Anthony Lam (London 1966, lives and works in London UK)


MA Photography (London College of Printing 2000) Diploma in Photojournalism (London College of Printing 1989)

Anthony Lam is a photographic artist whose work examines and explores notions and (un)realities of boundaries and borders. A conceptual framework of difference, dislocation and detachment informs his projects and are themes that he actively engages with and pursues. Lam's diverse practice is located within representational and social concerns, addressing issues of identity, culture and place from a personal and socio political viewpoint.

Lam has shown both nationally and internationally since the mid 1990s (including Abu Dubai, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK & USA) and continues to pursue his interests in East Asia particularly China. During the late 1990s he was based in Hong Kong where he freelanced for media publications.  He currently works as a Senior Lecturer in Photography and has led many public projects as lead artist, collaborating with major UK institutions including The Photographers’ Gallery, Barbican Centre, Brighton Photo Biennial, Chisenhale Gallery, Chinese Arts Centre, Hayward Gallery, Mass Observation Archive, Museum of Childhood, Museum of London, National Portrait Gallery, The National Trust, PhotoVoice and the V & A.

His projects (including Notes from the Street 1995, Port of Call 2002) have gained wide press publicity including coverage in UK newspapers and publications;  Independent on Sunday, The Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Daily Mail, Big Issue, Metro and Time Out as well as interviews for radio (BBC London) and dedicated TV programmes; Shift on ITV and Channel One satellite channel.


All prints (except Between Cultures) are for sale. All enquiries please contact Anthony Lam for prices

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