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David Wiliams first degree is in English Literature/Sociology. He was a professional composer/performer (Ringo Starr Publishing/EMI Harvest Records)before taking up photography in 1980.
He is the recipient of a number of prizes and awards, including the BBC Television 150 Years of Photography Prize. His work has been extensively exhibited and published internationally.
He was appointed Head of Photography at Edinburgh College of Art in 1990 and Reader in 2003.
Over recent years, elements of my work have gravitated towards the use of photographic strategies, eg seriality, typology, to explore the notion of non-duality.
I also have an ongoing interest in portraiture and employing different approaches which interrogate the received notion of 'the portrait' in photography.
Since 1993 I have undertaken a variety of projects in Japan, on the theme of non-duality, much of it carried out at a range of Buddhist Temple sites. This work has been extensively exhibited and published in the UK, USA, Japan. Most recently, I was invited by the Daiwa Japanese Foundation London, to exhibit extracts from these extended projects. This was accompanied by a public lecture by myself.
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This article was published on Oct 21, 2011