Megan Dalton
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Megan Dalton

PhotographerLeeds, United Kingdom
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Megan Dalton

PhotographerLeeds, United Kingdom
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Currently based in Leeds, photographer Megan Dalton graduated from Leeds Arts University in 2020 with first class honours in BA (Hons) in Fashion Photography. Megan has developed a timeless and considered photographic language on both digital and analogue mediums by using a distinct, rich colour palette and minimal aesthetic with graphic sensibilities. Megan has recently launched her project for England’s New Lenses, funded by English Heritage and Photoworks through support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Megan has also applied her photographic approach to editorial features for publications including The British Journal of Photography, The Financial Times, M Le Magazine Du Monde, SICKY Magazine, and listed as a ‘One to Watch’ in the It’s Nice That graduates. Her thoughtful approach has extended into a self-publishing practice, having published 4 personal projects over the last year: ‘For Me and You’ (2020), In Absence (2020), For the Love of The Game (2019), Looking North (2019). Megan has applied her photographic approach to editorial features for publications including the Financial Times, Boys by Girls Magazine and listed as a ‘One to Watch’ in the AND Then There Was Us 2019 Annual. Her thoughtful approach has also extended into a self-publishing practice, having published 4 personal projects over the last year: ‘For Me and You’ (2020), In Absence (2020), For the Love of The Game (2019), Looking North (2019). Megan’s work has been exhibited in a number of group shows held at independent venues across Leeds including Village Books, The Brunswick, Wharf Chambers and The Old Red Bus Station. Selected Clients & Features Include: - The British Journal of Photography - The Telegraph - The Financial Times, House & Home - COS - M Le Magazine Du Monde - It's Nice That
Projects
  • In Absence from Preston, 2022
    In Absence from Preston, 2022‘In Absence from Preston’ (2022) follows on from my photobook ‘In Absence’ (2020), creating a portrait of John Boothby’s early and working life as illustrated by pieces of Prestonian history. Before John’s passing in 2019 I sat down with him to record an unscripted interview, in which he reminisces stories of growing up in Ribbleton, travelling across Europe and his work with Preston Borough Police. The Boothby archive photographs and footage show Preston and Lancashire through from 1939 - 5
  • Both Sides of the Rose, 2021
    Both Sides of the Rose, 2021I’m excited to begin sharing my latest body of work, ‘Both Sides of the Rose’, which will be exhibited at Wrest Park, as part of the Englands New Lenses project with Photoworks in partnership with English Heritage’s Shout Out Loud programme. Read more about the project here: https://photoworks.org.uk/megan-mechelle-dalton/ As a young person from Preston, Lancashire I’ve always been interested in my regional identity. As the country has become increasingly divided, I’ve found comfort in unders
  • M le Magazine du Monde
    M le Magazine du MondeLatest work in Sheffield for M le Magazine du Monde. ‘Students are missing in Sheffield. The campus is deserted and the amphitheatres are quiet. Departed to their cities and countries of origin or isolated in narrow apartments, they are suffering the lockdown in full force. But the expected recovery in April won’t solve the problem. Brexit, coupled with the withdrawal of the UK from the Erasmus exchange system, will continue to push foreign students away. Run like private companies, these insti
  • Brussels, 2022
    Brussels, 2022
  • On-Going Paintings
    On-Going PaintingsScarborough Crab Crates, Acrylic on Wood Board 16" x 12" Hyde Park Methodist Church, Acrylic on Wood Board 8" x 10" Borth Sunset, Acrylic on Wood Board 12" x 16"
  • Richard, 2021
    Richard, 2021Richard Warwick for the Telegraphs investigation into the infected blood scandal of the 1970s and '80s
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Projects credited in
  • Hothouse Earth Publication
    Hothouse Earth PublicationThis project is titled ‘Hothouse Earth,’ taking its title from the terminology used by scientists to name the state in which the Earth has warmed by the current trajectory of 3 or 4 degrees Celsius. This level of warming will result in places becoming uninhabitable due to extreme weather conditions, where natural ‘disasters’ will be the new norm. Upon researching for this project, it became apparent that the textile and apparel industry is responsible for environmental degradation on a mass sca
Work history
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    Retail AssistantVillage Books
    Leeds, United KingdomPart Time
    Retail assistant at Village Books, a bookshop & gallery offering a selection of contemporary art, design, fashion and photography publications.
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    Fashion PhotographerMegan Dalton Photography
    Leeds, United KingdomFreelance
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Skills
  • Photography
  • Editorial Photography
  • Studio Lighting
  • 35mm Film Photography
  • Adobe Software
  • Portrait Photography
  • 120 Film
  • Publishing Design
  • Art Direction
  • Set Decoration
Education
    Leeds Arts University logo
    Leeds Arts University logo
    Creative in ResidenceLeeds Arts University
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Creative in Residence with Ba (Hons) Fashion Photography
    Leeds Arts University logo
    Leeds Arts University logo
    BA Fashion PhotographyLeeds Arts University
     - Leeds, United Kingdom