Dewi Lewis

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Dewi Lewis (born in Wales, 10 March 1951) is a publisher and curator of photography.

Career[edit]

In 1975, Lewis was the founding director of the Bury Metropolitan Arts Association which operates the Met.[citation needed]

Lewis also founded and was the first director of Cornerhouse, an arts centre in Manchester, England.[1]

Lewis is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and was awarded the Society’s inaugural RPS Award for Outstanding Service to Photography in 2009.[2] In 2012, the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation presented him with an award for Outstanding Contribution to Photography Publishing.[1][3][4]

Lewis has acted as a jury member for several major competitions and as a portfolio reviewer at international photography events including Fotofest and Review Santa Fe (both USA), Lodz Festival (Poland) and PhotoEspana (Spain). He was a ‘Master’ for the 2009, 2010 and 2011 World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclasses.[5] Along with his own book, Publishing Photography (1992), he writes occasional texts on photography and has curated exhibitions including a survey show of the British magazine Picture Post for the 2010 Atri Festival.[6]

Dewi Lewis Publishing[edit]

In 1994 Lewis established Dewi Lewis Publishing, a publisher of photobooks run by Lewis and his wife Caroline from their home in Manchester.[7][1]

Photographers whose books have been published by Dewi Lewis Publishing include Martin Parr,[8] Simon Norfolk,[9] William Klein,[10] Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen,[11] Sergio Larrain,[12] Bruce Gilden[13] and Simon Roberts. Lewis works in close collaboration with a number of European publishers and is a founding member of the European Publishers Award for Photography, established in 1994.[14]

Book by Lewis[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Dewi Lewis - The man who switched focus onto photographers - and founded a cultural gem". Manchester Evening News. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Award for Outstanding Service to Photography". The Royal Photographic Society. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards". 125 World - News. 125 World Ltd. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  4. ^ O'Hagan, Sean (27 April 2012). "Mitch Dobrowner wins L'Iris d'Or photographer of the year award". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dewi Lewis". World Press Photo. World Press Photo. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Dewi Lewis". The Shapes of Time. Reportage Atri festival. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Illegal Immigration in Arizona is Focus of New Photo Book from Dewi Lewis Publishing". The Times Union (Albany, New York). 23 April 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  8. ^ The Last Resort: Photographs of New Brighton, 2nd ed (1998, ISBN 1899235167); Common Sense (1999, ISBN 1899235078).
  9. ^ For Most of It I Have No Words (1998, ISBN 1899235663).
  10. ^ Life is Good and Good for You in New York! Trance Witness Revels, new ed. (1995, ISBN 1899235256).
  11. ^ Writing in the Sand: On the Beaches of North East England (2000, ISBN 1899235973).
  12. ^ London 1958–59 (1998, ISBN 189923571X).
  13. ^ Haiti (1996, ISBN 1899235558); After the Off (1999, ISBN 9781899235179).
  14. ^ "Dewi Lewis". Foto Triennale DK. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 

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