About John Angerson Archive

John Angerson (b.1969 Bristol, England) 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. His personal projects have garnered critical acclaim and have been exhibited at major art institutions in the UK and overseas. His latest monograph - Love, Power, Sacrifice (published by Dewi Lewis, Manchester) documented the Jesus Army over a twenty-year period and peers into a microcosm of fanatical religion.




2010 DW Awards - `Best in Show’ St George’s Crypt portraiture

2009 Roses Awards - Chairman's Award

2008 Arts Council Award – English Journey

2008 Nominated for National Media Museum fellowship

2008 Design Week awards – Photography awards.

2007 Creative Review Photo Annual, Best in Book – Sleeping Rough

2007 Highly Commended – Commonwealth Photographic Awards

2006 Rose Awards - Crypt Annual Report

2006 SUN Award - Selected Image

2005 AOP Document Awards, Commended- Daily Life series

2005 IPR Awards - Gold Award, Best Use of Photography and Design

2004 Rose Design Awards - Best Use of Photography

1993 Fuji Awards - Features Award

1993 Art council Award – ‘Dreams of Ambrosia’

1992 Kodak Awards - News and Features Winner

1991 Kodak Features Photographer of the Year

1990 Ilford Photographer of the Year


Exhibitions/ Artist commissions

2009 Ex-Voto, Belfast Exposed, Northern Ireland

2008 ‘Sleeping Rough’, Brighton Photo Biennial – group show

2007 Love Power and Sacrifice Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, The Netherlands,

2006 ‘The Tsunami remembered’, South Bank, London, group show.

2006 Sustain - World Fishing communities, Pavilion Round Foundry, Leeds, solo show.

2005 Sustain - World Fishing communities, The Prince’s Foundation, London, solo show.

2005 5000 Days exhibition, Royal National Theatre London, group show.

2005 Something of the Night, Leeds City Art Gallery, group show.

2004 Street-works, Jorge A Ciollaro Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, solo show.

2004 Entertaining Angels, St Martin on the Fields, London, solo show.

1999-2006 Various works, Beverley Stewart Gallery, Yorkshire UK.

1996 No Apparent Reason, Folly Gallery, UK solo show.

1995 Behind Haute Couture, The Chris Evans Gallery, London, group show.

1993 Dreams of Ambrosia, The Design Exchange, Yorkshire, solo show.



Love Power and Sacrifice ISBN 978-1-904587-48-1

World Fishing Communities ISBN 0743275705

Entertaining Angels ISBN 0953446417

Football and Fortunes ISBN 095459150X

Act of Faith ISBN 978-90-76703-32-9


Recent Clients

Sunday Times Magazine, London


El Pais Magazine, Spain

Der Spiegel Magazine, Germany

CNN Traveler Magazine,USA.