Chris King is from the north of Ireland, and works internationally on commissioned work, personal projects, and collaborations.
Chris graduated from Southampton University with a Masters in Engineering for Development (MSc), after working for 2 years with grassroots environmental and social justice organisations across Europe. Before that he graduated from Glasgow University with an Honours Degree in Aeronautical Engineering (BEng Hons), specialising in spaceflight.
Chris has sought to raise awareness and engage people on issues such as the impacts of the industrial food system and climate change, where the magnitude of the issue, and the urgency with which it must be addressed is not reflected in public or political engagement. Chris uses photography, video production, the written word and the production of podcasts and multimedia pieces with this intention.
One of Chris’s long-term projects focuses on the issue of food waste. He started exploring the issue locally, and from the outset decided to take a human-centric approach – sharing the voices and activities of people, to make it more relatable and easier for the audience to engage with. By focusing on those who were proactively working to reduce the amount of edible food going to waste, his work also had a solutions-focus, in the hope it would inspire action and nurture hope that, while being a pervasive, systemic issue, we can all play a role in helping create the cultural shift necessary to address it.
The approach he took with this project now informs all his other work and initiatives.
During his work with grassroots organisations, his studies during his Masters, and particularly when working in Cambodia, where he carried out participatory research with remote communities to assess the impact of a water project by a disaster relief organisation, Chris gained a deep understanding of the importance of representation, and the need and means to share the voices of those who often go unheard.
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