We are delighted to invite you to a PHOTOGRAPHERS TALK by Andrew Jackson.
Jackson is a British photographer whose work is primarily concerned with exploring the nuances of urbanism as it impacts upon notions of race, class, citizenship and migration.
He is a graduate of the MA Documentary program at Newport in Wales and has since undertaken both self-initiated and commissioned works in the UK and abroad.
Most of Jackson’s themes and concerns are revealed in the urban built environment. Fundamental to his work is a motivation to observe and document human existence and the ways in which historical and contemporary social policy have impacted and marked both individuals and communities.
Past works have included explorations of post-Apartheid South Africa whilst current works explore the enduring legacy of Britain’s post war social housing policy.
In his photographs Jackson employs realism and a documentary approach and his work is often accompanied by text, video and recordings.
In 2013 he co-founded Some Cities Community Interest Company, a participatory photography organisation designed to create opportunities for the citizens of Birmingham to chronicle their own experience through photographs and then to construct an ongoing archive of their results.
His work has been exhibited widely including at Focal Point Gallery, mac Birmingham, The New Art Gallery Walsall and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. His work is held in both private and public collections and archives.
Jackson is currently artist in residence at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool and is also developing a long-term project, commissioned by mac, Birmingham, that will see him develop new work that explores our relationship with the past and a future which might have been. The work will have multiple outcomes which he will talk about during the event.