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.
Fundamental to his work is a motivation to observe and document human existence and the tense, difficult, paradoxical and contemporary issues facing communities as they live and work colliding with new social and economic policies while still striving to maintain a quality of life and wellbeing.
Most of Jackson’s themes and concerns are revealed in the urban built environment including social housing and social identity, ethnic diversity, family relationships and histories and economic migration.
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.
Jackson is currently developing a long term project, commissioned by mac, Birmingham, that will see him develop new work based on research material and an exploration into our relationship with the past and across continents. The work will have multiple outcomes which he will talk about during the event.