Samuel Fordham

Head of Photography

Samuel Fordham

Head of Photography

about me

Samuel Fordham is a multidisciplinary artist and educator based in Bristol. A graduate of the MA Photography programme at UWE Bristol, Samuel has developed a research-based practice focused on telling intimate and often hidden stories that highlight issues surrounding childhood, family welfare and equality.

In 2018 he enrolled on a one-year mentorship through ISSP Latvia with Gordon MacDonald and Clare Strand (MacDonaldStrand), where he continued to develop his project C-R92/BY.

Sam's work has been shown internationally in the UK, Italy, France, China, Lithuania, Georgia, Latvia and Ireland. His work has won and been selected for awards including Paris Photo Carte Blanche Award, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Magenta Foundation Flash Forward, AOP Emerging Talent Award, Kaunas Photo Star Award, Production Paradise Emerging Talent Award and the AOP Student Award.

Sam's work has been placed in the Government Art Collection and has been featured in publications including, e-flux, The British Journal of Photography, Fisheye, Creativeboom, Rolling Stone Italia, The Royal Photographic Society Journal, The Royal Photographic Society Contemporary Photography Journal, and Time Out. Fordham is a permanent studio holder at Spike Island, Bristol.

See more of Sam's work on his website.