In 1991 John Davies moved to Cardiff in Wales. Between 1995 to 1996 he was invited to become a Senior Research Fellow based in the Art School at the University of Wales Cardiff. During this time he produced a book on the River Taff with an exhibition of this work at the Museum of Wales.
John Davies is one of today's most outstanding British photographers; he became internationally famous during the 1980's through his influential work on the British industrial landscape, observed in vast and detailed views. The photographs from his 1987 book 'A Green & Pleasant Land' became one of the Photographers' Gallery's, London, most popular touring exhibitions.