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Born Cheshire, England, 1968

MA Photography University of Brighton, 2006

Senior Lecturer in Photography, Bath Spa University and Plymouth University

Member of Photography Research Plymouth and the Land/Water and the Visual Arts Research Group


Solo Exhibitions

A Catfish Sleeps and Tohoku European Geosciences Union Assembly, Vienna, 2012

Ultima Thule Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon USA, 2012

Ultima Thule Photofusion, London, 2011

Ultima Thule Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, 2011

The Journey Beyond The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock

Lindow Moss: A Place of Finding Manchester Museum, December 2008 - July 2009

Ultima Thule Impressions, Bradford, 2008

Ultima Thule Arts University College, Bournemouth, 2009

Opened Landscape: Lindow, Tollund, Grauballe Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2005

Opened Landscape: Lindow, Tollund, Grauballe Photofusion Gallery, London, 2004-05

Opened Landscape: Lindow, Tollund, Grauballe Picture House, Leicester, 2005


Group Exhibitions

Flow: Time, Movement, Change – Jia Ling Jiang Gallery, Nanchong City, China
(Curated by Liz Wells – artists including Susan Derges, Jem Southam, Heidi Morstang, Christopher Cook, Liz Nicol, Yan Wang Preston, David Hilton, Emanuel Brás), 2015

Flow: Time, Movement, Change – Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing, China, 2014

Critical Mass Awards – Contents: Love, Anxiety, Happiness and Everything Else – Photo Center NW, Seattle; Newspace Center for Photography, Portland; and RayKo Photo Center, San Fransisco, 2012

The Earth Only Endures Stone Theatre Gallery, in association with The Photographers' Gallery, London (with Jem Southam and Mike Perry)

Earthscapes: Geology and Geography Sherborne House Arts, 2010 (with Tania Kovats, Mariele Neudecker, Jeremy Gardiner, Kate Ragett and Richard Harris)

New Photography: Pavilion Commissions Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, 2010 (with Tomoko Yoneda, Steffi Klenz and Frederico Camara)

Apocalypse Candace Dwan Gallery, New York, 2007 (with Dodo Jin Ming, David Maisel, Dennis Stock, Paolo Pellegrin, Lucian Perkins, Alexey Titarenko, Lori Grinker, Giorgia Fiorio, Bogdan Konopka, Suzen, David Spear, Irina Nakhova, Clare Langan)

Trace and Transcience Centre for Arts and the Natural World, Exeter, 2007 (with Jem Southam, Susan Derges, Heidi Morstang, Christopher Cook, Liz Nicol, Andy Klunder)

Paris-Photo Carrousel de Louvre, Paris, 2006 (with Stephen Gill, Simon Roberts, Sarah Pickering, Keizo Kitajima)

Contemporary Reflections on Photography University of Brighton MA Photography group, Brighton Photo Fringe, 2006

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Stone in Art Kenny Schachter Rove Gallery, London, 2006
(artists including Bill Brandt, Gustave Courbet, Eugene Delacroix, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Richard Long)

Photo London Royal Academy of Arts, 2006

Rehearsing/Samuel Beckett Chelsea SPACE, 2006

Escaping: Fugitive Geography Contact 05 Festival of Photography, Toronto, 2005

The Mysterious Bog People: Rituals and Sacrifice in Ancient Europe Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, 2005

Strange Powers: Bog Bodies and Bog Lands
photographs by Stephen Vaughan and Lennart Larsen, poetry spoken by Seamus Heaney
University of Bradford, Gallery II, in association with the Department of Archaeological Sciences, 2004

Trace Editions Hirschl Contemporary Art, London, curated by Sian Bonnell, 2004

Dislocation Fringe Club, Hong Kong/Lee Ka-Sing Gallery, Toronto, 2004



Prix Pictet, 2012 (nominee)

Photolucida 'Critical Mass' Top 50, 2011

Lens Culture International Exposure Awards, Honorable Mention, 2011

Arts Council England, Individual Artist Award, 2011

Pavilion Commissions Award 2009-10

Prix Pictet, 2009 (nominee)

Arts Council England, Individual Artist Award, 2008

Santa Fe Prize for Photography, 2005 (nominee)

Arts Council England, Individual Artist Award 2003-04

Arts Council England, Development Grant 2002