Tom Groves is a British photographer, digital printer and archivist based in London, UK.
His most recent work, The Vale of Avalon, will be exhibited on the fences of Glastonbury Festival, where the ‘before and after’ portraits were originally shot. Tom’s other photographic works include Olympic Queuing, Batten Down the Hatches and the self-publication of his first photobook in 2013 – In the Box – documenting the previously unseen world of competitive Subbuteo. Images from In the Box were featured in The Guardian Weekend Magazine as well as on many online platforms including the BBC, It’s Nice That and Creative Review.
In his capacity as a digital printer, Tom has worked on the production of several major exhibitions and books including, ‘Only in England’ - Martin Parr with Tony Ray-Jones, The Media Space, London; ‘Empire’ - Jon Tonks, MAC Gallery, Birmingham; ‘Conflict, Time, Photography’, Tate Modern, London; ‘Like you’ve never been away’ - Paul Trevor, published by Bluecoat Press and exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; and ‘Some Thing means Everything to Somebody’ - Peter Mitchell, published by RRB Photobooks.
Tom was born in Bristol, gained an HND in Photography at Filton College and then went on to an internship and subsequently, a full-time job at Magnum Photos. During this time, he also helped to set up ‘The Emporium’ community gallery in Stokes Croft, Bristol. After two years at Magnum, he went to work at Martin Parr’s Studio, producing high quality photographic prints for multiple major exhibitions at leading international galleries.
Through his work with Martin Parr, Tom has expanded his knowledge and appreciation of the photobook and has become a keen collector. He continues to work on his own photography as well as collaborating with galleries, publishers and photographers to produce portfolio prints, exhibition prints and books.