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Michael Jackson (born November 16th 1966) is a British artist living in Dorset, England. His work, spanning two decades, began with a continuous eight year intensive study of a single beach in Wales which then evolved into the creation of a distinctive cameraless darkroom aesthetic using controlled light often depicting geometric forms that represent a deep response to a subject. His methods rely totally on traditional chemical darkroom processes using the minimal amount of equipment and explore the artistic properties of silver gelatin photographic paper.

Images are often made and completed without Jackson being able to see any marks made until the final stage of development, where the piece as a whole is revealed. He uses a form of afterimage memory to construct his work and often draws guidelines onto the paper to produce accurate placement.

Jackson describes his work as a collective response to any given subject, with each mark made adding to the puzzle, eventually ending with a completed emotion or thought. His approach to working with silver gelatin paper is often described as sculptural and Jackson purposefully engages in sculptural references to express his emotions and experiences.


He was the winner of the Chris Beetles Award in 2013 and became a Hasselblad Masters Award finalist three times in 2008, 2009 and 2012.

In 2022 he was invited to collaborate with the Aldrin Family Foundation in the USA and Aldrin Art Space - producing a unique set of prints honouring women involved in the exploration of space.





In 2017 his luminogram work was added to the 21st Editions Collection and published by 21st Editions in Minnesota. His book 'Flatland' was premiered at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Photo Fair in 2018.

In 2023 he published his second book ‘Work - Notes’, a selection of observations from the darkroom available through MMX Gallery, London.

Jackson’s Flatland book, along with a selection of unique luminograms are now held in the collection of The National Gallery of Art in Washington and the collection of the University of Minnesota. His work is exhibited and collected internationally.





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Selected Exhibitions
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UPCOMING 2024, 21st Editions Group show, National Gallery of Art, Washington USA
2024 MMX GALLERY, London Art Fair
2023 FOLEY GALLERY NYC ‘Off The Pedestal’
2022 PHOTOLONDON, MMX GALLERY
2022 LONDON ART FAIR
2021 MMX GALLERY, ATO>MIC (solo)
2021 PHOTOLONDON, MMX GALLERY
2020 FOLEY GALLERY, NYC, THE ROSE LAKE (Solo)
2020 PHOTOLONDON, MMX GALLERY
2020 PHOTOLA, MMX GALLERY
2019 FOLEY GALLERY, NEW YORK CITY, BIRDSONG (Solo)
2019 PHOTO LONDON, MMX GALLERY
2019 FOLEY GALLERY, NEW YORK CITY, Small Works
2018 PHOTOEYE GALLERY, SANTA FE, Light + Metal
2018 CANDELA GALLERY, RICHMOND VA, UNBOUND 7
2018 PHOTO LONDON, MMX Gallery
2018 PAPER NEGATIVES, DUNCAN MILLER GALLERY, LA.
2018 AIPAD, New York, 21st Editions
2018 ARLIS/NA, New York
2018 Classic Photographs LA, Los Angeles, KLOMPCHING Gallery
2017 PARIS-PHOTO, 21st Editions
2017 EAB Fair, New York, 21st Editions
2017 PHOTO LONDON, MMX Gallery
2016 'The Self Representation of Light'
MMX Gallery, London (SOLO)
2016 South Korea, Seoul
2015 Oriel y Parc Tower, Pembrokeshire National Park Centre (SOLO)
2015 Vancouver
2015 Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York
2015 'Monochrome' French Institute in Edinburgh
2015 OPEN:2015 - PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont, USA (Directors Award Winner)
2013 Beetles & Huxley Gallery, London (SOLO)
2013 Beetles & Huxley Gallery, London
2013 Chris Beetles Gallery, London
2011 (as part of Hasselblad Masters Tour) Hasselblad Studio - London,
Siren Studios - Los Angeles,
ShootNYC - New York,
Delight Studios - Berlin,
Beijing - 798 Space.
2010 Art At, Wales
2009 Taikog Place, Hong Kong
2009 The DASK Gallery, Copenhagen
2009 MILK Studio, New York
2009 Art At , Wales


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Collections

National Gallery Of Art, Washington DC
Collection of the University of Minnesota
The 21st Editions Collection




Portrait Study, 2018