Born in 1950
Lives in Exeter
Jem Southam is considered to be one of the most important photographic artists in England, and has been hugely influential. He is renowned for his series of colour landscape photographs, beginning in the 1970s and continuing until the present. His trademark is the patient observation of changes at a single location over many months or years.
Books include the award winning Raft of Carrots, 1992; The Shape of Time: Rockfalls, Rivermouths and Ponds, published by Photoworks in 2000, for which he was nominated for the Citibank Photography Prize. Lanscape Stories was published in 2005 by Princeton Architectural Press and The Painter's Pool was published by Nazraeli in 2006.
Jem Southam has been the subject of solo shows at numerous institutions including Tate St. Ives (2004), and The Victoria and Albert Museum (2006) and is included in many important collections including Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Museum Folkswang, Dusseldorf, and the Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven. He teaches at the University of Plymouth.