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, The Mall and Cork Street Galleries in London, and the
Science & Technology Park, Hong Kong.
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 20 countries, including TIME Magazine US, GEO, The Financial
Times, and an online selection made by Stephanie Braun of The Photographer’s
Gallery for Source Magazine. She has contributed 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 has appeared
on TIME magazines’ photography blog, Lightbox, for Earth Day, April 22nd 2012
and her work has been shown in The Explorers Journal after her voyage across
the North Pacific Ocean in July 2012.
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 many years and is continuing to pursue through
innovative visual interpretation. Mandy has been nominated both in 2012 and
2013 for the prestigious Prix Pictet Award, which is the world’s leading
photographic award in sustainability. Mandy talks internationally about her
work and in November 2013 was invited to speak at The Plastic Free Seas
Youth Conference in Hong Kong.
In May 2014 Mandy was the resident artist at The Sirius Arts Centre Cobh
Cork Ireland where she began a new series of work to highlight the marine
debris issue in and around Cork Harbor. On May 9 her recent work PENALTY
was featured as part of The Guardian Eyewitness series, after which she went
on to be interviewed by CNN International which was broadcast live on 24 June
as a highlight of CNN’s ‘Connect the World’.
“The aim of my work is to engage with and stimulate an emotional response in
the viewer by combining a contradiction between initial aesthetic attraction
and the subsequent message of awareness”.
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