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 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. He now splits his time between shooting personal work, holding University lectures and workshops and shooting features and portraiture for a range of magazines, charities, and design agencies.


2019. On This Day - Kaunas Photography festival, Lithuania. (group show).
2019. On This Day - Riga Photography festival, (group show).
2019. On This Day - Copenhagen International Photography festival, (group show).
2019. On This Day - Format International Photography festival, (group show).
2018. English Journey, Vortigern Gallery (solo show).
2017. English Journey, Blenheim Walk Gallery (solo show).
2012. Format Festival, Terminal Transit (group show).
2009. Ex-Voto, Belfast Exposed, Northern Ireland, (group show).
2008. ʻSleeping Roughʼ, Brighton Photo Biennial, (group show).
2007. Love Power and Sacrifice, Noorderlicht, Groningen, (group show).
2005. Sustain, World Fishing, Princeʼs Foundation, London, (solo 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).
1996. No Apparent Reason, Folly Gallery, UK , (solo show).
1995. Behind Haute Couture, The Evans Gallery, London, (group show).

Artist talks / Lectures / Workshops:

2007 - 2019. Leeds Beckett University – Artist lecture and workshops.
2012 - 2014. Leeds College of Art, BA degree – Documentary module.
2011 - 2013. Central Saint Martins – Artist Talks and workshops.
2009. Impressions Gallery, Bradford – Love Power Sacrifice lecture.
2008. Media Museum, Royal Photographic society, (VJG group), workshop.


Recent Clients:

Saturday Times Magazine, London.
Sunday Times Magazine, London.
B&W Studio.
Magpie Studio. 
NB Studio. 
British Heart Foundation.
Rolling Stone Magazine.
El Pais Magazine, Spain.
Lloyds Bank (Apple Pay). 
Der Spiegel Magazine, Germany.


2019. On This Day - Kaunas Photo Star finalist.
2019. On This Day - Spectrum Imaging Award.
2019. On This Day - The Chinese Photographers Magazine Feature Award.
2018. British Life Photography Awards – Overall winner Portrait Category.
2017. RPS - International Photography Exhibition 160. David Hockney Portrait.
2017. Cream design awards - Best use of Photography award.
2016. Cream design awards - Best use of Photography award.
2015. Art Council funding - English Journey.
2011. Design Week Awards - `Best in Showʼ St Georgeʼs Crypt Portraits.
2009. Roses Awards - Chairman's Award.
2008. Nomination National Media Museum fellowship.
2008. Design Week awards – Photography awards.
2007. Creative Review Photo Annual - Best in Book, Sleeping Rough.
2006. Rose Awards - Crypt Annual Report.
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. Art council Award – ʻDreams of Ambrosiaʼ.
1991. Kodak Features Photographer of the Year.
1990. Ilford Photographer of the Year.


• Angerson, J. (2019), English Journey. Leeds, England: B&W Studio.
• Angerson, J. (2007), Love, Power, Sacrifice. Stockport: Dewi Lewis.
• Hathaway, R. (2011). Reflections from silence. London: Quaker Books.
• Bailey, R. (2017). Scarlet Ribbons.[S.l.]: Jorvik Press.
• Angerson, J. (2002), Entertaining Angels. Edition: St. George's Crypt.
• Angerson, J. (2003), Football and Fortunes: Littlewoods Pools.