Daniel T Wheeler is a Photographer and Educator based in the Midlands.
His work mainly springs from emotional relationships with people, the landscape and the history of areas in which he works. The necessity to socially engage with his subjects is at the root of his work. Often this means that Daniel will engrain himself within communities (Normanton, Firs Estate, In Transit) and develop a spiritual, historical and cultural understanding of the areas in which he makes pictures (Grangewood, Pilgrimage, Native Plants of Northern Cyprus).
The tactile nature of his work radiates this approach and produces distinctive and emotive images.
His work is exclusively made using analogue photographic materials and darkroom practices at his community darkroom and lab, The Photo Parlour, based in Nottingham.
The Photo Parlour was set up in 2014 to provide space and facilities for film photographers to practice and learn darkroom techniques as well as network and support one another.
In 2017 the facility expanded into an existing film processing lab in Nottingham and supports a broad demographic of photographers across the U.K and runs a membership as well as popular workshops and social events.
The Photo Parlour is also home to Nottingham Centre for Photography and Social Engagement, which supports marginalised communities in the area with workshops and regular social events as well as a bi-annual photography festival across several established venues in Nottingham. This festival is called Off-Centre. This festival enables its organisers to showcase the work of photographers across Nottingham, regardless of their professional status and supports their practice before and after the event, ensuring that those who take part are encouraged, nurtured and supported.
2020 – “Grangewood” – Photo Canopy, BSDC, U.K
2020 – “Firs Estate” - Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington, U.K
2019 – “Our Days of Gold” w/Assunta Ruocco – Italian Cultural Institute, Hamburg, Germany
2018 – “In Transit” – Dubrek, Derby, U.K
2017 – “Normanton, Arboretum” – East Meets West 2.0, Grain, Birmingham, U.K
2016 – “Normanton, Arboretum” – East Meets West 2.0, Quad, Derby, U.K
2016 – “Normanton, Re-visited” – Pear Tree Library, Normanton, Derby, U.K
2015 – “Normanton” - Market Hall/Quad, Derby, U.K
2015 – “Night Sun” w/Richard Birkin and Emma Lannie – FORMAT Photography Festival, Derby, U.K
2014 – “Night Sun” w/Richard Birkin and Emma Lannie – Light Night, Nottingham, U.K
2014 – “Lost and Found” – Artsmith, Derby, U.K
2019-2020 Grangewood – Photo Canopy
2015 – “Normanton” produced for The Open Centre
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