About | Alice Anwen Cockburn

I am a contemporary documentary photographer and 2019 graduate from the University of South Wales. My practice focuses on psychological issues and wellbeing. I seek to shed new light onto stigmatized and neglected subjects and generate dialogues that address the issues in the context of the 21st century.

My approach is fragmented - I focus on the small details that surround my subject and translate the main ideas into theatrical, conceptual photographs that make my work as visually appealing as it is informative. Empathy is a key objective within my work, and I photograph in a way that does not simply create an outline of the subject, but fully immerses myself and my viewers in the subjects’ environment and experiences. Together my images form a narrative that explores every aspect of my subject, telling its story in its entirety.

Exhibitions

Solo

2020          In My House, curated by Abigail Miller, view the work here

Group

2021          Out From The Mist, Brisbane

2019          Truffle Pig, Safehouses 1 & 2, Peckham, London

2018          Guernsey Photo Festival, Guernsey

2017          51 Degrees North, Albany Road Baptist Church, Cardiff

Features and Awards

2020          Print Magazine | Issue 4 'Identity'

2020          Photograd | Online gallery feature

2019          Out From the Mist | Affinity Photo Award

2019          Source magazine | Graduate Photography Showcase

Education

2016 - 2019          1:1 | BA (Hons) Documentary Photography | University of South Wales

2014 - 2016          A-Level | Photography | Psychology | English Literature | Peter Symonds College