Davy Jones is a lecturer on the International Pathway courses, teaching photography and art history to the international cohort across both the International Foundation and Graduate Diploma courses.
After studying History and Politics at the University of Liverpool, Davy commenced work as an assistant to a range of photographers in London – working in both the design and advertising sectors across a range of genres. In parallel with this experience Davy worked within the film industry on long form documentary projects for the music industry.
Davy subsequently established himself as a professional photographer specializing in the documentary and portraiture genres working within the design industry for clients across the corporate, charitable and cultural sectors – clients included Apple computers, Barclays, Siemens, Unilever, Unicef and the Victoria and Albert museum. Davy’s work has featured in a range of awards including PhotoEspana Descubrimientos, nomination for the National Media Museum/MACK First Book Award and an award from the Fundación Marcelino Botin to study with Paul Graham in Santander, Spain. Davy has exhibited in both the UK and across Europe.
In 2013 Davy returned to education and graduated from the University of Westminster with an MA Photographic Studies in 2014 (Distinction). In 2017 Davy completed the PGCert at the University for the Creative Arts and gained Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. In 2019 Davy completed a further MA in History of Art from Birkbeck, University of London (Distinction).
Davy’s research interests cover both practice and theory and currently centre on the development of industrial capitalism within the North West of England through the lens of commercial photographic practice.