b.1972 Leicestershire U.K.
Robin Maddock’s photographic work for the last ten years has concentrated on readings of particular places. His work tries to show the states of mind through the ﬁgures that inhabit them, but also has given equal weight to the deﬁning material culture and built environment that contains the subjects.
His ﬁrst two documentary photography books were about aspects of England. Published in 2009; ‘Our kids Are Going to Hell’ is a portrait of the social interactions of youth and the police in Hackney, London. This work was nominated for the Deutsche Börse photography prize and was runner up at Photo Espana portfolio review. Also that year he was selected to make the prestigious Victoria and Albert museum annual review which was a 6 month commission.
His second title, ‘God Forgotten Face’ in 2011 continued his work on aspects of everyday English society in the South Western town of Plymouth. This work was selected by Martin Parr as his choice in the Smithsonian magazine’s edition “The new stars of photography” in February 2012.
Both titles are also published by Trolley Books and are included in the ‘The Photobook, A History: Volume 3’, edited by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger.
More recently his 2014 third book entitled ‘III’ was published, a playful black and white look at the streets of America. It has been featured in the New York Times 6th ﬂoor blog, Time Magazine Lightbox and the Financial Times amongst others. III was short listed at Photo Espana and the Rome photo festival as one of the books of 2014. It was also selected by Jason Fulford for Time Magazine online, as his pick of the year.
Other Recent shows include Copenhagen City Museum, Photodocs in Munich, Shine ur Eye at T.J Boulting Gallery, London, Forum für Fotograﬁe in Cologne, MACO art fair in Mexico and Lagos Photo 2015. Most recently, III was shown at the UNSEEN contemporary photo fair with the Robert Morat gallery.
Forthcoming projects are a larger book about England due to be ﬁnished in late 2017, that covers the last ten years of enquiry. He will be returning to Nigeria to complete a another book project in 2018.
Robin holds a BA in Archaeology as well as an MA in photography from Westminster University, he currently resides in England.