Samuel Fordham (Bristol, 1987) is a multidisciplinary artist working with photography, text, video and
sound. A recent 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-R92BY.
Fordham’s projects are produced across
platforms as installations, books and films. His work has been shown
internationally in the UK, France, China, Lithuania, Georgia, Latvia and Ireland. Over the
last year his work has won and been selected for awards including Paris Photo Carte Blanche Award, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Magenta Foundation Flash Forward, Kaunas Photo Star Award, Production Paradise Emerging Talent Award and the AOP Student
Fordham’s work has recently been placed in the Government Art Collection and has been featured in publications including, e-flux, The British Journal of Photography, Fisheye, Creativeboom, RPS Journal, B-24/7 and The Bristol Magazine.
Alongside his artistic practice, Fordham teaches photography and film making in Bristol for creative CIC boomsatsuma.
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.