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Ron Davies, OBE (17 December 1921 – 26 October 2013) was a Welsh photographer.

Ron Davies
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Ron Davies
Born(1921-12-17)17 December 1921
Died26 October 2013(2013-10-26) (aged 91)


Life and workEdit

Davies was born in Aberaeron, Wales. He developed an interest in photography at the age of 8, while working as an errand boy for a chemist shop in his home town.

During WWII, Davies became an official war photographer on the staff of Air Information with the South East Asia command of the Royal Air Force, stationed in India, Indonesia and Singapore. In 1950, Davies was injured in an accident on his motorcycle combination, and consequently used a wheelchair for the rest of his life, though this didn't prevent him pursuing his chosen career.

He worked as a still and cine press photographer for HTV, the BBC, the Western Mail, Y Cymro and various national newspapers, and produced much private work and mounted many exhibitions. He also took a keen and active interest in teaching photography, and was the driving force behind the first mobile disabled darkroom, operated by Arts Care/Gofal Celf.[1]

In 2003, Davies was awarded the OBE for his services to photography, and the year before he was accepted into the Welsh National Eisteddfod's Bardic Circle.

Davies died on 26 October 2013, aged 91.[2][3][4]


  • Llun A Chân, 1983, ISBN 0-85088-539-6
  • 24 Awr Bronglais: Bywyd mewn diwrnod, Bronglais: 24 hours - A life in the day of, 1988, exhibition catalogue
  • Delweddau O Gymru/Images Of Wales, 1990, ISBN 0-86243-226-X
  • The Seven Wonders of Wales, 1993, ISBN 0-86243-292-8
  • Byd Ron/Ron's World, 2001, ISBN 1-86225-032-4


  1. ^ Arts Care/Gofal Celf is a Carmarthen-based charity providing arts training and facilities for disabled people in Wales
  2. ^ "Photographer Ron Davies, from Aberaeron, dies aged 91". BBC News. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Teyrnged i ffotograffydd". BBC News Newyddion. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013. (In Welsh)
  4. ^ "Photographer with love of post boxes passes away". ITV Wales. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013.

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