University of Lincoln
    Brayford Pool
    LN6 7TS
    United Kingdom

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    Mr Tom Martin


    Lincoln School of Film & Media
    College of Arts

    About Tom Martin

    British photographer/videographer, specialising in documenting humanitarian issues in Africa and Asia, undertaking commissions for charities, NGOs and donors including the EU and UN. Has created tourism marketing materials for developing countries and filed news pictures for the Associated Press and European Press Photographers’ Association. Member of the East African Foreign Correspondents Association.

    Publications range from The Economist and The Independent to Italian Vogue and the Lancet. Has exhibited widely with solo shows in Westminster and Rwanda. Selected for the Taylor Wessing Photo prize at the National Portrait Gallery 2011.

    Lecturer in photography at Lincoln University, specialising in still and moving image documentary methodology, recently developing participatory photo projects in collaboration with NGO’s in Bangladesh and South Sudan.

    In Conflict - Visible White Photo Prize, Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Florence, Italy, 2017
    Lincoln Law School CONDIS Conference; Spaces and Places of the Journey to the UK: Assessing the Legal Framework for People Fleeing Conflict, 2017
    Saferworld Communities First Exhibition, Westminster, Brussels, Washington, 2015
    Calicoon fine Arts, New York - Drift, Exhibition with Caroline Bergvall, 2015
    Dakar Biennale, Senegal - Joint exhibition, 2014
    Colette, Paris - Redball project exhibition, 2013
    National Theatre, London - ‘Festival!’ Exhibition in collaboration with Corbis. 2012
    12 star gallery, Westminster – ‘another day on earth’ – solo exhibition of documentary photography by Tom Martin, Nov-Dec 2011
    1650 gallery, Los Angeles – I’ll be your mirror, 2011
    National Portrait Gallery, London - Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, (2010-2011)
    Cell project space – London, 2009
    National Museum of Rwanda, Kigali, 2008
    Central St Martins, London - BFA degree show, 2007

    National Geographic Traveller Magazine, The Economist, Vogue (Italia), VICE, Vanity Fair, The Guardian (UK), The Independent (UK), The Daily Telegraph (UK), The Times (UK), Global News (US), France 24, Time Out (London), The Huffington Post, Tages Anzeiger (Switzerland), B.Spirit!, B.there!, ‘This Is Tomorrow’ contemporary art magazine, The New Times (Rwanda), La Revleve newspaper (Belgium), The Africa Report.
    Nature/The Scientific American, Rwanda Feels the Pinch as Donors Slash Health Aid, Erika Check Hayden, 2016.
    Unlimited Imprint, Unresolved, Issue 02, p18, 2016
    The Lancet, FP2020: accelerating progress in access to family planning, Volume 388, No. 10057, p2210, 2016. 
    Bangladesh and the 2030 Agenda: Targets for a more peaceful, just, and inclusive society, Saferworld, 2016
    The Lancet, Funding: Welcome Trust selects sustainable health projects,
    Tony Kirby, Volume 384, No. 9942, p484, 2014.
    UNDP - Rule of Law and Access to Justice in Eastern and Southern Africa: Showcasing Innovations and Good Practices, p11, p33, 2013.
    TRIAL, Track impunity Always, Activity Report, 2013, 2014.
    Bloomberg Business, Big Mac Welfare Is Better Than the Workhouse. Mark Gimen, 2013.
    International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2012: Working Together To Support Global Recovery, P26, 2012.
    Saferworld Annual Review, 2012-13, 2013-14.
    Penal Reform International, Annual Report, 2012.  
    The 12 Star Gallery, The First 10 Years, European Union 2015
    Lonely Planet Scotland, Lonely Planet, 2015
    The Rough Guide to England, rough guides UK, 2015
    DRIFT, Caroline Bergvall, Nightboat books NY, Cover image and interior plates, 2014.
    Big Art / Small Art, Tristan Manco, Thames and Hudson, 2014.
    Great Escapes: Experience the word at your leisure, Lonely Planet, 2013
    Lonely Planet discover Great Britain, Lonely planet, 2013.
    The Castles of Britain and Ireland, Rodney Castlede, Hachette UK, 2012

    Department Responsibilities

    Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Photography, Module coordinator for Introduction to moving image.

    Subject Specialism

    Photography, Documentary, Video, Participatory media.


    • BA (Hons) Fine Art — UAL, Central Saint Martins, 2007

    Professional Affiliations

    External Activities and Consultancy

    Consultancy work with NGO’s designing and delivering Participatory Photo Projects, specifically in a community peace-building context. 

    Research Interests

    Research Group Memberships

    Research Projects

    • Visionaries of Kigali, participatory photography, peacebuilding and representation — The Aegis Trust

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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