About
Mike Cookson is an Edinburgh based photographic artist.  His work explores experiences of the 'man-altered’ landscape and how these can be related to real and imagined memories and narratives. 
Mike has an MA in Photographic Arts from the University of Westminster together with a first class BA in photography awarded by the University for the Creative Arts. He is a long term member of London Independent Photography and the Contemporary Group of the Royal Photographic Society and was awarded the Associate distinction of the RPS in 2000. Mike is currently a Board Director of Stills Centre for Photograpy in Edinburgh. 
​Selected Exhibitions:
​2024:
Shutter Hub TEN exhibition
2021
Shutter Hub Open 2020/12, St Margaret's House, London
Shutter Hub Open, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Shutter Hub, Postcards from Great Britain
2020
Brighton Photofringe October 2020, Uncommon 
Shutter Hub, Postcards from Great Britain, Harlem, Netherlands
2019
Shutter Hub Everyday Delights, Free Space Project, London
London Independent Photography 31st Annual Exhibition, London
2018
London Independent Photography 30th Annual Exhibition, London
2017
Photo Hastings, Hastings Art Forum
Light Into Matter, Ambika P3 Gallery, London
The Project Space, London Gallery West
London Independent Photography Annual Exhibition
2016
London Gallery West
2015
Memory , Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital, Oxford
London Independent Photography Annual Exhibition
2013
London Independent Photography Annual Exhibitions
2012
London Villages Project Exhibition, Goldsmith's College, London
2011
London Independent Photography Annual Exhibition
2007
London Independent Photography Annual Exhibition
2006
London Independent Photography Annual Exhibition
2004
London Independent Photography Annual Exhibition
2003
Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition
Publications
Books:
London Villages Project, London Independent Photography, 2012
Portfolio One, The Royal Photographic Society, 2007
Best of Friends, Creative Monochrome, 2002
Journals:
Inside the Outside Journal: Volume 1, 2021
Work used in advertisements:
Source, The Photographic Review, Spring 2017
Outdoor Photographer magazine
Black and White Photography magazine
Newspapers and magazines:
The Guardian
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