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 1976 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 25,000 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.
During 2018 I will be spending time shooting my next exhibitions, First is 'Sanctuary Harlow's Lost Woods' is a body of work that will be shown at Harlow museum at the end of the year. It focuses on many of over 50 wooded areas in Harlow New Town that were built in to the original master plan. Many of the woods are hundreds of years old and at odds with there environment.
Next will be 'Islands of Essex', this show will be shown at the Beecroft Art gallery in Southend early next year. It will focus of the many types of environs present on Essex's surprisingly large number of islands.
I will also be featuring the many and varied businesses that call 'Hackney Arches' there home.From dog groomers to garages, cafes to vintage interiors I tell the personal and collective stories of the community that call this changing area their home.
Also throughout the year I will be researching material for my 'Station to Station' book that will be printed in the near future.
2015 Back to Basics
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
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
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
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
2016 British Journal of Photography FB
2016 Café Royal Books Repro 2016 Project
2016 Cambridge News
2016 Mill Road TV on You Tube
2015 Heritage Gateway
2015 Saffron Walden Camera Club
2015 Cambridge News
2015 Pictures of Britain ‘Oak Trees’
2006 Racing Scooters
2006 Motor Cycle News
2018 Vista Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge
2017 Vista Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge
2017-2018 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
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
2018 Ely Museum
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
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
Thank you very much for coming to Swavesey Camera Club to give your splendid talk "Depth of Feeling". I know from my conversations with members in the coffee queue that if was very well received. Your approach to photography is refreshing and certainly gave me some food for thought.
With thanks and best wishes.
Hugh Richards Programme Secretary, Swavesey Camera Club
Thank you for your very interesting talk
Waltham Abbey Historical Society. Jean Church
Really enjoyed your talk last night and I think you will note from the audience response(one of the largest we have had recently) how well it was received.
undertook my commute today with renewed interest and picked out several of the sites you highlighted!
Thanks again and with best regards
Graham Thompson Takeley Historical Society
Thank you very much. Your talk was much appreciated.
I’ve forwarded the address below to our members.
Jeff Attfield Manuden and Berden Historical Society
Everyone I have spoken to really enjoyed your talk.
Best wishes David Pracy Nazeing History Workshop
Thank you so much for tonight's inspiring talk at Edmonton. Your enthusiasm can across and I'm sure will have prompted our member to get out to take photos for their own projects.
Nick Clark Programme Secretary Edmonton Camera Club
Thanks for the talk, I for one really enjoyed it and I think most members enjoyed it and found it to be a 'breath of fresh air' - so unlike any other speakers we have had. Thank you.
Stowmarket Camera Club
Thank you for a thought provoking talk this evening in Godmanchester. I am a 'new' photographer who has lots of photographs that I have taken over the years. I learned a lot this evening, not least, don't throw photos away or 'delete' ! Looking forward to looking at your website and hearing more about your exhibition later in the year.
Katy Godmanchester Photographic Society
I just wanted to say thank you for the excellent talk you gave to us at the Stowmarket Camera Club the other week. I really enjoyed it, it was like a breath of fresh air. You have certainly encouraged me not to get too anxious about rules and technicalities, and trying to take the perfect shot all the time. It makes it much more fun and adventuress when freed from these constraints - and I really don't mind if I don't win any competitions!!!
All the best with your exhibition in Cambridge.
Kind regards, Caroline Stowmarket Camera Club
Thank you for the interesting talk you presented last week at Nazeing , very informative
Many thanks for your email this morning and for visiting us last evening, it was a most interesting talk with as you say a different perspective in the line.
Many thanks again for visiting us and for certainly being one of the clearest speakers we have had there
Best regards Dave Elsdon Hitchin Branch Secretary
Fenlands Sprit of the Fens Ely Museum
The exhibition has been very well received by our visitors.
Elie. Curator Ely Museum
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 thousands of items including over 25,000 photographic images I have taken since 1976. 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.
Lectures are free but I ask a small amount to cover expenses
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
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 Lecture)
October 13th Bishops Stortford Railway Society - Take a Trip (Railway Lecture)
Nov17th Swavesey Camera Club - Depth of Feeling
Feb 7th Takeley Local History Society-Station to Station (Railway Lecture)
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 Lecture)
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 lecture)
13th February RCTS Station to Station (railway lecture)
20th February Bottisham Camera Club Depth of Feeling
27th Feb St Neots and District Camera Club Depth of Feeling
1st March Royston and District Local History Society Station to Station
1st May 'The Hertford and Ware Railway Society' Station to Station
24th May Barking Camera Club Depth of Feeling
12th September Elsenham Historical Station to Station
25th September Welwyn Garden City Station to Station
1st October Hornchurch Photographic Society Depth of Feeling
1st November Enfield Camera Club Down in the streets New Photo Lecture