John Davies
The British Landscape

John Davies captures the British landscape in a permanent state of flux. His black and white photographs, taken between 1979 and 2005 show the vast, complex and majestic scenery of industrial and post-industrial Britain.


The series features dramatic photographs of the Scottish mountains and the Lake District, before moving on to examine the rapid growth of our towns and cities including Manchester, Sheffield and the North East. Each photograph is accompanied by Davies’ notes on the social and historical background to the places and scenes featured. Whilst viewing the epic vista of Birmingham’s New Street Station at the turn of the millennium, we learn of its revolutionary past and prosperous future.


John Davies
Gas Street Station, Birmingham 2000
Courtesy of the artist