This is the website of Ian Walker, photographic historian, photographer, critic, curator and previously Professor of Photography at Newport in South Wales.
It is not the website of Ian Walker the goalkeeper, Ian Walker the yachtsman, Ian Walker the American playwright nor Ian Walker the Scottish singer. (There are many others, including several photographers, all worthy possessors of the same name.)
This website brings together many of the texts that this Ian Walker has written and the photographs he has taken over the past half century. There are also reviews, clippings, installation photos, video extracts and links to other websites.
As well as an archive of published or exhibited material, this website also hosts new work, both written and photographic. These additions are posted here on a regular basis.
Ian Walker now lives between Wales and London where his practice is based at Spitalfields Studios: www.spitalfieldsstudios.com.
He is a member of AICA (the International Association of Art Critics) and can also be contacted via the AICA website
The photograph on the right was taken by Jakob Leister-Wright on a visit to Avebury in May, 2022. It is based on a picture taken by Paul Nash in 1933; he called the stone ‘Avebury Sentinel’.