JP Campbell - Photography



“I can’t remember starting to take photographs. I know that one Christmas the family decided to upgrade their cameras and one no longer needed was passed on to me – a Kodak Hawkeye Flash. At the age of 12 my father built a darkroom and I began shooting 35mm." 


 Photo: David Irvine


Artistic Approach


“There is a lot of beauty and subtlety in your work that I feel is lacking in the fine art photography world these days”  

Lens Culture Portfolio Review, October 2020.


Today, while I do digital photography and multimedia, analogue is the format of choice. I enjoy the concentration on subject, composition, light and the tools at hand.  I enjoy using various cameras, lenses, and films as appropriate - much like a painter might decide between oil, water colour, or acrylic ... between pencil, a certain brush, or a knife ...


Most of my subjects are things we pass by everyday that we see but we really don’t ‘see’. In a society that seems increasingly obsessed with self-awareness I work to challenge that and capture situational moments that may not be seen again or that many do not see in the first place. This began as I photographed the village where I live and is magnified when I return to urban areas from my past. 



Shows and Publications


Upcoming January 2024, International Photo Contest winner, View Point Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.


September 2023, The photo "Harvesting the Real Lemons", Pretence Magazine - Quixotic edition, Liverpool UK.


June 2023, Cover and inside photos for "In the Time of Excess and Other Poems" by Brian Doyle, Chelsea Books.  


April 27 - May 31 2023, solo exhibition "Un œil différent" Masion Earle House, Wakefield Quebec. Curator: Adriana Korkos, formerly Gallery Korkos, Hong Kong.


April 2023, juried group show "The Still Life", Praxis Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis MN.


March 2023, interview and editor's selection "Docu Book Vol 16 - Best of Documentary & Street Photography", Docu Magazine, Espoo Finland.


February 2023, "Favorite Photos 2022", The Film Shooters Collective Curated Photostream.


February 2023, curated group show "BNW Photography Athens", Municipality of Athens.


February 2023, a photos and captions social media "takevover" for STO Union a multi-disciplary art and performance company.


January 2023, curated group show "Monochrome", The Glasgow Gallery of Photography.


June 5 2022, group show “Art beyond Borders”, Place des Artistes de Farrellton, Quebec Canada


May, 2022 curated group show “Monochrome”, PH21 Photography Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.


March, 2022, curated group show, “Moments of Color”, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens Greece.


September, 2021, curated book, "Northern Film Collective Volume I" "... images accompanied by words from the artists themselves. All photographs were taken on film, all in Canada." 


May, 2021, juried group show Loosenart Gallery and Magazine, Exhibition Millepiani, Rome Italy


August 24-30, 2020, curated group show "Chania International Photo Festival" (Crete).


May 30, 2020, curated selection of photo and text for "Changes" for the Cooltsalon zine. "On 30 May we unite for the third time several countries and cities in a one-day simultaneous exhibition and creative conference, Cooltzine; the topic is "Changes". Participating cities this year include Sofia, Belgrade, Novi Sad, London, Vienna, Berlin and Paris with speakers joining relevant panel discussions, but without hosting venues due to reformatting of the event as purely digital ..."


May, 2020, Objects, Architecture, and Spaces: Photography by JP Campbell. Featured artist on the Artists Run Website blog.


January 2020, curated selection of photo and text in the book "Critical Moss: art beyond the bubble", editor Aldobranti, forward Dr. Fiona Harvey, published by edizioni Fosco Fornio.


November 21-30, 2019, curated group show "The Portrait", The Glasgow Gallery of Photography.


October 2019, Editor selection, "Do It For The Grain Magazine".


September 2-13 2019 curated group show "Monochrome" - 1st exhibition at their new space, The Glasgow Gallery of Photography.


August, 2019 curated group show "Chania International Photo Festival" (Crete).


June, 2019 curated group show "Landscapes" - Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece.


June, 2019 juried group show "Monochrome" PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

Juror: Zsolt Batori


May, 2019 curated group "Pop up Exhibition" The Glasgow Gallery of Photography - Savoy Centre - Glasgow, Scotland.


May 19, 2019 curated group show, Vermont Center for Photography multimedia presentation and panel discussion "Too Tired" on the use of photography to describe depression and/or to be used as a therapeutic tool.


April, 2019 "Between Light and the Dark", The Film Shooters Collective Curated Photostream

September, 2018, juried group show Somerville Toy Camera Festival - Washington Street Gallery - Somerville MA, USA.

Juror: Jennifer Shaw


November, 2017, updated Globe & Mail article "STO Union director Nadia Ross wins 2016 Siminovitch Prize".


September 7- October 2, 2017 "Untitled Works,  A small exhibition of images by JP Campbell and David Irvine" Galerie fait accomplie 17 Ch de la vallée, Wakefield, Québec.


October 28, 2016, Globe & Mail article "STO Union director Nadia Ross wins 2016 Siminovitch Prize".


2015 ongoing, LowDown Newpaper, occasional contributor.



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