiger-Smith. Featured in ES Magazine, Evening Standard
1988    Riverside Open, Riverside Gallery Hammersmith London