Samuel Fordham (Bristol, 1987) is a
multidisciplinary artist working with photography, text, video and
sound. Currently studying on the MA Photography programme at the
University of the West of England (UWE), 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 completed his latest work, C-R92/BY.
Fordham’s projects are produced across
platforms as installations, books and web docs. His work has been shown
internationally in the UK, Georgia, Latvia and Ireland. Over the
last year his work has been selected, shortlisted and nominated for awards including Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Magenta Foundation Flash Forward, Grand Prix Images Vevey, C/O Berlin Talent Award, Production Paradise Emerging Talent Award, AOP Student
Award and the Genesis Imaging Postgraduate Bursary.
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.
Fordham is also the creator and host of photography podcast ‘On Press’, the focus of the first season is the magazine; due for release spring 2019.