Anne-Marie Atkinson graduated with a first class BA (Hons) Photography from Leeds Arts University in 2011.
Utilising portraiture, diaristic imagery and landscape, Anne-Marie Atkinson's photographic practice is an evolving investigation into the interaction between human culture and the natural realm. Exploring social, cultural and environmental issues in rural Britain, the meaning of rurality is considered through collaboration with local communities and individuals. A key intention of the work is to reveal the value of remote rural landscapes and the people that live within them, while bringing the contemporary challenges that these regions face into notice.
Her work has been recognised by a number of awards and grants including Fujifilm Photographer of the Year award (winner), RedEye Printing Bursary with Rob Sara (short-listed), National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing Prize (long-listed), Galerie Huit Open Salon (short-listed) and The Collaborators Large Projector bursary (winner).
Anne-Marie is Artist in Residence at Arts@Trinity in Leeds and has recently received funding from the IdeasTap Ideas Fund Innovators grant and Divided We Fall, supported by Leeds Inspired.
Her work has recently been exhibited at: China House, Penang, Malaysia; Black Box Gallery, Portland-Oregon, USA; Fujifilm Award Presentation - 80 Strand, London; Galerie Huit, Arles, France; Killhope Museum, Co. Durham; White Cloth Gallery, Arts@Trinity and West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Leeds.
Anne-Marie also leads educational workshops, curates group exhibitions and shoots commercial and reportage pieces and is available for commissions. Recent commissions include Penguin Books, Reclaim the Night, Killhope Museum, Republic and Talking Lens.