Amber Brown is a Northumbrian photographer, printmaker and early-career programmer based in the North East of England. Her work explores notions of place, home and belonging through cultural, political and personal narratives. It is rooted in many slow, ritualistic processes which largely fall under the umbrella of printmaking and large format photography. Amber aims to utilise labour-intensive techniques to investigate the post-industrial landscape, ideas of Northernness and how archives can interact with the contemporary. 

She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA (Hons) in Photography in 2020 and achieved an MA with Distinction in Art Museum and Gallery Studies at Newcastle University in 2021, where her areas of interests are artist-run spaces, contemporary and documentary photography and relationships between the latter and ethics. 

She enjoys working with artists and collaborative spaces outside of her own practice, having lead numerous arts and photography projects. After working with both the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and Amber Film and Photography Collective CIC in a Programmes and Exhibitions capacity, Amber is now working for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council as Creative Programmes Officer. This includes assisting on outdoor-arts focused Stockton International Riverside Festival, and leading on numerous seasonal events across the year alongside a team. 

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MA with Distinction, Art Museum and Gallery Studies, Newcastle University 2020-2021

BA (Hons) Photography, First Class Honours. Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh 2016-2020


  • Acklington CofE First School - Educational Assistant 
  • Gigs North East - Volunteer Photographer 
  • The Bakehouse Gallery, Alnwick - Gallery Intern
  • Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh - Information Assistant for John Akomfrah's 'Vertigo Sea'
  • BOOKMARKS 2019 and 2020 - board member
  • CANVAS Magazine, Edinburgh - Art Panelist
  • Collective F8, 2017-2019 - Co-founder
  • Design Exhibition Scotland - Exhibition Assistant 
  • Side Gallery, Newcastle - Digitisation Volunteer
  • Access to Creative Education Scotland - Educational Assistant
  • ALT-D - Head of Exhibitions & Events Programming.
  • Stills Centre For Photography - Volunteer Exhibitions Assistant.
  • SIDE Gallery, Newcastle - Front of House and Exhibitions Assistant.
  • Climate House, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh - Creative Programmes Assistant.
  • Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council - Creative Programmes Officer (current).


  • 'PEC' - Self-published hand-bound book made and printed by the artist. Edition of 1, 2017
  • 'The Coming Soon Land' - Self-published by the artist. Edition of 1, hardcover book, 2018
  • 'The Coming Soon Land' - Self-published by the artist. Edition of 35, remade as a zine, 2019
  • 'Ceremonial' exhibition catalogue. Self-published with Isi Williams, 2020
  • ALT-D Exhibition Catalogue, sponsored by Embassy Gallery, Ex Why Zed and Zembla.


  • Grain Magazine, as part of Belgrade Photo Month, 2019
  • The Garden Zine and online platform, 2020. A project by Alix Villanueva with Tim Seeley, the POD and Coventry Culture Trust
  • Photograd Zine, 2020.
  • Q+A with Amber Brown featured on Intrepid Camera Co large format platform.
  • Concrete Nature, photo zine 2020.
  • Of The Land And Us/Black River Issue 01 (online)
  • Edinburgh College of Art Online Degree Show.
  • Shutterhub YEARBOOK, 2020.

    Featured in The Edinburgh Reporter, Northumberland Gazette, Pink Trolley, LOAF magazine, Source Graduate Photography Online, the Working Class Creatives Database, Photograd, ARTMAG, The Rattlecap, GUM, 


  • Global Justice Academy, Photography Competition 2018 - 'The Coming Soon Land' was awarded as single image winner.
  • GrowWild Youth Artist Award, 2018.
  • Belgrade Photo Month 2019 - 'Earthworks' shortlisted in the top 10 finalists.
  • Astaire Art Prize 2019 - Shortlisted Artist.
  • The George Jackson Hutchison Memorial Prize, 2019.
  • Awarded The Analogue Photography Grant from The Richard and Siobhán Coward Foundation, 2020.
  • Marion Cameron MacKenzie Scholarship, 2020.
  • Award from The Sidney Perry Foundation for Postgraduate Education, 2020.
  • Selected for the Redeye Graduate Mentoring Scheme, 2020.
  • Selected for Futureproof 2020 at Street Level Photoworks.
  • MA Art Museum & Gallery Studies Scholarship, Newcastle University, 2020. 


  • THORNFEST: turning tides, Durham, 2016
  • Unfairground, Edinburgh College of Art, 2016
  • Synergy Welcome Party ECA // GSA, 2017
  • PhotoSoc Spring Exhibition, Whitespace Gallery, 2017
  • Synergy eca//gsa Reeb00t Exhibition, 2017
  • Photosoc Spring Exhibition - White Space Gallery, 2018
  • Alnmouth Arts Festival, Northumberland, 2018
  • Global Justice Academy, winners exhibition at Chrystal Macmillan Building, Edinburgh, 2018
  • Global Justice Academy, winners exhibition at Old College, Edinburgh, 2018
  • Wintertide Festival, Hartlepool, 2018
  • Material Dialogues, Fire Station, Edinburgh, 2018
  • Humans of the Walk - 5-12th March, Museum of Edinburgh Courtyard in collaboration with CollectiveF8, PathsForAll and HolyroodPR.
  • Art in Granton 2019 at Madelvic House, 25-27th October.
  • Humans Of The Walk, CollectiveF8 - 21-23rd January. Scottish Parliament. 
  • Humans Of The Walk, CollectiveF8 - 11th February. Scottish Government, Leith. 
  • Stills' Photo Market, March 7th-8th.
  • Annual Open Art Exhibition, Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland. February 15th-April 19th, 2020.
  • Graduate Spotlight Exhibition with Almudena Rocca. Alnwick Playhouse Online
  • Alt_D The Alternative Graduate Showcase.
  • The Class of 2020, In The In Between.
  • MADE IT, 2020 at Short Supply, Manchester, December 2020
  • Futureproof 2020 at Street Level Photoworks online. 
  • This Is Not A Show, The Working Class Creatives Database X Pineapple Black, Online, April 9th-May 15th 2021.
  • 'Final, not Over - again',  exhibition with fellow ECA graduates at Unit 1 Gallery London, June 3rd-7th 2021
  • BALTIC OPEN, BALTIC, GatesheadMay 19th - September 5th 2021.
  • Working Class Creatives Database X Motion Sickness at Unit 15, Lion Yard, Cambridge. From July 8th onwards. 
  • 'DISTANCE', group exhibition with Scott Hunter, Karolina Nowosielska, Hideki Yamada and Masahiro Kawanaka at Art Spot Korin, Gion, Kyoto as part of Kyotographie KG+. 17th September - 3rd October. 


Earthworks - Dry Water Arts Centre, Amble, June 21st-July 17th 2019.


  • Presenting at Futureproof 2020 Artist Talks for Street Level Photoworks, 27th November, from 23-36 minutes. 


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