Roger Tiley Documentary photographer & film maker
Roger Tiley was born in 1960 and has lived in the south Wales valleys all of his life. He began his professional photographic career, working as an apprentice industrial photographer for Lucas Girling.
After studying on the documentary photography course under Magnum photographer, David Hurn, he worked on numerous commissions for national newspapers and magazines. These included work published in the Times, Sunday Times, Observer and Guardian newspapers respectively.
In 1986, Tiley was awarded his first major commission called 'The Valleys Project'. Along with David Bailey, John Davies, Ron McCormick and Paul Reas, he documented the mining communities post miners' strike.
Since the 1980s, Tiley has worked on numerous major photographic commissions in Britain and the USA.
Keo Films (London)
The Times/Sunday Times
The National Library of Wales
The Arts Council of Wales
University of Appalachian Studies, USA
University of Wales
BBC, ITV & Channel 4 TV
B/W Photography magazine
British Journal of Photography
The Royal Photographic Society
Roger also lectures in photography and regularly delivers presentations relating to his photographic practice.
'I find it inspirational to photograph in my own back yard! I'm fascinated with the people; the landscape and the architecture, which has witnessed an unrecognisable change in the past four decades. It is this which stimulates my hunger to make new photographs of the valleys and beyond'.
'This website shows a few examples of my work. I have around 50,000-60,000 negatives and many digital images. To purchase existing work, commission new work, exhibit, publish or broadcast, please email me at : firstname.lastname@example.org