Dewi Lewis (born 10 March 1951) is a Welsh publisher and curator of photography.

Dewi Lewis, 2014


In 1975, Lewis was the founding director of the Bury Metropolitan Arts Association which operates the Met.[citation needed]

Lewis also founded and was the first director of Cornerhouse, an arts centre in Manchester, England.[1]

Lewis was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 2004[2] and was awarded the Society’s inaugural RPS Award for Outstanding Service to Photography in 2009.[3] In 2012, the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation presented him with an award for Outstanding Contribution to Photography Publishing.[1][4][5]

Lewis has acted as a jury member for several major competitions and as a portfolio reviewer at international photography events including Fotofest and Review Santa Fe (both USA), Lodz Festival (Poland) and PHotoEspaña (Spain). He was a ‘Master’ for the 2009, 2010 and 2011 World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclasses.[6] Along with his own book, Publishing Photography (1992), he writes occasional texts on photography and has curated exhibitions including a survey show of the British magazine Picture Post for the 2010 Atri Festival.[7]

Dewi Lewis PublishingEdit

In 1994 Lewis established Dewi Lewis Publishing, a publisher of photobooks run by Lewis and his wife Caroline Warhurst from their home in Manchester.[8][1]

Photographers whose books have been published by Dewi Lewis Publishing include Bruce Gilden[9] William Klein,[10] Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen,[11] Sergio Larrain,[12] Simon Norfolk,[13] Martin Parr,[14] and Simon Roberts. Lewis works in close collaboration with a number of European publishers and is a founding member of the European Publishers Award for Photography, established in 1994.[15]

In 2014 Dewi Lewis Publishing won PhotoEspaña's Outstanding Publishing House of the Year award.[16]

Book by LewisEdit

  • Publishing Photography. Manchester: Cornerhouse, 1992. ISBN 9780948797811.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Dewi Lewis - The man who switched focus onto photographers - and founded a cultural gem". Manchester Evening News. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Honorary Fellowships (HonFRPS)". Royal Photographic Society. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Outstanding Service". The Royal Photographic Society. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards". 125 World - News. 125 World Ltd. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  5. ^ O'Hagan, Sean (27 April 2012). "Mitch Dobrowner wins L'Iris d'Or photographer of the year award". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Dewi Lewis". World Press Photo. World Press Photo. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Dewi Lewis". The Shapes of Time. Reportage Atri festival. Archived from the original on 9 September 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Illegal Immigration in Arizona is Focus of New Photo Book from Dewi Lewis Publishing". The Times Union (Albany, New York). 23 April 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  9. ^ Haiti (1996, ISBN 1899235558); After the Off (1999, ISBN 9781899235179).
  10. ^ Life is Good and Good for You in New York! Trance Witness Revels, new ed. (1995, ISBN 1899235256).
  11. ^ Writing in the Sand: On the Beaches of North East England (2000, ISBN 1899235973).
  12. ^ London 1958–59 (1998, ISBN 189923571X).
  13. ^ For Most of It I Have No Words (1998, ISBN 1899235663).
  14. ^ The Last Resort: Photographs of New Brighton, 2nd ed (1998, ISBN 1899235167); Common Sense (1999, ISBN 1899235078).
  15. ^ "Dewi Lewis". Foto Triennale DK. Archived from the original on 13 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  16. ^ "PhotoEspaña Discovery Award". British Journal of Photography. Apptitude Media. 161 (7826): 7. 2014.

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