Adam Bennett is a photographer and academic based in the West Midlands. His landscape photographs, in combination with research, explore themes relating to land use, ecology and notions of heritage. 

Working with a large format camera, he uses photography as a medium to connect the past to the present, interrogate myths instilled within the traditions of landscape and to bring contemporary environmental issues to the forefront. He is particularly interested in disseminating photographic work outside of the digital realm and utilising the medium of the photobook. 

His recent work ‘Common Ground’ which explores links between land ownership structures and ecological value has recently been exhibited at Four Corners Gallery in London, as part of Format International Photography Festival and presented at an interdisciplinary symposium held by the Museum of English Rural Life and the Open Spaces Society. 

Awards, Exhibitions & Talks

October 2022  Miracle on the Han, Collective 22 (rivers, signals, miracles) at Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton.

April 2022 – ‘Reframing the rural idyll: Exploring ecological value through the medium of landscape photography’, Sheffield Hallam University/Royal Photographic Society (Conference Presentation)

March 2022 – Book Binding & Making Workshop, East Meets West at Format 22, Derby (Public Workshop)

March 2022  Common Ground, 22/East Meets West - Format Festival, Derby (Group Exhibition)

December 2021 - January 2022  Common Ground, The Art House, Worcester (Group Exhibition)

September, 2021  Common Ground, Four Corners Gallery, London (Group Exhibition)

September, 2021  Common Ground, Whose Landscape Symposium, Museum of English Rural Life (Talk)

September 2021 - February 2022  East Meets West Masterclass, Grain-Format-Quad (Participant)

July 2021  Royal Photographic Society Graduate Bursary (Shortlisted)

April 2021  Reginald Salisbury Travel Award (Recipient)




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