Graeme Oxby is a Lecturer in Photography and a documentary and portrait photographer who concentrates on aspects of entertainment and religion in the UK and abroad.
Graeme has been a creative professional since the late 1980s working in the commercial, music and entertainment industries based in London, Dublin & Manchester making music videos and commercials as well as TV and film commissions. He also travelled widely on assignments from Angola and Mozambique to the former Soviet Union, The Far East, North & Central America.
Graeme wrote produced and directed “Shotgun Dave Rides East” starring Peter Capaldi and funded by The UK Film Council in 2004 before developing a feature project “Perfect Match” in 2005.
Graeme took a break from film making and photography in 2008 to oversee the return of influential Art Rock band Magazine to stage, screen and recording studio, returning to his photography practice five years late rand became Artistic Director of The Hull International Photography Festival in 2015.
In addition to his role within the Photography Department at The University Of Lincoln, Graeme is an External Examiner at University Of West London and devised and was commissioned to deliver the Hull Beermat Photography Festival with winners chosen by Martin Parr for Hull City of Culture 2017.
Graeme Contributed a portrait to the 2018 book "Invisible Britain" published by Policy Press (a non-profit university press committed to influencing social change through international research and scholarship) and is supported by The Young Foundation, a charity that tackles major social challenges by working alongside communities, using the tools of research and social innovation.
Graeme has been regularly published in national publications including The Guardian, Huck Magazine and The Times Literary Supplement.
Graeme's Five year project on Elvis Impersonators entitled "The Kings Of England" is being published as a book in September 2018 by Bluecoat Press.
Graeme’s work is held in the collection of the Michael Komechak O.S.B. Art Gallery, Benedictine Univeristy in Chicago IL
2018: The Kings Of England - Bluecoat Press
Invisible Britain Portraits - Policy Press
2017: Belfast Photography Festival – Group Exhibition “Making Do”
DN Weekend - Group Exhibition "Picture Doncaster"
Art on A Postcard Featured Artist
OD Gallery Instagram Takeover
2016: Impressions Gallery Planet UK competition winner selected by Peter Mitchel
2015: Cooper Gallery Barnsley – The Kings Of England
Bridlington Spa – The Kings Of England
Hull International Photography Festival – The Kings Of England
Bridport Arts Centre – The Kings Of England
2014: 20-21 Visual Arts Centre – The Kings Of England
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Photograph by Toria Maxwell 2017