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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      Artist Statement

      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

      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, as visiting Lecturer/Guest Speaker for NEACO/Take Your Place 

      [Ongoing] ~ Writer on Photography – published author of 2 books (2005 & 2010)2nd edition of 2010 book “Design Principles” for Bloomsbury Publishing due Summer 2019 

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

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

       

      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

      2018 - Risk/Revision, a solo retrospective exhibition shown at The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk, drawing on both personal and commissioned work from 30 years experience as a photographer

      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

      2018 “Seeing Things” Group exhibition based on lives of Charles Bonnet Syndrome sufferers, commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind, at The Forum, Norwich 

      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

       

      Workshops

      2014 – 2019 - 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.

      2018  Pinhole photography project run with history & culture therapy group, The Restoration Trust, at  Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth 

      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

       

      Residencies

      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

       

      Projects

      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, http://www.dayfour.info/

      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

       

      Publications

      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

       

      Other

      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

      {C}•    www.flickr.com/photos/jezzajoy/

      {C}•    https://www.facebook.com/JeremyWebbPhotography/

      https://www.instagram.com/jeremywebbphotography/

      http://blog.bloomsburyvisualarts.com/2010/08/25/ava-talks-to-photographer-jeremy-webb/#more-500

       

      Personal website

      {C}•    www.jeremywebbphotography.com

      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