Andrew Jackson’s photographic practice is primarily concerned with exploring the nuances of urbanism as it impacts upon notions of race, class, citizenship, and migration. Fundamental to his work is a motivation to observe and document the human existence and the ways in which historical and contemporary social policy have influenced and marked both individuals and communities. His interventions focus on the ways in which rules of order affect our systems of belief and our notions of self. Jackson is a recent recipient of the Artist International Development fund, which enabled him to develop a work in the autumn of 2017, exploring language, identity and the spaces of Montreal, and is working towards a major exhibition in Birmingham in 2018, exploring the Jamaican Diaspora and the universality of migration. He is a graduate of the MA Documentary program at Newport in Wales. In 2013 he co-founded Some Cities Community Interest Company, a participatory photography organization designed to create opportunities for citizens of Birmingham to chronicle their own experience through photographs.
This residency was co-sponsored by Autograph ABP in London, England, a collaboration since 1996.