Adrian Wood is a London based Photographer and educator and completed his MA Photography in Photography with distinction at London College of Communication in 2008. His graduate project was published in Regeneration 2, Tomorrows Photographers Today published by Thames & Hudson.
Community Outreach and Participatory projects are a core element of Adrian’s practice. Working with community and arts organisations, schools and government agencies, his work focuses on projects that encourage young people to use photography as a new way of seeing their own environment and themselves in relation to their communities, society and the wider world. The camera is used as a device for investigating the lines between participants current realities and their future potential.
In this capacity, Adrian has and has devised and collaborated on projects for organizations including Tate Modern, Dulwich Gallery, V&A Museum of Childhood, Photographers Gallery and Photofusion where he served on the Board of Directors for eight years. He is currently involved in a number of projects with UAL’s Widening Participation outreach programme, including a collaborative project between the University, local schools, Autograph ABP Gallery and the Tate Modern.
Having previously worked in a technical teaching post at the Slade School of Fine Art, Adrian currently works across both technical and academic teams within the LCC Media Photography department.
Adrian also leads the LCC Summer School in Contemporary Photographic Practice and worked with MA Photography course leader Wiebke Leister to establish the MA Photography Alumni Programme, which includes termly meetings, crits and annual exhibitions.
In addition to participatory projects, his areas of interest are an ongoing exploration of the narrative potential of the photographic image and how darkness, shadow and negative space function within Photographic portraiture, a genre that is commonly associated with voyeurism, light and clarity.