Melanie Friend

Education:

London Institute (London College of Printing). Jan 1999-Dec 2000 part-time: MA in Photography. Distinction for practice. Note: LCP now London College of Communication (University of the Arts London).
Polytechnic of Central London (1984-88, part-time): BA (CNAA) Degree with Commendation in Photography. Note: PCL is now University of Westminster.
University of York (1975-78): BA Hons. (Upper Second) in English and Related Literature.


Selected Exhibitions:

2013
You are the Company in which you Keep, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

2011
Street Fighting Man, James Hyman Gallery (Flash Projects), London

2010
Border Country, Gallery 44, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto (Canada)
BCA Gallery Bedford
Format Photographers, The National Portrait Gallery, London

2008
Border Country, The Winchester Gallery, Winchester
University of the Arts London, (Well Gallery, LCC)
Border Country, European Central Bank Europe Photographic Award 2008: finalists' group show in Cologne and Frankfurt

2007
Border Country, Belfast Exposed Photography, Belfast

2001
Homes and Gardens: Documenting the Invisible and The Guide, Hasselblad Centre (co-exhibitor Roger Ballen, curator Val Williams)

2000
John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 2000, The National Portrait Gallery, London

1998
Homes and Gardens: Documenting the Invisible, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Claustrophobia (international group show)
Homes and Gardens: Documenting the Invisible, Houston Center for Photography, USA

1997
Homes and Gardens tour 1997-1998, Plymouth Arts Centre 1997, University of Bradford Gallery

1996
Homes and Gardens: Documenting the Invisible, Camerawork Gallery, London.

1994
Beyond the Front Line four women photojournalists on war, XX Art, London

1992
ICI Photography Awards, The National Portrait Gallery, London


1991
A Daughter's View, Watershed Gallery, Bristol
Silent Health, Camerawork Gallery, London

1990
Mothers' Pride, Cambridge Darkroom

1989
F-Stop Gallery Bath
B4 Studios, London

1988
Spectrum Women Photography Festival, London



1998 XX Art, London, 1994: Beyond the Front Line four women photojournalists on war.
Watershed Gallery, Bristol, 1993: Format women photographers.


Publications

Border Country (Belfast Exposed Photography/The Winchester Gallery, 2007).
Place Like Home: Echoes from Kosovo, Midnight Editions, USA, November 2001 (Photography/Journalism).

Homes and Gardens: Documenting the Invisible(catalogue of exhibition, Camerawork, London 1996).

Katalog journal, (Denmark) spring 2012 no.24/1 (Danish/English) portfolio The Home Front.

Border Country, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto (2010).

Europe, European Central Bank Annual Photography Award 2008 (Border Country).

Katalog journal, (Denmark) summer 2002 (Danish/English) - portfolio on Kosovo.

Hasselblad Center, Sweden, catalogue no. 11 Summer 2001 (Homes and Gardens).

John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 2000 (catalogue).

Ikon Gallery catalogue of international group show Claustrophobia 1998.

Artifice magazine and CD Rom, published by University College, London (Bartlett School of Architecture) 1996.

Signals Festival of Photography, UK 1994: essay published in catalogue.

ICI Photography Awards 1992 (published by National Museum of Photography, Film and Television).

Camerawork Gallery catalogue 1990 for group show Silent Health by four photographers.


Collections

National Portrait Gallery, London (2010).

University of Sussex, Media Film and Music collection (2008).





Melanie Friend

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