Roger Palmer works primarily with landscape photographs, a practice that developed via painting, drawing, printmaking and the re-evaluation of photography in conceptual and land art. Since the early 1970s, Palmer’s work has been exhibited in Europe, North America, Africa and New Zealand. He has worked and exhibited several times in South Africa, most recently ‘Plume’ (Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town/The Premises, Johannesburg (2006/7). Several of his solo publications include works made in Southern Africa: Circulation (Fotohof edition, Salzburg, 2012), Shanty (Aspex Visual Arts Trust, Portsmouth, 2008), Overseas (Fotohof edition, Salzburg, 2004), International Waters (John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, 2001), Remarks on Colour (Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, 1995) and Precious Metals (Serpentine Gallery, London/ Cambridge Darkroom, 1986). A new book, Macao Macau, with an essay by Tim Simpson, is published by Black Dog, London in February 2014.
Palmer lives in Glasgow, Scotland. He is Emeritus Professor of Fine Art at the University of Leeds.