New RESIDENT artists, Michael Berry, starts six-week residency at Tobacco Factory.



We are extremely excited for the next RESIDENT artist, Michael Berry, to join our BA (Hons) Documentary Photography and Print students at Tobacco Factory.


Along with exhibiting his own work with us, Michael will be providing a week long Masterclass for our students with Besides Press in February. The students will also be hanging their first exhibition during this week, so keep yourselves free mid-Feb!⁠

Michael Alberry’s photographic work and research has led him through themes of ritual, spirituality, and crowd psychology. His series A Time to Dance (2014-ongoing), draws on the parallel between dance and prayer, exploring a correspondence of gesture and ritual in the weekly meetings of churches and nightclubs dance floors. ⁠

His new book Every Cross on Cross mountain, presents a series of sculpture-like crucifixes, constructed by hand on the mountainside pilgrimage site of Križevac, in Medugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He co-founded Besides Press in October 2021. ⁠

Michael holds a BA in Documentary Photography from the University of Newport, South Wales, and has recently completed an MA in Photography at the University of West of England, Bristol. He lives and works in Bristol.


We look forward to welcoming Michael to Tobacco Factory!