James Morris is a British photographer of landscape and the built environment. Known earlier in his career mainly for his architectural photographs, over the last decade he has looked more broadly at landscape issues from urbanism to human conflict and settlement. His work documents the impact of man’s intervention in the landscape and the layers of history evident there. In 2003 he published Butabu (Princeton Architectural Press), which records the threatened and vulnerable landscape of West African vernacular architecture. Seven years after returning to live in the country of his birth he published A Landscape of Wales (Dewi Lewis Publishing 2010) which has been described as both a love letter and deeply melancholic. His practice incorporates both self initiated and commissioned work – over the years he has illustrated many books and magazine features. He exhibits internationally and has received awards from the Design and Art Directors Guild, the Graham Foundation for Fine Arts, the European Union, the Arts Council of Wales, and the Welsh Books Council. His work is held in numerous collections including the British Council; Museum of African Art NY; Princeton University; Victoria and Albert Museum; Aga Khan Foundation; National Library of Wales: and the Welsh Assembly Government.