Thomas Joshua Cooper

Thomas Joshua Cooper was born in California in 1946 but lived much of his adult life in Scotland where he is the founding head of photography at Glasgow School of Art. 

His pioneering works of the mid 1970s presented the English landscape but since then his peripatetic practice has taken him round the world to produce his celebrated landscape photographs.

Cooper has spoken of the influence of the Californian photographer's of the f/64 group of the 1930s and 1940s, such as Ansel Adams: "I'll live and die by the late works of Edward Weston, Alfred Stieglitz and Paul Strand, and I think Robert Frank is the most extraordinary living photographic picture-maker." ("Thomas Joshua Cooper's best shot", The Guardian, 28 August 2008).