Allan Parker is a senior part-time lecturer on the MA and BA in Photography at the University of Westminster. He has a degree in Fine Art (1st) from The University of Reading and a PG Dip (Distinct) from Central Saint Martins. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology (Bangalore, India) since 2004
In addition to his own artistic practice he also creates and designs photographic exhibitions and installations at independent and public galleries as well as producing commissioned video, photography and print design, including self published and commercially published books.

Collaborators have included  The V&A, The National Theatre, The Museum of Childhood, The British Council, the London School of Contemporary Dance, Asia House, SOAS, UNISON, The Chekhov Foundation, The Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Green Cardamom and the University of Westminster, as well as Independent arts organisations and Artistic Directors such as Attakkalari Centre for Performing Arts (Bangalore) Akram Khan, Random, Henri Oguike, Bima and Russell Maliphant

Commissions, Collaborations and Curation

2017 (March) Curator – MATERIAL LIGHT at the Muziris Kochi Biennale,  MILL HALL (Srishti Outpost) Kochi, Kerala, India

2016 (Nov) Curator – Reflect The Truth at the Chinese Media Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

2015 (Dec) Keynote lecture – World Biennial of Student Photography – Academy of Novi Sad, Serbia

2015 (Nov) International Juror – World Student Biennial of Student Photography – Academy of Novi Sad, Serbia


2014/15 Artists Residency –  SILVERTOWN  Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology (India) sponsored by JSW Steelworks, India.

2013 Curator MATERIAL LIGHT – Exhibition at University of Westminster. (co-curator – Constanza Isaza Martinez)

2013 Westminster University Photography Department website 

2012  Drawn from Life (film) (4:12) – Short film for Green Cardamom in association with Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal.

2011  A Flash of Light (Exhibition Design) – The Dance Photography of Chris Nash at the V&A

2010  In The Milieu of Fatah Halepoto  (Book Design) One of Art Asia Pacific’s books of the year for 2010

2010  Love Your Libraries (film – 18 mins) – Film for UNISON library campaign

2010  Anwar Jalal Shemza (film – 2.46) – Short film about the Artist

2004  World in the East End Gallery – Museum of Childhood 3 short films, Play, Being an Eastender and Mary-Lyse’s Journey

2003  The National Theatre – On stage video projections for The Mentalist, Frozen, The Sanctuary

2002  The National Theatre – On stage video projections for The Powerbook

2002, 2004 Bangalore Biennial Festival of Dance and Digital Arts –Photography and Festival print design

Selected Exhibitions

2013  AETHER Mount Street Gallery, Mayfair (July)

2009 SOAS – The Brunei Gallery. Images of Asian performers taken by UK photographers.

2009  Biografica – exhibition of University of Westminster Alumni at the NCPA Mumbai, India

2008  Somewhere or other…ages ago –  Lightboxes by Allan Parker photographs by Andre Pinkowski, The Whitecross Gallery, London

2007  Terrain Vague – Photographs by Allan Parker, Alessandra Chila, David Blackmore and Tania Coates, The Whitecross Gallery, London

2006  The Mela Pictures – 44 portraits at the Forum Gallery, Chennai. Talk at British Council Mumbai

2005  The Mela Pictures – 44 portraits  at the V&A London

2005  The Motovun Film Stills Project – Photographic project at the Motovun film festival, Croatia

2004  The Museum of Childhood – SCHOOL, photo installation + 2 books

2004  The Schweppes Prize – Group Exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery

2003-2005  Invisible States – Photographs of British Asian Dancers Toured by the British Council. Bangalore, Chennai, Athens, Gera (Germany)

2001-2004  City Maps – Video Projection collaboration with Imlata Dance Co. Toured India Delhi, Trivananthapuram, Chennai, Cochin, Bangalore and the UK. The Place, Greenwich Dance Agency (London) provincial tour in the UK

2001  Here there and everywhere – Sound installation at the British Council Gallery, Delhi (British Technology week)


Agree, Disagree, Not Sure – Pure Land Press 2007

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