Thomas Larkin MA

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Areas of responsibility

Technical Demonstrator in Photography


BA (Hons) Photography from Manchester School of Art

MA Photography from Manchester School of Art


Originally from the Northwest, I studied photography at Manchester School of Art, where I achieved both my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. I then went on to gain valuable experience within the professional photographic industry in a wide range of roles. Alongside this I have also been an exhibiting artist, showing my work in a variety of galleries across the UK. I joined Cardiff School of Art and Design in 2022 in my role as Technical Demonstrator in Photography, in this role I am responsible for ensuring that students feel confident in their technical approach to making work and using the wide range of workshops and processes available to them.

My specialist areas of knowledge include working with digital and film cameras, darkroom practice, alternative processes, editing and retouching, working within a studio, book making, exhibiting and curation.

My own practice explores non-traditional ways of making photographs. Often referred to as ‘camera-less’ photography, I use a variety of materials and processes to create images that challenge our notion of what a photograph is or can be. Recently I have been exploring questions surrounding sustainability within the photographic industry and how we can promote sustainable photographic practices.

Publications, Exhibitions and Awards

Selected Exhibitions

Transmission (Group show), The Brick Lane Gallery, London, June 2014

Hive (Group Show) London, Hoxton Arches, July 2015

Acquisition (Group Show), Manchester School of Art, Manchester, February 2018

Motion/less (Group Show), Northern Quarter, Manchester, June 2018

Manchester Open Exhibition, HOME, Manchester, January 2022 - March 2022

Together exhibition, INCH arts, Altrincham, March 2022

COMME CA x AWOL Open Exhibition, AWOL Studios, Manchester, April 2022 – May 2022