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.
Exhibitions - solo shows
|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