David Lockwood is a Liverpool based photographer who has been active in both photography and photographic education since graduating from Staffordshire University in the ’90s. David is presently working as a photographer and course leader of the BA Hons Degree in Digital Imaging and Photography at the Hugh Baird University Centre in Liverpool.
Alongside this, he is currently finishing his PhD at Liverpool John Moores University. His research/practice focuses on the photographic re-presentation of landscape following the zeitgeist of the 1974 New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape exhibition. This has produced works including Finding Fangorn (www.findingfangorn.com), the Allotments and the New West.
Finding Fangorn was funded by the Woodland Trust and displayed at the Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool in 2017 as part of The Charter for Trees, Woods and People, which nationally celebrated the 800th anniversary of the 1217 Charter of the Forest. The ongoing collaborative project The Allotments involves David with creative writer Pauline Rowe and includes the last works of the landscape painter the late Arthur Lockwood – an in-progress exhibition was shown as part of the LOOK Photo Biennial 2019. His latest work, The New West continues David’s interest in post-photographic agendas to broaden approaches and explore technologies with which to document and reference the human-altered landscape. It was nominated by Sarah Fisher (Executive Director – Open Eye Gallery) to show as part of the Peer to Peer: UK/HK festival. Peer to Peer: UK/HK is a digital programme and platform encouraging meaningful cultural exchange and forging enduring partnerships between the UK and Hong Kong’s visual arts sectors.
David is also the proprietor of Nonpareil Books, the online bookshop specialising in rare and collectable photographic books and prints, and custodian of the Penguin Education (imprint of the British publisher Penguin Books from 1965 to 1974) photographic print archive. http://nonpareilbooks.com
He can be contacted via personal e-mail at email@example.com or his