Paul Hill was professor of photography at De Montfort University, Leicester, where he established the successful MA in Photography course in 1996.
After a career in journalism, Paul Hill became a full-time lecturer in photography at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham in 1974 where he was later appointed head of the trend-setting Creative Photography course. In the seventies he also set up, with his late wife, Angela, The Photographers’ Place – the UK’s first residential photography workshop – at their Peak District home.
He has exhibited regularly since 1970 throughout the British Isles, Europe, North America, Japan and Australasia and is co- author (with Thomas J. Cooper) of Dialogue with Photography (1979/2005), Approaching Photography (1982/2004), and White Peak Dark Peak (1990). His work is in the art collections of, amongst others, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford; Arts Council England; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Cleveland Museum of Art in the USA.
In 1994 he was awarded an MBE by The Queen for services to photography.
Nick Lockett lectures in photography at De Montfort University, and also works as a busy freelance editorial photographer. Much of his personal landscape photography is concerned with ancient sites and trackways near his home in the Peak District. He works digitally but also has a passion for large format photography, often making pictures at night. His work has been exhibited in the UK and abroad.
For twenty years he was Chief Photographer and Head of Pictures for Carlton Television in London, producing still images and picture publicity on TV programmes as diverse as INSPECTOR MORSE, SPITTING IMAGE and POP IDOL.
Martin Shakeshaft is a documentary photographer based in the Peak District. He combines working on editorial projects with teaching digital imaging. A particular area of interest is developing opportunities that the internet and new media offer the contemporary photographer.
Editorial clients have included, BBC; Channel 4 Television; S4C; The Economist; The Daily Mirror; The Independent; Newsweek Magazine, Greenpeace and many others. A selection of his work is housed in the National Museum of Wales’s permanent collection.
He has recently concluded a 25 year project, looking at the long term effects of the closure of the coal industry on the people and landscape of South Wales. This has been widely published both in this country and abroad.