Moyra Davey

Photographer, filmmaker and author

Moyra Davey (1958) is a Canadian photographer, filmmaker and author who has lived in New York since the 1980s and whose work intertwines images and literature. Together with Jason Simon, she curated the 2013 exhibition To the Friends Who Saved My Life at Callicoon Fine Arts Gallery. This exhibition featured the first showing in the United States of the photographs of French writer Hervé Guibert, and its title indeed referenced Guibert’s autobiographical text À l’ami qui ne m’a pas sauvé la vie [To the Friend Who Didn’t Save My Life] (1990). Following on from works to Jean Genet and Derek Jarman, for Exposé·es she has produced the photographic series Visitor, which is inspired by Guibert and evokes through autobiographical notes the experience of the American health care system.