From Swanage, UK

Based in Bristol, UK


Co-founder of Besides Press


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2019 / 2021 – MA Photography, University of West England, Bristol under Aaron Schuman, Shawn Sobers, Amak Mahmoodian

2011 / 2014 – BA (Hons) Documentary Photography – University of South Wales, Newport under Paul Reas, Lisa Barnard, Clive Landen, Ken Grant

2009 / 2011 – Art and Design – Arts University College, Bournemouth


2014 – Winner, Magnum Photos “30 Under 30”, UK

Selected Exhibitions

2021 — Newport Live Lab, Diffusion Festival, Newport, Wales, group show with Bandia Ribeira, Clementine Scheidermann, Daragh Soden, Sebastian Bruno, Fergus Thomas, Lua Ribeira curated by Isaac Blease
2021 — Every Cross On Cross Mountain, Besides Press book launch, group show with Chris Hoare, Billy Barraclough
2021 — Police Portraits at Photobook Cafe, London, exhibition curated by VICE
2021 — Communions, a selection of prints at SIDE Gallery, Newcastle, student selection
2021 — Communions, Mass Energy exhibition and catalogue, Bibliotheca Kyiv, Peckham, London
2018 – Tumbling Towers, collaboration with Lua Ribeira, at Bristol Archives, UK
2017 – Solo exhibition, A Time to Dance, Kickplate Gallery, Abertillery, Wales
2014 – Magnum Photos “30 Under 30” Photographers for the series Forest, My Father. The Photography Show 2014, NEC Birmingham
2014 – BRIRISH, current British and Irish Photography, group show with Ken Grant, Paul Cabuts, Shane Lynam et al. Cantieri Culturali della Zisa, Palermo, Italy 
2014 – Independent A.I.R. 14, Silkeborg, Denmark
2014 – Young Photographers 2014, Fine Art Galerie, Traismauer, Austria
2014 – We Are This 2014, Cardiff
2014 – Magnum Photos Open For Business, student selection, exhibition at University of South Wales, Newport
2013 – Indepedent A.I.R 13, Silkeborg, Denmark
2012 — Mustering Ground, video projection, Slide Luck Pot Show, Dublin, Ireland

Selected Publications

2021 — Every Cross On Cross Mountain, book published by Besides Press
2020 – Communions, Fluter magazine, Nr.77 Wahrheiten/Truths
2020 – A Time to Dance, cover feature, Loupe Magazine, Issue 11: Belief, conversation with Harry Flook


2022 — Artist in residence, BoomSatuma, Bristol
2014 – The Independent AIR 14, mentorship with Jens Olof Lasthein, Silkeborg, DK
2013 – The Independent AIR 13, Artist in residence, Silkeborg, DK


2018 – Ghost Stories, attended workshop by Federico Clavarino and, IC Visual Lab, Bristol UK

Selected Teaching / Talks / Lectures

2022 — Week workshop ‘Gesture’ at BoomSatsuma, Bristol, in collaboration with Besides Press / Tom Booth Woodger / Harry Flook 
2021/2022 — Associate Lecturer, BA Photography, UWE Bristol
2021 — Artist talk/in conversation with Rosie Dale, Red Eye Photography Network
2021 — Global Perspectives Symposium, University of the West of England, conversation with Richard Renaldi
2021 — Artist talk, University of Gloucestershire, BA Photography
2020 — Artist talk, Hereford College of Art, BA Photography
2018/2020 — Visiting Tutor, Foundation Art and Design, Arts University Bournemouth
2014 — Artist talk, Reasons to Be Cheerful, publication launch with Miniclick Photography talks, Hackney Picture House, London
2013 — Artist talk, Independent A.I.R. 13, Silkeborg, Denmark

© Michael Alberry 2022