BRIAN DAVID STEVENS - Festival Speaker
Brian is based in London but his parents hail from the Welsh valleys where they still reside.
Covering many personal projects in his career, Brian spends long periods of time photographing people and places with an artistic eye and great sensitivity. His well known "They that are left..." : 'Remembrance' portraits of War Veterans’ was produced over a ten year period and was exhibited at Oriel Colwyn.
His more recent ‘Beachy Head’ beautifully explores a UK landscape well known for its iconic chalk cliffs but their height also making the area one of the world’s most notorious for suicide.
His work is held in the National Portrait Gallery and in the National Galleries of Scotland and other private collections.
Having published several books, notable titles being Notting Hill Sound Systems (exhibited at this year’s Diffusion festival), Brighter Later and Beachy Head,
Brian’s latest book ‘Doggerland’ is published by Another Place Press
Brian has exhibited both at home and internationally.
His favourite colour is gold.