Jem Southam

Born in Bristol in 1950


1986
Exeter School of Art/ University of Plymouth
Falmouth School of Art
Photographer/Designer Arnolfini, Bristol

1969-1972
Higher Diploma in Creative Photography, London College of Printing


Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2009
Clouds Descending, Tullie House Museum, Carlisle; The Lowry Museum, Salford, UK

2008
The Rockfalls of Normandy, Pole Image, Rouen, France; Robert Mann Gallery, New York

2006
Upton Pyne, Yale Centre for British Art, USA; Davis Museum and Cultural Centre, Wellesley College, USA
Upton Pyne, Johnson Museum, Cornell, USA
The Path to a Picture, V&A Museum, London

2004
Upton Pyne, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter
The St. Austell China Clay Pits, Tate St Ives; Robert Mann Gallery.

2002
Rockfalls, Rivermouths and Ponds, Arles Rencontres, France

2000
Rockfalls, Rivermouths and Ponds, Towner Museum and Art Gallery

1996
The Raft of Carrots, Australian Centre for Photography


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2010
PhotoEspana - Madrid, June
Facts of Life. Photography in Britain 1974 - 1997 as part of Photomonth, Krakow,

2005/8
The Coast of Cumbria - The Lowry, Salford

2005/6
The Rockfalls of Normandy - Pole Image, Normandy, France

2006
The Sunderland Coast - The University of Sunderland

2005
Shiermonnikoog - Ministry of Agriculture, Holland

2004/6
'Crear', Argyll, Artist in Residence

2004
The St Austell China Clay Pits - Tate St Ives

2002/3
The Polder Pictures - Atelier HSL, Holland, Photographic Commission

Selected Publications:

2008
Clouds Descending, Lowry Museum, Salford

2006
The Painter's Pool, Jem Southam and Chris Cook, Nazraeli Press

2005
Landscape Stories, Jem Southam essays by Andy Grundberg and Gerry Badger, Princeton Architectural Press/Blindspot

2000
Rockfalls, Rivermouths and Ponds - The Shape of Time , Jem Southam with texts by David Chandler, Ian Jeffrey, Jeremy Millar Towner Art Gallery/Photoworks

1992
The Raft of Carrots, Jem Southam with text by David Chandler, The Photographers' Gallery, London

1989
The Red River, Jem Southam with texts by D M Thomas (poem) and Frank Turk (essay), Cornerhouse Publications, Manchester

1982
The Floating Harbour, a Landscape History of Bristol City Docks, Jem Southam with text by John Lord, Redcliff Press


Selected Awards:

2001
Arts Council of England

2002
Short-listed for Citibank Photography Prize - The Photographers' Gallery, London

1994
Charles Pratt Memorial Prize - Creative Centre for Photography/Arizona

1992
Leopold Godowsky III Colour Award, Boston Centre for Photography


Selected Collections:

V&A Museum
Government Art Collection, UK
Arts Council Collection
Towner, Eastbourne
Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Museum Folkswang, Dusseldorf
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Davis Museum, Wellesley
Johnson Museum, Cornell



British Photography / The Hyman Collection

Jem Southam

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