About

Andrew Jackson Bio Dsf0157

Andrew Jackson is a photographer, writer and lecturer on the Master of Arts Photojournalism & Documentary program at London College of Communication (University of the Arts London).

Whilst born in the UK, he's based in Montreal, Canada and sits on the advisory panel of The Photo Ethics Centre.

Jackson is a recipient of the month-long Light Work / Autograph ABP (AIR) International Photography Residency in Syracuse, New York, and a graduate of the MA Documentary photography program at Newport in Wales. In 2018 Jackson was shortlisted for the Elliott Erwitt Fellowship and in the past has been a nominee for the Prix Pictet award.

Jackson's works are held in the United Kingdom Government Art Collection, The Garman Ryan Collection, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, besides other public and private collections of art.

His works interrogate notions of place, belonging and selfhood, within intimate and personal interventions which focus on the themes of migration, displacement, and collective memory, but also seek to question and challenge how photography has traditionally narrated and represented stories of the diaspora.

As the art historian Professor Eddie Chambers has written, “British life has had the disastrous effect of immigrants not being routinely regarded as sensitive human beings, but being instead cast as vexatious problems. Jackson’s work restores humanity to people from whom this critical characteristic has been routinely withheld or withdrawn. And in restoring humanity, a thousand stories of life can be, and are, told.”

Jackson is the co-founder and co-director of ReFramed, a UK based organisation which creates opportunities for artists from Black, Asian and other racialised communities to engage with photography.  

As a full member of Diversify Photo, he is available for commission, and lives and works between the UK and Canada. 


Public Collections

United Kingdom Government Art Collection

Work from From a Small Island

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Work from From a Small Island

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum: Permanent Collection

From a Small Island (2 works) 

The Garman Ryan permanent collection: New Art Gallery, Walsall: 

All that it was…all that it is (8 works)

National Photographic Archive; Birmingham Central Library:

When the Curtain Rises (32 works Black and white hand prints 10x8 boxed)

Echoes from the Frontlines (20 works, C-Type prints 16x12)

 All that it was…all that it is (38 works, Digital C-Type prints 12 x 10)

Cadbury Trust Archive

The Promise of the City; (36 works, Digital C-Type prints)

Autograph ABP

Portfolio box from From a Small Island

Light Works (Syracuse University)

2 x 24 x 20 prints from From a Small Island  series

Education

MA - Documentary Photography: Newport School of Art and Design, University of Wales.

Achievement: Distinction

BA Photography - University of Wolverhampton

Achievement: First Class (Hons)

PGCE/FAHE: TeacherTraining,

University of Wolverhampton