Lottie Davies
Photography, London London United Kingdom
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Tel: 44 07976 431345
Brief Summary

Lottie Davies was born in Guildford, UK, in 1971.  She had a conventional childhood in Surrey with her parents and two brothers, and was educated in Alton and Godalming.  After a degree in philosophy at St Andrews University in Scotland, she moved back to England to learn the photographic trade as an assistant in London, and she has since been based in the South-East of England.


Davies’ unique style has been employed in a variety of contexts, including newspapers, glossy magazines, books and advertising.  She has won recognition in numerous awards, including the Association of Photographers’ Awards, the International Color Awards, and the Schweppes Photographic Portrait Awards.  Her work has garnered international acclaim with the image Quints, which won First Prize at the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Awards 2008 at the National Portrait Gallery in London, and with Viola As Twins, which won the Photographic Art Award, Arte Laguna Prize in Venice in 2011.


Davies’ work is concerned with stories and personal histories, the tales and myths we use to structure our lives: memories, life-stories, beliefs.  She takes inspiration from classical and modern painting, cinema and theatre as well as the imaginary worlds of literature. She employs a deliberate reworking of our visual vocabulary, playing on our notions of nostalgia, visual conventions and subconscious ‘looking habits’, with the intention of evoking a sense of recognition, narrative and movement.  Sandy Nairne, director of the National Portrait Gallery in London, has described Davies’ work as “brilliantly imaginative”.

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Exhibitions:


Winner, Young Masters Art Prize 2012

BAFTA 2012, Nominated, Digital Creativity for Dreams of Your Life

Solo Exhibition Memories and Nightmares, Galeria Cero, Madrid, Spain, 2012, La Chambre, Strasbourg, France, 2012, Galerija Fotografija, Ljjubljana, Slovenia, 2011

Winner, Photographic Art, Arte Laguna Prize, Venice, Italy 2011

Shortlisted, Renaissance Photography Prize, London 2011

Paris Photo, Eric Franck Fine Art, Paris 2010

Fotosintensi, Piacenza, Italy, April 2010

AIPAD, Eric Franck Fine Art, New York 2010

Paris Photo, Eric Franck Fine Art, Paris 2009

Prix de la Photographie, Paris: First Prize, Nudes, 2009

AIPAD, Eric Franck Fine Art, New York 2009

London Art Fair, Eric Franck Fine Art, 2009

Winner, Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2008

Foto 8 Summer Show 2008

PDN Annual 2008

Association of Photographers Awards:

2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (Best In Category)

NUJ Photography Exhibition 2007

International Color Awards 2006, 2007

Schweppes Photographic Portrait Award 2006

Solo Exhibition The Bushmen of the Kalahari 2005

Group Exhibition Peabody People 2001


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