Caroline Edge is a documentary and press photographer. She has experience working for both national and local newspapers: other clients have included the Stroke Association, NHS, the University of Manchester, RIBA and the ICA. She holds a PhD in Documentary Photography, MA (with distinction) in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from Bolton University and BA (Hons) Interactive Arts from Manchester School of Art.
Recently she has worked mainly on collaborative projects with communities which experiment with the ways in which photography, video and installations can be use to explore ideas of place, self and the impact of social policy. These projects are informed by her academic research – her practice based PhD funded by the AHRC use photography as a method of exploring and developing relationships between Humphrey Spender’s 1930s Mass Observation photographs of Bolton and the local community.
Her self-iniated documentary/street photography projects are concerned with the relationship between light and spiritual experience. These projects have been exhibited internationally and are held in public and private collections. Recent exhibitions and projects include the handmade book The City Like A Maze, which was featured in the Photobook show at the 2016 Athens Photo Festival, an exhibition of this project at the Poor and Literate Gallery in Berlin, and the creation of a series of giant camera obscuras in collaboration with public artist Liam Curtin.