Fergus Heron studied at the Royal College of Art and the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham. He was nominated for the Jerwood Artist Platform and his photography has been exhibited internationally in group shows at the Museum for Contemporary Art (Roskilde, Denmark) K3 (Zurich, Switzerland) and at Pump House Gallery (London) Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (Exeter) Royal West of England Academy (Bristol) and was included in the first major exhibition of Photography, ‘How We Are: Photographing Britain’ at Tate Britain.
Since 2000, Fergus Heron has been slowly and meticulously developing an ongoing body of work concerned with visible tensions between landscape and architecture, nature and artifice, the modern and traditional. His work involves photography as a process of long-term engagement with inter-related subjects, rather than successively working from one project to the next. Through a research based working process, the photograph itself is considered a complex image, between document and picture.
Working with a large format view camera that produces highly detailed prints, Heron’s work aims to decelerate and distil the process of photography, through slow picture making, and concentration upon some of its most basic principles.
Fergus is currently a Senior Lecturer in Photography in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Brighton.