Dr Ingrid Pollard [ 1953 - Present ]



Ingrid Pollard is a photographer, media artist and researcher. She graduated from the London College of Printing in 1988 and Derby University in 1995 with an MA in Photographic Studies. Pollard has developed a social practice concerned with representation, history and landscape with reference to race, difference and the materiality of lens-based media. Her work is included in numerous collections including the UK Arts Council and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Pollard was born in Georgetown, Guyana. In the 1980s, she was part of a constituency of British artists who championed black creative practice, showcasing her work in group exhibitions such as The Thin Black Line at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (1985), D-Max (1987) and Self-Evident (1995), both at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.

In 2007, Pollard was awarded the Leverhulme Fellowship Award. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and received her doctorate-by-publication from the University of Westminster in 2016. She was a recipient of the BALTIC Artist Award in 2018, and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists in 2020. She lives and works in London

Bibliographies – Publications

Pollard, Ingrid. Fathers Hands Ed: C. Bressey & Claire Dyer. New Geographies Of Race And Racism – 2009 Hampshire Ashgate Press. 41-51

Neal, Sarah & Julian Agyeman. The New Countryside? Policy Press. 2006 Pg 7- 8, 111-113.

Deborah Willis. Talk Black. Transforming The Crown. Caribbean Cultural Centre. New York 1998 Usa: 1:23, 28 & 6:63 – 67.



Pollard, Ingrid Landscape Trauma Ii Philosophy Of Photography London South Bank University November 2011 Issue 4,

Cattani, Francesco Swamping The Country: Ingrid Pollard’s Cartography Of Englishness. A10 788. Italy January 2010

Pollard, Ingrid Oceans Apart. Small Axe. Duke University Usa 2009 Issue 28 42-50

Pollard, Ingrid Surface. Plymouth University 2005. 60-69 Henry, Lisa. The View From Here. Fotofile. 2004 Issue 45 6-9

Wells, Liz. Land Matters Recherche Valenciennes Issue 3


Pollard, Ingrid Portfolio. Fotofile 2004 Issue 46. 34-39

Artwork (commissioned)




From the series When you look down on us there will be nothing to smile about
A response to the Karen Blixen archive
Ed 1/3 + 1AP
Archival digital print with acrylic