Michael Radford (born 1988, Poole, England) is a London based artist working in photography.
He graduated with a first-class honours in Photography and Video Art from the University of Bedfordshire School of Art and Design in 2013 and won a scholarship for a year-long residency at FABRICA, Benetton's visual communications research centre, in Treviso, Italy, 2014. From 2015 - 2019 he has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire School of Art and Design.
His practice brings together his interests in the social constructs of race, imperialism and colonialism. How these concepts create narratives and systems, cannoned by the visual landscape which surround these notions. Using photography to both question and interrogate the subject matter, as well as the medium itself, as a representational device. In particular, how the photographic image both acts as the purest form of documentation, in-turn helping construct and narrate history, the news and our visual understanding of contemporary culture, while at the same time, manipulating and controlling the viewer through a fabricated representation of the image itself.