Originally from Surrey, after a degree in philosophy at St Andrews University in Scotland, Davies moved back to England to pursue a career in photography. She is currently based in London and Cornwall. 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 including with the image Quints, which won First Prize at the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Awards 2008 at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Davies’ work is concerned with stories and personal histories, the tales and myths we use to structure our lives.
This Photographer’s Talk coincides with the exhibition of her project Quinn, at The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, the fictional story of a young man, William Henry Quinn, who is walking from the south-west of England to the far north of Scotland in post Second World War Britain.