Robert Darch is a British artist-photographer, educator & curator, based in the South West of England. He holds an MFA with distinction in Photographic Arts and a MA with distinction in Photography & the Book from Plymouth University. He also has a BA with honours in Documentary Photography from Newport, Wales.
His practice is motivated by the experience of place, in which the physical geography and material cultures of places merge with impressions from contemporary culture that equally influence perception. From these varied sources, both real and imagined, he constructs narratives that help contextualise a personal response to place.
Robert is the Associate Curator at Unveil’d and also created Macula a collective for young photographers based in Exeter.
Last year Robert was one of the winners of The British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain exhibition, and had two images included in the first Portrait of Britain book.
This year Robert’s work will be included in ‘Distinctly’, a major group exhibition of British Photography curated by Tracy Marshall, including work by Martin Parr, Chris Killip, Daniel Meadows, Tish Murtha, Ken Grant, Marketa Luskacova, John Myers & Kirsty Mackay.
Last year Robert released his first book, The Moor, published with Another Place Press and launched at the Martin Parr Foundation
Selected clients & features include: The Telegraph Magazine, The Financial Times, The Guardian, It’s Nice That, Juxtapoz Magazine, Lensculture & Wallpaper.