Siân DAVEY British, b. 1964

Following a 15-year career as a psychotherapist in private practice, British photographer Siân DAVEY launched a career in photography in 2014. Drawing on her experiences as a psychotherapist and mother, with her family and community being particularly central to her work, Davey's work is an investigation of the psychological landscapes of herself, her daughters, and the social landscapes in which they live. Siân Davey's projects provide a thoughtful, alternative vision of childhood and adolescence.


Davey graduated with a BA in Social Policy at the University of Brighton in 1990, and completed her MA (2014) and MFA (2016) in Photography at Plymouth University. Her work is featured in various public collections, such as The Science Museum, London and The Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol, UK. Siân has been the recipient of numerous awards including the winner of the The Wellcome Trust Commission (2019), The Eugene Smith Fellowship (2019), The Arnold Newman Award for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture (2016), and The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize for three consecutive years (2014-2016). The artist published two books 'Looking for Alice' (2016) and 'Martha' (2018) both with independent publisher Trolley Books.