Tom WOOD

Liverpool

Family Likeness

Shipyard

Irish Work

Exhibitions

2021

Happy Birthday Tom!

SIT DOWN gallery

01.23.2021 – 02.20.2021

2019

Family Likeness

galerie SIT DOWN

11.06.2019 – 12.21.2019

Mothers, Daughters, Sisters.

Les Rencontres d’Arles

07.01.2019 – 08.25.2019

Solo show

Photo London

15.05.2019 – 19.05.2019

2017

Solo show

PARIS PHOTO Fair

03.11.2017 – 12.11.2017

2015

Cynefin, les paysages gallois 

SIT DOWN gallery

10.11.2015 – 20.12.2015

2011

1978 – 2003 : Les années Liverpool

SIT DOWN gallery

05.11.2011 – 21.01.2012

Biography

Tom Wood, a photographer whom Martin Parr described in 1998 as “the unsung genius of British photography”, is originally from Ireland and has spent most of his life in Liverpool.
Known by the public as the “Photie Man “* (the guy with the camera) so much so that he and his camera have become part of the Liverpool landscape. The artist has been crisscrossing the smallest corners of his city on foot or by bus since the mid-1970s. The latter is the constitutive means of locomotion of his photography as his books “Bus Odyssey” and “All Zones off Peak” testify.

For almost thirty years, the street has been the framework of his photographic research.
This work, nourished by his daily life, is situated between documentary, life experience and visual research. His images, mostly taken with his Leica, alternating color and black and white, reveal the complicity he has with his subjects. He is one of them, lives like them, blends in with them. “He touches the intimate because he does not attack intimacy”, freeing himself from photographic constraints and authorizing himself a true visual freedom.

With Martin Parr, Chris Killip and a few others of the same generation, Tom Wood has largely contributed to the English social photography movement that has developed following the punk explosion in reaction to the Thatcher years.

 

Press

Articles (selection)

2021    
« Je n’ai pas le permis de conduire, je photographie ce qui m’entoure  » La balade irlandaise de Tom Wood, Le Monde, November 2021

2019    
«Mères, filles, sœurs » L’hommage de Tom Wood aux femmes, Fisheye, July 2019
Photographie : douceurs arlésienne, Grazia, July 2019
Rencontres d’Arles : les immanquables de l’édition 2019, Le Point, July 2019
Photographie : nos 12 expositions préférées aux Rencontres d’Arles, Le Monde, Juillet 2019
Les coups de cœur de Polka aux Rencontres d’Arles, Polka, Juillet 2019
The big picture: Liverpool’s mothers go to market, The Guardian, Juin 2019

2018     
Femme des années 80, Grazia, Novembre 2018

2014    
BBC News – Photographer Tom Wood’s landscapes
“What do Artits do all day” BBC Four, Fevrier 2014 (vidéo)
Everett, Lucinda, The Telegraph Culture, 5 September        

2013    
Tom Wood- Britain. 1973–2012, MAMM

2012   
Tom Wood’s Men and women in picturesO’Hagen, Sean, The Guardian, London 
Tom Wood’s men and womenCoomes, PhilBBC News in pictures 10 October
Tom Wood, bus repetitaOllier, Brigitte, Liberation, Paris, 29/06/2012
L’odyssée de Tom WoodPoiret, Dominique, Libération, Paris, 30/06/2012

2009     
Working Class HeroWais, Alain, French, Issue15

2003       
PhotiemanHickling, Alfred, The Guardian, London, 26/6/03
Tom Wood : Making SenseFletcher, Jane, Source, Iss.36, Belfast

2002       
Looking for LoveSmith, Roberta, The New York Times, 13/12/02 

2000       
OuvertureDrost, Ralf, Flash Art, Milan, Italy XXXIII, May-June, p109