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


        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, mainly running an art-based practice      

        [Ongoing] ~ Teaching, mentoring, as visiting Lecturer/Guest Speaker for NEACO/Take Your Place based at NUA (Norwich University of the Arts) 

        [Ongoing] ~ Writer on Photography – published author of 2 books (2005 & 2010) 2nd edition of 2010 book “Design Principles for Photography” for Bloomsbury was published Feb 2020 

        [Ongoing] ~ Developing and producing personal work for future exhibition and publication opportunities, plus part-time work with art tutors and drawing groups as a life model

        2007 – present ~ Distance Learning Tutor, The Blackford Centre, Diploma in Photography course, also delivering CPD to teachers and school and local academy groups

        Additional to the above, during 2020 lockdown I set up a small community darkroom, ready for use once restrictions ease. I also collaborated with Norfolk art teachers to produce a free educatiuoinal resource for students self-isolating at home; a Photography Boot Camp which is now in use in 5 schools in Norfolk


        Qualifications and training

        2020 - Completed (tes) EduCare Level 2 certificates in:

        First Aid Essentials, Fire Safety, Child Protection, FGM Awareness, H&S in Education, The Prevent Duty, Child Protection and Safeguarding

        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

        2020 - carbon C 6 ~ An exhibition of Light Painting photography at Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich

        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



        2014 – 2020 - 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



        2020 - Artist in Residence ~ Wymondham High Academy, Norfolk

        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