Ed Alcock is an anglo-french photographer. He has been living in Paris for 19 years.
His personal work is set between documentary and fiction, and uses portrait and documentary landscape as the raw material for his projects. He draws his inspiration from art-house cinema and from literature. His first book Hobbledehoy, tells the story of the fusional relationship between a young mother and her son. The book includes an original short-story by the French non-fiction novelist, Emmanuel Carrère.
In his latest series, Home Sweet Home, triggered by Brexit, Ed Alcock questions his mutating idea of national identity and that of his home country, the United Kingdom. He questions the idea of belonging to a nation, the place one calls “home”. Feeling excluded from an increasingly inward-looking country, the photographer recently obtained French citizenship. As Europe erases one of the yellow stars from its flag, he takes a look back at his home country with mixed feelings of tenderness, irony and disillusionment, and wishes them godspeed.
He is a contributing portrait and documentary photographer for Télérama, Le Monde and M - Le Magazine du Monde, The Guardian and The Observer, The New York Times, El Pais Semanal Magazine, Madame Figaro and Elle.
His work has been presented in galleries and festivals in France, including the Galerie Château d’Eau in Toulouse (2015), Myop in Arles (during the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles (2014, 2018)), Festival Photo La Gacilly (2017), ImageSingulières in Sète (2015), Paris Photo OFF (2015), and internationally at the Berlin Monat der Fotografie (2014), Myop in London (in partnership with Seen Fifteen Gallery (2015), LENTOS Kunstmuseum (2016) and Festival Photo Baden (2018)). His prints are held in public and private collections in France and the United States.
He co-curated the critically and publicly acclaimed exhibition MYOP in London, in collaboration with Seen Fifteen Gallery, during the inaugural edition of Photo London in 2015.
He has been a member of Agence M.Y.O.P. since 2011.
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