Approved: 16.08.2006

Jeremy Webb

Artist, Editor, Journalist, Teacher, Writer

Approved: 16.08.2006

I’ve explored Photography as freelance practitioner, tutor and writer, in all its various forms for over 30 years. The medium is far too versatile, offers far too much scope and potential to just stick with it in one place, wear one hat, as if to say “this is all I do, this is my patch” and then spend a professional lifetime sat in that specialist safety zone.

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    I’ve explored Photography as freelance practitioner, tutor and writer, in all its various forms for over 30 years. The medium is far too versatile, offers far too much scope and potential to just stick with it in one place, wear one hat, as if to say “this is all I do, this is my patch” and then spend a professional lifetime sat in that specialist safety zone.

    You won’t find any unique or recognisable Jeremy Webb “house style” here, but you’ll find a wide range of different subjects, themes and approaches. I’ve always believed in exploring every area, every genre, every style of photography because this is simply authentic to my enquiring and curious nature and as natural to me as a musician might explore many different forms of music. So I give myself the permission to shift between Documentary, Surrealism, Pictorialism, Modernism, Expressionist Abstract, Conceptual, Minimalism or Complexity, according to project/subject.

    I’ve spent the bulk of this time exploring, enquiring, playing, focussed on being independent and uncompromised, immersed in the medium and forgetting about selling or marketing my work simply because I’ve been having too much fun making it. I reach a point now, as a mid-career photographic artist, where I can enjoy the creative freedom that comes from being beyond the grip or thrall of gallery-led contemporary photography, or the sales-driven imperative of commercial work. I’ve had plenty of paid work along the way, but I’ve learnt and developed the most from simply immersing myself in the medium, teaching, collaborating, writing, exhibiting, running workshops, mentoring, and public art projects as satellite interests around my core practice.

    I’m happy working with black and white darkroom processes, slide sandwiches, photograms, pinhole, and as much risk and imprecision as possible. But I’m also comfortable with the pixels and forensic clarity of digital, and a lot of my work overlaps photography with digital art. Recent commissions have led me to produce a series of imagined landscapes of Doggerland, as it might have existed some 8500 years BC. Currently, I’m producing large-scale prints raising awareness for Charles Bonnet Syndrome; a debilitating hallucinatory experience affecting some blind and poorly-sighted people. This coming October, The Cut, in Halesworth will be showing a retrospective of my work from this 30 year period, and 2019 will see the 2nd edition of my 2nd book Design Principles, published by Bloomsbury.

    This rich variety and creative freedom is what drives my work. In exploring my various themes and subjects, I'm driven by a desire to impart simple ideas and perspectives with directness, clarity and economy.

    CV & Education


    Berkshire College of Art & Design, Reading, UK

    1982 – 1984 ~ BTEC Diploma in Photography + BIPP Diploma in Photography (Credit)

    1976 – 1982 ~ City of Norwich School, Norwich, UK


    Current Work:

    [Ongoing] ~ Photographer ~ varied commercial and private commissions, self employed sole trader       

    [Ongoing] ~ Teaching, mentoring and writing in Photography – published author of 2 books (2005 & 2010)

    [Ongoing] ~ Developing and producing personal work for future exhibition and publication opportunities

    2007 – present ~ Distance Learning Tutor, The Blackford Centre, Diploma in Photography course

    2009 – present ~ Distance Learning Tutor, UK Distance Learning & Publishing, Digital Photography Level 3


    Qualifications and training

    2016 Completed Safeguarding in Education training, The Cut, Halesworth

    2012 - Artists for Climate Change, continuing participant in training and education activities, various, Norfolk

    2009 - attended training workshops as member of Artists for Climate Change, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich

    1998 - Awarded Certificate in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), City College, Norwich

    1993 - Awarded City & Guilds 928 in Teaching Basic Skills to Adults, Project 86, Norwich

    1992 - Awarded ACSTT Stage 1 Certificate in Teaching Adult Learners, Advisory Council for the Supply and Training of Teachers, Norfolk Adult Education Service

    1984 - BIPP Diploma in Professional Photography (Credit), Berkshire College of Art & Design, Kings Road, Reading, Berks

    1984 - BTEC Diploma in Professional Photography (pass), Berkshire College of Art & Design, KIngs Road, Reading, Berks


    Solo exhibitions

    2016 Exhibition of portraits, commissioned by Suffolk Artlink, Bury St Edmunds Cathedral 

    2013 - Spindrift~ exhibition of coastal landscape prints and associated workshops, Norwich Arts Centre

    2000 - Behind the Scenes, featuring documentary project based on the working lives of men and women at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. Exhibited at same Hospital

    1988 - Housing & Homelessness B&W print exhibition, Norwich City Council, City hall, Norwich

    1985 - UK Landscapes, St George Theatre, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk


    Group exhibitions

    2015 - Commission & exhibition: Discovering Doggerland, one of 8 artists invited to respond, work presented and exhibited at The Cut, Halesworth Nov 2015 (See Projects)

    2015 - 4 Light Painting still life works exhibited in group show The Transient Nature of Light at The Bank, Eye, Suffolk

    2011 - 6 artworks exhibited at Great Ormond Street Hospital digital artworks exhibition, Axis

    2010 - Ulysses II, project organised by Fiona Hayes of DayFour, The Print Space, London, Publication, exhibition and website

    2007 - Mementos & Masterpieces: Photographic responses to public sculpture and monuments in Norfolk and Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre , Norwich

    2006 - Day Four exhibition "Winter Notes on Summer Impressions", Six Degrees Gallery, Soho, London

    2003 - Zone Zero 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Museum of Modertn Art, Mexico City

    2002 - Computer Art Festival, Mestna Gallery, Nova Gorica

    2001 - Kentmere Awards (1st Prize Winner, Digital section), Touring exhibition, various locations throughout UK

    2001 - London Photographic Awards, Inside Space Gallery, London

    1996 - Intervals (A day in the life of 4 Norwich theatres), Norfolk Museums Service (4 photographers selected), Theatre Royal, Norwich

    1988 - Sping Spang Spong, mixed media Group Show at St Gregorys Arts Centre, Norwich

    1986 - Click, three person group show, Henley Exhibition Centre


    Solo curated projects

    2001 - Thru Fresh Eyes - exhibition of works produced by asylum seekers, Gt Yarmouth College, Various locations



    2014 – 2018 - Tutoring workshops in digital and film photography at The Cut, Halesworth. Continuous series of darkroom, image editing, and landscape workshops for students of all ages and abilities. Site-specific photography workshops undertaken for MEAL (Museum of East Anglian Life), Beccles Free School, The Bank (Eye, Suffolk) and Cromer Museum, Norfolk

    2014 & 2015 – Tutor to Paradise Walk Project, Waveney & Blyth Arts & The Cut, Halesworth

    2014 -  Lead tutor in Cromer Past & Present Project workshops with young people, Cromer Museum & Time & Tide Museum, Gt Yarmouth

    2013 - Coastal landscape photography workshops Sept - November as part of Spindrift~ exhibition activities

    2013 - Tutor - Beginners Darkroom, Creative Darkroom, and Photoshop courses, Norwich Arts Centre, 7th year of continuing appointment

    2012 - Photography Co-ordinator: Eco Group art commissioning project, Hellesdon High School, began series of workshop-led sessions within the school and Artists for Climate Change resulting in pupil-created large scale artworks on permanent display within school

    2010 - Workshop Leader - 6th form Photography Club, CNS School, Norwich, teaching lighting and darkroom skills

    2009 - Tutor - Beginners Darkroom, Creative Darkroom courses, Digital photography workshops Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich

    2008 - Breckland Photography workshops, Breckland Council, Attleborough and Watton, Norfolk

    2008 - Workshop series tutor - Sculpture Photography, Mementos and Masterpieces exhibition, Norwich Arts Centre

    2007 - Breckland Photography Workshops, Breckland Council, Attleborough, Watton, Thetford, Swaffham & Dereham



    1995 - Photographer, Norwich Sculpture Park Project, Norwich


    Private commissions

    2011 - Present - Numerous commercial commissions undertaken for local & national businesses and organisations, inc. UEA Design Studio, Media Heaven, The Broads Authority, regional & national



    2015 - Commissioned to shoot 7 locations for Paradise letters (see Projects section), resulting images published as postcards, Waveney & Blyth Arts.

    2011 - Creative Practitioner, Creative Partnerships project, St Williams Junior School, Thorpe, Norwich, Working with 2 x Yr 5 classes: pinhole to digital

    2010 - Creative Practitioner, Creative Partnerships project, North Walsham School, Norfolk, Teaching practical photography workshops - photography history, pinhole to digital, Yr 5

    2010 - DayFour: Ulysses II - contributing photographer, Publication and launch exhibition at The Print Space, London,

    2009 - Workshop co-leader, Creative Partnerships project, North Walsham County Junior School, Norfolk

    2008 - Tutor to CNS Coastal Photography Group , CNS School, Norwich, Exhibition & project work undertaken at Norfolk coast, CNS School, & Norwich University College of the Arts


    Competitions, prizes and awards

    2001 - image "Come & Be My Baby" shortlisted as Merit-awarded finalist, London Photographic Awards (LPA 5), Inside Space Gallery, London

    2001 - image "The Witness" awarded 1st Prize, The Kentmere Awards 

    1999 - 3rd Prize, Salon of British Contemporary Photography, various


    Other teaching/projects

    2017 - Mentoring students at Stowmarket High School, as part of Young People Connected, organised by Smiths Row, Bury St Edmunds

    2000 - Tutor (p/t) - Digital Photography & Creative B&W courses, Norfolk Adult Education,

    1999 - Tutor (5 yrs p/t > 2004) - Photography courses GNVQ, A level, HND, Gt Yarmouth College, Gt Yarmouth, Norwich

    1999 - Tutor (p/t) Introduction to Photography, City & Guilds, Norfolk Adult Education

    1992 - Visiting Tutor (p/t) - Norfolk College of Arts & Technology, 2nd-yr Photography Students, NORCAT, Kings Lynn, Norfolk


    Educational experience - special needs

    1996 - Tutor (p/t) to "Visable" workshop series, International Day of the Disabled, Warehouse Artists Studios, Norwich

    1996 - Tutor (p/t) to homeless/hostel-living students photography project & exhibition, Voluntary Hostels Group (reg. charity), St. Giles St, Norwich

    1992 - Tutor (p/t) - Basic Photography, Norfolk Social Services, Vauxhall Centre, Norwich

    1992 - Tutor (p/t) - Basic Photography Skills, Norfolk Social Services, Ipswich Rd Training Centre, Norwich



    2016 - Featured Photographer in iDeia Design Magazine, Brazil

    2015 - Design Principles book translated and published in Spanish and Portuguese

    2015 - Images from Waveney & Blyth Arts "Paradise" project published as series of postcards

    2014 - Image published on front page of BBC News website

    2010 - Book published: "Design Principles", Basics Creative Photography series, AVA Publishing Ltd

    2007 - Book cover - Pen & Inc Press - Cheque Enclosed: UEA Creative Writing Anthology

    2007 - images published in AVA book "Lighting" by David Prakel

    2006 - Book cover - Pen & Inc Press - Tessellate: UEA Creative Writing Anthology

    2005 - Book cover - Pen & Inc Press - Otherwheres: UEA Creative Writing Anthology

    2005 - Book cover - Pen & Inc Press - This Little World (Pretext series)

    2005 - Book published - Creative Vision: Digital & Traditional Methods for Inspiring Innovative Photography, published by AVA Publishing Ltd 

    2005 - Monthly feature/tutorial writer - Digital Photo Effects (2 yrs)

    2004 - images published in The AVA Guide to Outdoor Photography by Cathy Joseph

    2003 - Monthly feature writer UK Photographics website (2 yrs)

    2003 - Portfolios published in Air, {Still, The Surgery of Modern Warfare, and EFX,

    2002 - Featured artist in Spiked Magazine

    2001 - Portfolios published in Digital Photo Art Journal & Photo Art International

    2001 - Torchlit still life images pub: Rotovision book Lighting for Food & Drink

    2000 - British Journal of Photography (BJP) pp24-25 critical review by John Tarrant



    1999 - Natural World prints represented by galleries, The Red Gallery, Marlow, Bucks , The Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk

    1992 - Raised £17,000 in grants & sponsorship, Warehouse Artists Studios, Norwich, Management Committee member

    1991 - Temporary advisor - development, marketing & fundraising, Mancroft Advice Project (MAP), Norwich

    1989 - Raised £2000 sponsorship, Frontier Tanzania Expedition, London & Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    1985 - Studio Assistant (temp), Holborn Studios, London 1984 - Black & White Printer (temp), Darkroom, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich

    Web links - gallery/work/projects




    Personal website


    Details provided on this CV represent recent samples of work due to the varied and constantly-changing nature of my work. Further information can be found on my personal website above