Andrew Jackson’s works negotiate explorations of selfhood, representation and narration within intimate and personal interventions, which focus on transnational migration, belonging, displacement and collective memory.
As the art historian Professor Eddie Chambers has written “British life has had the disastrous effect of immigrants not being routinely regarded as sensitive human beings, but being instead cast as vexatious problems. Jackson’s work restores humanity to people from whom this critical characteristic has been routinely withheld or withdrawn. And in restoring humanity, a thousand stories of life can be, and are, told.”
Jackson is a recipient of the month-long Light Work / Autograph ABP (AIR) International Photography Residency in Syracuse, New York and a graduate of the MA Documentary photography program at Newport in Wales. In 2018 Jackson was shortlisted for the Elliott Erwitt Fellowship and the Magnum Foundation Social Justice fellowship and in the past has been a nominee for the Prix Pictet award.
His works are held in both International and National collections of photography such as the United Kingdom Government Art Collection, the Garman Ryan Collection, Light Work Collection at Syracuse University, Rugby Museum & Art Gallery and a range of private collections. He is currently undertaking his first commissioned piece of writing - In The Night Of The Day for Living Memory Project
He was previously a co-founder and co-director of both IC Visual Lab and Some Cities, participatory photography companies in the UK and works between the UK and Canada.