About John Angerson Archive
John Angerson (b.1969) started his career in the early 1990's, covering the fall of the Berlin Wall and the changing geopolitical landscape of Eastern Europe. Since then, his practice has continued to explore the different languages of documentary photography, focusing on how specific communities form, shift and develop. He has adopted strategies appropriate to the subjects and clients he has worked for. His personal projects have garnered critical acclaim and have been exhibited at major art institutions in the UK and overseas.
Angerson has facilitated visiting lectures at numerous universities, colleges, institutions notably Central St Martins, Leeds College of Art and also took part in a number of lectures and critique workshops for the Royal Photographic society (Visual Journalism group). His approach is a simple one; to shine light on the logistics of shooting features and portraiture for a range of editorial and advertising clients such as the Saturday Times magazine, British Heart Foundation, Lloyds Banking group and Applepay.
• Angerson, J. (2007) Love, Power, Sacrifice: Life with the Jesus Army. Stockport: Dewi Lewis.
• Angerson, J. Youngs, (2006) Youngs: Celebrating Seafood. Edition. Simon & Schuster UK.
• Angerson J. (2002) Entertaining Angels. Edition. Saint George's Church & Crypt.
He has exhibited extensively across the UK. One example: Love, Power, Sacrifice (published by Dewi Lewis, Manchester) documented the Jesus Army that peers into a microcosm of fanatical religion, it became a collectors item within a few years. Another project - English Journey was travelogue across England that has now become a benchmark for scholars of the JB Priestly society. The Guardian Newspaper gave the project five star reviews - prints sales of this work and other projects are now sought after by many collectors with a strong growth in the Dutch market in recent years.