Ken Harrison was born and resides in North Yorkshire. A business owner and management professional by background, he is now dedicating time to developing an inquisitive and searching aspect to his long-standing photographic passion.
With a Business degree and a background in the Printing Industry and Computing, he completed a Post Graduate qualification in Digital Image Making at the London College of Communication.
The qualifying outputs; Exhibition, Book, Website and Guided Tours were a photographic study of the structures and human response to living in the Brutalist designed, 1000 unit, Heygate Council Estate; which has now been demolished.
A partner in the Our History Digital Archive initiative, he is responsible for Cataloging, Archiving, and Storage of the Hopkinson, Mackintosh, Langridge and Repton family archives.
A qualified leader of photographic classes, with a commitment to local photographic groups and exhibitions, his images have appeared in local and national publications on a variety of social issues. A selection can be seen at http://www.kenharrison.info.
He is currently completing a BA (Hons) Photographic Studies degree with the Open College of Arts and has recently concluded a new area of research, entitled ‘Sehnsucht and the search for place in Neo-Romantic British Landscape Photography’. From this research, he has developed a photographic approach of seeing time and place as one.
This perspective is supported by his current project; documenting the Swale Ure Washlands in North Yorkshire. This involves incorporating a broad knowledge of country matters, objective historical research, and a curiosity in folklore. The photographs and anecdotes of this project form part of his local speaking engagements.