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I am a London based photographic artist and educator using documentary photography and expanded modes. Since graduating from West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham, England in 1988 with a BA (Hons) in Photography, my work has been exhibited, published and reviewed internationally and is held in public and private collections. I have also worked with photography within commercial contexts, especially during mid 1990’s to early 2000’s in NYC and London. I am Principal Lecturer of photography at the University of Westminster, London. In October 2023 I was awarded a PhD by Published Works after  submitting  my thesis, ‘What the Subject Did. Negotiating Agency within Representation’ to the University of Sussex.

Photographic practice allows me to interpret my own social and political curiosity with the world. How photographs perform knowledge within that, adds to my fascination. I have primarily used still photography, but my most recent large scale project; ‘Lisa and John’, employed performance; verbatim theatre, three dimensionality and immersive installation to critique the ways in which  working-class communities are represented through documentary discourse.

Photography can formulate important questions beyond language, through spectacle, provocation and poetics, yet alone, may not necessarily resolve anything in the real world. I maintain a belief in the validity of documentary practice, there’s every reason to keep making intelligent and purposeful work with an open mind to how it might manifest. 

Recent shows:
David Moore Connecting Works. Sion and Moore. Bethnal Green, London.
Civilization.The Way we Live Now. Saatchi Gallery, London
The English at Home. Centre for British Photography, London
Open House, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester

︎ david@davidmoore.uk.com