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My name is Terry Ward, I am a British documentary photographer and author, with many years experience,  I took my first serious colour images in 1977 and have documented many subjects. In the eighties and nineties it was scooter boys, raving, street fashion and culture. During the noughties I concentrated on documenting my own personal environment and situation. Including my involvement in scooter sprinting. In 2008 I started recording my local disused railways and airfields. Progressing to historical subjects like architecture and council housing.

I evolved my approach to subjects after watching the Imagine special on Don Mcculin and his war, social and landscape work. Martin Parr is also an influence showing me different ways to look at your subject. People, culture and consumerism now became the centre of attention. I worked using long term projects on different subjects, concentrating on a core idea, then looking at it in different ways. As David Bailey said 'there are no boundaries', that is my ethos when it comes to photography and one of its most existing aspects of it.

One of my latest projects is curating my archive for future study. This includes images, multi media, collectables, ephemera and research material. The archive totals over 50,000 items. I am also working on these on going projects independently. using hi colour and black and white images to capture the majesty of the English countryside, as well as other related subjects.

Madgate Slade: an evolution of my Vista work. Looking at time and its effects on the landscape and focusing on texture and flow regarding flora and fauna within the area of the Madgate Slade..

TimeTicksOn: documenting Saffron Walden’s slow change from market to dormitory town.

I have been writing for about ten years on the specialist subject of Italian scooters, I built and raced my own Lambretta scooter and have been sponsored by shops and companies. I was very successful, winning championships and breaking records, I wrote for various magazines, even having a long running column on the subject.

In the last few years I have concentrated on historical and cultural subjects, focusing on housing and land history, writing pieces to complement my photography projects and compiling small articles regarding English traditions and culture.

In 2014 I published released my first publication 'Back to Basics' The story of the lost prefabs on Sheds Lane in Saffron Walden after the second world war.

Here are a few of my on going projects.

The only way is up: a detailed look at council/social housing in the Saffron Walden area

Home is where the heart is: documenting the housing stock/streets in Saffron Walden focusing on age, builder and some historical background information.

In the last year or so I have completed many community based self commissions. They include Saffron Walden Town Football Club- Up the Bloods 2014-2015 season.
Ridgeons- Acrows and After 2015-2016. A possible exhibition is currently being negotiated.
Grafton Centre Cambridge- Saturday Snapshot 2015-2016

This year I am the Photographer in Residence at Mill Road in Cambridge. This includes documenting the stories of shop keepers and businesses for one year along this iconic road. The results are to exhibited at Cambridge Central Library in April 2017.

After publishing my second publication Vista, I have now created a new free quarterly Zine called GURU. It is available from selected record/books shops in London and Cambridge. 

For 2017 I will be focusing on long term projects such as Fenlands. The body of work created will be shown at the Ely Museum in late 2017. Echoes: a long term landscape project which focuses on Time, Legacy and Abstract and Brexit Means Brexit: a comment on this important subject through images, food, slang and language whist trying to present a balanced prospective.


2017 Guru2

2016 Guru

2016 Vista

2015 Back to Basics

Featured Media

2017 BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Dotty Mcleod Breakfast Show-Interview

2017 BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Jeremy Sallis Lunchtime Live- Interview

2017 Mill Road TV BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Jeremy Sallis Lunchtime Live

2017 Mixcloud Internet Radio- Beatzones Radio Show

2016 Mill Road TV You Tube Channel- Interview

2006 Anglia TV- On location Interview (Saffron Walden)

2005 Anglia TV – Racing coverage and race meeting Interview

1992 Cambridge Fresh FM- 1 Hour radio show

Featured Publications

2017 A5 Magazine

2017 Essex Life

2017 Hertfordshire Mercury

2017 Maldon and Burnham Standard

2017 Colchester Gazette

2017 Chelmsford Weekly News

2017 Braintree and Witham Times

2017 Brentwood Weekly

2017 Basildon Standard

2017 Clacton Gazette

2017 Halstead Gazette

2017 Thurrock Gazette

2017 Echo

2016 Cambridge News feature and cover

2016 SWTFC Match Programme feature and cover

2016 Walden Local

2015 Cambridge News

2015 Walden Local

2015 Walden Reporter

2014 Essex Life Magazine

2012 Windmills in Essex

2006-2011 Jet Set Magazine

2007-2008 Classic Scooterist Magazine

2007-2008 Scootering Magazine

Featured Websites

2017 Pinterest

2017 East Anglian Federation of Photographic Societies.

2017 Nazeing History Workshop

2017 Getty Images Istock

2017 Alamy Images Stock

2017 Flickr Saffron Walden Archive

2017 Saatchi Art

2017 Boooooooom!

2016 British Journal of Photography FB

2016 Café Royal Books Repro 2016 Project

2016 Cambridge News

2016 Mill Road TV on You Tube

2016 Kickstarter

2015 Heritage Gateway

2015 Saffron Walden Camera Club

2015 Cambridge News

2015 Pictures of Britain ‘Oak Trees’

2006 Racing Scooters

2006 Motor Cycle News

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Vista  Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge

2017 Fenlands Ely Museum

2017 Mill Road Finest Hour Cambridge Central Library

2016 Queen at 90 Tea Party Garden Rooms Saffron Walden

2016 Time Ticks On Domestic  Saffron Walden Library

2016 Time Ticks On Industrial  Saffron Walden Library

2016 Time Ticks On Personal  Saffron Walden Library

2016 Time Ticks On Social Saffron Walden Library

2016 Vista  Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge

2015 Vista  Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge

Group Shows

2016 Repro (Café Royal Books) Hanover Project / University of Central Lancashire 

2016 Small Press: Winchester School of Art

2016 Reflections with David Campbell Saffron Walden Library

2015 Annual Exhibition Saffron Walden Camera Club Saffron Walden Library

Featured Collections/Archives

2017 Saffron Walden Town Library

2017 Wenden Society

2016 Salford Zine Library

2016 Ridgeons Company Archive

2015/2017 Cambridge Arts Collection

2014/2016 Saffron Walden Town Library

2014/2016/2017 Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford

2014/2016/2017 Cambridge University Library

2014/2016/2017 National Library of Scotland

2014/2016/2017 Library of Trinity College, Dublin

2014/2016/2017 British Library

2014/2016/2017 National Library of Wales


2017 Station to Station Takeley Historical Society

2017 Depth of Feeling Loughton Camera Club

2017 Publicity and Publishing Essex Authors Day

2017 Station To Station Manuden and Berden Historical Society

2017 Depth of Feeling Stowmarket & District Camera Club

2016 Depth of Feeling Swavesey Camera Club

2016 Take a Trip Bishops Stortford Railway Society

2016 Life Through My Eyes Enfield Camera Club

2016 Take a Trip Waltham Abbey Historical Society

2016 Echoes Wendens Ambo Society

2016 Echoes Hildersham Historical Society

2016 Depth of Feeling  Glemsford Photographic Club

2016 Echoes  Saffron Walden Museum Society

2015 Depth of Feeling  Bishops Stortford Camera Club

2015 Depth of Feeling  Enfield Camera Club

2015 Depth of Feeling  Bury St Edmunds Photographic Society

2015 Depth of Feeling Saffron Walden Camera Club


2015-2016  Mill Road Cambridge Photographer in Residence               


I am available for lectures, the first is entitled 'Depth of Feeling'

It is an introduction to myself and my ideas on photography. I discuss how to get close, which is ideal for street photography. How to get published including my ideas on self publishing. I also talk about my Vista project and how I plan to get the project published as a photobook.A Q&A session follows.

Second is entitled Echoes: A Discussion on the Terry Ward Archive 

Over the last few years I have compiled the Terry Ward Archive

This important multi media collection includes 50,000 items including over 5,000 photographic images I have taken since 1978. Many subjects are featured. Including local and national history. certain traditional and commercial items, youth trends and cults. Documentary subjects and contemporary landscape images.

Images are curated from over one hundred locations. Ranging from Cornwall to Leeds, London to Brighton. A section focuses on the town of Saffron Walden and it's slow change from a traditional market to London dormitory town.

The archive also includes many other original items including music in its many formats  including vinyl, tapes, CD, ephemera, books, magazines, collectables, recordings of local residence, research material, VHS and short films. The collection contains information dating back to the eighteenth century.
This illustrated talk shows a range of these items with subjects and context explained. Area or subject specific lectures can be compiled and presented on request. Questions are encouraged during and after. 

 Cost for lecture is £50

                                                 Dairy 2015

20th March Saffron Walden Camera Club - Depth of Feeling

17th Sept Bury St Edmunds Camera Club - Depth of Feeling

15th Oct Enfield Camera Club - Depth of Feeling

1st Dec Bishops Stortford Camera Club - Depth of Feeling

                                                Diary 2016

Jan 11th   Saffron Walden Museum Society – Echoes

April 11th Glemsford Photographic Club -Depth of Feeling

May 27th  Hildersham Lecture Series- Echoes

June 10th Wendens Ambo Society - Echoes

Sept 29th Enfield Camera Club - Life Through My Eyes (New Photographic Talk)

October 13th Bishops Stortford Railway Society - Take a Trip (Railway Talk)

Nov17th Swavesey Camera Club - Depth of Feeling

                                                Diary 2017  

Feb 7th Takeley Local History Society-Station to Station (Railway Talk)

Feb 8th  Loughton Camera Club-Depth of Feeling

March 19th Chelmsford Essex Authors Day

March 27th Stowmarket and District Camera Club- Depth of Feeling

May 8th Stevenage Photographic Society- Depth of Feeling

 27th April Nazeing Historical-Station to Station (Railway Talk) 

14th May Godmanchester Photographic Society-Depth of Feeling

2nd October Chingford Photographic Society- Depth of Feeling

6th November Edmonton Camera Club-Depth of Feeling

16th November  Chelmsford Museum-Station to Station (railway talk)

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