Mik Critchlow  - Miners Picnic
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Engagement - with Mik Critchlow

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This Engagement talk features Award Winning Social Documentary Photographer, Mik Critchlow

Mik is a British Social Documentary Photographer based in the North East of England.  

He began a long-term photography project documenting his home town of Ashington, Northumberland.  The son of a miner, he has worked in the community with a deep-rooted empathy for the townsfolk, documenting the area and it's people during a period of social and environmental change. 

His work is held in public and private collections and has been exhibited and published widely including: Side Gallery, Amber-Side Collection, Brunel University, Durham Art Gallery, Arts Council England, Northern Arts, The British Journal of Photography, and Creative Camera. 

Recent exhibitions include: 'Forever Amber' - Laing Art Gallery (2014), 'The Share' - Northern Rock Gallery (2014), 'About the North - Imagined Dialogues' - Side Gallery (2018), 'WORK + WORKERS' - Side Gallery (2019) and 'Photo-North Festival' - Harrogate Conference Centre (2019).

He recently published Coal Town, his long term project about Ashington, his home town. 


The event will be around 75-90 minute and is Free. It will NOT be recorded. 

Mik's work can be found here:

Mik Critchlow

Coal Town, is published by Bluecoat Press. 


Engagement - is a series of online talks by established and upcoming photographers working on documentary and long term projects.  We plan to host about one talk per month, via Zoom. Watch our Events pages for more details and booking information. 

Event Organiser

Mark Phillips




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