Tom Wood was born in County Mayo in the west of Ireland in 1951. Initially trained as a painter at the Leicester Polytechnic, he has taken photographs almost every day for the last 40 years. His work has been shown in many solo and group exhibitions including those at Tate Britain, the Photographers’ Gallery in London and the International Center for Photography in New York. Wood was awarded the Prix Dialogue de l’Humanité at Recontres d’Arles in 2002, and in 2014 he was the subject of the BBC documentary What do artists do all day? Steidl has published Wood’s Photie Man (2005) and Men and Women (2013).