The pictures in the Hyman Collection mainly come from his important period working for The Tatler in the 1980s. Jones was originally hired by Tina Brown in 1981 to photograph hunt Balls, debutante dances and weddings for the Tatler magazine. Under Mark Boxer the style of social pictures in the magazine developed into an irrerevant but affectionate portrait of english social life.
Dafydd has been a contracted photographer at the Tatler, Vanity Fair, the New York Observer, the Sunday Telegraph , The Times and Independent . As a sign of the turbulence in newspapers he's managed to be 'sacked' by the Telegraph 4 times under different regimes. He has also worked for several magazines and websites that have ended as spectacular failures including Talk magazine, Connoisseur magazine and peoplenews.com.
BA Fine Arts. Winchester School of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Fine art
Foundation course in art. Oxford Polytechnic
Selected Honors & Awards
Prizewinner in the Sunday Times/ Nikon Scholarship for young photographers.
1992. British Press awards. Photos of supermodels.
Photos from Butlinland. Jericho Workshop. Oxford.
The Party is Over. Opsis Foundation. 561 Broadway. New York.
The Photography of Celebrity. ICP. New York. ( Group Exhibition. )
High Society? Proud Gallery. London.
New York Stories. Hotwell Gallery. Bristol.
Eighties vintage prints. Angela Hill, Dover St. market. Albermarle St. London.
Vanity Fair Portraits. National Portrait Gallery. ( Group exhibition. )
Scenes from the Art World. Idea Generation Gallery. London.
ICA London 80s to Now. Old Selfridge's Hotel, London.
The 50 Best Party Pictures of the Past 50 Years. Annabel's. London.
Soho Moments. The Society Club, Ingestre Place, Soho, London.
The Last Party. Mixed show curated by Anthony Haden-Guest. White Box, New York.