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Mike Cookson is a London based photographic artist.  His work explores aspects of the 'man-altered’ landscape and how its many layers can be related to real and imagined memories and narratives. He has an affinity with the exploration of change, transition and the passage of time.  Detached observation whilst walking within and experiencing the landscape is central to his work. 


Mike has an MA in Photographic Arts from the University of Westminster together with a BA in photography awarded by the University for the Creative Arts . He is a long term member of London Independent Photography and the Contemporary Group of the Royal Photographic Society and was awarded the Associate distinction of the RPS in 2000.

Selected Exhibitions:


  • Shutter Hub Open 2020/12, St Margaret's House, London

  • Shutter Hub Open, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Shutter Hub, Postcards from Great Britain


  • Brighton Photofringe October 2020, Uncommon 

  • Shutter Hub, Postcards from Great Britain, Harlem, Netherlands


  • Shutter Hub Everyday Delights, Free Space Project, London

  • London Independent Photography 31st Annual Exhibition, London


  • London Independent Photography 30th Annual Exhibition, London


  • Photo Hastings, Hastings Art Forum

  • Light Into Matter, Ambika P3 Gallery, London

  • The Project Space, London Gallery West


  • London Gallery West


  • Memory , Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital, Oxford

London Independent Photography Annual Exhibitions: 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2007, 2006 and 2004

London Villages Project Exhibition, Goldsmith's College, London, 2012

Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 2003

Published work:


London Villages Project, London Independent Photography, 2012

Portfolio One, The Royal Photographic Society, 2007

Best of Friends, Creative Monochrome, 2002


Inside the Outside Journal: Volume 1, 2021


Source, The Photographic Review, Spring 2017

Outdoor Photographer magazine

Black and White Photography magazine

Newspapers and magazines:

The Guardian


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