(1953 on) – Artist and Photographer
Born in Georgetown, Guyana, Ingrid Pollard moved to London when she was small. She is an artist and photographer whose work uses portraiture photography and traditional landscape imagery to explore social constructs such as Britishness or racial difference. A Turner Prize nominee, she is associated with Autograph, the Association of Black Photographers. In the 1980s, she produced a series of photographs of black people in rural landscapes entitled Pastoral Interludes which challenged the way that English culture places black people in cities. From 2005-2007, she curated Tradewinds2007, an international residency exhibition project with an exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands. She has participated in group exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum and has worked as an artist in residence at a number of organisations. She has also held numerous teaching positions. In 2016 she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society.
Ingrid’s work as a photographer has explored among her wide subject matter, the presence of Black people in Britain in subtle subversive ways bringing to the fore questions of belonging for the Caribbean diaspora. Ingrid and I have collaborated on her art installations and my own projects for over two decades.
Dominique Le Gendre