Michael Radford (born 1988, England) is a lens-based artist living and working in-between
London and Montréal. He graduated with a first-class honours in Photography and Video Art
from the University of Bedfordshire School of Art and Design in Luton, England in 2013.
Won a scholarship for a year-long residency at FABRICA, Benetton's visual communications
research centre, in Treviso, Italy, in 2014. He is a 2019 MFA candidate on the Faculty of
Fine Arts Scholarship in Photography at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada.
His practice is concerned with 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.
Michael was a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire School of Art and Design in Luton,
England from 2014 - 2019. He worked for the Propaganda Department of the British Government
in the Counter-Terrorism Unit between 2017 - 2019.