The Dog Walkers


  • John Darwell University of Cumbria



Images from series 'The Dog Walkers'.


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Author Biography

John Darwell, University of Cumbria

John Darwell is an independent photographer working on long-term projects that reflect his interest in social and industrial change, concern for the environment and issues around the depiction of mental health. He is currently engaged in a long-term research project exploring the complexities of the human/dog relationship of which the work featured here is a part. His work has been exhibited, and published widely, including eighteen monographs, numerous book features and exhibitions in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, the USA, Mexico, South America and the Canary Islands. His work is featured in several important collections including the National Museum of Media/Sun Life Collection, Bradford; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In 2008 he gained his PhD for research into the visualisation of depression entitled ‘A Black Dog Came Calling’.  He has recently left academia to concentrate on his practice. Further information can be found on his website at: