Samuel Fordham

Born 1987/UK
Working from Bristol/UK


Government Art Collection


2019    C-R92/BY


2021    RPS Contemporary Photography

2020    Fisheye Photo Review 2020.21

2019    Homeland

2019    C-R92/BY

2018    OPEN


2021    Photo Fringe

2020    The Asian Curator

2019    It’s Nice That

2019    Fisheye

2019    RPS Journal


2019    Fisheye

2019    British Journal of Photography

2019    Source Photographic Review

2019    Creative Boom

2019    e-flux

2019    Time Out

2019    Le Bonbon

2019    B24/7

2019    The Bristol Magazine


Carte Blanche Collective

2021   Photo Fringe
2019   Paris Photo
2019   Royal Photographic Society


Instagram:    @samuelwjfordham
Tel:                +44 (0)7825 553 313


2021    Prix Levallois, Shorlisted
2021    Phmusuem Days 2021 Solo Show, Selected
2021    Phmuseum 2021 Photography Grant, Shortlisted
2020    Photo Fringe Open20 Solo, Shorlisted
2020    AOP Emerging Talent Award, Finalist
2020    Encontros Da Imagem Discovery Awards Projection, Selected
2020    Photoworks Takeover, Selected
2020    Fotomuseum Winterthur Plat(t)form 2020, Selected
2019    Paris Photo Carte Blanche Award, Selected
2019    Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Selected
2019    Magenta Foundation Flash Forward, Selected
2019    Source Photographic Review, Selected
2019    Bird in Flight Prize, Shortlisted
2019    Kaunas Photo Star Award, Selected
2019    Aperture Portfolio Prize, Final Round
2019    Grand Prix Images Vevey, Final Round
2019    BJP International Photography Award, Final Round
2019    C/O Berlin Talent Award, Nominated
2018    Production Paradise Emerging Talent Awards, Selected
2018    AOP Student Award, Selected
2018    ISSP Mentorship with MacDonaldStrand
2018    Genesis Imaging Postgraduate Bursary, Nominated
2017    Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, Longlisted



2021   PHmuseum Days 2021, Bologna


2021    Format21, Online
2020    Photo London Digital, London
2020    Photo Fringe Open20 Solo Group Show, Brighton
2020    Imago Lisboa Festival, Lisbon
2020    Encontros Da Imagem Festival, Braga
2020    Fotomuseum Winterthur Plat(t)form 2020, Winterthur
2020    Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery
2019    Magenta Foundation Flash Forward, Online
2019    Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Leeds Art Gallery
2019    Paris Photo Carte Blanche Award, Gare Du Nord, Paris
2019    RWA 167, Royal West of England Academy
2019    RPS International Exhibition 161, HIP Festival, Hull
2019    Pingyao International Photography Festival
2019    Kaunas Photo Star Award, Kaunas
2019    RPS International Exhibition 161, Municipal Gallery, Dublin
2019    RPS International Exhibition 161, RPS House, Bristol
2019    RPS International Exhibition 161, Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham
2019    Tellers, Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol
2019    Loophole, Arnolfini, Bristol
2018    Tblisi International Photo Festival ‘Night of Photography’, Tblisi
2018    AOP Student Awards, London
2018    Palm Photo Prize, London
2018    Foundations, Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol
2018    Revolv One, London
2017    Portrait Salon, London
2017    Raw Space, Bristol


2020    Fisheye Photobook Vol.4, Fisheye Magazine
2019    Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019, Cornerhouse Publications
2018    OPEN, Bloom Publishing
2017    Catalogue, Portrait Salon
2017    Inside Out 001, I/O

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