Date of Birth



1973: Diploma in Photography, Manchester Polytechnic
2005: PhD, Cardiff University


1975-1977: Borough of Pendle, Lancashire, photographer-in-residence
1978-1980: Granada TV, Manchester, local programmes researcher and occasional presenter on Celebration
1981-1983: Humberside College of Higher Education, Hull, lecturer in photography
1983-1994: Gwent College of Higher Education, Newport, senior lecturer in photography
1994-2000: Cardiff University, lecturer in photojournalism
    2001-2006 (on secondment): BBC Cymru Wales, Cardiff, creative director, Capture Wales digital storytelling
2001-2012: Cardiff University, lecturer in photography and participatory media


In the 1990s I taught photojournalism workshops for the Reuters Foundation, The British Council and others in the emerging democracies of Europe; also in India and Bangladesh. Between 2000 and 2008 I travelled widely (mostly in Australia and the USA) lecturing about the new work I had been doing in participatory media using digital storytelling


2002: BAFTA Cymru for BBC Capture Wales
2006: Cardiff University Innovation Network Prize for BBC Capture Wales
2008: Hon FRPS, Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society

Work in Private Collections

The Hyman Collection, now at the Centre for British Photography, London, acquired my entire retrospective exhibition Daniel Meadows, Early Photographic Works in 2015
The Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol, acquired the exhibition National Portraits, Now & Then from 2000, in 2017, along with supporting material

Work in Public Collections

Arts Council England collection has prints from the Free Photographic Omnibus
Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford has my entire archive
British Library has a Daniel Meadows collection
Fakenham and District Community Archive has thirty vintage panels from the Free Photographic Omnibus first exhibited in May 1975
Heritage Trust for the North West, at Pendle Heritage Centre, Lancashirehas a complete set of 35mm negatives, contact sheets and 10x8 inch prints for more than 600 buildings photographed during my Borough of Pendle residency 1975-77
The Library of Birmingham has a collection of twelve prints from the Free Photographic Omnibus
Side Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, has thirty-three vintage panels from the Free Photographic Omnibus, 1974
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, has two pictures from The Other Britain, 1982, a New Society exhibition


Selected. Note: the links here are to the BBC's programme index of historical listings.
BBC Inside Out North West. Forty-five years after the event, Daniel Meadows returns to Moss Side to meet some of the people he photographed from the Shop on Greame Street. Produced by Dominic Callaghan
2019: BBC One Show. One Last Portrait with Jennie Browne at the launch event of the Daniel Meadows Archive in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Produced by Pier Productions


Selected. Note: the links here are to the BBC's programme index of historical listings.
BBC Radio 4. Woman's Hour. Eileen Totten meets Daniel Meadows, a young photographer on tour to capture life-styles and faces of today, tx 14 September.
1988: BBC Radio 4. A Place of Your Own, three short talks (r/t 12 min each) in celebration of the suburban ethos.
    Behind the Privet Hedge tx 24 April
    Nameplates and Lifestyles tx 1 May
    Upward Mobility tx 8 May
Produced by David Perry
1989: BBC Radio 4. Shall We Prance? a Saturday Feature (r/t 30 min) about Britain's top riders doing dressage to music, tx 22 July.
Produced by Rachel Yorke
1996: BBC Radio 4. Living Like This. Documentary (r/t 30 min). 'Twenty years ago, art student Daniel Meadows set out in a converted double decker bus to photograph the people living in a Britain he barely knew. Now he journeys back through a very different country.' Reporter Alan Dein. Tx 10 June, repeated 10 August 1997.
Produced by Mark Burman
1997: BBC Radio 4. Midweek. Libby Purves interviews Daniel Meadows about the Free Photographic Omnibus with a contribution from Sheila Hancock, tx 26 February.
2016: ABC Radiotonic. The Free Photographic Omnibus. Podcast documentary (r/t 17 min) from broadcast 17 June.
Produced by Olivia Humphreys