Fotonow CIC is delighted to announce our first associates scheme, which aims to establish a supportive and interdependent network of associate artists (Fotonow Associates) as we move the company forwards towards its ten year anniversary (in 2019) in finding like-minded practitioners who value our work and aim to themselves learn more and support socially engaged practice. In launching the scheme we welcome; Karen Ingham, Andrew Jackson, Monika Fischbein, David Partner and Elizabeth Orcutt. In December 2017 we will look forward to sharing how new associates can link up with our organisation.

Karen Ingham Fotonow

Karen Ingham

Artist, writer, curator

Ingham is an internationally exhibited lens-based artist, an Hon. Interdisciplinary Research Fellow at Swansea College of Art, and a curator and writer. Her practice is positioned broadly in three main fields of enquiry: art and medical science – art, the natural sciences and environment – identity, migration, and belonging.

Her practice is often socially engaged and collaborative. She is internationally exhibited and published and has lived and worked in the USA, Germany, England and Wales. Her family on her father’s side originates from Redruth in Cornwall and she has an affinity with the South West. Ingham’s work is internationally collected including the Wellcome Collection and the British Film Institute. She is represented by Millennium Images, London.

Ingham joins Fotonow as an associate in developing research and project partnerships. She is currently working on ‘Deluge’, an Arts Council of Wales funded commission that will tour to Plymouth during Art Weekender 2018 as part of Fotonow’s emerging ‘The Edge of the world’ programme as part of Mayflower400.

Picture shows Mr. Mark Eccleston, owner of 7 acres of woodland in Shropshire, and his dog Bertie

Andrew Jackson

Documentary photographer and director at Some Cities CIC

Birmingham based British documentary photographer, Jackson uses environmental portraits and long form works to explore urbanism, citizenship and migration. He is a graduate of the MA Documentary program at Newport in Wales and has since undertaken both self-initiated and commissioned works in the UK and abroad. In 2012 was nominated for the Prix Pictet Award.

In 2013 he co-founded Some Cities CIC, a participatory photography organisation designed to create opportunities for the citizens of Birmingham to chronicle their own experience through photography.

Jackson is an artist who engages with the challenges of representation and narration through the medium of photography. Jackson is a recent recipient of the Light Work Residency in Syracuse, NY (2018) and Arts Council England’s Artist International Development fund, which enabled him to develop a work exploring language, identity and the spaces of Montreal, and is working towards a major exhibition in Birmingham 2018.


Monika Fischbein

Visual creative and educator

Monika Fischbein is a visual creative, living in the UK for 20 years. Educated at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of Greenwich and Linköping University (SW). She has worked extensively in the fashion industry before turning her attention to photography.

Her practice explores the many forms of identity and narrative construction with research currently investigates the “lyrical self” in image making, incorporating national identity and its manifestation within the visual medium. An experienced educator at all levels; Fischbein also taught and delivered workshops in Germany, Hungary and Spain as well as thriving in delivering informal educational opportunities.

As an Associate she has supported educational delivery and in turn delivered a successful Arts Council England initiative the National Identity Project which asks individuals how they feel about this pertinent topic.

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David Partner


David Partner is a photographer in the mould and spirit of Pictorialist photographers, his work has the same technical attention to detail and open objectivity in his subjects. Partner has an exceptional ability to put his subjects at ease, resulting in uniquely frank and open portraits. His 2004 series ‘Heads of Government’ was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery during 2005/6. This series of black and white portraits focused on the ministers then responsible for governing the UK.  Soon after, Partner completed the first major photographic commission for The House of Commons ‘Working for Parliament’ revealing portraits of the ‘Servants of the House’. 

Partner has exhibited his portraits worldwide, including projects in the US, Africa, China and the Middle East and has worked extensively as a commercial photographer. He joins Fotonow as an Associate to develop FotoPlus Collective, our commercial arm generating additional revenue for community focused project work.


Elizabeth Orcutt

Artist, researcher and lecturer

Orcutt is an artist, writer, lecturer and currently PhD researcher at Falmouth University (working title of Photography and Reflection: Images of Myself). She responds to family archive, and in that her sense of self appears to disperse in the exchange between subject and object. She currently teaches at Falmouth University on the BA(Hons) Press and Editorial Photography and BA(Hons) Fashion Photography programmes.

During the last 20 years Orcutt has worked in journalism as a features photographer and visuals editor, most recently as a picture editor on The Times and at Reuters. In 2016 she worked with Fotonow on a commission to celebrate Knowle West Media Centre‘s 20th anniversary, with final works on permanent display at the M-Shed, Bristol.