Mandy’s artistic direction has evolved from graphic design to contemporary
photography. Her work has been exhibited worldwide, including The
Photographer’s Gallery, Deimar Noble Gallery, The Mall and Cork Street
Galleries in London.
Her current and ongoing series of work, ‘SOUP’ has achieved international
recognition being awarded First Runner Up in the Photography Book Now
Blurb 2011 competition, the images of which were projected onto the walls of
The Aperture Foundation in New York. Her work has been published and
printed in over 15 countries, including TIME Magazine US, The Financial
Times Germany, and an online selection made by Stephanie Braun of The
Photographers Gallery for Source Magazine.
Mandy has contributed to the revised edition of Exhibiting Photography by
Shirley Read and more recently to an article for CNN International concerning
arts relationship with the environment and the role it can play in the debate
around climate change. Her work appeared on TIME magazines’
photography blog Lightbox, for Earth Day on April 22nd 2012.
Her work aims to engage with and stimulate an emotional response in the
viewer by combining a contradiction between initial aesthetic attraction and
subsequent message of awareness.
Mandy’s current photographic projects have been focused on the representation
of material debris in the sea and more recently on the mass accumulation of
plastic in the world’s oceans. The impact of oceanic plastic is an area Mandy
has been committed to for the past two years and is continuing to pursue
through innovative visual interpretation. This work has led to Mandy being
nominated for the fourth cycle of the Prix Pictet 2012, the world’s leading
photographic award in sustainability.
MA Photography (Distinction) – De Montfort University 2011
HNC Photography & Digital Imaging (Distinction) – Leeds Metropolitan University 2009
BA (Hons) Graphic Design (First Class) – Northumbria University 1986