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Tim has taught photography from GCSE to Masters level since 1989 and teaches practice-based modules on the BA Photography programme. During that time, Tim has also written learning content for most leading UK and US book and magazine publishers including,

Authored books
Daly, T (2019) Practical Projects for Photographers: Developing Practice through Contextual Research. London: Bloomsbury

Daly, T (2013) The Fundamentals of Digital Photography. Zurich: AVA Academia/ Bloomsbury

Daly, T (2009) Adobe Photoshop CS4: The Complete Guide to Digital Printing. Oxford: Focal Press
Daly, T (2009) The Digital Print Styles Recipe Book. Berkeley: Peachpit Press

Daly, T (2009) Creating Digital Photobooks. London: Aurum Press/Argentum

Daly, T (2008) Digital Printing for Professional Photographers. Brighton: The Guild of Master Craftsmen.

Daly T (2008) Creating Exhibition Quality Digital Prints. London: Aurum Press/Argentum

Daly, T (2006) The Photoshop Doctor. Worthing: Ilex Press

Daly, T (2005) The Digital Colour Printing Handbook. London: Aurum Press/Argentum

Daly, T (2004) Digital Retouching and Restoration. Worthing: Rotovision

Daly, T (2004) The Essential Photography Manual. Worthing: Rotovision

Daly, T (2003) The Encyclopaedia of Digital Photography. London: Quintet

Daly, T (2002) The Digital Printing Handbook. London: Aurum Press/Argentum

Daly, T (2002) The Desktop Photographer. London: Quarto

Daly, T (2000) The Digital Photography Handbook. London: Quintet

Magazine feature writing

Writing learning content since 1999 for: The British Journal of Photography, Photo-District News (USA), Digital Camera Magazine (25 issues), What Digital Camera (35 issues), AG - The International Journal of Photographic Art & Practice (30 issues), Better Digital Photography, Digital Photo FX, Digital Photo Techniques (25 issues), Better Photoshop Techniques (Australia), Practical Photography, Photography Monthly, Black and White Photography (120+), Outdoor Photography (15+), The Journal of the Royal Photographic Society, Fotografi (Norway).


Tim has a research interest in the ‘thingness’ of photography and the materiality of the photographic print. His artist’s books explore touch and disruptive sequencing using unconventional formats such as the dossier, envelope, folio or archive box. Through handling books, viewers are presented with an enhanced, haptic reading experience. Tim Daly's projects present alternative social histories using observational photography exploring unexpectedness, visual humour and poignancy, sometimes incorporating archive materials. Since 1990, Daly has worked on a cluster of themes including architecture: of social housing, of the Plotland movement and of former asylum complexes; do-it-yourself culture especially renovation and modification and finally leisure pastimes and tourism, including inland waterways. In addition, Tim Daly has written over twenty books on photography, photobook design, print production and project development aimed at undergraduate students. Since 2000 he has worked with most US and UK publishing houses including Bloomsbury Academic, AVA, Peachpit Press, Focal Press and Aurum Press. Tim has exhibited his work widely, including at The Photographers’ Gallery, London and at the NGBK in Berlin and in 2017, Tim established Fugitive Press.

Published Work

Research Outputs


Daly, T (2019) Practical Projects for Photographers: Developing Practice through Contextual Research. London: Bloomsbury.

 Chapters in Edited Books

Daly, T (2019) The North as a Fantasy Playground: Re-evaluating the literary influences in the landscape photography of Raymond Moore. In Goldie, C (ed), Northern Light Proximity & Distance. Bielefeld. Transcript Verlag.

Daly, T. (2012) Reinstating Touch in the Documentary Photobook in Wilkie, T (ed.), Photography and the Artist’s Book. Edinburgh: Museums Etc. ISBN 9781907697500

Academic peer-reviewed journal papers

Daly, T (2018) Book handling as a research method. The Blue Notebook: Journal for artists’ books, 12(2), 54-61. Bristol, University of the West of England.

Academic peer-reviewed conference contributions

Daly, T (2019) Capturing the ‘thingness’ of photography with insight based methodology: a practice-based PhD case study. In A Sense of Practice: How do you do original research? Association of Photographers in Higher Education conference.

Daly, T. (2019). Long Grove Asylum Medical Journal. Artist's book. Presented at Light Sensitive Material conference (2019). AHRC/University of West London.

Daly, T (2019) Beyond Facsimile: The Haptic Photobook as a Distributed Archive. In Format19 Forever/ Now. University of Derby/ Format.

Daly, T (2018). The Hill of Dreams: Re-evaluating literary influences in the northern landscape photography of Raymond Moore. In Northern Light: Landscape Photography and Evocations of the North. University of Sheffield.

Daly, T (2018) Restoring the Faith: Vernacular repainting of Catholic devotional statuary in Ireland. In Art, Materiality and Representation, British Museum/ Royal Anthropological Institute, London, United Kingdom.

Daly, T (2015). The book as a ruined space: palliative strategies in photographers’ publishing. In

In Place of Architecture, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University 2015.

Daly, T (2011) Material Gain: Reinstating Touch in the Photobook” for Photography and the Artist’s Book symposium. Manchester Metropolitan Museum 2011.

Artist’s Books

Daly, T (2019) Improvised Pipework in Llandudno.

Daly, T (2018) No Sign of Canals on Mars: The illustrated Travel Diaries of Eileen Burke.

Daly, T (2018) Natural History

Daly, T (2018) Angels of Beauty.

Daly, T (2017) Long Grove Asylum Medical Journal.

Daly, T (2016) Southgate Disposal Runcorn.

Daly, T (2016) Hardy Exotics Polytunnels.

Daly, T (2016) Desires No Publicity.

Daly, T (2016) Mirror for Sale.

Daly, T (2015) The Guns of Fort Perch Rock.

Daly, T (2015) A Street Name Desired Car.

Exhibitions - solo shows

2018    No Sign of Canals on Mars: An Artist’s response to the illustrated travel diaries of Eileen Burke. National Waterways Musuem/ Canal & River Trust, Ellesmere Port.

1997    All Weather Icons, Watershed Media Centre, Bristol. Exhibited as 20 C-type prints

1995    All Weather Icons, Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews, part of Fotofeis: The International Festival of Photography 1995.. Exhibited as 20 C-type prints

Catalogue: Foster, A Ed. (1995) Fotofeis ’95 with essays by Val Williams, Pavel Buchler, Allen Lane. Edinburgh: Fotofeis Ltd. Featured in The Sunday Independent Review, The Broader Picture “Saints with Feet of Concrete” text by Mark Espiner.

1993    Escape, The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Exhibited as 25 C-type prints. Featured in The Sunday Independent Review, The Broader Picture “Prefabs where the Heart is” with text by Jonathan Glancey

Exhibitions – selected group shows

2015    In Place of Architecture, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University

2012    Corsham Reformed, Tokarska Gallery, London

2011    In The Woods Today. Alvanley Cliff woodland, Manley.

2010    Intro, The Cube Gallery, Manchester

2009    Encounter, Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool

1998    Depict, New Digital Art, Photofusion Gallery, London

1995    Photographers’ London, Museum of London, Curated by Mike Seaborne. Catalogue: Seaborne, M (1995) Photographers’ London. London: Museum of London.

ISBN 0904818500

Project acquired by Museum of London for their Photographers’ London Archive

1995    Sorak Art Biennale, Sorak, South Korea

1993    Transitions, Photographers’ Gallery

1993    Uber die Grosse Stadte, Fotografien: Tokio, Moskau, Berlin, Paris, London, New York. (About Big Cities: Photographs of) Neuen Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst (NGBK) at the Akademie Galerie, Berlin. “Paper Documents” series exhibited as 12 C-type prints. Artists included Norio Kobayashi, Ryuji Miyamtoto, Alexander Rodchenko, William Klein, Eugene Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Joel Sternfeld and Weegee. Catalogue: Kroh, K (ed) Uber die Grosse Stadte. Berlin: NGBK. ISBN 3926796286. Featured in HQ Design magazine, Heidleburg Germany. Featured as book cover for Bayer, M (1993) Nonfiction. Koln: DuMont. ISBN 9783832178352

1990    Ffotoannual, Ffotogallery Cardiff

1989    Celebration, Royal Festival Hall, London

1989    25 Years of Photography at the Royal College of Art, RCA London

1989    The London Project, The Photographers’ Gallery, London “The Monopoly Board” series exhibited, 25 C-type prints. Curated by David Chandler and Martin Caiger-Smith. Featured in ES Magazine, Evening Standard

1988    Riverside Open, Riverside Gallery Hammersmith London

Published documentary features

“Village of Little Englanders”, Model villages in the Home Counties.

The Independent on Sunday, 26.7.94, Text by Mark Espiner

“Saints with Feet of Concrete”, Catholic Shrines and Grottoes in Ireland.

The Independent on Sunday, 3.4. 94, Text by Mark Espiner

“A Road by Any Other Name”, Road signs and road names

The Independent on Sunday, 20.7.97, Text by Mark Espiner

“Prefabs Where the Heart Is”, Handmade houses in the Thames Estuary

The Independent on Sunday, 8.11.92, Text by Jonathan Glancey

“Arms and the Men”, Wargaming societies

The Independent on Sunday, 4.6.95, Text by Suzi Feay

“Making the Slap Stick”, Clowns facial design copyright register, Hackney

The Independent on Sunday, 20.7.94, Text by Mark Espiner

“The Happiest Hunting Ground”, Pet cemetaries

The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, 30. 6.96, Text by Mark Espiner



PhD Towards a fugitive press: materiality and the printed photograph in artists' booksManchester Metropolitan University. 2016
Post-Graduate Certificate in Education. University of Chester. 2010
MA (RCA) Photography, Royal College of Art. 1989
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Bath Academy of Art. 1987
FHEA - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
FRPS - Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society