Bill Jackson (photographer)

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Bill Jackson (born 1953) is a contemporary English photographer.

Education and career[edit]

Jackson graduated from Coventry School of Art and Birmingham School of Art. He first exhibited at The Photographers' Gallery in the exhibition Fleeting Gestures. His work was seen at the History of Dance Photography collection selected by Bill Jay of the ICP Gallery in New York. In 1986 he began working with early computer graphic systems and by 1991 this experimental work using film and digital combinations was shown at a conference on the future of photography at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television (now the National Media Museum) in Bradford. Jackson was one of the first UK film based photographers to go over to digital imaging in 1985. He lives and works in London. His work is in many private and art trust collections.


Every now and then, with a bit of luck, an artist will produce exceptional work that immediately demands attention. This is the case with Bill Jackson’s Morphenia, a suite of sixteen computer generated digital prints. (Nick Smale - Artspace Magazine)[citation needed]

His imagery was as spiky, robust and eclectic as an Hieronymus Bosch and his use of colour and ornamentation as rich and luscious as any Dutch old master. (Peter McCarthy - Visual Arts Magazine)[citation needed]

Selected solo exhibitions[edit]

  • 2008 - Night Of The Hunter, Gallery12, London
  • 2007 - Inside Out, Market Place Theatre Gallery, Armagh, Northern Ireland
  • 2006 - Morphenia and other works, Gallery12, London
  • 2006 - Morphenia, The White Room Gallery, Leamington Spa
  • 1986 - New Works, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry[dubious ]
  • 1985 - Bill Jackson Portraits, Bill Brandt Room Photographers Gallery, London
  • 1985 - Bill Jackson Portraits, Impressions Gallery, York
  • 1984 - Love Labours Lost, Barbican Centre, London. Portraits RSC Company
  • 1984 - Circus, Print Room Photographers Gallery, London


  • Portfolio Showcase, Vol. 2, published by the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Out Of My Head, published by Blurb
  • Still Life Revisited, Royal Photographic Society Contemporary Photography Group (self-published[1])
  • "Artists Profile", SLR Camera[vague]
  • "Artists Profile", Creative Review[vague]
  • "Exhibition Profile", City Limits[vague]
  • Open 82, published by Midland Groups Galleries
  • Image and Exploration, published by the Photographers Gallery, London
  • The Animal in Photography 1840 - 1986, published by the Photographers Gallery, London
  • Obraz i Poszukiwanie, published by Galaria Zwsazuku Polskich
  • Britska Soucasna, published by Ministerstvo Kultury, CSR


  1. ^ Bill Jackson, "Publishing Archived October 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.",; accessed 2008-10-18.

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