Andrew Jackson Bio Dsf0157

Andrew Jackson is a British photographer based between Montréal, Canada and the UK. He is an associate lecturer at London College of Communication, teaching on the MA Documentary & Photojournalism program, who sits on the advisory panel of The Photo Ethics Centre.

His practice is developed at the intersection of photography and text and, most recently, focuses on notions of family, transnational migration, displacement, trauma, war, and collective memory.

His works are held in the United Kingdom Government Art Collection, The Permanent Collection New Walsall Art Gallery, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Rugby Museum & Art Gallery, Cadbury Trust, Autograph ABP and Light Work Collection, New York, besides other public and private collections of art.

He has been a recipient of the month-long Light Work / Autograph ABP artist-in residence program in Syracuse, New York, and is a graduate of the MA Documentary Photography program at Newport in Wales.

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 Jackson’s work restores humanity to people from whom this critical characteristic has been routinely withheld or withdrawn.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.”

Current ongoing works include Such Is The Pathway, (soon to be published in Hapax Magazine Vol.4) exploring the legacies of war and the Arts Council Funded series Across The Sea Is A Shore, a collection of three photographic works which explore the intergenerational legacies of migration to the UK from the Caribbean between Windrush and Brexit.

A monograph of the first work in this series, From A Small Island, was published in 2023.. His latest work, In Heart and Life and Longing, explores the liminal spaces which Blackness occupies in Montreal.

Jackson has a history of developing platforms that create opportunities for traditionally excluded groups to engage with photography. He has previously co-founded and been the co-director of ReFramed, a UK based organisation which creates opportunities for artists from Black, Asian and other racialised communities to engage with photography. IC Visual in Bristol and Some Cities, Birmingham, which was a participatory non-profit photography company based in Birmingham, UK.

His work has been commissioned by publications such as L.A. Times, The Guardian, Bild, New Statesman.