Jay Davies (b. 1994) is a queer, agender, First Nations (Māori) photographic artist living and working on stolen lands of The Kulin Nation (in Melbourne, Australia).
Jay graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Art (Photography) from The Victorian College of The Arts in 2018 and has been exploring and experimenting with photography since 2008. Their work explores queer intimacy for a queer audience. Through the use of analogue and instant photographic processes, they are developing a body of work that highlights and celebrates the importance of queer life and community. Creating this work relies on the development of safe spaces and intimate relationships between artist and subject, which has shaped the artist’s practice into one of empathy and collaboration.