Samuel Fordham is a multidisciplinary artist working with photography, text, video and sound.
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 highlighting 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 latest work, C-R92/BY.
Fordham’s projects are produced across platforms as installations, books and films. His work has been shown internationally in the UK, USA, China, Canada, France, Georgia, Latvia, Ireland, Switzerland and Portugal.
Over the last year his work has been selected, shortlisted and nominated for awards including AOP Emerging Talent Award, Par- is Photo Carte Blanche, Magenta Foundation Flash Forward, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Grand Prix Images Vevey, C/O Berlin Talent Award, Production Paradise Emerging Talent Award, AOP Student Award and the Genesis Imaging Postgraduate Bursary.
Fordham’s work has recently been placed in the Government Art Collection and has been featured in publications including, e-flux, It’s Nice That, The British Journal of Photography, Fisheye, Creativeboom, RPS Journal, B-24/7 and The Bristol Magazine.
Currently, Fordham is developing the next phase of his long-term project which documents the hostile environment and forcibly separated families in the United Kingdom