Ian Beesley is an award winning and internationally acclaimed artist and photographer. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at Milan Photo festival, Italy, the International Industrial Photography festival, Shengyang China, The National Media Museum, Bradford and the Peoples History Museum Manchester.

His work is held in the collections of the National Media Museum Bradford, The Royal Photographic Society,The Smithsonian Institute, Washington, and the National Museum of Labour, Helsinki, amongst many other important National collections.

He has published 25 books.

In 2012 he was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society.

He is currently artist in residence for the Bradford Institute of Health Research/Born in Bradford, artist in residence for the University of Bristol’s School of Social & Community Medicine and artist in residence for Chetham’s Library, Manchester and Gallery Oldham.