Christopher Mear (b. 1990) is a photographer born and based in NW Leicestershire, England. His photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2012 Brighton Photo Biennial. I was pleased to be able to include works by Christopher in my 2012 show, The Blind Fiddler Home Entertainment 1806 to 2012, at Snibston Discovery Museum.
Sunsequently, in 2013, Snibston Discovery Museum produced a large exhibition of Mear’s work entitled Disintegrating Histories. The photograph of Christopher here is of him during the private view of Disintegrating Histories.
Christopher’s first self-publishing venture, Photography for the Preservation of Disintegrating Histories, was published in 2012. Since then Mear has published Life is Life, Hakuna Matata (2013) and a special edition newspaper (2013). Mear has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Free Range Art Award (2010).
Christopher is a young photographer already making wonderful images and able to connect with his subjects through his lens and again connect through his photographs with viewers both in the gallery and on the web. I’m looking forward to working with him over the coming years and if you get a chance to do the same don’t hesitate, he’s not only a good photographer but also a thoroughly great person to work with and alongside.
Christopher Mear is represented by DegreeArt.com in London.
He is a link to Christopher’s website where you can find out more about Chris and his work: Christopher Mear, Photographer