David Williams

Pictures from no man’s land

David Williams

Sept 6 – Oct 2

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Elgin Hostel
Dunvegan Road
Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9EE

From the series: Pictures from no man’s land – David Williams

This artist-in-residence project, 1984, was commissioned by St. Margaret’s School for Girls, Edinburgh, in conjunction with the Scottish Arts Council.

I sought to allude to the universal process whereby children grow into adolescents… the concomitant, inexorable shift from innocence to self-consciousness.

David Williams


David Williams photographic practice is wide-ranging, and increasingly informed by the notion of nonduality. He studied English and Sociology before becoming a professional musician and songwriter – and then taking up photography in 1980. Williams became Head of Photography at Edinburgh College of Art in 1990 and was appointed Reader in 2003. He retired from ECA in 2017.
Widely exhibited and published internationally, he is the recipient of a range of major awards and prizes including the BBC Television 150 Years of Photography Award, and in 2018 he was nominated for the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy – the Japanese equivalent of the Nobel Prize.