© Robin Maddock, Somerset 2016, # 'Ciderdelic'

Brighton Photo Biennial 2018 Instagram Takeover: Robin Maddock

For the last fifteen years Robin Maddock’s documentary photography has principally concentrated on different aspects of English society.

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His first book published in 2009, Our kids Are Going to Hell is a portrait of the social interactions of youth and the police in Hackney, London. This work was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize and was runner up at Photo Espana portfolio review. Also that year he was selected to make the prestigious Victoria & Albert museum annual review which was a 6 month commission.

His second title, God Forgotten Face in 2011 continued his work on aspects of everyday English society in the South Western town of Plymouth. This work was selected by Martin Parr as his choice in the Smithsonian magazine’s edition “The new stars of photography” in February 2012.

Both titles are also published by Trolley Books and are included in the The Photobook, A History: Volume 3, edited by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger.

More recently in 2014 his third book entitled III was published, a playful black and white look at the streets of America. It has been featured in the New York Times 6th floor blog, Time Magazine Lightbox and the Financial Times amongst others. III was short listed at PhotoEspana and the Rome photo festival as one of the books of 2014. It was also selected by Jason Fulford for Time Magazine online, as his pick of the year.

Other recent shows include Copenhagen City Museum, Photodocs in Munich, Shine ur Eye at T.J Boulting Gallery, London, Forum für Fotografie in Cologne, MACO art fair in Mexico and Lagos Photo 2015. Most recently, III was shown at the UNSEEN contemporary photo fair with the Robert Morat gallery.

Forthcoming projects are a larger book about England due to be published in time for our departure of the European union in 2019. He will also be completing larger on-going works on France and Nigeria by 2019.

Robin holds a BA in Archaeology as well as an MA in photography from Westminster University.

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For more of Robin’s work, visit his website here.