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David Severn

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About me

David Severn is a documentary photographer based in Nottingham, UK. His work deals with working class culture and the places associated with it, both historically and today. He is particularly interested in the relationship between work, leisure and landscape. His current project explores life within coalfield areas in the British Midlands. David's photographs have been exhibited internationally, including at FORMAT International Photography Festival, Singapore International Photography Festival, Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition and the Renaissance Prize exhibition at Getty Images Gallery, London. He has worked on assignments for publications including The New York Times, Le Monde, The Guardian, The Financial Times Weekend Magazine, The Times (London) and MONOCLE. In 2015 David was selected as a winner of the Magnum Photos "30 under 30" award, an international competition open to documentary photographers under 30 years of age covering social issues.

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Skills

  • Documentary Photography
  • Editorial Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Film Photography
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop

Work history

2015

Photographer

The New York Times

May 2015 - May 2015
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Photo assignment at Thoresby Colliery, the last remaining coal mine in Nottinghamshire, in the weeks before its closure.

Awards

2016

Flash Forward 2016

Magenta Foundation

2015

RPS International Print Exhibition 158 Under 30's Gold Award

The Royal Photographic Society

2015

30 Under 30

Magnum Photos

  • An international competition open to documentary photographers under 30 years of age covering social issues.