london borough of camden, 2018
Image: Ingrid Pollard, Untitled, 2018
Ingrid Pollard has played an important role in photography since the early 1980's, documenting black people’s creativity and presence in Britain. Pollard became known for her photographic series questioning social constructs such as Britishness and racial difference.
Trained in film and photography but coming from a community arts background, Ingrid has also documented the work of actors, dancers, writers and theatre companies. She has been involved in education and research and her has been taken up in national collections in the UK and internationally. Recent work has include a reexamination of UK and international archives to decolonise ethnographic and state sponsored imagery of the former colonised countries. Ingrid studied Film and Video at the London College of Printing. She has an MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Derby and a PhD from Westminster University.
Ingrid has exhibited widely in Europe and America, including at Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), NGBK (Berlin), Caribbean Cultural Centre (New York) and Camerawork (San Francisco).